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Morgan Stanley Says Airbnb Momentum in US, Europe Slowing Down

Airbnb’s penetration rate in Europe and the US appears to be slowing down, according to Morgan Stanley’s annual AlphaWise survey.

Kourneta Covers Public Tourism Education Progress in Greece

The Tourism Ministry’s priorities for the strengthening of tourism education in Greece, were presented by the Secretary General of Tourism, Evridiki Kourneta.
Posted On 21 Nov 2017

#StopThinkDiscuss: Luxury Travelers Seek Sustainable Practices and Comfort

Luxury travelers are more environmentally aware seeking hotels that are applying sustainable practices, according to the #StopThinkDiscuss - Bouteco Trend Report.

Seasonal Tourism in Greece Takes Toll on Jobs

The seasonal character of Greek tourism has taken a toll on employment rates, with 98,420 lost jobs in October marking the end of the season.

Dolphin Capital Inks Deal with Kerzner for Kea Island Luxury Tourism Project

Dolphin Capital has entered into an agreement with Kerzner for the development of a luxury tourism project on Kea in Greece.

Central Athens Neighborhoods Top Airbnb Choice

The historic center of Athens and surrounding districts are the areas with the highest concentration of apartments being leased out short term.

Greek ‘Breakfast Basket’ to Debut at SETKE Congress

The Greek "Breakfast Basket" initiative will officially premiere during the 2nd Greek Confederation of Tourist Accommodation Enterprises (SETKE) congress in November.

Rhodes to Host 2nd Architecture and Tourism Conference

Tourism professionals and architects from Greece and abroad will participate in the 2nd Architecture and Tourism Conference, which will be held on October 21-22 on Rhodes.

InSETE: Greek Spatial Planning Strategies for Tourism Lagging

Spatial planning and regulatory strategies risk being ineffective, inexecutable or obsolete due to constant delays in the approval process, InSETE reveals.
Posted On 13 Oct 2017

WTM London: Genesys Summit to Focus on Technology in Travel, Hospitality

The ways technology could shape future travel will be discussed during a two-day event to be held by Genesys Digital Transformation at WTM London 2017.

SETE’s 16th Conference to Explore Tourism’s Role in Sustainable Development

Under the title “Greek Tourism: The Perfect Balancing Act”, the 16th conference of the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) will take place on October 16-17 in Athens.

Antikythera Shipwreck Fascinates Again as New Treasures Come to Light

The 2,000-year-old Antikythera shipwreck has yet again taken archaeologists by surprise with new treasures, including a bronze disk, a bronze arm and fragments of statues.

‘Heineken Growth Makers’ Discuss Challenges and Opportunities in Greek Tourism

The latest trends in the Greek tourism sector and ways of achieving growth were discussed during the 2nd Heineken Growth Makers Night event held recently in Athens.

Greece Top Choice for French Travelers, 2018 Pre-bookings up by 10%

Greece is among the top three destination choices for French holidaymakers with the number of arrivals in 2017 up by 15 percent compared to 2016.
Posted On 28 Sep 2017

WWF Urges Sustainable Practices for a Mediterranean Sea of the Future

The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) is urging officials to focus on six strategic priorities in order to achieve a sustainable economic model in the Mediterranean.

PM, Governor Highlight Crete’s Potential for Growth

The completion of the so-called north road axis, the airport at Kastelli and peripheral roadway networks are the top priorities for authorities on Crete.

New Campaign Spreads the Word About Thomson-to-TUI Rebranding

A wide-scale campaign has kicked with a televised ad aiming to facilitate Thomson’s changeover to TUI, the group announced.

Greek Tourism Professionals Urge Fewer Words, More Action Over Oil Spill

Tourism professionals are calling for the quickest possible cleanup of the Saronic Gulf area, which was recently polluted with tons of fuel oil.

Piraeus Mayor to File Lawsuit Over Oil Spill Damage

Piraeus Mayor Yannis Moralis said the municipality will take legal action against all parties responsible for the oil spill off the coast of Salamina.

Experts Warn Against Swimming, Fishing Along Athens Riviera Due to Oil Spill

The beaches of Salamina, Faliro, Alimos, Hellenikon and Glyfada are off limits due to the oil spill in the Saronic Gulf.