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Halkidiki Tourism Pros Call on Gov’t to Clamp Down on Illegal Campers

Tourism professionals in Halkidiki, northern Greece, are calling on the government to take measures and as of 2018 effectively deal with illegal campers.
Posted On 04 Aug 2017

Cruise Operators, Passengers Rate Greek Ports

The ports of Chios, Lesvos, Mykonos, Piraeus and Santorini are among the Greek ports leaving behind not so favorable impressions, according to a report.
Posted On 27 Jul 2017

Signature Travel: Educational Tourism from India is Gaining Ground in Greece

Greece seems to be gaining ground as an ideal destination to host educational tourism programs for students in India, according to Signature Travel.
Posted On 18 Jul 2017

‘Greece Offers Great Experiences,’ says Russian Cosmonaut Novitskiy

Russian cosmonaut Oleg Novitskiy met with Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura and applauded Greece for "the great experiences it offers" its visitors.
Posted On 13 Jul 2017

SEGAS, Attica Region Team Up to Promote Fitness, Sports Tourism

Encouraging mass participation in sports and promoting Attica as a sports destination are at the center of an agreement between SEGAS and the Attica Region.

Ithaki Health Conference Introduces Int’l Medical Tourism Center

Athens Medical Association President George Patoulis announced the creation of Greece's International Medical Tourism Center, which will be based in the Greek capital.

Health Tourism Tops Greek Tourism Ministry’s Agenda

New investments and infrastructure works regarding the development of health, wellness and thermal tourism are included in the Tourism Ministry's agenda.

Greece Readies Legal Framework for Health Tourism

A legal framework to cover health tourism in Greece is the next step in a series of actions by the Tourism Ministry to expand the thematic travel sector.
Posted On 25 May 2017

Health and Wellness Next on Tourism Ministry Agenda

Ways of establishing Greece as a leading health and wellness destination top the agenda of talks between the Tourism Ministry and the Athens Medical Association.

Greece Expects More Happy Campers this Year

Camping sites across Greece are expecting an increase in the number of vacationers, with bookings picking up pace for the summer season.

Diaspora Greeks to Gain Access to Cheaper Medical Services via New Portal

The Greek Health Tourism Confederation is offering Diaspora Greeks from New York and Montreal the option to access medical services in Greece at a friendlier cost via vitabooking.com.

Medical Tourism: A New Segment at ITB Berlin 2017

For the first time ITB Berlin will fully devote a platform to medical tourism, which has become an important fast-growing market.
Posted On 12 Jan 2017

Travel Trends 2017: What Next?

At the dawn of the new year, travelers are making dreams and tourism professionals are making plans for the days ahead. And by the looks of things, travel is taking a turn for the more genuine. Adventure and hands-on experience go hand-in-hand this year leaving the good old...

Athens Doctors Say ‘Guardian’ Story a Blow to Greece’s Health Tourism

The Athens Medical Association (ISA) is calling on the government to immediately step up efforts to put the Greek health system in order, following a shameful report in the Guardian this week titled ‘’Patients Who Should Live are Dying: Greece's Public Health Meltdown’’.

Thermal Springs Key to Boosting Wellness Tourism in Greece

On December 17, experts and local authorities will meet for the 2nd Panhellenic Conference of the Thermal Medicine Academy to discuss ways to tap into the more than 700 thermal springs across Greece to promote wellness tourism and attract travelers to Greek destinations all year round.
Posted On 09 Dec 2016

Greek Medical Association Calls on Gov’t to Tap into Health Tourism

The Greek medical system is in dire need of reforms, which once implemented and completed will pave the way for the establishment of Greece as a leading medical tourism destination, Athens Medical Association President George Patoulis said recently.
Posted On 24 Nov 2016

New York Meet Explores Greece as Medical Tourism Destination

The prospects of establishing Greece into a leading medical tourism destination were discussed during a conference last week in New York, organised by the Athens Medical Association, the Central Union of Greek Municipalities and the Federation of Hellenic Societies of Greater New York.
Posted On 01 Nov 2016

Seniors Make Up 20% of EU Tourism, Spend Less, Prefer Greece & Spain

The EU’s 65+ travelers account for one in five tourism nights, or 20 percent of the Union’s tourism activity but spend 20 percent less per day while on holiday, according to a Eurostat study released recently.
Posted On 05 Oct 2016

Aegean Isles Showcase Leisure Offerings at Germany’s TourNatur Expo

As part of a ongoing strategy to promote all-year-round tourism, the North and South Aegean regions are participating this year at the TourNatur expo taking place September 2-4 in Dusseldorf, Germany.

Greece: Ministers Discuss Stronger Cooperation on Medical Tourism

Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura and Deputy Foreign Minister Dimitris Mardas recently discussed ways to develop and promote Greece as a medical tourism destination.
Posted On 04 Aug 2016