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Greece Sees Increase in Last-minute Bookings in July

The performance of the Greek tourism industry in the first half of 2016 may have been sluggish but rising tides of last-minute bookings in July has raised hopes.
Posted On 05 Aug 2016

Ellinair Flight to Moscow Lands Safely in Thessaloniki after Technical Problem

An Ellinair B737-300 aircraft from Thessaloniki to Moscow made a forced landing at Macedonia Airport in Thessaloniki on Friday, August 5, at 16:02 local time. All passengers and crew evacuated safely.
Posted On 05 Aug 2016

Pilot Flights from Jordan to Rhodes in September

In efforts to expand the tourism season and attract new markets, the South Aegean Region is tapping into the Middle East with the launch of two direct flights on September 7 and 14 from Jordan to Rhodes as part of a pilot program set to be fully implemented in 2017.
Posted On 05 Aug 2016

Greece: Upward Battle for North Aegean Island Tourism

Regional authorities in the North Aegean region are expressing their concerns over the decreased numbers of tourists visiting the islands as a result of the ongoing influx of refugees there and the negative media coverage.
Posted On 05 Aug 2016

Celestyal Cruises Brings a Taste of the Rio Olympics Onboard

Always eager to promote Greece to travelers of more than 140 nationalities, Celestyal Cruises will be voyaging to the tune of the Rio Olympics on its August 5-19 cruise aiming to bring the ancient Greek spirit of the Games on board.
Posted On 05 Aug 2016

Mouzenidis Travel Ready to Break Guinness World Record for Largest Greek Salad

Mouzenidis Travel, a member of Mouzenidis Group, will attempt to set a Guinness World Record for "the largest Greek salad in the world" at Moscow’s Red Square on September 4.
Posted On 05 Aug 2016

Lufthansa Group Flies Athletes, Sports Equipment to Rio 2016 Olympics

Lufthansa, the official airline of the German Olympic team and co-partner of the German Olympic Sports Confederation (DOSB), flew the German team to the Summer Olympics in Rio the Janeiro on August 1.
Posted On 05 Aug 2016

EGYPTAIR Announces Order for Nine Next-Generation 737-800s from Boeing

EGYPTAIR recently announced an order for nine Next-Generation 737-800s from Boeing. The deal is valued at $864 million at current list prices.
Posted On 05 Aug 2016

Etihad Airways Opens New Premium Lounge at LA Airport

Etihad Airways has officially opened its new First and Business Class Lounge within the Tom Bradley International Terminal at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).
Posted On 05 Aug 2016

Ryanair Adds Extra Flights for ‘Santorini Experience’ Event in October: Athens-Santorini Seat Sale from Just €19.99

Ryanair, the official airline carrier of the “Santorini Experience” sports tourism event, on Friday announced that it will add 5 extra flights on its Athens - Santorini service on the 4th, 6th, 8th, 11th and 13th of October, allowing customers to choose from three daily flights...
Posted On 05 Aug 2016

Pioneering Greeks: Mission “Anthropos”, a NGO that Helps All

This week the "Pioneering Greeks" column introduces Mission "Anthropos", a NGO that has human beings as its main mission, "regardless of where they live, what is their religion or the colour of their skin", as Ipatia Doussis-Anagnostopoulou, MD, founding member and head of the...

Capital Controls: Νέος οδηγός ερωτήσεων-απαντήσεων

Η Ελληνική Ενωση Τραπεζών απαντά σε 29 χρήσιμες ερωτήσεις σχετικά με τους περιορισμούς στην κίνηση κεφαλαίων, με αφορμή τη νέα χαλάρωση των capital controls.
Posted On 05 Aug 2016