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Articles tagged “greece”

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.

4 weeks 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.

2 months 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.

7 months ago

Greece Wants to Capitalize on Tourists Avoiding Turkey

Greece Wants to Capitalize on Tourists Avoiding Turkey

Nikos Chrysoloras, Bloomberg

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

8 months ago

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

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

Associated Press

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.

12 months ago

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

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

Jennifer Hattam, Skift

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.

1 year ago

EasyJet Seeks Longer Greek Holiday Season to Offset Tunisia Exit

EasyJet Seeks Longer Greek Holiday Season to Offset Tunisia Exit

Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

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

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

Associated Press

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

How the European Migrant Crisis Affects Mediterranean Cruising

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

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

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

Associated Press

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

Greece Attracts the Tourists While Unrest Keeps Visitors From Turkey

Giovanni Salzano and Sangwon Yoon, Bloomberg

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

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

Maria Petrakis, Bloomberg

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