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by Nicola Donovan, Click. Travel Writer, Booking.com

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Here are five of today’s most interesting reads to keep you in-the-know

1. Greece sees record number of visitors

The number of visitor arrivals to Greece reached 30.12 million in 2018 – marking a 10.8% increase on 2017 according to the Bank of Greece. Additionally, revenues related to tourism and visitor consumption reached €16.11bn, a 10.1% increase when compared with the revenues of 2017.

Source: www.greece.greekreporter.com

2. Travellers frustrated with in-destination services online

According to Amadeus, 70% of business and leisure travellers believe destination services such as ground transfers and dining options can make a trip more productive or are even vital to their travel experience – yet travellers say their biggest frustration when abroad is not being able to access everything they need in one place on mobile.

Source: www.phocuswire.com

3. New study to assess the impact of tourism on Skye

Glasgow Caledonian University has revealed plans for a new study that will assess the impact of tourism on the Isle of Skye, in an attempt to unpick the problems and benefits that tourism brings. Attracting more than 500,000 tourists every year, tourism has brought major problems to the island – piling pressure on its infrastructure and eroding natural beauty.

Source: www.heraldscotland.com

4. Russia to launch two tourists into space in 2021

Russia’s space agency Roscosmos and the US space tourism company Space Adventures have teamed up to fly two passengers to the International Space Station in 2021. The mission will see the two passengers flying together during the first tourist flight to the station in 12 years.

Source: www.space.com

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Nicola Donovan is a travel writer for Click.

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