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Two Greek Islands Hit By Refugee Influx to Receive Extra Tourism Promotion

The Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) on Thursday announced the formation of tourism working groups on Kos and Lesvos to help boost the image of both islands in markets abroad.
Posted On 17 Sep 2015

Greece Red Tape, Uncooperative Officials Turn Film Producers Away

Greeks may have been proud that Hollywood’s latest Bourne film starring Matt Damon would feature Athens… but only temporarily.
Posted On 17 Sep 2015

Europe’s Tourism Stakeholders Call for Smarter EU Visa Policy

CLIA Europe and ECTAA have called on the EU to bring more flexibility to the EU Visa Code in order to facilitate the entry of legitimate tourists and travellers from third countries into Europe whilst maintaining the current high level of security.
Posted On 17 Sep 2015

Church of Greece, Travel Agents Team Up to Promote Pilgrimage Tours

In efforts to promote religious monuments, monasteries and holy sites, the Church of Greece and the country’s travel agents have jointly set up a committee that will work towards attracting faith tourism to Greece.
Posted On 17 Sep 2015

SETE to Hold First Open Data Hackathon for #tourism

Aiming to strengthen Greece's competitiveness and highlight tourism's leading role in the Greek economy, the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) will hold the first open data application development marathon (hackathon) for tourism next month.
Posted On 17 Sep 2015

Heraklion Port Brings in the Luxury Liners, Wins Best Practices Award

The Heraklion Port Authority’s ongoing promotional campaign is bringing in the crowds as all the more cruise liners are make the Cretan city their port of call.
Posted On 17 Sep 2015

Aktina Travel Expands into Energy, Joins ‘Global Oil & Gas’ Event

Leading Greek tour group Aktina Travel announced that it will be participating as both an exhibitor and sponsor in this year’s “Global Oil & Gas Black Sea and Mediterranean” exhibition, to be held at Athens’ Metropolitan Expo on September 23-24.
Posted On 17 Sep 2015

WTM London 2016 to be Revamped as Three-day Event

World Travel Market (WTM) London will be revamped as a three-day event in 2016, following exhibitor and visitor feedback and an unprecedented period of growth.
Posted On 17 Sep 2015

Art and Democracy Forum: Is Democracy a Prerequisite for Art to Flourish?

The relationship between art and democracy and whether democracy is a prerequisite for art to flourish was the focal point of the exclusive “Art & Democracy” event held recently at Costa Navarino.
Posted On 17 Sep 2015