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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…

“30,000 inspections will be carried out this tourist season”
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“30,000 inspections will be carried out this tourist season”

makis - Aug 02, 2016

The General Secretary of Public Revenue Giorgos Pitsilis has announced that about 30,000 audits are scheduled to be carried out during this tourist season, in an effort…

Course of tourism revenues becomes unpredictable
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Course of tourism revenues becomes unpredictable

makis - Jul 25, 2016

Germany and Britain are Greece’s biggest tourist markets, but tourist spending patterns might be worrying. Bank of Greece data for May showed tourism earnings down 10.4 percent…

Deficit grows in May due to drop in exports and tourism
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Deficit grows in May due to drop in exports and tourism

makis - Jul 21, 2016

The Bank of Greece has published its latest report on the balance of payments for May 2016, which show that the current account deficit increased to 412…

SETE: How will Brexit affect Greek tourism
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SETE: How will Brexit affect Greek tourism

Panos - Jul 04, 2016

The United Kingdom’s vote for Brexit has created new conditions for Greek tourism, according to the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE). SETE said in an announcement on Monday…

Greece worried about impact of UK vote on tourism
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Greece worried about impact of UK vote on tourism

Panos - Jun 24, 2016

The outcome of Britain’s vote on membership of the European Union could have a negative impact on Greece’s tourism industry, an official warned Friday. Andreas Andreas, head…

First signs show increase in German tourists in Greece for 2016, at Turkey’s and Egypt’s expense
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First signs show increase in German tourists in Greece for 2016, at Turkey’s and Egypt’s expense

Panos - May 24, 2016

Greek tourism is apparently the beneficiary of fewer reservations by German tourists in the rival markets of Turkey and Egypt this season, according to a Bank of…

Russian tourism head says Russian tourists in Greece could reach 1mln in 2016
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Russian tourism head says Russian tourists in Greece could reach 1mln in 2016

Panos - May 12, 2016

The head of the Russian Federal Tourism Service, Oleg Safonov predicted the number of Russian tourists visiting Greece in 2016 could reach 1 million. Speaking at the…

Greece urged to fix loopholes for visa-free travel to the US
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Greece urged to fix loopholes for visa-free travel to the US

chris1 - Mar 20, 2016

Greece has until the end of the month to meet new strict criteria for the visa-free travel of its citizens to the US as part of the…

Greece battles to win back tourists amid migrant crisis
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Greece battles to win back tourists amid migrant crisis

ilias1 - Mar 12, 2016

When Michelle Barns, a 45-year-old English mother of three, booked her family's summer vacation on the Greek island of Kos last year, she hadn't seen footage of…

Greece and Israel sign joint declaration for cooperation in tourism
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Greece and Israel sign joint declaration for cooperation in tourism

ilias1 - Jan 30, 2016

Greece and Israel signed a Joint Declaration for Cooperation in Tourism, on the sidelines of the prime minister's recent trip to Jerusalem at the head of a…

Tourist arrivals up 8.6 pct in Jan-Sept
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Tourist arrivals up 8.6 pct in Jan-Sept

Panos - Jan 11, 2016

Tourist arrivals grew 8.6 pct in the January-September period this year, Hellenic Statistical Authority said in a report on Monday. The statistics service, in a report based…

Cyprus sees record rise in airport traffic in 2015
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Cyprus sees record rise in airport traffic in 2015

ilias1 - Jan 09, 2016

Despite the negative beginning to the year, 2015 ended with a remarkable return, delivering the best results to date, it said. According to Hermes’ data, throughout 2015,…