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No More Roaming Charges in the EU as of June 15

As the last step towards the end of roaming charges in the EU by June 15, negotiators agreed on how to regulate wholesale roaming markets.
Posted On 01 Feb 2017

UNWTO, WTTC: Trump’s Immigration Ban Goes Against Freedom of Travel

The UNWTO and the WTTC have expressed concern over the recently announced travel ban by the United States of America to nationals of seven countries.
Posted On 31 Jan 2017

Commission: No EU Citizen will Suffer Discrimination from Trump’s Immigration Decree

The EU will ensure that none of its citizens suffer discrimination by US President Donald Trump's ban on travellers from seven mainly-Muslim countries.
Posted On 30 Jan 2017

UNWTO Applauds 5-day Visa-free Policy by Belarus to Citizens of 80 States

The UNWTO supports the decision of the Government of Belarus to launch the 5-day visa-free policy that will be applicable to travelers from 80 countries.
Posted On 30 Jan 2017

Shipping, Tourism Ministers Meet to Discuss Refugee-hit Island Promotion

Boosting coastal ferry and airline services were among the priorities set by the tourism and shipping ministries during a recent joint meeting.
Posted On 26 Jan 2017

ETOA Urges Schengen Visa Reform to Meet Demand, Challenges

ETOA is urging EU member states and the European Parliament to press forward with reform of the Schengen visa scheme to meet changing market expectations.
Posted On 26 Jan 2017

S. Aegean Governor Calls for Pilot Visa Plan to ‘Save’ Refugee-hit Isles

South Aegean Region Governor George Hadjimarkos has called for a pilot visa scheme that will allow residents from Iran, Russia and Turkey to travel to the Eastern Aegean islands.
Posted On 24 Jan 2017

Trump & Tourism: The Impact on Greece

Greek tourism experts expect that newly-elected US President Donald Trump’s policies once put in place will have a positive impact on sector figures.
Posted On 23 Jan 2017

Car Rental Companies Improve Treatment of Consumers in the EU

People across the EU can now rent a car and be treated fairly, no matter where in the EU they rent a car, according to the European Commission.
Posted On 20 Jan 2017

Main Greek Court Says Shops to Stay Closed on Sundays

Greece's Council of State has ruled against a 2014 decision by the serving development minister to allow the optional operation of shops across Attica and elsewhere on random Sundays throughout the year.
Posted On 17 Jan 2017

Greece’s Steep Taxes, Tedious Bureaucracy Push Film Producers Away

High taxes and bureaucratic hurdles are still turning away international filmmakers who may want to carry out productions in Greece.
Posted On 16 Jan 2017

Amnesty Int’l Calls for Action, Refugees Held Hostage by Failed EU Policy

Amnesty International has launched an online campaign aiming to put pressure on the European Commission to ensure that refugees are moved off the Greek islands.
Posted On 13 Jan 2017

Greek Aegean Islet Plan Irks Turkey

The Turkish foreign ministry recently reacted to Greek government plans to make dozens of Greek islets in the Aegean inhabitable.
Posted On 13 Jan 2017

Parliament Approves MoU Between Greece and Egypt for Tourism Cooperation

The Greek parliament approved the draft law on "Ratification of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Greece and Egypt for cooperation in the field of tourism".
Posted On 12 Jan 2017

Greek Gov’t Planning Changes to Investor Visa Program

The Greek government is planning changes to the so-called golden visa program extended to foreign nationals investing in property in efforts to make it more attractive.

Application Deadline for Tourism, New Media Subsidies Jan. 31

January 31 is the deadline for all interested parties wishing to gain access to subsidies under the new development law estimated by the end of 2020 to distribute some 4.2-4.3 billion euros.

New Year Brings New Taxes to Greek Isles

If you're traveling to the Greek islands of Ios, Amorgos, Skopelos, Folegandros, Kythnos, Serifos, Sikinos, Anafi, Kimolos, Iraklia Donoussa Thirasia, Schinoussa, Koufonissia, then be ready to pay more for accommodation, fuel as well as basic food staples.

Greece Bets on Tourism, Ready for Challenges

Tourism professionals are seeing efforts pay off with data indicating a steady growth and plenty of room for improvement in 2017, according to the latest Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) data.

Embassy of Greece in Tehran: New e-Visa Service for Iranian Citizens

A new Visa e-Application & Appointment System site is available for Iranian passport holders to travel to Greece for business and tourism.
Posted On 27 Dec 2016

Greek Tourism Minister to Visit Tunisia in 2017

At the invitation of the Tunisian Tourism Minister Selma Elloumi Rekik, Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura will carry out a visit to Tunisia in 2017.
Posted On 23 Dec 2016