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Refugee Arrivals to Greek Islands Increase, Hoteliers Request Debt Freeze

Hoteliers across the Eastern Aegean islands, bearing the brunt of the ongoing refugee influx for over a year, are calling on the Greek government to suspend all of their debts due to a sharp decline in tourism.

Passenger Fee at Greek Regional Airports to Increase

A fee imposed on passengers departing from any of the 14 Greek regional airports undertaken by German operator Fraport will be revised to 13 euros.

Greece Tax-free Shopping Plummets in First 7 Months of 2016

Revenue in Greece from tax-free shopping in the first seven months of the year has dropped by 18.54 percent compared to the same period in 2015.

Ancient Theatre of Delos Opens After 2,000 Years of Silence

The ancient theatre on the island of Delos will open after two thousand years of silence to host a play that aims to raise awareness about the tragedy of refugees in the waters of the Aegean.

Tradition Meets Hospitality at Creta Maris

Creta Maris Beach Resort, in Hersonissos, Crete, recently held a "Traditional Harvest Day" for its guests and highlighted the island’s long tradition in grape growing and winemaking.

WTM London 2016 to Reveal New Travel Trends

Euromonitor International and World Travel Market (WTM) London have once again collaborated to predict future trends shaping the travel industry in the annual WTM Global Trends Report.

Thessaloniki Monopoly Debuts at TIF-Helexpo

The northern port city of Thessaloniki is finally getting its very own Monopoly board game set to make a debut at the 81st Thessaloniki International Fair (TIF).

Discover Local Secrets & More at Mykonos Run 2016

Amateur and professional runners are invited to participate in the Mykonos Run 2016 sporting event in September, aimed at highlighting the island’s major landmarks and locations.

Greek Visas to Russian Travelers on the Rise

There may have initially been some glitches to the visa process for Russian travelers to Greece, but the procedure is now as prompt as ever with the number issued between January and July 2016 up by 11 percent compared to last year.

Piraeus Port Authority Reports Increase in Cruise Passengers

The cruise industry in Greece saw an increase in the number of passengers during the first seven months of the year, according to figures released by the Piraeus Port Authority (OLP).

EU-Turkey Migrant Deal on Thin Ice

"We have been clear on the consequences of a possible denial regarding visa liberalization... Turkey cannot continue on its own to stop irregular migration toward the EU while the EU does not assume its obligations", Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said in a recent interview.

Greece Sees 55% Surge in Tourists from GCC Countries

Tourist traffic from GCC countries to Greece over the summer months hit a record increase of 55 percent, compared to the corresponding period in 2015, according to recent data.

Terrorism Takes Toll on France, Turkey Tourism

France and Turkey are seeing tourism numbers dwindle as terrorism strikes this and last year have taken a bite out of one of their largest markets, according to the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC).

Qatar Airways Brings Back its ‘Travel Festival’ Deals

Qatar Airways’ popular "Travel Festival" is back, giving travellers across the world the opportunity to enjoy dream deals to inspiring places - as well as having the chance to win fantastic prizes.

Eucrasia Messinia: Costa Navarino Launches Detox Programme Based on Hippocrates Theory

Costa Navarino has joined forces with the Eucrasia International Centre of Wellness and Preventive Health Treatment to present the “Eucrasia Messinia” programme.

Attica Group Posts Positive 1st-half 2016 Results

Attica Group’s first-half 2016 consolidated revenue rose to 109.63 million euros compared to 108.87 million euros in the same period last year.

Major Luxury Tourism Projects Across Greece to Boost Economy

Foreign investors are placing their bets on Greek tourism with more than 3,200 new rooms in the pipeline.

Dynamic Tourist Flows for Ionian Islands in July

Greece’s Ionian Islands, which include Corfu, Zakynthos and Kefallonia, recorded a welcome increase in the number of July arrivals, regional authorities said last week.

Greece’s Summer Ferry Traffic Gains Momentum

Ferry traffic to the Greek islands has picked up pace by 6.9 percent in peak season (June 1-August 18) compared to the same period last year, according to Shipping and Island Policy ministry data.

TIF-Helexpo, National Bank of Greece Renew Partnership for Two More Years

Greece's national exhibition body TIF-Helexpo and the National Bank of Greece have renewed their strategic partnership through a two-year extension.