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UNWTO Projects a Positive 2016 for Tourism in Greece

UNWTO Secretary-General Taleb Rifai on Thursday expressed the confidence of the organization in the continued growth of the tourism sector in Greece.
Posted On 17 Mar 2016

ITB 2016 – SETE says Greece could See 1.5 Million more Tourists this Year

Greek tourism could see an increase of some 1.5 million more tourists and around 800 million more revenue this year if the refugee crisis is addressed effectively, according to the president of the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE), Andreas Andreadis.
Posted On 09 Mar 2016

Greece: New Tourism Action Plan to Support Islands Struggling with Refugee Influx

Greece has announced a tourism action plan in view of the new season, which sets out a series of actions required in order to strengthen market share, secure revenue growth and assist the country's islands that are under pressure due to refugee flows.
Posted On 04 Mar 2016

‘Discover Greece’ Invites Travellers to Win their Dream Holiday in Greece

Discover Greece is giving travellers from around the world the opportunity to make their dream holiday in Greece a reality through its new "Dream Up Summer" campaign!
Posted On 24 Feb 2016

EU Threatens to Oust Greece from Schengen Zone

Greece may be kicked out of the Schengen zone which allows passport free travel within the EU after the Commission said on Wednesday that the country was failing to secure its borders.

Refugee Crisis Uncovers EU’s True Unity as Partners Put Pressure on Greece Alone

While thousands of refugees fleeing war continue to make their way to Greek shores in efforts to make a better home for themselves in Europe, the EU is playing hot potato.
Posted On 26 Jan 2016

Greek Airport Manager Fraport Busy with 4-year Expansion Plan

Works are set to get under way across the network of 14 regional airports that Frankfurt-based transport company Fraport took over late last year in a privatization deal that brought a total of 1.2 billion euros to Greek state coffers.
Posted On 25 Jan 2016

Calls for a Nobel Prize to the Greeks for Compassion Soar

An online petition calling for this year’s Nobel Prize to be awarded to the Greeks for their hands-on demonstration of compassion and sacrifice to the thousands of refugees seeking a brighter future through Greece, has garnered more than 303,000 signatures thus far.
Posted On 25 Jan 2016

Ikaria’s ‘Seychelles’ Among World’s Most Magical Hidden Beaches

Seychelles Beach on Ikaria has been included on a list of the 10 most magical hidden beaches "where you’ll find peace and perhaps just one or two other people", compiled by the UK's Stylist magazine.
Posted On 19 Jan 2016

USA Today: Greek Islands Among Best Destinations for Solo Travel

The Greek islands are among the best destinations for solo trips in 2016, to meet new people and gain some independence, according to a feature published in USA Today on Sunday.
Posted On 18 Jan 2016

Give the Greeks a Nobel Prize for Humanity, Vote Now

For the hands-on demonstration of compassion in the ongoing refugee crisis, activist group Avaaz invites you to vote so that the Greek islanders and volunteers be nominated for this year's Nobel Prize in Peace.

Yahoo Lists Top Cruise Destinations, Greece a Favorite

Cruise travel is becoming a big business and all the more travelers are now keen on boarding a luxury liner and seeing the world.

Frontex Launches Operation ‘Poseidon Rapid Intervention’ in Greece

Frontex, the EU border agency, initiated on Monday the deployment of 293 officers and 15 vessels to the Greek islands as part of a new operation called "Poseidon Rapid Intervention" after Greece requested additional assistance at its external borders in the Aegean earlier this month.
Posted On 29 Dec 2015

Greece Signs Airports Deal with Fraport-Copelouzos

Τhe 40-year concession agreement between the Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund (TAIPED) and the consortium of Fraport AG-Copelouzos for the upgrade, maintenance, management and operation of 14 Greek regional airports was signed on Monday.
Posted On 14 Dec 2015

Easyjet to Launch Routes from Rhodes, Mykonos to European Cities in 2016

Low-cost carrier EasyJet on Tuesday announced the addition of three new routes connecting the Greek islands of Rhodes and Mykonos to European cities as of next summer.
Posted On 25 Nov 2015

WTM 2015: Ios – Magic of Tourism is All About Giving

For the authorities on the Cycladic island of Ios, the best way to get things done was to hire a consulting agency which would offer the knowhow and the connections to bring Ios into the spotlight, Angela Fakou representing the Ios Municipality Tourism Committee, told the Greek...
Posted On 09 Nov 2015

WTM 2015: US Wholesaler Tourico Holidays Adds Greek Islands to ‘Sun & Sea’ Portfolio

The Greek islands are among the Eastern Mediterranean vacation destinations that US global travel wholesaler Tourico Holidays has entered for the first time.
Posted On 06 Nov 2015

First Group of Greek Islands to See VAT Hike Announced

Rhodes, Santorini, Mykonos, Naxos, Paros and Skiathos are the first Greek islands that will lose a special value-added-tax status - a 30 percent reduced implementation of all VAT rates - as of October 1.
Posted On 28 Sep 2015

Syriza’s Policy for Greek Tourism

Prior to the elections of September 20, the leftist Syriza party said that if elected, it would introduce a tourism policy in Greece that will include a fair tax system, the establishment of a Tourism Chamber, support to domestic production and assistance to the sector’s small...
Posted On 21 Sep 2015

The Greek Islands are Voted ‘World’s Best’ in Condé Nast Traveller Awards

The Greek islands were announced as this year's best in the world at the annual Condé Nast Traveller Readers’ Travel Awards.
Posted On 07 Sep 2015