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Cultural tourism in Greece up by 61%, data shows
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Cultural tourism in Greece up by 61%, data shows

Panos - Oct 11, 2017

Greece recorded a 61% increase in bookings in 2017 (January-December) for educational and cultural trips, according to Munich-based tour operator Studiosus, a company specialising in educational and…

TUI chief: Interest in buying up to 10 hotels in Greece
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TUI chief: Interest in buying up to 10 hotels in Greece

Panos - Oct 09, 2017

German tourism giant TUI announced this month that it's eyeing the purchase of 10 new hotel units in Greece, on the back of already accounting for no…

Greece 2nd most popular destination globally in online searches!
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Greece 2nd most popular destination globally in online searches!

Panos - Sep 21, 2017

Greece is the second most popular holiday destination in the world in terms of the volume of internet searches from travelers from around the world. According to…

U.S. Tourist Arrivals Up in 2017
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U.S. Tourist Arrivals Up in 2017

Panos - Aug 30, 2017

The arrival of U.S. tourists is steadily on the rise in 2017, while reservations for 2018 are also positive, according to a Tourism Μinistry announcement. Greek Tourism…

Survey Shows Decisive Role of Tourism in Greece’s Economic Recovery
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Survey Shows Decisive Role of Tourism in Greece’s Economic Recovery

Panos - Aug 29, 2017

Tourism, a traditionally strong pillar of Greece’s economy, holds a decisive role in the country’s efforts to recover from the current debt crisis, a survey carried out…

Tourism is Greece’s true success story
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Tourism is Greece’s true success story

Panos - Aug 25, 2017

For the past seven years, Greece's economy has been trying to resurface, after being immersed into a recession of unprecedented severity, resulting to hundreds of thousands of…

Greek Tourism Ranks 14th Worldwide in 2016
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Greek Tourism Ranks 14th Worldwide in 2016

Panos - Aug 24, 2017

Recession-battered and bailout-dependent Greece has managed to attract up to nine million more tourists (not counting cruise ship arrivals) over the past five years, bringing the country…

10 authentic adventures that reveal the real heart of Greece
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10 authentic adventures that reveal the real heart of Greece

Panos - Aug 09, 2017

Sail through remote islands, trek to remote mountain tops, learn to cook authentic Greek food... These incredible trip ideas will help you get to know the Greece…

Reuters:  Tourism projects hit trouble in Greece
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Reuters: Tourism projects hit trouble in Greece

Panos - Aug 04, 2017

New York property developer Mike Angeliades has wanted to create a golf resort in his native Greece for quarter of a century. But just when the plan…

Encouraging H1 2017 tourism figures; ‘all-inclusive’ hotels 2.2% of total, account for 13.6% of rooms
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Encouraging H1 2017 tourism figures; ‘all-inclusive’ hotels 2.2% of total, account for 13.6% of rooms

Panos - Aug 02, 2017

Tourism arrivals to Greece reached 11 million in the first half of 2017, according to figures supplied this week by the Greek Tourism Confederation’s (SETE). Specifically, arrivals…

The Guardian: Greece to receive 30 million tourists!
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The Guardian: Greece to receive 30 million tourists!

Panos - Jul 03, 2017

Greece is expected to receive almost 10 times its population in holidaymakers for 2017, according to Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura, who addressed the Panhellenic Exporters’ Association last…

FAZ: Greece the winner of tourism
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FAZ: Greece the winner of tourism

Panos - Jun 27, 2017

The latest of a series of positive articles on Greek tourism from Germany comes from Frakfurter Allgemeine (FAZ). In an extensive piece that focuses on the top…

Bloomberg: Number of Chinese Tourists Visiting Greece to Rise 10-Fold
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Bloomberg: Number of Chinese Tourists Visiting Greece to Rise 10-Fold

Panos - Jun 15, 2017

Fosun International Ltd., the Chinese conglomerate that’s part of a venture to transform the former Athens airport site into one of the biggest real-estate projects in Europe,…

Spike in increase in Turkish visitors to Samos this spring
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Spike in increase in Turkish visitors to Samos this spring

Panos - Jun 08, 2017

Turkish tourists to the eastern Aegean island of Samos increased dramatically in April and May 2017, compared to the corresponding period of 2016. Specifically, 2,093 Turkish nationals…

Cruise tourism industry expects further drop in Greece next year
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Cruise tourism industry expects further drop in Greece next year

makis - Apr 03, 2017

The number of cruise passengers passing through Greece is anticipated to drop further next year, according to Panayiotis Kampouroglou, chief executive officer at ICTS Hellas and executive…

Greece replaces Turkey as Germans’ second choice for holidays
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Greece replaces Turkey as Germans’ second choice for holidays

makis - Mar 03, 2017

Summer bookings to Turkey by German holidaymakers are down by more than half after a spate of bombings, with tourists instead heading to Greece and Egypt, according…

German Tour Operators: Demand for Greece is up
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German Tour Operators: Demand for Greece is up

Panos - Feb 24, 2017

Bookings show an increased demand of Greece in summer, say German tour operators. According to Deutsche Welle, Germany’s largest tour operator, TUI registered a 4% increase in…

September arrivals hugely boost Greek tourism, numbers show
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September arrivals hugely boost Greek tourism, numbers show

Panos - Oct 12, 2016

According to data released by the Greek Tourist Organisation (SETE), international arrivals to Greek airports “soared” in September, recording a 15% rise compared to last year. The…

Lesvos visitors at a record low this August
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Lesvos visitors at a record low this August

Panos - Sep 06, 2016

Mytilini airport data showed on Monday that last month was the worst August on record for Lesvos tourism. The island that has been flooded with refugees and…

Late bookings fuel tourism expectations
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Late bookings fuel tourism expectations

Panos - Aug 22, 2016

An increase in last-minute reservations since July could push revenues from tourism past 10 billion euros in the second half of 2016 and give a much-needed boost…