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Astir Palace Deal Expected to be Signed on Dec 30

The signing of the new agreement for the sale of the Astir Palace Resort to consortium Jermyn Street Real Estate by National Bank and Greek state privatization fund TAIPED is expected to take place on Wednesday, December 30.
Posted On 29 Dec 2015

Frontex Launches Operation ‘Poseidon Rapid Intervention’ in Greece

Frontex, the EU border agency, initiated on Monday the deployment of 293 officers and 15 vessels to the Greek islands as part of a new operation called "Poseidon Rapid Intervention" after Greece requested additional assistance at its external borders in the Aegean earlier this month.
Posted On 29 Dec 2015

Greece’s International Tourist Arrivals by Air Increase in Jan-Nov

International tourist arrivals to Greece by air continued to show an upward trend during the first 11 months of the year, InSETE’s latest report revealed on Monday.
Posted On 29 Dec 2015

New Year’s Eve: Athens to Ring in 2016 with Music and Dance

The Municipality of Athens will usher in the New Year with a concert at Thissio and the Acropolis providing a spectacular backdrop.
Posted On 29 Dec 2015

Report: 2016 to be a Banner Year for Air Travel

The year 2016 is shaping up to be a great one for travelers to save money as they take to the skies, according to a report released recently by Expedia in partnership with the Airlines Reporting Corporation (ARC).
Posted On 29 Dec 2015

Greek Isle Alonissos Goes ‘Green’, Shuns Plastic Bags

The Greek island of Alonissos in the Northern Sporades, is serious about going “green” with local professionals not ordering plastic bags any more and consumers opting for paper orreusable cloth bags instead.

Traveling Suitcases to Teach Kids About Cycladic Art

A team from the Athens-based Museum of Cycladic Art held a fund-raising event at New York’s Public Library last month in order to launch its “traveling suitcases” project aimed at educating youngsters about Aegean art.

World Travel Agents Associations Alliance Welcomes Spain’s CEAV

The World Travel Agents Associations Alliance (WTAAA) in December announced its newest member, the Spanish Confederation of Travel Agencies (CEAV), which also hosted the 3rd Summit of Presidents of Travel Agents Associations last month.
Posted On 29 Dec 2015