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Greece and Iran Strengthen Tourism Ties

Iranian airline Mahan Air has announced it will operate two flights a week to Athens in May and is also considering the launch of direct flights to Crete and Thessaloniki.
Posted On 20 Feb 2015

Thessaloniki Nominated for ‘InterRail Destination of the Year Award 2015’

Northern Greece's Thessaloniki has been included in a shortlist of 15 of some of Europe's most-loved cities to run for the title of "InterRail Destination of the Year Award 2015".
Posted On 20 Feb 2015

Thessaloniki Hotels Hope for Better Year

The increase of leisure tourists, the significant rise in overnight stays and the low revenue per available rooms, summarizes Thessaloniki's tourism performance in 2014, the Thessaloniki Hotels Association informed during its customary cutting of the Vasilopita (Greek New Year’s...
Posted On 19 Feb 2015

Ryanair Announces New Routes, Finds Athens Airport Charges ‘Too High’

Irish low cost carrier Ryanair yesterday announced "strong bookings" on its six new Athens Summer 2015 routes to Bratislava, Brussels, Budapest, Rome, Santorini and Warsaw.
Posted On 17 Feb 2015

Swiss Air Shows Confidence in Greece, Plans to Increase Flight Capacity

Switzerland's national airline Swiss Air is planning to increase flight capacity to Greece by 297 percent this summer.
Posted On 17 Feb 2015

Greece is the Word in Sweden After Grekland Panorama Steals the Show

Greece, its products, its culture, its gastronomy and its diverse tourist offerings took Sweden by storm on February 13-15, when some 11,000 visitors flocked to the 2nd Grekland Panorama, which took place at Stockholm’s Ericsson Globe, making it one of the largest tourism expos...
Posted On 17 Feb 2015

Kalamata Airport Launches 18 New International Connections

Kalamata Airport will connect 18 new international destinations with the central Peloponnese, the municipality announced last week.
Posted On 16 Feb 2015

Tourism in Thessaloniki Enjoys Increase in Overnights but Revenue is Weak

Thessaloniki, Greece’s second largest city, saw double digit growth in overnight stays by 16.75 percent last year compared to 2013.
Posted On 13 Feb 2015

Larissa to Follow Tourism Strategy of Halkidiki

The tourism strategy of Halkidiki has attracted the attention of professionals from Larissa, the capital and largest city of the Thessaly region, who are interested in creating a similar model to promote their destination to a wider audience.
Posted On 13 Feb 2015

Alt. Minister Kountoura Outlines Priorities for Greek Tourism

“Tourism for All” is Greece's basic philosophy for tourism, Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura said during the debate on the government's policy statements in Parliament.
Posted On 12 Feb 2015

Greece Hotel Rates Rise Up to 11% for Carnival

Greek hotels have increased their prices ahead of the Carnival season, according to trivago.com’s pricing index released earlier this week.
Posted On 12 Feb 2015

Sweden Goes Greek This Week @ 2nd Grekland Panorama

Greece, its products, its culture, its gastronomy and its diverse tourist offerings take Sweden by storm on February 13-15, when the 2nd Grekland Panorama kicks off at Stockholm’s Ericsson Globe.
Posted On 06 Feb 2015

Spiros Pengas takes on Thessaloniki Tourism Portfolio

Spiros Pengas, Deputy Mayor for Tourism and International Relations and Council Member of the Municipality of Thessaloniki, has been appointed by Thessaloniki Mayor Yiannis Boutaris to take over all responsibilities concerning tourism issues.
Posted On 05 Feb 2015

Thessaloniki Mayor Named in World’s Top 10

Thessaloniki Mayor Yiannis Boutaris joins the ranks of the best mayors around the globe as he was named one of the top 10 awardees for the 2014 World Mayor Prize.
Posted On 03 Feb 2015

Mouzenidis Group Expands into Hungary

The Mouzenidis Group launched its new offices in central Budapest on January 28, as part of its ongoing expansion strategy, offering Hungarian holidaymakers the chance to get to know Greece better through comprehensive travel experiences.
Posted On 02 Feb 2015

Thessaloniki Hoteliers Eye Potential of Turkey Tourists at EMITT

Set on tapping into the growing potential of incoming tourism from Turkey, the Thessaloniki Hotels Association (THA) participated in this year’s EMITT 2015, which took place last weekend at the Tuyap Exhibition Center in Istanbul.
Posted On 27 Jan 2015

TCB Promotes Thessaloniki as MICE Destination at B2B Event in Slovenia

The Thessaloniki Convention Bureau (TCB) introduced Thessaloniki as a destination ideal for holding conferences and events at the seventh Conventa, a leading B2B event in the South East European region area that took place recently in Ljubljana, Slovenia.
Posted On 26 Jan 2015

airBaltic to Launch Routes from Riga to Thessaloniki and Rhodes in Summer 2015

airBaltic, Latvia's national airline, has announced new routes connecting Riga with Thessaloniki and Rhodes as of this June.
Posted On 23 Jan 2015

‘National Geographic’ Casts Spotlight on Greek Culinary Offerings

Greek food, the Mediterranean Diet and eating traditions are taking center stage in a series of National Geographic food tour/travel features, bringing Greece into the international spotlight as a prime culinary tourism destination.
Posted On 22 Jan 2015

Thessaloniki Tourism Offerings Attract Austrians

Promoting the northern port city of Thessaloniki as a leading city break through its history, entertainment, gastronomy and culture, was the aim of the Thessaloniki Hotels Association’s (THA) participation in Austria’s annual Ferien-Messe Wein show, which ran on January 15-18 in...
Posted On 20 Jan 2015