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Greek MEPs, Hoteliers Up in Arms Over More Airport Checks

Greek MEPs and hoteliers recently expressed concerns over the tight security screenings imposed on travelers from Greece at German airports.

Greek Gov’t to Seek Consultant for Spatial Planning Framework

The Greek environment and tourism ministries will soon be accepting applications from parties interested in drawing up a spatial planning strategy.

Greece’s ‘Boutique Hotel’ Certification Officially Available via Online Platform

The “boutique hotels” certification platform of the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels will officially launch on December 11.

Investments, Greek Port Upgrades a Must for Cruise Travel Growth

Extending the tourism season, improving the tourist experience, boosting private investments and port upgrades are basic for the development of cruise travel.

Erdogan and Tsipras Agree to Disagree

A series of "touchy" bilateral issues topped the agenda of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s meeting with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras in Athens on Thursday.

Tusk: Brexit Challenge Still Ahead, Next Phase for Talks

Satisfied with the progress made in Brexit talks thus far, European Council President Donald Tusk said the most difficult challenge still lies ahead.

Greek Hoteliers Say Short-term Rental Law Null

Greek hoteliers expressed their doubts over whether a new law can control Airbnb-like operations and curb illegal activity.

Airline Executives Express Concerns Over Travel in post-Brexit Era

Airline executives are calling on the UK to come up with a post-Brexit regulation policy in order for the industry to continue operating as normal, following the country's exit from the EU.

Greece is an Attractive Investment Destination, Says PM Tsipras

Greece is returning to growth and has become an attractive investment destination, according to Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras.

Greece Moves Ahead with Rules for Airbnb-type Rentals

The rules property owners in Greece need to follow in order to legally rent out their homes or apartments for the short-term were officially made public.

Egypt’s Electronic Visa Available for Greeks

Greece is among the countries that can now register online to obtain an electronic visa (e-Visa) before traveling to Egypt.

Bill Foresees New Casinos for Crete, Mykonos and Santorini

A new bill that foresees the granting of licenses for new casinos and the relocation of existing ones, has been put up for public consultation in Greece.

‘Atalanti Hills’ Tourism Project Goes to Greece’s Council of State

A draft Presidential Decree, concerning the 1.5-billion-euro tourism investment of Atalanti Hills, has been submitted to the Council of State for approval.

Investments to Boost Hotel Sector on Crete and Rhodes

The hotel sector on the islands of Crete and Rhodes will be boosted next year by a number of investments already in process or expected to take place.

Trainose Announces ‘Olympian Trail’ Route for Cruise Passengers in Greece

Railway service operator Trainose will launch the "Olympian Trail" train route, a product aimed to offer cruise passengers in Greece "the trail of a lifetime experience".

Thessaloniki-Istanbul Railway Can Run in 2019, Experts Say

A railway line handling passenger and freight transport between Thessaloniki and Istanbul could begin operations by 2019, experts said during a meeting in Thessaloniki.

Greece Looks to Connect Tourism with Culture

Ways to connect tourism with culture to promote Greece as a year round destination were discussed during a workshop held by the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE).

Airline Cancels Flights at Macedonia Airport Citing Safety Concerns

Fraport Greece reiterated its concerns regarding the maintenance works at Macedonia Airport, after reports that a low cost carrier has canceled its flights citing safety reasons.

Malta Invites Greece to Help Boost Tourism Demand in the Mediterranean

Malta President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca has requested for Greece's cooperation in joint actions to boost tourism demand in the Mediterranean.

Greek ‘Breakfast Basket’ Initiative Introduced at Xenia 2017 Expo

The “Breakfast Basket” initiative of the Greek Confederation of Tourist Accommodation Enterprises (SETKE) made its debut during the recent Xenia 2017 hospitality show in Athens.