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Second Greek Tourism Expo Kicks Off

One-hundred hosted buyers, 3,800 Β2Β meetings and 200 sector-wide exhibitors will get together this weekend to talk tourism and more at the 2nd International Greek Tourism Expo to be inaugurated at the Metropolitan Expo by Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura on Friday,...
Posted On 03 Dec 2015

Rent a Home Legal in Greece

Greek homeowners can now rent out their houses for temporary use without being required to obtain a special operations label following an amendment made to the law last month abolishing rental terms.
Posted On 30 Nov 2015

Philoxenia 2015 Wrap Up – Photo Report by the Greek Travel Pages (GTP)

Among the largest sector events in Greece, the Philoxenia - Hotelia - Polis fairs this year jointly held on November 12-15 in Thessaloniki, won over the crowds, reporting a 17 percent increase in participation for 2015 with the number of foreign buyers up by 39 percent for...

GNTO Germany Builds Up Greece as All-Season Destination

As part of its ongoing strategy to extend the tourism season and promote Greece as an all-year destination, the Germany branch of the Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) presented “Greece - A Journey through the Four Seasons” during a recent event organized by German tour...
Posted On 17 Nov 2015

Dimitris Tryfonopoulos Appointed New GNTO Secretary General

Dimitris Tryfonopoulos has been appointed as the new Secretary General of the Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO).
Posted On 13 Nov 2015

Greece @ WTM 2015 – Photo Report by the Greek Travel Pages (GTP)

Greek tourism is expected to enjoy further growth in 2016 it was understood during the 36th World Travel Market (WTM), held November 2-5 on the fairgrounds of ExCeL–London. The WTM is the leading global event for the travel industry.
Posted On 11 Nov 2015

WTM 2015: Greek Alt. Minister Kountoura Talks Tourism in the UK

Greek tourism's opportunities for developing new products and destinations and for expanding the season were among the main topics Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura focused on during her meetings with leading UK tour operators on the sidelines of this week's World Travel...
Posted On 05 Nov 2015

Greece to Roll Out its Best at WTM London 2015

Greece will attend the World Travel Market (WTM) in London, the leading global and must-attend four-day business-to-business exhibition for the worldwide travel and tourism industry. WTM 2015 will open its doors on Monday, 2 November, at ExCeL – London and run until Thursday, 5...

ABTA Members Party ‘Greek Style’ at Costa Navarino

The Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) went all out and gave British travel agents an event to remember at the host party held on the sidelines of the ABTA 2015 Travel Convention at Costa Navarino on Tuesday night.
Posted On 14 Oct 2015

Greece Strengthens Ties with French Market at B2B Expo in Paris

Greece's Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura was recently in France and attended the country's leading international B2B tourism exhibition IFTM Top Resa 2015 to strengthen Greek-French relations and build partnerships for the launch of new agreements.
Posted On 02 Oct 2015

UNESCO May Help Support Tourism on Lesvos

The possibilities of supporting the tourism side of Lesvos through the UNESCO network were explored on Tuesday during a meeting held at the Tourism Ministry in Athens.
Posted On 29 Sep 2015

Two Greek Islands Hit By Refugee Influx to Receive Extra Tourism Promotion

The Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) on Thursday announced the formation of tourism working groups on Kos and Lesvos to help boost the image of both islands in markets abroad.
Posted On 17 Sep 2015

Greece Collects Int’l Tourism Film Awards for its ‘Eternal Journey’

Greece's promotional film “Greek Tourism. An eternal journey” has counted three wins at three prestigious international tourism film festivals, held under the auspices of CIFFT, the International Committee of Tourism Film Festivals.
Posted On 09 Sep 2015

#LifeOnIos Project: Introducing a New Destination Marketing Concept – Interview with Simon Lewis of Travel Concept Solution

Simon Lewis, the founder of marketing agency Travel Concept Solution, talks to GTP about the promotional and rebranding campaign #LifeOnIos that took social media by storm in July and gives his opinion on where the Greek travel industry needs to improve.
Posted On 08 Sep 2015

GNTO’s #lovingreece Social Media Campaign Deemed a Success

Greek and foreign social media users warmly embraced the call to support Greece in the #lovingreece campaign, launched by the Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) in July.
Posted On 01 Sep 2015

Ancient Olympia Meet to Explore Intercultural Dialogue

Achieving intercultural dialogue will be the subject of an international conference to be held at Ancient Olympia on September 1-6 under the title: “The Need for a Constructive Dialogue Between Peoples and Cultures and the Olympic Idea”, e-typos reports.

Happening Now: #GreekSummer – New National Campaign to Boost Bookings to Greece

A new national communication campaign, which highlights Greece's actual image and aims to boost last minute bookings to the country, has been launched.
Posted On 22 Jul 2015

GNTO: Greek Tourism Shows Resilience Despite Challenges

Greek tourism may be facing challenges these days, but is showing exceptional resilience, the Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) said in a statement on Friday.
Posted On 10 Jul 2015

July ‘Massive’ LuxurIOS Project Brings Insiders’ Insight to Ios

The Cycladic island of Ios will be hosting the experimental “Travel Massive Island Unconference” on July 18-26, bringing together tourism sector professionals to collaborate and share ideas on how to make a positive impact and to explore the island’s sustainable future.
Posted On 17 Jun 2015

GNTO: Efforts Needed for Greece to Top ‘Blue Flag’ Beach List

Greece next year can top the Blue Flag quality award list if efforts are made by both local authorities and tourism professionals, according to the president of the Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO), Elissavet Hatzinikolaou.
Posted On 14 May 2015