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Princess Cruises Unveils Name of Fourth Royal-class Ship

Princess Cruises’ fourth Royal-class ship will be named Sky Princess and is scheduled to launch in October 2019 on a series of Mediterranean destinations, including Athens.

Region of Crete to Present Goals of ‘Blueislands’ EU Environmental Project

The main objectives of the European “Blueislands” environmental project will be presented on October 24, during a conference organized by the Region of Crete in Heraklio.

Alonissos Honored as ‘Greek Destination of Environmental Sustainability’

The island of Alonissos topped the preferences of Nordic tourists as a Greek destination of environmental sustainability in a recent survey by tour operator Apollo Travel Group.

Tourism, Technology and Energy Top Greece-Israel Relations

Tourism, technology, energy and transport topped the agenda of talks between Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, who was in Israel on Wednesday, for bilateral talks, with his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu.

Navarino Environmental Observatory in Greece Wins at ‘Ecopolis’ Awards

The Navarino Environmental Observatory (ΝΕΟ) was honored with the award for best "Environmental Project" at the Ecopolis 2015 awards held last week at the Byzantine and Christian Museum in Athens.

Navarino Environmental Observatory: Greek-Swedish Collaboration Continues for Another Five Years

The Navarino Environmental Observatory (ΝΕΟ) will continue its top research on the effects of climate change in the Mediterranean region through the continued collaboration between Stockholm University, the Biomedical Research Foundation of the Academy of Athens (BRFAA) and TEMES...

Summer 2014: Greece Tops Mediterranean Destinations

Six Greek destinations are among the most favorite Mediterranean spots this summer, according to hotel comparison website Trivago.

Orange Cruises Hellas Launches Packages For Greeks For Travel To The Mediterranean, Baltic Countries

The representative of Norwegian Cruise Lines in Greece, Orange Cruises Hellas, has announced the launch of vacation packages for cruises in the Mediterranean and Baltic countries for Greek travelers.

Princess Cruises Annouces 2012 Europe Program

Princess Cruises passengers may have a hard time choosing among next summer’s array of Europe sailings as choices range from timeless cities of the Mediterranean, the splendor of Scandinavia and Russia and the intriguing ports of the continent’s northern reaches. Princess...

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Piraeus Headed Towards Major Revamp

The Cultural Coast of Piraeus project aims to highlight the comparative advantages of Piraeus so the city can once again become a reference point rather than simply a point of transit as it is considered today, according to the Culture and Tourism Ministry.

Thessaloniki To Be Launched As Cruise Destination

Thessaloniki is scheduled to be promoted as a cruise destination through a non-profit organization soon to be established by the city’s port authority, trade association and chamber of commerce and industry, the Greek press said last month.

Greek Hospitality Market Analyzed

Greece cannot compete on a price basis with new destinations under its current hospitality cost structure but the country has the necessary element to reinvent itself, reshape its product, and market itself efficiently in order to maintain the positive publicity and the momentum...

XL Leisure Goes Bust

Britain's third largest package holiday operator XL Leisure Group went bankrupt last month due to high prices for jet fuel and adverse economic conditions.

Athens Hotels After the 2004 Olympics

A report was recently released in regards to the effects the Athens 2004 Olympic Games had on the hotels of the Greek capital.

Cruise Tourism in Greece Begins a New Era

Greece can play a leading role and become a hub for itineraries in the Eastern Mediterranean cruise industry, was the unanimous outlook expressed by all leading representatives of the international cruise industry who attended the recent cruise forum CRUISEinGREECE.

Conference Promises to Promote Cruises in Greece

Yiannis Evangelou, president of the Hellenic Association of Travel & Tourist Agencies (HATTA), asserted that "Greece underestimates the importance of the international cruise industry and unlike all other Mediterranean destinations and has done little in this direction until...

Greek Regions Impress at Paris Exhibition

The Municipality of Alonissos and the periphery of the Ionian Islands recently took part in the five-day "Le Monde a Paris" international tourism exhibition (13/3/08-17/3/08) with positive results. The Municipality of Alonissos, also present at the exhibition last year, had a...

Greece Comes Third as Cruise Port of Call

The European Cruise Council (ECC) and MedCruise recently announced the cruise industry now accounts for more than a quarter of a million jobs in Europe, over 10 billion euros direct expenditure and 15 million visits to European ports, Greece’s ports being the third most popular...

Youtravel.com Sees Great Success in First Year

Online accommodation supplier Youtravel.com is ambitious in 2008 as in its first year of operation -- launched October 2006 -- the Athens-based company received some 70 million euros revenue from hotel bookings only. According to Youtravel.com founder and chief executive, John...