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In Memory of Konstantinos Mitsis

Konstantinos Mitsis, the founder of Mitsis Hotels, passed away on the morning of Sunday, August 28.
Posted On 28 Aug 2016

Greece Shines at Rio Olympics Despite Obstacles

Amid the economic crisis and lacking government support, Greece participated in the Rio 2016 Olympics with the smallest delegation in the last two decades and managed through its athletes to shine, securing six medals, 14 participations in Olympic finals, and 12 athletes among...
Posted On 22 Aug 2016

Driver in Custody after Deadly Aegina Speedboat Crash

A 78-year-old man has been arrested on the Saronic Gulf island of Aegina on charges of causing a shipwreck resulting in deaths and involuntary manslaughter.
Posted On 17 Aug 2016

Thailand Rocked by Explosions, UNWTO Condemns Attacks

The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) on Friday strongly condemned the attacks perpetrated in Thailand.
Posted On 12 Aug 2016

Ansbach Blast, Munich Shooting Raise Fears in Germany

A bomb attack last night in the town of Ansbach, by a 27-year-old Syrian denied asylum left at least 12 wounded and comes after a mass killing last Friday in Munich, by an 18-year-old, which left nine dead and dozens injured, raising alarm in Germany, in view of the growing...

US State Department Issues Turkey Travel Warning

The US State Department has issued a travel alert for American citizens, advising them to avoid travel to southeastern Turkey, following the attempted military coup in the country.
Posted On 18 Jul 2016

Foreign Minister Kotzias Tells Turkey: ‘Greece Condemns any Coup Attempt’

"Greece condemns any coup attempt", Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias told his Turkish counterpart, Mevlut Cavusoglu, during a telephone discussion on Saturday.
Posted On 16 Jul 2016

UNWTO, WTTC Strongly Condemn Attack in Nice, France

The UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) have strongly condemned the attack in Nice, France, on Thursday, July 14.
Posted On 15 Jul 2016

International Community Condemns Nice, France, Attack

A wave of international condemnation followed Thursday's attack in Nice, France, that left at least 84 people dead, 18 in critical condition and injured many.
Posted On 15 Jul 2016

WTTC: Istanbul Airport Attack a Further Blow to Turkey’s Tourism Sector

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) on Wednesday condemned the attack on Istanbul Ataturk Airport on Tuesday and extended its condolences to all those affected by it.
Posted On 29 Jun 2016

UNWTO Strongly Condemns Attack at Istanbul Ataturk Airport

“Today we were reminded once again that we are facing a global threat that requires a firm and coordinated response by all governments and the international community”, said UNWTO Secretary-General, Taleb Rifai, on the attack at ‎Ataturk‬ International Airport in ‎Turkey.
Posted On 29 Jun 2016

Turkey: Suicide Bombers Hit Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport, Several Killed and Injured

Explosions rocked Turkey’s largest airport, Istanbul Ataturk, on Tuesday night killing many people and injuring dozens.
Posted On 29 Jun 2016

UN Chief Visits Refugees on Lesvos, Praises Greece’s ‘Philoxenia’

Visiting the Greek island of Lesvos, which has become migrants' entry point to Europe, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Saturday called on the countries in the region to respond with a humane and human rights-based approach, instead of border closures, barriers and...
Posted On 19 Jun 2016

UNWTO Strongly Condemns Mass Shooting Attack in Orlando

On the behalf of the international tourism community, the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) on Monday expressed its heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of the victims of Sunday's mass shooting in Orlando, to the American people and the LGBT community...
Posted On 13 Jun 2016

UN Chief to Visit Lesvos, Meet Refugees on June 18

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will visit the island of Lesvos in Greece next week to assess the refugee situation and to show his solidarity.
Posted On 09 Jun 2016

Athens Metro, Electric Train and Tram Employees Announce Work Stoppages

Work stoppages on the metro, the Kifissia-Piraeus electric railway (ISAP) and the tram network in Athens are scheduled to take place for the next two weeks, from Monday, June 6, until Friday, June 17.
Posted On 03 Jun 2016

US State Department Issues Europe Travel Alert, Names Possible Terror Targets

The US State Department on Tuesday issued a travel alert for American citizens referring to the risk of potential terrorist attacks throughout Europe, targeting major events, tourist sites, restaurants, commercial centers and transportation.
Posted On 01 Jun 2016

Girl Power: Kefalogianni, Kountoura Join Forces to Lure Tourists to Greece

Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura and former minister Olga Kefalogianni have agreed to leave political wrangling and disagreements aside and instead join forces to bring in even more tourists to Greek shores.
Posted On 01 Apr 2016

EgyptAir Skyjack Ends at Cyprus Airport, Culprit Surrenders

The seven-hour highjacking incident on EgyptAir Flight MS181 has come to an end at Larnaca Airport in Cyprus, after the perpetrator surrendered to authorities early on Tuesday, following negotiations. No one on board was hurt.
Posted On 29 Mar 2016

ReGeneration Internship Project to Back Greek Tourism

The six-month ReGeneration internship program kicks off for a third consecutive year in Greece, lending its support this year to the tourism sector.