TOURISM

The ever growing number of tourists takes its toll on Greece’s island infrastructure

The ever growing number of tourists takes its toll on Greece’s island infrastructure

Christian J. Hadjipateras 06/09/2017 0
While yet another record breaking year for tourism is much welcome news for Greece’s fragile economy, the growing numbers are creating a problem. For ...
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Greece nears the top ten in World Tourism Organisation’s standings

Greece nears the top ten in World Tourism Organisation’s standings

Christian J. Hadjipateras 23/08/2017 0
Greece moved up three places to 14th on the World Tourism Organisation’s (UNWTO) list for 2016 in what is seen as yet further evidence that the sector...
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Samos wins prestigious European Diploma

Samos wins prestigious European Diploma

Christian J. Hadjipateras 26/07/2017 0
The Eastern Aegean island of Samos has been awarded a European Diploma for 2017 by the Council of Europe. It is year another boost for Greece, which ...
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Greece dominates National Travel Industry Awards in Australia

Greece dominates National Travel Industry Awards in Australia

Christian J. Hadjipateras 24/07/2017 0
The 10th National Travel Industry Awards took place last week and it proved to be a good night for Greece. The event at the International Convention C...
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Greece performs strongly in this year's Travel & Leisure Awards

Greece performs strongly in this year's Travel & Leisure Awards

Christian J. Hadjipateras 13/07/2017 0
Greece performed well at the Travel & Leisure Awards particularly in the ‘Europe’s Top 10 Islands’ category. Travel & Leisure, a New York-based magazi...
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Foreign buyers aim to capitalise on increasing tourism in Greece

Foreign buyers aim to capitalise on increasing tourism in Greece

Christian J. Hadjipateras 12/06/2017 0
Foreign buyers are increasing in Greece as they aim to take advantage of the country’s increasing tourism, which is projected to surpass last year’s f...
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Athens International Airport concession extension accepted as passenger numbers continue to rise

Athens International Airport concession extension accepted as passenger numbers continue to rise

Christian J. Hadjipateras 06/06/2017 0
The Canadian investors of Athens International Airport ‘Eleftherios Venizelos’ (AIA) saw their improved offer for the concession contract’s extension...
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Aegean Airlines passenger numbers rise as the summer season kicks into gear

Aegean Airlines passenger numbers rise as the summer season kicks into gear

Christian J. Hadjipateras 06/06/2017 0
Greece’s largest Aegean Airlines has reported an 8% rise in passenger numbers on both domestic and international routes from April-May compared to thi...
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Bank of Greece reports a decline in travel receipts from 2016 despite increase in tourists

Bank of Greece reports a decline in travel receipts from 2016 despite increase in tourists

Christian J. Hadjipateras 02/05/2017 0
A recently released report from the Bank of Greece showed a somewhat surprising decline in travel receipts in 2016 in spite of an increase in tourism....
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Surge in Chinese visitors in Greece expected following visit of Chinese Foreign Minister to Athens

Surge in Chinese visitors in Greece expected following visit of Chinese Foreign Minister to Athens

Christian J. Hadjipateras 25/04/2017 0
During a visit to Athens, the Chinese Foreign Minister, Wang Yi, spoke of the expected increase in Chinese visitors to Greece.   Speaking on Monday,...
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