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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.

Greece Looking to Tap into Benefits of Sports Tourism

The Culture Ministry's General Secretariat of Sports is seeking ways to create integrated packages for sport and leisure and promote major athletic events.

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.

UNWTO: Greece Tourism Hits Gold in July

Greece has taken the lead over its rival Spain in terms of tourism performance in the first half of the year, according to the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).

Tourist Flows Still Strong in September for Greece

Summer is still on in Greece this September with hotels fully booked, flights on the rise and cruise travel marking its best month of the year this far.

Electra Metropolis: A Year of Success, Guests and Awards

More than 100,000 visitors and three awards later, the 5-star Electra Metropolis Hotel marks its one-year anniversary with plans to continue winning over the crowds.

Thessaloniki Hoteliers Concerned About Airport Revamp Deadlines

The Thessaloniki Hotels Association (THA) is voicing concerns over the need and timing of upgrade works at the city’s Macedonia Airport and of the completion dates.

Greece a Top Choice for Balkan Travelers

All the more travelers from Balkan countries are opting to vacation in Greece, with arrivals up by 115.6 percent in the 2009-2015 period.
Posted On 29 Aug 2017

Greek Deposit Inflows Slowly Picking Up Pace

Private sector deposits at Greek banks picked up pace in the summer months on back of improved tourism figures and following the third bailout deal.
Posted On 28 Aug 2017

More Turkish Travelers Vacationing on the Greek Islands

The number of travelers from neighboring Turkey to the Greek islands hit a record high in the first half of 2017 up by 50 percent.

Deputy Kos Mayor Urges Support of Local Economy

Ditching the imminent stayover tax is among the measures proposed by Deputy Kos Mayor Euterpe Papachristou to support the island’s economy.

Fully-booked Spain May Bolster Greece Tourism

Higher prices and over crowding in Spain are expected to boost tourism to cheaper destinations including Greece.
Posted On 24 Aug 2017

Cruise Shipowners Table Urgent Issues Ahead of Next Tourism Season

Greek cruise body EEKFN is looking to include new destinations on itineraries and for Greek-owned cruise ships to return to the national register.

How Deep do Europeans Dig in their Pockets for Travel

Luxembourgish residents spent the most per holiday trip in 2015, followed by residents of Austria and Malta, according to data released by Eurostat.
Posted On 18 Aug 2017

Tourists Visiting Cyprus Break All Records in July

Cyprus welcomed over half a million tourists in July, marking a first-time record in the number of visitors and arrivals, the Cyprus Tourism Organization said.
Posted On 18 Aug 2017

Grace Santorini: A Pool, A Sunset & Paradise

Travel+Leisure and The Telegraph are among the travel media showcasing the world-famed infinity pool at the Grace Santorini.
Posted On 16 Aug 2017

Greek Tourism Set to Attract €4.1bn in Investments

A total of €4.1 billion in tourism investments & €3.2 billion in up-coming projects are set to cement the sector as a key driver of the Greek economy. 
Posted On 14 Aug 2017

Air Links with New Markets Top Kountoura-Fraport Talks

Connecting Greece with new markets was at the center of talks between Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura and Fraport’s CEO Alexander Zinell.
Posted On 11 Aug 2017

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.
Posted On 11 Aug 2017

TUI Reports Strong Q3 Performance, Expects Good Year

TUI Group recorded turnover growth of 16.41 percent to €4.94 billion with EBITA climbing 18.7 percent to €191.0 million in the Q3 2016/17 period.