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Greece must reform to protect tourism, ombudsman says

Greece needs to reduce rampant construction and protect water resources and coastal areas if it wants to maintain a healthy tourism industry across its mountainous mainland and beach-lined islands, the country’s ombudsman said in a report on Thursday. Some 33 million people visited Greece in 2023, 5 million more than …

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JOBmatch: Greece’s online platform for job seekers in tourism & food

Greece’s Public Employment Service (DYPA) launched on Monday a new free “JOBmatch” application and platform. The online service, which is free for employers and job seekers,  aims at those looking for work in the tourism  and the food service sectors. The interest appeared to be so big that the DYPA …

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Tourism season in Greece starts with 80,000 job vacancies

Τourism season 2024 has started in Greece with around 80,000 job vacancies in hotels, bars and restaurants triggering serious concern among employers who fear decrease on service they can offer. Αnd thus in a year where bookings predict a new tourism record in the country. The tourism and food industry …

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32.7 million tourists visit Greece in 2023; receipts reached €0.5 billion

More than 32.7 million tourists visited Greece in 2023, breaking another record. Receipts from tourism reached 20.5 billion euros. According to data from the Bank of Greece issued on Wednesday, February 21,  travel receipts showed an increase of 15.7% compared to 2022 and amounted to 20,459.5 billion euros. This development …

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Passenger traffic at Athens International Airport set new record in 2023

Passenger traffic at the Athens International Airport set a new all-time record in 2023, totaling 28,174,150 passengers, breaking the 28 million passengers barrier for the first time and leaving behind the previous record of 25.57 million of 2019. Passenger traffic in December was 1.86 million, up 17.1% from 2022 and …

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Gaza conflict will not greatly impact Greek tourism, says PM Mitsotakis

Just as the war in Ukraine had has a limited impact on Greece’s tourism sector, which had no problem handling the loss of visitors from Russia, the impact of the conflict in Gaza will be similarly limited, Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Thursday. “I consider that our tourism …

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Mitsotakis: “Counterbalance” to wildfires damages “is good economy performance”

Greece’s prime minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis unpleasantly surprised with a statement massively lacking empathy and suggesting that the only thing that can “counterbalance” sombre mood in Greece due to extensive wildfires damages is the “good performance of economy.” While the wildfire in Evros, NE Greece, keeps raging for almost two weeks, …

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Allowance of €534 for workers at businesses closed due to fires

An allowance of 534 euros per month for up to three months will be provided for employees of businesses that were forced to close due to the fires, Labor Minister Adonis Georgiadis said on Monday. “We have already submitted an amendment to the finance ministry bill, according to which businesses, …

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Corinth Canal reopens for traffic on June 1

The Corinth Canal will reopen to navigation on June 1, 2023 and for four months, that is until September 30,, the Canal’s managing company announced on Friday. The Corinth Canal company said that the final stages of restoration work on the canal will resume on October 1 and will continue …

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“Life-changing experience”: Greece’s tourism campaign 2023 (POLL)

Greek National Tourism Organisation (GNTO/ΕΟΤ) released its tourism season 2023 campaign video with the message “Greece. A life-changing experience.” The campaign aims to attract the international audience and enhance the demand for vacations in Greece in the current tourism period, GNTO said on Thursday.  However, the video appears to target …

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Over 27.8 million tourists visited Greece in 2022

Over 27.8 million tourists visited Greece in 2022. Travel receipts reached 17.6 billion euros. Average expenditure per trip was 618 euros from 702.4 euros in 2021, data of the Bank of Greece showed. Which countries did most tourists come from? Inbound travel traffic to Greece in 2022 amounted to 27.8 …

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Greece in need of hospitality and food service workers

More than 100,000 jobs in hospitality sector are expected to remain vacant in the tourism industry in 2023, the President of the Panhellenic Hoteliers’ Association (POX) Grigoris Tassios has estimated, causing a headache again this year due to the lack of hands in the country’s heavy industry. At the same …

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