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Fraport Shows Revamp Plans for the 14 ‘Gateways of Greek Tourism’

Fraport Greece has released plans on the development works for the upgrade of the facilities of the 14 Greek regional airports it will soon manage.
Posted On 22 Mar 2017

Brexit Set to Move Major Airlines out of UK and into Europe

Airlines headquartered in the UK will have to set up shop in the EU and sell off shares to European nationals if they wish to continue running major routes across Europe following Brexit, EU officials said.
Posted On 22 Mar 2017

No More Laptops, Tablets on Some UK, US Flights

The US and UK have announced the prohibition of any electronic devices larger than a smartphone on flights from the Middle East and North Africa.
Posted On 22 Mar 2017

EU Aims to Digitalise Passenger Registration for Safer Sea Travel

The European Union is looking to digitalise ship passenger registration in order to make search and rescue operations more efficient.
Posted On 22 Mar 2017

Greek Girl Power @ ITB Berlin on Int’l Women’s Day

Greek female tourism professionals - owners of accommodation enterprises, family-run businesses, restaurants, tavernas, shops and stores, as well as government officials - made their presence felt at this year’s ITB Berlin held earlier this month, demonstrating in full force that...
Posted On 21 Mar 2017

Ministry Joins Forces with Greek Island Representatives to Boost Tourism

The Tourism Ministry is focusing on actions to boost tourism on Greek islands that experienced a string of negative publicity due to refugee flows.
Posted On 21 Mar 2017

Greece’s Golden Visa May Soon Include Investors Buying Bonds

One step further in efforts to bring in much-needed cash, Greek authorities said they are looking into expanding the current investor visa program.

Full Speed Ahead for Greek Cruise Tourism

New cruise products and theme-based experiences were on the agenda of Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura’s meetings at the Seatrade Cruise Global conference.
Posted On 21 Mar 2017

PM Tsipras, SETE Say Greek Tourism Stronger than Ever

The prospects of Greek tourism and the actions required to keep the momentum going topped the agenda of a meeting held between Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) President Andreas Andreadis.

Commission: Fraport Greek Airports Deal in Line with EU Law

Greek government agreements with Fraport Greece for the management of 14 regional airports are in accordance with EU law, the European Commission said.

Greece @ ITB 2017 – Photo Report by GTP

Following its participation in this year's ITB Berlin exhibition, Greece is expecting its 2017 tourism numbers to see a rise from the German market.
Posted On 20 Mar 2017

EU Re-adopts Decision to Fine Air Cargo Carriers Over ‘Price-fixing’

The European Commission has re-adopted a cartel decision against 11 air cargo carriers and imposed a fine of some 776 million euros for operating a "price–fixing cartel".
Posted On 17 Mar 2017

Athens Hotels: 2016 Tourism Season was ‘Marginally Positive’

The Athens – Attica & Argosaronic Hotel Association said that the 2016 tourism season for hotels in the Greek capital was "marginally positive".
Posted On 16 Mar 2017

Commission Approves Visa Validation at E. Aegean Island Ports

A visa facilitation pilot program that allows non-European Union citizens from Turkish ports to visit select Greek islands has been extended by one year.

Greece Says ‘Independent’ Parthenon Marbles Story ‘Inaccurate’

The Culture Ministry stated that an Independent story, titled "Greece Offers Ancient Archaeological Wonders in Exchange for Elgin Marbles", is "inaccurate".

Sector Body GEPOET to Focus on Greek Tourism Promotion, Social Actions

The promotion of Greek tourism and social actions are among the main priorities of the General Panhellenic Federation of Tourism Enterprises (GEPOET).
Posted On 16 Mar 2017

Kountoura Presents Greek Cruise Potential at Seatrade Meet in US

Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura focused on the growth potential of cruise tourism to Greece at the Seatrade Cruise Global conference in Florida.
Posted On 15 Mar 2017

Turkey Says EU Deals Hinge on Visa-Free Travel

Turkey says all EU agreements, including the migrant deal to stem migrant flows from entering Europe via Greece, will be called off if Turkish citizens do not get visa-free travel.
Posted On 15 Mar 2017

All-year Tourism, Innovation on Tziallas’ Commission Agenda

Greek Secretary General for Tourism Policy and Development, Yiorgos Tziallas, recently met with senior officials from the European Commission in Brussels.
Posted On 15 Mar 2017

Fraport to Take Over 14 Greek Airports Over Next Few Weeks

The transfer of management of 14 Greek airports to Fraport has once again been delayed although March 15 had been announced as the day of the take over.
Posted On 14 Mar 2017