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Greece’s Tourism Video Wins Special Award at Zagreb Tourfilm Festival 2017

The Greek National Tourism Organization’s video “Greece – A 365-day Destination” won a Special Award at the 6th Zagreb Tourfilm Festival.

Greece-Russia Tourism Year Takes Off

Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura and Russian Alternate Culture Minister Alla Manilova recently inaugurated the Greece-Russia Year of Tourism 2017-2018.

Greece Wins UNWTO ‘Best Video in Europe’ Award

Greece scooped the "Best Video in Europe" award at the UNWTO Tourism Video Competition 2017 with its “Greece – A 365-day Destination” production.
Posted On 15 Sep 2017

Greece Makes Proposal to Reactivate Joint Tourism Committee with Italy

Greece has proposed the reactivation of the Joint Tourism Committee with Italy to strengthen bilateral tourism activities between the two countries.
Posted On 15 Sep 2017

Greece Preparing to Chair OECD High Level Meeting on Tourism in Paris

Greece is getting ready to chair the OECD High Level Tourism Committee Meeting to take place in Paris during October 2-3.
Posted On 14 Sep 2017

Greece Elected to UNWTO Executive Council

Greece has joined the Executive Council of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) for the 2018 – 2021 four-year term.
Posted On 12 Sep 2017

Greece Promoted as 365-day Tourism Destination at 82nd TIF

Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura presented Greece as a world-renowned 365-day destination at the 82nd Thessaloniki International Fair.
Posted On 11 Sep 2017

Athens Hoteliers Launch Cultural Action, Free Theatrical Performances

Theatrical performances of the works of great writers of Greek antiquity will take place free of charge at select archaeological sites and monuments of Athens.
Posted On 05 Sep 2017

Greek Tourism Minister Kountoura Honored for Contribution to Sports

The Hellenic Wrestling Federation recently honored Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura for her contribution to sports.
Posted On 05 Sep 2017

Kountoura Invites US Firms to Invest in Greek Tourism

Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura recently held a series of meetings in New York and spoke about the investment opportunities brought by Greece's tourism industry.
Posted On 01 Sep 2017

Kountoura Invites U.S. Travel Agents to Athens for ASTA Destination Expo 2018

Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura invited the members of the American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) to Athens for the ASTA Destination Expo 2018.

Kountoura Promotes Greek Tourism in the United States

Aiming to promote Greek tourism in the U.S., Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura met with Greek-American entrepreneurs during her visit to New York.

Air Links with New Markets Top Kountoura-Fraport Talks

Connecting Greece with new markets was at the center of talks between Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura and Fraport’s CEO Alexander Zinell.
Posted On 11 Aug 2017

Greece May Open GNTO Branch in Melbourne

Greece is seeking to boost its presence in the Australian market with the opening of a Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) branch in Melbourne.
Posted On 09 Aug 2017

TUI Invests in Greece, Buys Land on Crete to Open New ‘Robinson Club’

TUI Group has acquired Stella Polaris Creta S.A., a subsidiary of the Greek Karatzis Group and owner of land on Crete, to open a new Robinson Club.
Posted On 04 Aug 2017

Greek Summer Loading: Expecting 3.2m Visitors in August 

Greece is expecting 3.2 million visitors this month breaking all records and demonstrating the sector’s robust growth.
Posted On 03 Aug 2017

Kountoura Calls on Central Greece to Capitalize on its Tourism Potential 

Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura called on regional authorities to tap into local offerings ensuring sustainable growth across sectors and communities. 
Posted On 02 Aug 2017

All Inclusive Resorts Account for 2.2% of Greece Total

All inclusive resorts account for 2.2 percent of Greece’s total accommodation units, according to Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura.
Posted On 31 Jul 2017

UPDATE: Weekend Strike at Museums, Archaeological Sites Suspended

A 48-hour strike announced by the employees of the Ministry of Culture and Sports during the weekend, July 29-30, has been suspended.
Posted On 26 Jul 2017

School of Tourist Guides Reopens in Athens

The Athens School of Tourist Guides is set to reopen after it remained closed for seven years, the Ministry of Tourism announced.