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Greek Islanders Call for Public Vote on Tourism Tax Hikes

Tourism sector professionals on the Greek islands are calling for a public vote as the talk of a VAT (value-added-tax) hike on tourism picks up pressure and the negotiation process with Greece’s international lenders lingers on.
Posted On 10 Jun 2015

Kountoura to Promote Greece in South Korea

Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura will depart for Seoul to promote Greece as a destination for travellers from South Korea. The visit is also in conjunction with Greece's participation in the Korea World Travel Fair (KOTFA).
Posted On 10 Jun 2015

Poros: A Destination with Endless Holiday Options

The Municipality of Poros this year has announced a comprehensive tourism development strategy that will focus on holding events and cultural activities, reducing car circulation on the island in the evenings, restoring local transport via boat rides and extending the tourist...
Posted On 10 Jun 2015

Celestyal Cruises Sees Smooth Sailing for 2015

The number of cruise passengers visiting the country with a Greek destination as their home port is expected to rise by 22 percent compared with 2014, Celestyal Cruises’ CEO told a press conference on Tuesday.
Posted On 10 Jun 2015

April 2015: Two Greek Airports Record Highest Increases in Passenger Traffic in Europe

Athens International Airport and Santorini Airport were among Europe’s best performers in April 2015, according to a traffic report released last week by European airport trade body, ACI Europe.
Posted On 10 Jun 2015

Video: Commissioner Bulc’s Vision for EU Transport

The European Commissioner for Transport Violeta Bulc has a vision for EU transport built on four pillars: people, growth and employment, innovation as well as competitiveness and sustainability.
Posted On 10 Jun 2015

‘TAG Athens’ Taps into Airport’s Stopover Potential

Attracting travelers to Athens International Airport (AIA) by making it a stopover on their long-haul flights is the aim of the “TAG Athens” project, which kicked off on Tuesday, bringing Singapore Airlines and Aegean on board.
Posted On 10 Jun 2015

Athens Poseidon Hotel Wins 2015 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

The Poseidon Hotel, located on the coastal line of Athens in Paleo Faliro, has received the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence award for 2015.
Posted On 10 Jun 2015

‘The Greeks – Agamemnon to Alexander the Great’ Conquer Canada

Featuring over 500 ancient treasures, many of which exhibited for the first time outside Greece, “The Greeks - Agamemnon to Alexander the Great” show, which opened last week at the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau, was warmly welcomed by a 1,000-plus audience.
Posted On 10 Jun 2015

IATA Launches Initiative to Help Airlines Address Carry-on Bag Dilemma

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced a new initiative to optimize the accommodation of carry-on bags given differing carry-on bag sizes and airline policies.
Posted On 10 Jun 2015