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World Health Organization: No Restrictions on Travel Due to Mosquito-borne Zika Virus

The World Health Organization (WHO) is not recommending any travel or trade restrictions as a result of the recent outbreak of the Zika virus in the Americas region, although declaring it on Monday as "a public health emergency of international concern".

Greece, Iran Discuss Closer Cooperation in Tourism

Last week a delegation of representatives from Greece’s tourism sector, headed by the secretary general of the Greek National Tourism Organisation (GNTO), Dimitris Tryfonopoulos, paid an official two-day visit to Tehran, Iran, aiming to establish closer cooperation between the...

Report: Greek Hospitality Sector Very Optimistic for 2016

A majority of hoteliers in Greece for this year are forecasting increases in occupancy levels and room rates compared to last year, while more than a third is expecting to operate at similar levels as 2015.

Greek Tourism Sector Opposes Gov’t Pension Plan

The Greek tourism sector has joined a growing number of professionals across the country’s productive forces, including lawyers and farmers, expressing their opposition over the government’s plans to proceed with further pension cuts and increase social security contributions by...

Greece Says Refugee ‘Hotspots’, Relocation Centers to be Set Up Promptly

The Greek government said on Sunday that it would move faster to complete five hotspots on the islands bearing the brunt of incoming refugees and two relocation camps on the mainland, with the defense ministry stepping in to ensure they are set up in two weeks’ time.

Chambers and Hotels Team Up to Attract More Flights, Airlines to Central Greece Airport

Presidents of chambers of commerce and a number of tourism professionals in Central Greece have decided to launch a supra-local organization that will work towards attracting more flights and new airlines to the Nea Anchialos National Airport.

Cruise Ships Still Visiting Greece Despite Refugee Crisis

Greece is growing into one of the most popular cruise travel destinations in the Mediterranean with the results for 2015 remaining steady and the outlook for 2016 appearing positive despite the refugee crisis, the Hellenic Ports Association (ELIME) said recently.

Mt Athos Area Promo Plan Takes Center Stage at Turkey’s EMITT

The Halkidiki region, its tourism offerings and options were presented during the East Mediterranean Tourism and Travel Exhibition – EMITT held in Istanbul, Turkey, last week.

Air Malta to Fly to/from 30 Destinations this Summer

Air Malta is planning an enhanced summer 2016 flight schedule that will see improved flight timings on Manchester, Catania, Vienna, Lyon and Marseille and increased frequency on Berlin.

New Faces: Kassandra Lefakinis, Co-owner of Valef Yachts

This week, the Greek Travel Pages (GTP) introduces Kassandra Lefakinis, the co-owner of Valef Yachts, a luxury yacht charter company with offices in both Greece and the United States.

Argo Travel Group is seeking an Account Manager for the Chinese Market

Argo Travel Group looks to recruit an Account Manager for the Chinese Market at its offices in Athens.