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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Greece, Russia Pondering European Pilgrimage Route

Greece may be joining Russia in the creation of a European pilgrimage route bringing Serbia on board as well, Russian Deputy Culture Minister Alla Manilova said last week, adding that the project will be implemented as part of cooperation with the Council of Europe.

Athens Aims to Tap into Dental Tourism

Identifying ways to establish the Greek capital as a dental tourism destination, was the focus of a recent meeting between Athens Mayor Giorgos Kaminis and the founders of the Athens Dental Tourism Cluster.

Greece Looks to Develop Framework for Medical Tourism Products

The Tourism Ministry is joining forces with the University of Patras and the regions of Western Greece and the Peloponnese to establish a framework to develop and market national medical tourism products.

Run Greece Larissa Event Off to a Good Start

The Central Greek city of Larissa is the first stop in the annual Run Greece events with over 4,500 runners ready to test their mettle this Sunday, on March 27.

Tapping into Greece’s Thermal Springs for Tourism

Thermal springs in Greece can bring in tourism revenue and tourists all year round, according to experts attending a special event held on Tuesday in Athens marking World Water Day celebrated annually on March 22.

World’s Top Spots to Hit Instagram in 2015

Boasting more than 400 million monthly users uploading some 353 million travel-related posts, it’s no wonder Instagram is gaining ground over Twitter thanks to the engaging power of the visual. But which destinations across the globe topped posts in 2015?

Fitness and Fun with Active Sundays Across Greece

Put the Sunday blues behind you and join the Active Sundays team in weekly day trips across Greece which promise to get you motivated and keep you content.

Ready, Set, Ski… at Parnassos World Snow Day Events

Gear up for this year’s Parnassos Ski Week through to January 31 at the Parnassos Ski Resort in central Greece, dedicated this year to the future generation of snow-loving athletes.

Greece’s Variety Cruises Vies for Best Boutique Cruise Line Award

A Greek owned company, Variety Cruises, is competing against 19 leading operators in the USA Today’s online readers’ choice contest for the Best Boutique Cruise Line.

CoR Seeks to Set Up Varied Tourism Services for Seniors

The EU’s CoR (Committee of the Regions) in charge of natural resources is calling on the Commission to make senior tourism central to Europe's digital agenda, adopting in the process a cross-sectoral approach that will involve different organizations in areas such as healthcare,...

PCOs See Interest Rise for Greece at IBTM, Global Industry in Good Shape

Greece was a key destination of interest for visitors and buyers at this year’s IBTM World, formerly EIBTM, despite the challenges the country is currently facing, according to the Hellenic Association of Professional Congress Organizers (HAPCO).

Greece Gaining Ground as Medical Tourism Destination

Greece is establishing itself as a sought-after medical tourism destination, the Greek Medical Tourism Council (ELITOUR) said following its participation in this year’s IMTEC (International Medical Tourism Exhibition Conference) 2015, held in Dubai earlier this month.

Thessaloniki Hoteliers Reach Out to LGBT Travelers

As part of its ongoing strategy to attract all the more visitors to the northern port city, the Thessaloniki Hotels Association is opening up to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) market through the promotion of new initiatives.