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World Travel Awards Europe Gala Ceremony 2014 is being held on August 2nd at Divani Apollon Palace & Thalasso in partnership with the Greek Tourism Ministry, the Greek National Tourism Organisation, and the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises and will include top entertainment and the presentation of the most coveted awards in the industry. - See more


Mykonos, the seventh most expensive destination in the world in terms of hotel prices this summer, 
GTP online reports quoting a survey on the summer 2014 travel trends for UK travelers. According to data from hotel comparison website Trivago, the average online hotel price per night in Mykonos Town is 244 euros. 

The data is based on searches made between 1 January and 15 June for travel during July and August 2014.
Trivago compares rates from over 700,000 hotels on over 150 booking sites worldwide. Switzerland is the most expensive country in the world, with four countries in the top ten averaging 247 euros per night. The cheapest destinations can be found in India and Southeast Asia, with only one European destination (Ravda in Bulgaria) making the top ten cheapest list.
Arrivals fall this year despite expectations! 
according to euro2day.gr, tourists arriving from Germany, Russia, France and Britain, will largely determine the performance of Greek tourism flow for the summer of 2014. The official figures for bookings and arrivals are changing on a daily basis. Last year’s record arrivals from Russia are now 30% down, however the Russians are still an important asset for Greek tourism. Bookings from France have also shown a considerable decrease since last year (31.7%). On the other hand, bookings from Germany have shown a promising increase of 4.5%, while 35.9% more tourists from the U.K. are expected to visit Greece this year. Even though the summer is approaching, the constant changes of the data cannot provide a clear image of this year’s tourism market. After a dynamic start for, bookings in early 2014, the figures are now decreasing. In March bookings increased by only 2% and in April a downfall of 11% in bookings for May, June and the autumn was recorded. On the contrary, despite the decreasing rates recorded for the other months, there is a 22% increase in bookings for the key tourist month of August

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Sailing Greece  idyllic but expensive The Greek Marinas Association (GMA) has reported a

 number of departures of foreign-owned yachts due to the new charges imposed since the start of the year on recreational vessels.The increased taxes, a grab for the government's share of the income generated by foreign yachts cruising Greece, threatened to make visiting Greece an expensive affair. The new regulations received much attention from cruising sailors and international organizations, associations and unions active in the maritime tourism domain  More by Balcanscomv