Articles tagged “greece”

Greece Wants to Improve Its Standing Among Luxury Tourists

Greece Wants to Improve Its Standing Among Luxury Tourists

Eleni Chrepa and Paul Tugwell, Bloomberg

Given its glorious weather and sandy beaches, you'd assume that Greece was a beacon for high-end tourists but apparently not. A number of luxury hotel openings are starting to change this, however, and to cope the country will need to attract a new generation of tourism workers.

6 months ago

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American Airlines Launches Nine New Seasonal Routes to Europe

American Airlines Launches Nine New Seasonal Routes to Europe

American Airlines + Skift

American Airlines is once again expanding its seasonal service to traditionally less-trafficked destinations in Europe where tourism growth is reaching new highs.

6 months ago

Destinations Say Public-Private Partnerships Help With Overtourism

Destinations Say Public-Private Partnerships Help With Overtourism

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Destinations have realized that partnerships and collaboration between public and private forces are the best way to create sustainable tourism growth. Time will tell, though, whether this approach has a lasting impact on global tourism outcomes.

8 months ago

The Next Big Destinations for Luxury Brands

The Next Big Destinations for Luxury Brands

Laura Powell, Skift

Where will luxury travelers be jetting off to in 2019? For clues, look at where the world's high-end brands are opening their newest properties.

12 months ago

Greece and Macedonia Are Resuming Direct Flights After 10-Year Hiatus

Greece and Macedonia Are Resuming Direct Flights After 10-Year Hiatus

Associated Press

Macedonia and Greece finally realized it was time to move past a longstanding spat over an airport name. After officials reached a breakthrough and agreed to start direct flights again, tourism in the region will likely benefit.

1 year ago

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.

2 years ago

Hong Kong Is Top City for International Visitors Despite China Tensions

Hong Kong Is Top City for International Visitors Despite China Tensions

Pan Pylas, Associated Press

Hong Kong has the benefit of being located next to mainland China, the world's largest outbound travel market. But Greece and Italy, benefiting from turmoil in Tunisia and Egypt, are among the more interesting findings, especially since Greece and Italy were already having trouble managing tourism growth.

2 years ago

Vacations Are Not Practical for Many Europeans

Vacations Are Not Practical for Many Europeans

Jana Randow, Bloomberg

Europe is the most-visited tourist destination on the planet but it is easy to forget that residents in many of its countries have to — out of economic necessity — deal with staycations, if anything. Could this contribute to anti-tourism sentiment?

2 years ago

Despite Spain’s Strength Thomas Cook Targets Greece for Tourism Growth in 2017

Despite Spain’s Strength Thomas Cook Targets Greece for Tourism Growth in 2017

Patrick Whyte, Skift

While it's good news for Greece that bookings are on the rise, the struggle to find value in Spain shows just how difficult a summer it might be for European tour operators. Thomas Cook's cautious outlook hints at gloomier times ahead.

3 years ago

Greek Stability Spurs Record Summer Travel Season

Greek Stability Spurs Record Summer Travel Season

Pan Pylas, Associated Press

Greek tourism benefited from its relative stability after the debt crisis, and travelers' jitters about vacationing in Turkey and Egypt.

3 years ago

This Greek Refugee Camp Is Being Converted Into a Luxury Resort

This Greek Refugee Camp Is Being Converted Into a Luxury Resort

Nikos Chrysoloras and Sharon Smyth, Bloomberg

It's a real shame when, in the interests of making money and working under the guise of improving the economy through tourism, governments and corporations so carelessly neglect those most in need. We seriously hope the Greek government and the developers behind this project come up with a solution for the refugees.

3 years ago

Terror Fears Are Dramatically Shifting European Tourism Habits

Terror Fears Are Dramatically Shifting European Tourism Habits

Richard Weiss, Bloomberg

If trends persist, expect Spain and Portugal to post record tourism numbers for 2016.

4 years ago