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Russia-Turkey Tensions to Take Toll on Tourism

All Russian citizens are being summoned to return home as the country’s parliament examines the possibility of suspending all air traffic to Turkey, after a Russian bomber was downed by a Turkish F-16 fighter jet near the Turkish-Syrian border on Tuesday.
Posted On 25 Nov 2015

ETOA: ‘It is Vital that Europe is Perceived as a Safe Destination’

The European Tour Operators Association (ETOA) on Tuesday said that it is vital that Europe is perceived as a safe destination.
Posted On 24 Nov 2015

US State Dept Issues Worldwide Travel Alert, Urges Vigilance

The US State Department issued a “Worldwide Travel Alert” late on Monday, the first in almost a year, informing US citizens of possible risks to travel due to increased terrorist threats, particularly ahead of the holiday season.
Posted On 24 Nov 2015

Global Travel and Tourism Leaders Condemn Recent Terrorist Attacks

"Terrorism is a global threat that can only be addressed through the strong and concerted efforts of the world’s governments and the international community", the Global Travel Association Coalition (GTAC), which represents the leading public and private bodies in the travel and...
Posted On 23 Nov 2015

World Committee on Tourism Ethics Condemns Hideous Terrorist Attacks in Paris

The World Committee on Tourism Ethics strongly condemns the terrorist attacks perpetrated last week in the capital of France and recently in other parts of the world.
Posted On 17 Nov 2015

UNWTO, WTTC on Deadly Bomb Attack in Bangkok

The UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) have expressed their sadness and shock on the bomb attack that took place in the centre of Bangkok, Thailand, on Monday, 17 August.
Posted On 18 Aug 2015

Qatar Airways Halts Transport of All Hunting Trophies

Qatar airways announced today that it will in no way enable trophy hunters of endangered species, extending its existing embargo on transporting hunting trophies to encompass all species identified by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) of Wild...

Greek Island ‘Gifts’ Take Media by Storm, Next Up Ronaldo?

Amidst Greece’s economic and political woes, it seems that everyone who is anyone is buying a Greek island to hang out on. The latest celebrity to be reportedly eyeing Greek island property is football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo, who reports say, is purchasing one as a present...

EU Backs Greek island, Cyprus Entrepreneurship with Funds

The EU approved last week funding amounting to 54 million euros via its Interreg V-A “Greece-Cyprus 2014-2020” program to assist nine border regions in Greece, and all of Cyprus, towards further developing their local economies with measures that will create jobs, improve...

Greece’s National Bank, Eurobank Open for Deposits, Pensions

Greece's National Bank (Ethniki) and Eurobank announced today that they will be open for business, accepting deposits by individuals and companies during the bank holiday set to end on July 6.
Posted On 02 Jul 2015

In Memory of Spyros Ginis

Spyros Ginis, owner and founder of Ginis Vacances, passed away on Sunday, June 28.
Posted On 29 Jun 2015

UNWTO, WTTC Condemn Terrorist Attack in Sousse, Tunisia

At least 28 people at a beachfront Tunisian hotel in Port el-Kantaoui, Sousse, were killed by gunmen on Friday. Terrorists also attacked in France and bombed a mosque in Kuwait on the same day.
Posted On 26 Jun 2015

Seeking Support? Check Out the ‘Beginner’s Guide to EU Funding’

Securing EU funding may sound complicated but the new Beginner’s Guide to EU Funding is here to provide information, examples and tips on how to tap into the Union’s 2014-2020 budget.
Posted On 07 May 2015

Viewpoint – Regional Airports: All for One and One for All

"Australia has the most successful concession model in the world... In the Greek case, the country’s three busiest airports -- Thessaloniki, Rhodes and Hania – are all being handed over to one investor with the government as the other competitor." - Opinion editorial by Takis...
Posted On 16 Dec 2014

Άποψη – Καί έσονται οί δύο, είς όμάδαν μίαν: Περιφερειακά αεροδρόμια

«Tο ζητούμενο στις παραχωρήσεις ή ιδιωτικοποιήσεις αεροδρομίων είναι όχι το κατά πόσο θα ωφεληθεί οικονομικά το κράτος ή ο ιδιώτης επενδυτής, αλλά το κατά πόσο θα βελτιωθεί η ποιότητα και το επίπεδο των παρεχομένων υπηρεσιών προς όλους τους...
Posted On 16 Dec 2014

Wall Street Journal: Greece On A Return To Growth

"The latest stage in Greece’s economic rollercoaster ride shows numerous reasons to cheer," the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) Europe says in a special edition on Greece.
Posted On 15 Oct 2014

Athens Airport Denies Dodging VAT Tax, Releases Information On The Matter

Athens International Airport (AIA) has denied recent media claims and reports about a pending legal dispute it has with the Greek Government concerning its VAT obligations.
Posted On 08 Oct 2014

Tips For Startups: How To Build Relationships With Reporters

Public relations is an essential piece of every startup's strategy. It's crucial for startups to build credibility, gain users, and receive venture capital funding. Reporter relationships are the key to landing coverage in technology and niche industry publications.
Posted On 05 Sep 2014

In Memory of Nikolaos Antoniou

Nikolaos Antoniou, owner of travel agency IVIS TRAVEL, passed away at the age of 59 on Wednesday, 27 August, following his brave battle with cancer.
Posted On 27 Aug 2014

“Norovirus” Stomach Bug Said To Have Sickened Tourists On Rhodes, Greece

The hundreds of foreign tourists that fell ill recently in Greece, while residing at a hotel on the island of Rhodes, are suspected to have had contracted the Norovirus stomach bug, an announcement by the Hellenic Center for Disease Control & Prevention (HCDCP) said.
Posted On 21 Aug 2014