Tourism

Road visitors in decline this year

The number of visitors coming into Greece by road is slipping this year after coming to 8.8 million in 2018. These visitors accounted for 29 percent of the total of 30.3 million (without cruise passengers) who visited the country last year, according to a new study by the Institute of the Greek Tourism Confederation (INSETE) on the prospects of tourism by road this year.

Minister of Tourism Nikolina Angelkova Held a Meeting with Leading Travel Agencies

Minister of Tourism Nikolina Angelkova met with leading travel agencies in order to discuss measures for attracting organized tourists in the late bookings and last minute segment for summer 2019 and preparations for the 2020 summer season. The meeting was held in the Golden Sands seaside resort

Romania has lowest tourism taxation in EU, Tourism minister says

Romania has the lowest tourism taxation in the European Union, 5 percent VAT, and this fact has generated steady increases in the number of tourists in the country, according to the relevant minister, Bogdan Trif. "We have the lowest EU tourism taxation, the lowest taxes in the EU, 5 percent VAT.

Bulgarian Tourism Ministry Forecasts Decrease in Tourist Arrivals in the Summer Season between 5 and 8% for the Black Sea Coast

We forecast a slight decrease in tourist arrivals in the summer season of 3% to 6% for the whole country and between 5 and 8% for the Black Sea coast, Tourism Minister Nikolina Angelkova told journalists at the National Assembly, Focus News Agency reports.

Tourism drops in Greece after 5 record years

Tourism traffic this summer in Greece is slightly slower than last year, according to surveys, air arrival data and hoteliers.

The biggest pressure has been reported in Crete, as air arrivals dropped 7.2 percent in Iraklio in May and 5.6 percent in Hania. All other Fraport Greece-managed regional airports posted a decline averaging at 1.5 percent compared to a year earlier.

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