Author: Rohit Ganguli

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Tourist arrivals to Greece from the UK register new record in 2016

Greece welcomed a record number of overseas visitors totalling to approx 17.2 million in 2016 that is also without including cruise passenger visitors. Crete, which is the most popular destination in Greece for the UK and had 19.4% of the market share according to GFK, saw a 13% increase in passenger numbers, while Rhodes, which […]

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Greek ambassador presents credentials to UNWTO

The Ambassador of Greece, Christodoulos J Lazaris, has presented his credentials to the Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), Taleb Rifai, accrediting him as Permanent Representative of his country to UNWTO. During the meeting, Rifai expressed to Lazaris the Organisation’s determination and commitment to continue strengthening its close relationship with Greece. The prospects for […]

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Greece improves Visa approval process using biometric data

Travellers from Russia to Greece have grown extensively due to an improved processing time of visa approval which used biometric data, such as fingerprints. Reports suggest that the number of visas issued in Russia in September 2016 by Greek consular services increased by approximately 140% from September 2015, reaching around 57,270. In order to help […]

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Greece looks forward to attracting more than a million tourists from Turkey in 2016

Greece has announced that the 2016 projections show the country will host even more Turkish tourists than the 1.15 million it saw in 2015, which was an 18% increase from 2014. Along with the GNTO (The Greek National Tourism Organization‘s bureau), other regional authorities wanting to increase their presence in the Turkish marketplace have become […]

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Santorini Heights marks its grand opening in Greece

The tallest hill in Santorini, Greece became the home of a luxurious boutique villa with the soft opening of the Santorini Heights in April 2016. Owner and Operator of the Santorini Heights, Stefanos Tsipas, said, “Since the opening, many of our guests have already rebooked another stay at Santorini Heights.  It’s a true testimony as […]

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