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Greece, Iran Discuss Closer Cooperation in Tourism

Last week a delegation of representatives from Greece’s tourism sector, headed by the secretary general of the Greek National Tourism Organisation (GNTO), Dimitris Tryfonopoulos, paid an official two-day visit to Tehran, Iran, aiming to establish closer cooperation between the...
Posted On 01 Feb 2016

Greece Looks to Strengthen Tourism Ties with Korea

Greek Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura and Ambassador of Republic of Korea Mr Ahn Young-Jip have expressed their willingness to boost bilateral cooperation in the tourism field.
Posted On 27 Jan 2016

Greece Eyes Tourism Ties with Iran

The Secretary General of the Greek National Tourism Organisation (GNTO) Dimitris Tryfonopoulos will lead a delegation of representatives from Greece's tourism sector to Tehran, Iran, on January 28-29 to strengthen ties and explore potential partnership opportunities.
Posted On 22 Jan 2016

Greece’s Tourism Minister Kountoura Meets Spain’s Queen Letizia

Greek Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura on Wednesday met with Queen Letizia of Spain during the opening ceremony of the 36th International Tourism Trade Fair FITUR at Feria de Madrid.
Posted On 20 Jan 2016

Greece to Push for Tourism Season Extension in 2016

Extending Greece's tourism season from March 1 to November 30 will be a top priority for the Tourism Ministry and the GNTO in 2016.
Posted On 22 Dec 2015

Greek Tourism Expo Takes Sector a Step Further

One-hundred hosted buyers from 25 countries talked tourism and more in over 3,800 Β2Β meetings during the 2nd Greek Tourism Expo held in Athens earlier this month.

Thessaloniki Hoteliers Eye Netherlands Market, Visit Amsterdam

As part of its ongoing strategy to expand to new markets, the Thessaloniki Hotels Association (THA) visited Amsterdam, last week, to participate in promotional events and workshops with the aim to present the region and its offerings to local tourism professionals.

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