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Philoxenia, Hotelia Expos Bring the Crowds to Thessaloniki

The 33rd edition of the International Tourism Exhibition "Philoxenia", held in parallel with the Hotelia show, attracted more than 20,000 visitors to Thessaloniki.

Fraport Greece Aiming for Direct Flights from Asian, Arab Markets

Riding the momentum of growing tourist flows, Fraport Greece aims to boost direct flights from Asian and Arab markets to Thessaloniki airport.

Greece Welcomes a 100% Rise in Indian Travelers

The number of Indian travelers choosing Greece as a tourism destination this year shot up by more than 100 percent compared to 2016.

Philoxenia, Hotelia Tourism Shows to Welcome the Crowds Nov. 10-12

The 33rd Philoxenia and Hotelia tourism and hospitality sector shows, will welcome hundreds of participants and visitors in Thessaloniki during November 10-12.

Diane Kochilas Sets the Greek Table on US Public Television

The sights, sounds and tastes of Greece will travel to the US with "My Greek Table” set to air on American Public Television on October 6.

Greece-Russia Tourism Year Takes Off

Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura and Russian Alternate Culture Minister Alla Manilova recently inaugurated the Greece-Russia Year of Tourism 2017-2018.

Fam Trips, Foreign Productions Promoting Aegean Isles

Foreign show productions and fam trips for bloggers, journalists and tour operators are keeping the Aegean islands in the spotlight.

Amorgos’ Yperia 2017 Convention to Discuss Benefits of Film Tourism for Greece

The benefits of film tourism for Greece will be discussed during the 15th Amorgos International Convention on Culture and Tourism - “Yperia 2017” in October.

Athens Flying Week 2017 to Host Aviation Meet, Excite with Super Stunts

Greece’s biggest air event - the Tanagra International Air Show 2017 - is ready for take-off on September 16-17 as part of the 6th Athens Flying Week (AFW).

‘Santorini Experience’ 2017 Attracts Top Athletes – Schedule Announced

All is set for Greece to host the 3rd “Santorini Experience”, one of the top sports tourism events due to take place on October 6-8, 2017, on Santorini.

Levy on Short-term Rentals to Boost Greek State Coffers by €48 million

Annual income earned from Airbnb-style rentals is set to be taxed up to 45 percent, boosting state coffers by some 48 million euros in 2018.
Posted On 25 Jul 2017

#MyBlue: Are You in Love With the Sea? Share the Feeling!

#MyBlue, a new Greek campaign running on social media, has been launched to raise awareness about our connection with the ocean and the need to protect it.
Posted On 18 Jul 2017

‘Athens Marathon. The Authentic’ Named Top Event of the Year

“Athens Marathon. The Authentic” recently received four distinctions at the “Event Awards 2017”, including the “Event of the Year” award.

‘Patmos Revelation’: Greek Sacred Island Gets Ready for First Sports Tourism Event!

In less than two weeks runners and swimmers will gather on Patmos in Greece to participate in the sacred island's first sports tourism event “Patmos Revelation”!
Posted On 22 Jun 2017

Tourism Strategy Takes Center Stage in Kountoura-SETE Talks

Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura met with the newly elected board of the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) to discuss joint strategies.

Kourneta Highlights Growing Role of Social Media in Greek Tourism

New technologies and social media have contributed to Greece's promotion as a year round destination, according to secretary general for tourism, Evridiki Kourneta.

Tourism Ministry Announces New GNTO Secretary General

Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura has appointed Konstantinos Tsegas, attorney at the Supreme Court of Greece, as the new Secretary General of the Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO).

GNTO Campaign Promotes Greece via Russia, India Media

Greek destinations will be showcased on Russian and Indian media, as part of efforts of the GNTO to promote Greece to more markets abroad.

Aqua Vista Hotels Presents Growing Portfolio to US Market at 1st Greek Panorama

Professionals, residents and tourists in New York City were introduced to Aqua Vista Hotels' hospitality concept and extensive portfolio of hotels, during the 1st Greek Panorama exhibition, which took place May 11-13 at Grand Central Station in Manhattan.
Posted On 19 May 2017

Greek Gov’t Can Collect Up to €48m in 2018 by Taxing Airbnb-style Rentals

A total of 48 million euros is estimated to go into Greek state coffers in 2018 according to a document released, revealing a set of 140 EU requirements Greece must implement.