Chinese tourists advised to belch with modesty in Japan

Let’s just say this that the Chinese will always be in news for some inadequate behaviour or the other. This time The Japan Tourism organisation has issued a public notice on how Tourists particularly the Chinese must behave while visiting Japan. The lack of ‘common sense’ in the Chinese travellers has provoked the Hokkaido Tourism […]

Continue Reading

Greece Banking on Russian Tourists

Greece hopes to replace Turkey as a major destination for Russian tourists this coming season with pilgrimage tours, visits to wineries and historical sites, the country’s Minister of Tourism Elena Kountoura said in an interview with Gazeta.ru. When asked if she expected more Russian tourists to come to Greece now that Egypt and Turkey are virtually closed […]

Continue Reading

Greece Wants to Capitalize on Tourists Avoiding Turkey

When it comes to luring foreign visitors to sun, sea and a bit of history, Greece might be about to gain from Turkey’s losses. The Greek Tourism Confederation expects the number of visitors to rise to a record 25 million this year and bring 800 million euros ($897 million) of extra income, Andreas Andreadis, president of […]

Continue Reading

Thomas Cook customers booking late in ‘volatile’ market

Customers are booking later this year in the ‘volatile market environment’, according to a trading update by Thomas Cook today. Chief executive Peter Fankhauser said: “We know that customers want a summer holiday but we can see that some are leaving it later to book this year as they consider their options. ‘”Against this backdrop […]

Continue Reading
spain

TOURISM IN SPAIN RECORDED 11.2% GROWTH IN JANUARY

Spain started the year by breaking another tourism record. In January, traditionally one of the low-season months in Spain (except for the Canary Islands), there were 3.5 million international tourist arrivals, 11.2% more than in the same month in 2015. Tourism in Spain increased mainly thanks to the British who traveled to Spain 16% more […]

Continue Reading

Athens approves luxury Cretan tourist project after 25-year wait

A UK investor’s perseverance paid off this week when Prokopis Pavlopoulos, the Greek president, signed off on a €250m tourist project to be built on the island of Crete — 25 years after the permit was first requested. The project is the first new foreign investment to be approved by the leftwing Syriza government since […]

Continue Reading

Russia Interested in Augmenting Tourist Numbers in Greece

“Every Russian that visits Greece feels like home,” said Oleg Safonov, head of the Russian Federal Service of Tourism, in a recent show in Sputnik Express, who emphasized that there are efforts to increase the tourist flows from Russia towards Greece. “Greece is a very important associate for us and the relations between us have […]

Continue Reading