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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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,…