Articles tagged “athens”

Greece Needs More Investment to Have Any Hope of Attracting More Tourists

Greece Needs More Investment to Have Any Hope of Attracting More Tourists

Sotiris Nikas, Bloomberg

Most of all, if Greece wants to attract more tourists, it needs to lower its 13 percent sales tax, and its 24 percent tax at restaurants to be more in line with European standards.

11 months ago

Greece Turns to Social Media and Stickers for Latest Ad Campaign

Greece Turns to Social Media and Stickers for Latest Ad Campaign

Samantha Shankman, Skift

We need more than a few digital stickers to show travelers the innovation and entrepreneurship that's turning Athens into a should-go destination again.

4 years ago

The Contested Plan to Turn Athens’ Abandoned Airport Into a Resort

The Contested Plan to Turn Athens’ Abandoned Airport Into a Resort

Karolina Tagaris, Reuters

Change hardly comes without opposition, but any project that adds jobs and attracts more visitors is good for Greece's economy right now -- and that should be the primary factor in this decision.

5 years ago

Athens Airport saw a 10 percent drop in passenger traffic in 2012

Athens Airport saw a 10 percent drop in passenger traffic in 2012

Natalie Weeks, Bloomberg

International passenger traffic dropped more steeply than domestic numbers as Greece’s largest industry took a hit to its sun soaked image amidst political and financial struggles.

6 years ago

Small airports on Greek islands see growth this summer while Athens stumbles

Despite an overall decrease in traffic from 2011, passenger numbers grew at seven airports during the country's busiest season due to increased service on budget carriers from major European cities.

6 years ago

Athens’ cruise port to get €220 facelift with Greek and EU money

With the expansion the Greek port is on track to become The Mediterranean's largest cruise ship port and get Piraeus back into the big ship game.

7 years ago