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Commission Urged to Adopt a European Tourism Strategy

Tourism industry professionals, MEPs and regional authorities are urging the European Commission to adopt a comprehensive European tourism strategy.

New Program to Promote Europe as Tourism Destination to China and the US

Europe is launching a program of matchmaking events to promote itself as a tourism destination to the target markets of China and the US.
Posted On 17 Jul 2017

Thessaloniki Tourism Organization’s Website to ‘Speak’ Chinese

The website of the Thessaloniki Tourism Organization will be translated in Chinese, in order to facilitate visitors traveling from China to the northern Greek city.

Greece Called to Apply EU Rules for Passengers Traveling by Sea

The European Commission has requested for Greece to fully apply European Union rules on the rights of passengers traveling by sea in the EU.
Posted On 13 Jul 2017

New EU Travel System Causes Concerns About Fundamental Rights

The EU Agency for Fundamental Rights has expressed concerns regarding the creation of a European Travel Information and Authorisation System.
Posted On 11 Jul 2017

EC Slaps Google with €2.42bn Fine for Breaching EU Antitrust Rules

Internet search engine Google has been slapped with a record 2.42 billion euro fine by EU antitrust regulators for abusing its market dominance.

EC Takes Action for Open and Connected Aviation Markets

In efforts to safeguard competition, facilitate investments and boost efficiency in aviation, the European Commission has announced new measures as part of its Aviation Strategy for Europe.

EC Updates EU Air Safety List, Adds Four Carriers

Four carriers from Nigeria, Ukraine and Zimbabwe were added to the revised EU Air Safety List, while all airlines from Benin and Mozambique were removed.

Greek Bathing Water Quality Top Notch, says European Environment Agency

The European Environment Agency announced that the waters at beaches across Greece meet excellent quality standards and are free from pollutants.

Greek Government Seeks to Upgrade 23 Airports via PPPs

The Greek government aims to prompt public-private partnerships (PPPs) towards the upgrade and modernization of 23 regional airports.

Commission Facilitates State Investment in Ports, Airports with Simpler Rules

The European Commission has simplified rules on state aid in order to facilitate public investments in airports and ports towards job creation and growth.

EU Welcomes US, Canadian Travelers Visa-free

US and Canada nationals traveling to Europe will not need a visa due to the "significant progress achieved during the last year”, the European Commission said.

1st Int’l Western Silk Road Workshop in Greece Paves Way for Synergies in Tourism

Representatives from 33 countries exchanged best practices on how to advance the contribution of tourism to sustainable development goals, during the 1st International Western Silk Road Workshop in Alexandroupolis, northeastern Greece.

Commission to Clamp Down on Tricky Booking Sites

The European Commission and consumer protection authorities are calling on 235 travel-related websites to bring their practices in line with EU consumer legislation or face penalties.

EU Leaders Sign Rome Declaration: ‘Europe is our Common Future’

Celebrating the 60th anniversary of their founding treaty, EU leaders signed the Rome Declaration, which proclaimed "Europe is our common future."
Posted On 25 Mar 2017

Commission: Fraport Greek Airports Deal in Line with EU Law

Greek government agreements with Fraport Greece for the management of 14 regional airports are in accordance with EU law, the European Commission said.

EU Re-adopts Decision to Fine Air Cargo Carriers Over ‘Price-fixing’

The European Commission has re-adopted a cartel decision against 11 air cargo carriers and imposed a fine of some 776 million euros for operating a "price–fixing cartel".
Posted On 17 Mar 2017

Commission Approves Visa Validation at E. Aegean Island Ports

A visa facilitation pilot program that allows non-European Union citizens from Turkish ports to visit select Greek islands has been extended by one year.

All-year Tourism, Innovation on Tziallas’ Commission Agenda

Greek Secretary General for Tourism Policy and Development, Yiorgos Tziallas, recently met with senior officials from the European Commission in Brussels.
Posted On 15 Mar 2017

European Commission Outlines 5 Scenarios for Future of the EU

The European Commission on Wednesday presented a White Paper that outlines five possible paths for the EU to take in the coming years.
Posted On 01 Mar 2017