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Athens Int’l Airport Bolsters Handling Capacity 

Athens International Airport (AIA) has boosted its handling capacity to 26 million passengers following an ongoing upgrade budgeted at 35 million euros.
Posted On 25 Jul 2017

Commission Urged to Adopt a European Tourism Strategy

Tourism industry professionals, MEPs and regional authorities are urging the European Commission to adopt a comprehensive European tourism strategy.

E-device Ban on US-Bound Flights Easing Off

A US ban prohibiting any electronic devices larger than a smartphone on inbound flights from 10 Middle East and North Africa airports appears to be easing off.

Tourism on Eastern Aegean Islands Regains Momentum

Tourism flows across the Eastern Aegean islands, which bore the brunt of the refugee crisis, have begun to pick up pace, according to sector professionals.

Tourism Strategy Takes Center Stage in Kountoura-SETE Talks

Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura met with the newly elected board of the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) to discuss joint strategies.

Les Roches, Glion Institute to Hold 1st “Open Day in the Athens Riviera”

Les Roches Global Hospitality Education and the Glion Institute of Higher Education on June 23 will host their first "Open Day in the Athens Riviera".

UNWTO Condemns US Travel Restrictions on Cuba

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) expressed its firm resentment over the decision by the United States Administration to restore travel restrictions with Cuba.

Greek Tourism Sector Created 7 in 10 New Jobs in May

The tourism sector accounted for seven in ten new jobs for the month of May, according to data from the Greek Labor Ministry’s Ergani system.

Trivago-Tnooz: Free Webinar on Technology Benefits for Hoteliers

Trivago and Tnooz on June 8 will hold a free webinar on how hoteliers are losing out on bookings by not capitalizing on technology.

MaltaEU2017: Greek Tourism Discussed at European Ministerial Conference

Greece's secretary general for tourism policy, Georgios Tziallas, presented the country's policies during the European Ministerial Conference on Tourism in Valletta, Malta.

‘YES to Sea Tourism Forum’ Opens in Athens on Wednesday

The YES to Sea Tourism Forum will feature renowned speakers who will address key issues on cruise travel and yachting on Wednesday, May 24, in Athens.

Poseidonion Grand Hotel Welcomes Summer with New Partnerships

The Poseidonion Grand Hotel is welcoming summer with new partnerships that will provide its guests with special features and high quality services.

Tourism Season Spurs Greece Employment

The launch of the tourism season in Greece has boosted employment for the month of April, according to data from the labor ministry's Ergani system.

Cruise Sector to Inject €0.5bn into Greek Economy in 2017

The cruise sector is expected to inject 0.5 billion euros into the Greek economy this year, according to Theodore Vokos, executive director of Posidonia Exhibitions.

‘YES to Sea Tourism Forum’ to Focus on Cruise Travel and Yachting

Key issues on cruise travel and yachting will be discussed during the “YES to Sea Tourism Forum” on May 24, during the 4th Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum.

Turkish Airlines Inaugurates ‘Stopover’ Service in Istanbul

Turkish Airlines is offering a "Stopover" service in Istanbul, for transfer passengers departing from Pakistan and having more than 20 hours connecting time, before arriving in the US or Schengen Countries.

Austrian Airlines Upgrades Onboard Digital Services

Austrian Airlines has launched onboard Internet services and is also working on a digital entertainment program, soon to be available on mobile devices.

Fashion Gala at Karpenissi Across Country Club All About Giving

It was all glamor and glitz in the mountain town of Karpenissi during the 1st Across Country Club Hotel & Suites Charity Gala Fashion Show, which featured 10 models from the Athens-based Cristi Academy.

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.

Negative Workers’ Vote Leads Alitalia to Bankruptcy Proceedings

Alitalia is set to launch bankruptcy proceedings after employees voted against job and salary cuts, which were part of a rescue scheme to salvage the airline.