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Offline Maik

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Book early for summer 2014
« on: Wednesday, 01 January, 2014 @ 22:42:09 »
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British tourists are set for a dynamic return to Greece in 2014 as a report by the Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA) on the UK market shows, including Greece among the destinations that stand to benefit in the new season. Greece is also among the top destinations for British tourists for 2014 according to Britain’s Expedia.

Britain is the second most important market for Greek tourism both in terms of arrivals (1.9 million per year) and tourism revenues (1.4 billion euros), beaten only by Germany.

Expedia has issued its search and booking data for 2013 and 2014, making special reference to Greece, saying that searches for Greek island holidays have more than doubled for 2014 compared with 2013. Searches in October and November for Greece grew 128 percent from a year earlier, the biggest rise among all destinations.

Bookings for Greece in 2014 are also showing a major increase, amounting to 36 percent.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_wsite2_1_01/01/2014_534329

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Re: Book early for summer 2014
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday, 08 January, 2014 @ 10:33:05 »
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The tourism industry in Greece has set the barrier even higher for this year... representatives of the Association of Hellenic Tourism Enterprises (SETE) estimated that foreign arrivals in 2014 will reach 18.5 million while tourism revenues will hit 13 billion euros.

SETE also estimated that the sum of direct and indirect revenues will amount to 35 billion euros and 50,000 new jobs will be created, as tourism prospects for 2014 are particularly favorable provided that the country’s political stability is maintained.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_wsite2_1_07/01/2014_534907

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Re: Book early for summer 2014
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday, 08 January, 2014 @ 12:24:16 »
We have had a lot of rebookings already for the Ionian Sun and the villa bookings are good too by the look of things fingers crossed for all accomodations in Greece. :btu:
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Re: Book early for summer 2014
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday, 08 January, 2014 @ 22:26:45 »
Yup - already booked!  2 weeks in Paxos for July and 2 weeks in Katelios in September.  P*ssing down outside - as usual.  Big smile on my gob!   :)

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Re: Book early for summer 2014
« Reply #4 on: Thursday, 09 January, 2014 @ 12:36:54 »
Booked our 14 days in September, reckon we might be able to float over there the amount of water pouring into Kent/UK this month.  :btd:

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Re: Book early for summer 2014
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday, 21 January, 2014 @ 16:15:07 »
Booked for Katelios in June. That will be our first non-September visit. Looking forward to seeing different Flora and Fauna, but will of course have to go in September as well just to check the comparison.

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Re: Book early for summer 2014
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday, 22 January, 2014 @ 00:19:49 »
Booked for two weeks Aug/September, so looking forward to it !!!!!

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Re: Book early for summer 2014
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday, 22 January, 2014 @ 11:32:51 »
2 weeks booked for September in Poros and its for 7 of us so should be a hoot     :yahoo:

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Re: Book early for summer 2014
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday, 22 January, 2014 @ 16:50:56 »
Booked 2 weeks in May and 2 weeks in June in Katelios so far. Will watch the prices for Aug/Sept

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Re: Book early for summer 2014
« Reply #9 on: Monday, 27 January, 2014 @ 09:34:28 »
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Bookings from big tourism markets grow 10 pct

Bookings for tourism packages from abroad this year seem to confirm expectations for an all-time record in arrivals to Greece, according to the head of the Hellenic Hoteliers Federation, Yiannis Retsos.

Retsos said that bookings from Germany, Britain and Russia – Greece’s main markets – are 10 percent above those recorded at the same time last year.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_wsite2_1_26/01/2014_536822