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Kountoura Says Gov’t Eyeing Offsetting Measures for Tourism Industry

Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura announced changes to the criteria that accommodation facilities in Greece must meet in order to be awarded relevant classification following her meeting with the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels (HCH) in Thessaloniki, last week.

Marriott International to Acquire Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide

Marriott International and Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide announced on Monday that the boards of directors of both companies have unanimously approved a definitive merger agreement under which the companies will create the world’s largest hotel company.

Patmos Port Authority Says ‘No’ to Hydroplanes

The Patmos Port Authority is blocking the creation of a hydroplane waterway on the island, which was currently in the last stage of the licensing procedure and expected to start operations in the summer of 2016.

Singapore Airlines and Lufthansa Sign Partnership to Cooperate on Key Routes

Singapore Airlines and Lufthansa Group have signed a wide-ranging partnership agreement that will see the two airline groups operating key routes between Singapore and Europe on a joint-venture basis, in addition to significantly expanding codeshare ties and deepening commercial...

Philoxenia 2015: Aktina Travel Honored for New Corporate Identity

Leading Greek tour group Αktina Travel was honored for its new corporate identity by the Hellenic Association of Travel and Tourist Agencies (HATTA) on the sidelines of the 31st Philoxenia international tourism exhibition in Thessaloniki last week.

WTM 2015: Halkidiki Gets Ready for ‘Year of Aristotle’

The Halkidiki Tourism Organization (HTO) this year promoted the region's "other face" to the UK market at the recent World Travel Market trade show in London.

Manessis Announces 2015-2016 Winter Programs for Holiday Travel

Manessis Travel in Athens recently presented the company's exciting winter programs for 2015-2016 that contain travel suggestions for the holiday season and include long haul trips to the United States and Asia.

Turkish Airlines Launches Flights to Durban, South Africa

Turkish Airlines recently launched flights to Durban in South Africa, increasing its flight destinations in Africa to 46.

Face of the Week: Sofia Kalfopoulou, General Manager at Acropolis Hill Hotel

This week, GTP introduces Sofia Kalfopoulou, the General Manager at Acropolis Hill Hotel in Athens.