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Greece: New Tourism Action Plan to Support Islands Struggling with Refugee Influx

Greece has announced a tourism action plan in view of the new season, which sets out a series of actions required in order to strengthen market share, secure revenue growth and assist the country's islands that are under pressure due to refugee flows.

Greek Shipping Body Says Sector Saw Decline in 2015, Hopeful about 2016

Capital controls, the unstable political situation and September elections took a toll on Greek coastal shipping results for 2015, which Association of Greek Passenger Shipping Companies (SEEN) president, Michalis Sakellis, described as "unanticipated".

Coming Soon: United Airlines’ Seasonal Nonstop Service Between Athens and New York

United Airlines is getting ready to introduce its daily nonstop service between Athens and its New York hub, Newark Liberty International Airport.

Turkey Moves Closer to Visa-free EU Travel

Turkey's progress towards meeting the conditions for Turkish citizens to travel in the Schengen area without a visa was noted in a report released on Friday by the European Commission.

Record February for Athens International Airport

In February, Athens International Airport (AIA) reached its all-time high as its passenger traffic exceeded the 1 million mark for the first time for the specific month.

Passport Clout: Who’s Got it? Greece Does

Greek passport holders have visa-free access to 171 countries, ranking the Greek travel document as one of the world’s most powerful, according to Henley & Partners' Visa Restrictions Index, released recently.

Turkish Airlines Receives Two Excellence Distinctions at Athens Airport Awards

Turkish Airlines was honored as the “Best of the Top 10 Performance” and the “Fastest Growing Airline for Western Europe” of 2015 at the recent 16th Airline Marketing Workshop, organized by Athens International Airport (AIA).

Attica Group Offers Humanitarian Assistance to Refugees in Piraeus, Samos

Attica Group, the parent company of Superfast Ferries and Blue Star Ferries, has delivered quantities of fresh milk, juice and cereal to the refugees that have found temporary shelter at the passenger stations of the port of Piraeus and distributed light meals to the refugees on Samos.

Save Money on Flights for World Travel Market Events

Delegates attending events within the World Travel Market portfolio can take advantage of discounted air fares with oneworld airlines following a recent groundbreaking deal between the alliance and World Travel Market's parent company Reed Travel Exhibitions (RTE).

Kountoura Gives Thumbs Up to Syros Summer 3×3 Basketball Event

Syros Mayor George Marangos visited Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura in Athens recently to discuss… basketball.

Pioneering Greeks – Salty Bag, the First Upcycling Company in Greece

This week, the "Pioneering Greeks" column introduces Salty Bag, a company that makes hand-crafted travel goods by upcycling decommissioned sails into elegantly designed, reusable fashion accessories.