Articles tagged “greece”

This Greek Refugee Camp Is Being Converted Into a Luxury Resort

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.

1 month ago

Terror Fears Are Dramatically Shifting European Tourism Habits

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

5 months ago

Greece Wants to Capitalize on Tourists Avoiding Turkey

Greece is hoping trouble in Turkey will help its tourism industry rebound following concerns over Europe's migrant crisis.

7 months ago

Greece Is Selling Over a Dozen Airports to Germany’s Fraport Operator

This doesn't hold the sting that it once may have as more and more airports are being run by global firms that typically know better than locals do.

11 months ago

Greek Islands Known for Tourism Continue to Feel Impact of Refugee Crisis

A summer influx of refugees would have devastated an already fragile Greek economy, but the offseason unrest will have an still unknown impact for the coming months.

12 months ago

EasyJet Seeks Longer Greek Holiday Season to Offset Tunisia Exit

EasyJet shouldn't have too much difficulty convincing Greek hotels to stay open longer if it can deliver the business.

1 year ago

Greece Is Hiking Prices at Top Tourist Attractions to Help Austerity Measures

While we think it would be funny to raise prices just for Germans, we also think Greece's leaders are failing their country massively by not helping lead the cultural shift necessary to get the country out of its funk.

1 year ago

How the European Migrant Crisis Affects Mediterranean Cruising

Cruise lines have spent most of the year dealing with economic and geopolitical crises in Europe, so they're prepared to make a profit regardless of continued chaos in the Mediterranean. A worst-case scenario is a messy incident involving a cruise ship and migrant vessel, however, that could scare the public away from European cruises.

1 year ago

Tourists on 6 Greek Islands to Be Hit With Higher Taxes This Week

Most tourists won't understand the hikes until it's too late, which is why tourists are often the hardest hit by unpopular taxes.

1 year ago

Greece Attracts the Tourists While Unrest Keeps Visitors From Turkey

Turkish tourism has been hurt by the unrest in the neighborhood and Russians staying away because of the weakness of the ruble. Greece's debt problems haven't turned off its tourism stream.

1 year ago

Summer on the Greek Islands Is a Great Time to Catch Tax Cheats

The Greek economy desperately needs foreign tourists this year, but more than that they need to capture all the tax revenue these tourists should be generating.

1 year ago

Tunisia and Greece Tourism Woes Create $100 Million Hit to Thomas Cook

It may hurt Thomas Cook this quarter, but it has thousands of customers that it did right by after the Tunisia attack who will speak well of it for years.

1 year ago