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Russian Athletics Federation Eyes Greece as Sports Tourism Destination

Aiming to promote Greece as a sports and training destination, Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura met with representatives of the Russian Athletics Federation (RusAF).

Condé Nast Traveler: AEGEAN Among World’s Top 10 Airlines

Greek carrier AEGEAN made the top 10 of the Best Airlines in the World, according to the Condé Nast Traveler 2017 Readers’ Choice Awards.

ERA Announces New Board at General Assembly in Athens

The European Regions Airline Association (ERA) appointed Andrew Kelly, director corporate affairs of ASL Aviation Holdings, as its new president, during the ERA General Assembly 2017.

Greece Welcomes Sports Tourism, Still Needs to Set a Target

All the more destinations in Greece are tapping into sports as a way to promote their offerings and attract visitors. Is sports tourism the next big thing?
Posted On 20 Oct 2017

Santorini Mayor Proposes Housing Solutions for ‘Homeless’ Teachers

Santorini Mayor Nikos Zorzos suggested converting old warehouses into residences and constructing new homes to host school teachers, who are unable to find housing.

South Aegean Region Using Culture to Attract the Crowds

Film screening events, jazz concerts and much more took center stage across the Cyclades this year as part of the South Aegean Region’s  efforts to promote cultural tourism.

Santorini’s ‘Mystique’ and ‘Vedema’ Among Top Hotels in Europe and the World

Santorini's "Mystique" is among the best hotels in the world and among the top hotels in Europe, while "Vedema" is among Europe's top resorts, as voted in the CNT Readers' Choice Awards 2017.

New Boutique Hotel to Open in Athens

An emblematic three-storey listed building in central Athens will operate as a boutique hotel in 2019 by Greek construction company Intrakat.
Posted On 19 Oct 2017

Three Greek Ports Join MedCruise Board of Directors

Greece will be represented on the new Board of Directors of MedCruise, the Association of Mediterranean Cruise Ports, by the ports of Piraeus, Volos and Corfu.

WTTC Calls on Tourism Sector to Embrace Sustainability Reporting

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has called on travel and tourism companies to measure, monitor and report their sustainability impact.
Posted On 19 Oct 2017

Cultural Venues Boosting Athens Tourism, Image Still Needs Polishing

A study focusing on Athens and how it has managed to build up a healthy tourism dynamic was presented on the first day of the IMIC 2017 conference on Santorini.
Posted On 19 Oct 2017

Travel Giant TUI Operates as Globally Unified Brand

TUI's rebrand has been completed in 100 countries and now all of the company's components have the global TUI master brand.
Posted On 19 Oct 2017

Trivago Creates Sales Subsidiary, Strengthens Ties with Hoteliers

In efforts to foster strong direct relationships with independent hotels, trivago N.V. recently created the wholly-owned subsidiary trivago Hotel Relations.

Travel Me to Milos Introduces Int’l Film Producers to the Island

Bringing Milos into the international spotlight via the silver screen is the aim of a series of fam trips organized by Travel Me to Milos with the support of the island's municipality.

Qatar Airways Supported ‘Navarino Challenge 2017’ as Official Airline Partner

Qatar Airways, for the third consecutive year, supported the Navarino Challenge 2017 as the sports tourism event's Official Airline Partner.

Rhodes to Host 2nd Architecture and Tourism Conference

Tourism professionals and architects from Greece and abroad will participate in the 2nd Architecture and Tourism Conference, which will be held on October 21-22 on Rhodes.

Zela Aviation Bolsters Cyprus Team with Two Key Appointments

Air charter broker company Zela Aviation has announced the appointment of Nikolay Panov and Andrew Christoforides to its team in Cyprus.

Santorini IMIC 2017 Opens Dialogue Between Academia & Tourism Stakeholders

Tourism as a field of study, the challenges, solutions and trends, as seen through the eyes of academics, is the focus of a three-day meeting on Santorini.
Posted On 19 Oct 2017

Defence, Energy, Trade Top Trump-Tsipras Talks

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and US President Donald Trump discussed cooperation in the areas of defence, energy and trade during a meeting in Washington.

Spatial Planning, Legality Top State Minister’s Agenda at Greek Tourism Industry Meet

Minister of State Alekos Flambouraris spoke of the importance of a structured spatial planning scheme for tourism at the recent SETE conference.