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GNTO Celebrates Record Year for Greek Tourism, Expects Strong 2017

Greek tourism industry leaders say they are anticipating a strong 2017, following a record-breaking year with 27.5 million foreign visitors.
Posted On 19 Dec 2016

Investments, Greek Tourism Promotion Top Kountoura’s Agenda in New York

Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura invited top entrepreneurs to invest in the growing Greek tourism sector, during the 18th Capital Link Forum in New York.
Posted On 13 Dec 2016

Greek Tourism Minister Expecting 2016 to Beat All Forecasts

Careful planning and a comprehensive national strategy are behind the tourism sector’s positive performance, Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura told parliament on Wednesday, adding that she expects 2016 to beat all forecasts.
Posted On 08 Dec 2016

‘Miles Away Travel’ Wins Over the Crowds with Sifnos Showcase

Miles Away Travel brought the Cycladic island of Sifnos to Athens during the 3rd International Greek Tourism Expo held last month winning over the crowds with its innovative presentation.
Posted On 07 Dec 2016

EU Funds to Go Towards Upgrade of Greece’s Tourist Product

Activities relating to Greek tourism are set to tap into some 300 million euros in EU subsidies, the Secretary General for Tourism Policy and Development, Yiorgos Tziallas recently informed.
Posted On 06 Dec 2016

Qatar Airways Showcases Services at Philoxenia 2016 Expo

Qatar Airways took center stage at this year’s three-day Philoxenia fair held last month in Thessaloniki, introducing participants to its wide range of services and products.
Posted On 02 Dec 2016

Plans for Athens-Attica City Break Destination Underway

The Tourism Ministry is joining forces with the Municipality of Athens, the Region of Attica and public and private stakeholders, for the international promotion of the Greek capital and region as a city break destination.
Posted On 29 Nov 2016

Syros in Movie Talk with Hollywood

The Greek island of Syros may be ready to serve as a filming destination for Hollywood blockbusters after talks between local authorities and US cinematographers about the creation of a film studio there.
Posted On 29 Nov 2016

Egypt on Show at Philoxenia Expo, Egyptair to Launch New Flights

The Egyptian Tourism Authority together with the country’s national carrier Egyptair were present at the 32nd Philoxenia fair held in Thessaloniki, promoting Egypt and its tourism offerings.

Astir Palace Marks End of An Era with Barak Obama Athens Stay

US President Barak Obama was just one more VIP added to the long list of “very important” guests of the legendary Astir Palace located along the Athenian Riviera.

Greece @ WTM London 2016 – Photo Report by the Greek Travel Pages (GTP)

Greece received messages of confidence from the British travel market during the 37th World Travel Market (WTM), held November 7-9 on the fairgrounds of ExCeL in London.
Posted On 17 Nov 2016

WTM 2016: Minister Kountoura Underlines Importance of Safe and Seamless Travel

Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura recently echoed the sentiments of UNWTO Secretary-General Taleb Rifai that tourism brings people together and plays a key role in building peace.
Posted On 14 Nov 2016

WTM 2016: New Flights to Greece in Summer 2017

A number of new flight routes from the UK to popular destinations in Greece are expected to launch for summer 2017, according to information provided at the World Travel Market (WTM) London.
Posted On 08 Nov 2016

Greece’s Tourism Ministry to Get Upgrade

The tourism ministry in Greece is set to be upgraded into an independent entity following two Presidential Decrees signed by Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras recently believed to be paving the way for an upcoming government reshuffle.
Posted On 02 Nov 2016

Key Tourism Figures 2016: Elena Kountoura, Minister of Tourism

As we develop new thematic tourist products based on our country’s unique competitive advantages, we are more ready than ever to attract tourism 365 days a year.

Greek Ministry, Central Bank Differ on Tourism Revenue Figures

Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura recently expressed her concern over figures released by the Bank of Greece that appear to be different to the ministry's findings.
Posted On 26 Oct 2016

Minister Kountoura in Dubai for Women Leaders Meet

Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura represented Greece at the 18th Global Women In Leadership (WIL) Economic Forum, which took place in Dubai recently.
Posted On 26 Oct 2016

Greece to Participate in Expo 2020 Dubai

Greece has signed a letter of intent, confirming that it has joined the countries that have signed up to participate in Expo 2020 Dubai.
Posted On 25 Oct 2016

Kountoura Looks to Attract More Tourists from the U.S. to Greece

Aiming to attract more tourists to Greece from the United States, Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura met and exchanged views with American political figures during her recent visit to Las Vegas to attend the sixth IMEX America trade show.
Posted On 24 Oct 2016

Minister Kountoura Teams Up With Athens Mayor for 365 Days of Tourism in Greek Capital

Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura is teaming up with Athens Mayor Giorgos Kaminis to give the Greek capital stronger promotion in 2017 and strengthen its image as a year-round destination.
Posted On 17 Oct 2016