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‘Gifts from Greece’ Initiative at ITB to Woo LGBT Travelers

A new project named "Gifts from Greece" has kicked off and involves a series of international promotional activities to draw in the LGBT crowd to Greece.

Destsetters Photo Project Captures Rainbow Rome by Lens

As part of its ongoing strategy to reach out to niche travel markets, Destsetters teamed up with acclaimed photographer Christos Drazos to promote Rome as a dynamic gay & lesbian travel market, while at the same time focusing on luxury, gastronomy and wellness offerings.

ITB 2015: Athens Gains Ground as Top Tourism Pick for Travellers of All Tastes

Whether it’s traditional markets like Germany or new markets like Central and Eastern Europe, Athens is gaining ground as a leading tourism destination thanks to the joint efforts of the Athens Convention & Visitors Bureau (ACVB), the municipal Development and Tourism Promotion...
Posted On 11 Mar 2015

Top 10 Least Gay-Friendly Travel Destinations In The World

An online travel agency based in the UK and a NGO fighting for LGBT rights globally, has compiled a list of what it believes to be the least friendly holiday destinations for the LGBT community.
Posted On 28 Feb 2014

Gay Friendly Greek Hotels Go To WTM 2013

Gay friendly Greek and Cypriot prestigious hotels will be promoted to the International LGBT travel market at this year's World Travel Market in London (4-7 November).
Posted On 24 Oct 2013
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Athens Tourism Could Benefit From Niche Markets

Over 100 Greek tourism professionals in Athens gained insight last week on the growing markets of youth/student travel and gay travel and how they could attract more visitors from these niche markets to the Greek capital.
Posted On 29 Apr 2013

Greece among most popular Gay Tourism hotspots for 2013

“Talk of the Eurozone crisis has not deterred LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) travelers who have pushed Greece up the rankings to appear in the top ten most desired gay destinations globally,” according to Out Now Business Class (www.OutNowBusinessClass.com), the...
Posted On 10 Sep 2012

GNTO Joins Forces With Thessaloniki

Destination Thessaloniki is preparing a dynamic promotion and marketing campaign for 2012 with a new business plan and brand strategy, according to the northern city’s mayor and president of the Thessaloniki Tourism Organization, Yiannis Boutaris.
Posted On 01 Mar 2012

Greece Promoted Via Gay Segment At FITUR 2012

Santorini, Chalkidiki, Thessaloniki, Mykonos, Paros, Folegandros, Crete and Andros were introduced last month as destinations with ideal hotels for gay and lesbian tourists at this year’s international tourism trade fair FITUR, held in Madrid, Spain.
Posted On 01 Feb 2012

Thessaloniki City Open To Gay Travelers

Homo Evolution’s Nikos Sofianos (marketing director), Giannis Papagiannopoulos (president) and Simon Vasiliadis (project manager) with IGLTA Ambassador to Greece, Orhideea Rosu, at the gay tourism and entrepreneurship conference held recently at the Les Lazaristes hotel in...
Posted On 01 Jan 2012

Thessaloniki Opens To Influential Gay Community

“Thessaloniki is a city that does not discriminate and is friendly to all who wish to visit,” Thessaloniki Mayor Yiannis Boutaris said at a recent conference on gay tourism and entrepreneurship held in the northern Greek city.
Posted On 01 Jan 2012

Chalkidiki Hoteliers Approach Gay Travel Market

The Halkidiki Hotel Association recently organized a four-day fam trip to Chalkidiki and Thessaloniki for gay German journalists in an attempt to approach the gay travel market.
Posted On 01 Oct 2011

Greece Falls Out Of Favor With Gay Tourists

0 0 0 1 01shares“Gay and lesbian tourists, who for years flocked to the islands of Mykonos and Lesbos, have removed Greece from their list of favorite destinations because of discrimination,” a survey by Amsterdam-based OutNow Consulting said recently. According to the OutNow...
Posted On 01 Oct 2011

Greece Outshined Competitors at ITB

For the first time in memory, Greece held its head high at a world travel exhibition and showed the world its capabilities. The Greek pavilion, with its avid colors, wide-open spaces, and design continuity, outshone its Mediterranean competitors, not only with its design but also...
Posted On 01 Apr 2005

Full House Expected at This Year’s ITB

If you have yet to make arrangements to attend the International Tourism Exchange ITB Berlin, which runs from 11 to 15 March on the Berlin Exhibition Grounds and in the ICC Berlin, the chances are you'll be staying home.
Posted On 01 Mar 2005