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Europe Drives Int’l Tourism Growth Through October 2017

Europe drove growth in international arrivals in the first ten months of 2017, according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer.

Athens’ Eleonas Neighborhood to Get Metropolitan Park

The area of Eleonas in Athens will get its own metropolitan park in 2019 offering repose and recreation for its residents, the capital’s municipal authority said.

Greece-Russia Year of Tourism Set for Action

Greek tourism ministry authorities met with their counterparts in Russia to finalize the details of the Greece-Russia Year of Tourism 2017-2018.

SETE: First Signs for 2018 Greek Tourism Season are Positive

The first signs for the 2018 tourism season in Greece are positive, according to the president of the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE), Yiannis Retsos.

Greek Airports Welcome Record 11-Month Passenger Traffic

Greek airports recorded robust passenger numbers in the January-November 2017 period welcoming a total 55.8 million against 53.6 million last year.

Macedonia Airport Handling All Flights as Scheduled

All flights to and from Thessaloniki's Macedonia Airport are being carried out according to schedule since November 24, Greece’s transport ministry said on Tuesday.

Greek Tourism Draft Bill Open for Public Discussion

A long-awaited tourism draft bill has opened for public debate in the government’s online OpenGov platform through to January 5, 2018.

Tsipras, Kountoura, Tsakalotos Invite US Investors to Bet on Greece

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras invited investors to bet on Greece describing the country as a “land of opportunity”.

European Commission Gives Greek Breakfast Action Thumbs Up

Greek Breakfast, an initiative of the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels (HCH), has been named national winner at the European Enterprise Promotion Awards.

Greece to Welcome More ‘Wyndham’ Hotels in 2018

Hospitality giant Wyndham Hotel Group announced that it will continue to expand its presence in Greece in 2018 in collaboration with Zeus International.

Alternative Tourism Ventures in Greece Get EU Funding Go-ahead

Accessible tourism destinations, faith and hiking tourism are some of the projects which have received approval and are being implemented with EU funding.

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.

Ionian Isles: Best Greek Tourism Performers with More Revenue, Longer Stays

The Ionian islands and Crete are Greece’s winning destinations in terms of tourism-related revenue per visitor and duration of stay.

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.

ASTA Destination Expo 2018 Expected to Double US Travel to Greece

The ASTA Destination Expo, to be held in Athens during April 2018, is expected to double inbound tourism from the United States to Greece.

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.

Alexandros Vassilikos Appointed New President of Hellenic Chamber of Hotels

Alexandros Vassilikos, CEO of AIROTEL Group of Hotels, has been appointed as the new president of the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels.