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Eastern Macedonia-Thrace Region Invests in Year-round Tourism

On the back of a positive trend in tourist traffic for 2017, the Eastern Macedonia-Thrace Region expects to achieve even stronger results by extending the tourism season.

IHTC: Medical Tourism to Greece Can Bring in $2bn in Next Three Years

Revenue from medical tourism to Greece can reach $2bn in the next three years, according to International Health Tourism Center (IHTC) head George Patoulis.

Greece and Japan Look to Enhance Tourism Cooperation

Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura and Japan's Ambassador to Greece Yasuhiro Shimizu discussed ways to boost bilateral tourism cooperation.

Kountoura: All-year Tourism to Spur Investments, Create Jobs

Year-round tourism will provide the impetus for investments, Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura said during the Capital + Vision 2017 conference recently held in Athens.

Greek Thematic Tourism Projects to Get ‘Interreg’ Funding

Greek thematic tourism projects are to receive funding through the EU’s Interreg V (Greece-Cyprus 2014-2020) program.

Emirates Supports ASTA Destination EXPO 2018 in Athens

Emirates will support and sponsor the ASTA Destination Expo 2018, the annual international conference of the American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA), to be held in Athens in April.

Greece Top Choice for French Travelers, 2018 Pre-bookings up by 10%

Greece is among the top three destination choices for French holidaymakers with the number of arrivals in 2017 up by 15 percent compared to 2016.
Posted On 28 Sep 2017

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.

Which Greek Tourism Businesses are Eligible for Subsidies

Investors seeking to launch tourism businesses can benefit from subsidies of up to 200,000 euros, as part of a a new NSRF program.

Lesvos Day Event Explores Ways to Restore Island Image, Spur Tourism

Ways to revive tourism in the North Aegean Region and specifically on the island of Lesvos were the focus of an event held recently in Mytilini.

Greece Submits Candidacy for UNWTO Executive Council Position

Greece has submitted its application to occupy one of the seats allocated to the Executive Council of the UNWTO for the years 2018 – 2021.
Posted On 08 Jun 2017

Ministry Joins Forces with Greek Island Representatives to Boost Tourism

The Tourism Ministry is focusing on actions to boost tourism on Greek islands that experienced a string of negative publicity due to refugee flows.
Posted On 21 Mar 2017

Tourism Awards 2017 Getting Ready To Honor the Best in Greece

"An experience worth sharing": The Tourism Awards 2017 awards ceremony will take place on Tuesday, March 21, at the Athenaeum InterContinental hotel.
Posted On 13 Mar 2017

Greece has Potential to be Frontrunner in Sustainable Tourism Development

Greece has the potential to be a frontrunner in sustainable tourism development in the coming years, according to UNWTO Secretary-General Taleb Rifai.
Posted On 06 Mar 2017

‘Technology Essential for Greek Tourism Growth’, Minister Kountoura Talks Tech

Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura recently presented the ministry's plans to invest in new innovative technologies to develop tourism in Greece.
Posted On 29 Nov 2016

Greece: Upward Battle for North Aegean Island Tourism

Regional authorities in the North Aegean region are expressing their concerns over the decreased numbers of tourists visiting the islands as a result of the ongoing influx of refugees there and the negative media coverage.
Posted On 05 Aug 2016

‘Strategic Tourism Partners’ Greece and Russia Sign Agreement

The Greek Tourism Ministry and Russia’s Federal Tourism Agency (Rostourism) recently signed an agreement to encourage mutual tourist flow.
Posted On 31 May 2016

Greece Looks to Develop Framework for Medical Tourism Products

The Tourism Ministry is joining forces with the University of Patras and the regions of Western Greece and the Peloponnese to establish a framework to develop and market national medical tourism products.
Posted On 13 Apr 2016

Greek Tourism Ministry Calls for Cooperation on Refugee ‘Hotspots’

The Greek Tourism Ministry on Thursday invited local authorities to cooperate for the smooth operation of identification centres, the so-called hotspots, on the Aegean islands where migrants and refugees are disembarking.
Posted On 04 Feb 2016

BTPF Athens 2015: Third Greek Business Travel Professionals Forum Announced

This December and for the third year, hotels, major companies and tourism organizations will meet up in Athens at the 3rd Business Travel Professionals Forum (BTPF) held by Simple Way of Tourism (SWOT).
Posted On 21 Sep 2015