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Patra, Western Greece, Named ‘European Destination of Excellence’

Patra, located in the Region of Western Greece, has been honored with the European Destinations of Excellence (EDEN) 2016/2017 accolade.

Mythos Beach Resort Certified with Travelife Gold Award

The Mythos Beach Resort on Rhodes was recently awarded the Travelife Gold Certification for its excellent performance in managing its social and environmental impacts.

Kountoura to Discuss ‘Overtourism’ at 2017 UNWTO/WTM Ministers’ Summit

Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura will discuss the challenges of "overtourism" at the UNWTO/WTM Ministers’ Summit at WTM London.

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.

Greece-led OECD Meeting Urges Sustainable, Social Inclusive Tourism Practices

Greece chaired the 100th session of the OECD Tourism Committee meeting that focused on “ecologically sustainable and socially inclusive” tourism.

Too Many Tourists Causing Disruption, Europeans Getting Fed Up

Residents at cities across Europe are telling tourists to go home after the massive inflows of travelers are making life a burden at many destinations.

TUI Project Aims to Establish Crete as Sustainable Food Destination

The island of Crete is taking its first steps to becoming a sustainable food destination in accordance to an ongoing project by the TUI Care Foundation.

‘Olympia Golden Beach’ Certified with Travelife Gold Award

The Olympia Golden Beach Resort & Spa once again received the Travelife Gold Award for applying and further promoting sustainable development practices.

Tziallas Presents Plan on Greek Islands’ Tourism Development

Secretary General for Tourism Policy and Development Georgios Tziallas presented plans to support tourism on the islands, during the OAEN General Assembly.

New Tourism Investment in Messinia by Costa Navarino Team

TEMES SA plans to invest some 250 million euros to expand Costa Navarino with the construction of an additional five-star hotel, furnished villas and an 18-hole golf course.

1st Int’l Western Silk Road Workshop in Greece Paves Way for Synergies in Tourism

Representatives from 33 countries exchanged best practices on how to advance the contribution of tourism to sustainable development goals, during the 1st International Western Silk Road Workshop in Alexandroupolis, northeastern Greece.

Outgoing WTTC President Calls for a Sustainable World

Under the motto, “Is it Too Much to Ask?”, the World Travel & Tourism Council launched an awareness campaign, focusing on tourism and sustainable practices.

Tourists in Greece Should Expect Authentic Experiences this Year

"Greece is really the trend... Greece is experiencing a renaissance", according to Thomas Ellerbeck, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the TUI Care Foundation.

TUI: Crete to Become Model Destination for Sustainable Food on Holiday

The TUI Care Foundation and Futouris have launched a joint project on Crete that aims to link the most important economic factors of the Greek island - tourism and agriculture.

Geoparks Models for Sustainable Tourism Growth, Catalyst for Change

Tourism development means protecting natural resources by ensuring that local populations gain appreciation of and benefit from their geological heritage.

ITB Berlin Convention 2017 to Focus on Geopolitical Crises, Artificial Intelligence, Travel Safety

All the latest topics ranging from geopolitical crises and disasters to artificial intelligence will be discussed at the ITB Berlin Convention in March at Messe Berlin in Germany.

Heraklion Chamber Taps into Culinary Heritage for Sustainable Tourism

The Heraklion Chamber of Commerce and Industry on Crete, has approved funds for the region’s participation in the Regional Culinary Heritage Europe network’s MEDFEST program which taps into local culinary tradition for the creation of sustainable tourist destinations.

Building Sustainability in the Spotlight of GSTC European Regional Meeting 2016

The GSTC European Regional Meeting in Athens, Greece, took place on 23-24 November 2016, with 200 participants, including many GSTC members and GSTC Board members, coming from 16 countries.

Mitsis Hotels Awarded with Eco-label ‘Green Key’

All 17 luxury member hotels of the Mitsis group have been awarded with the eco-label "Green Key" certification.

Call for Abstracts: CEST2017 – 15th International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology

The organizing and scientific committees of the 15th International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology (CEST2017), to take place on Rhodes, has announced the call for abstracts.