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Evrytania: The ‘Alps’ with a Touch of Greece

Greece is much more that sea and sun and Evrytania is the place to discover the alternative side of Greek summer and more, according to Sofia Flega, secretary of the Evrytania Hoteliers Association.

New ‘Easter on Syros’ Campaign to Entice Travelers

Orthodox Easter on Syros takes center stage in a new six-week campaign that also includes a contest awarding a six-day trip to the Cycladic island.
Posted On 03 Mar 2017

EU to Step Up Security Checks Across its Borders

EU citizens and third country nationals entering or exiting the European Union will be required to undergo extensive checks against EU-wide databases following new regulation.
Posted On 17 Feb 2017

ICAP: Despite Growing Arrivals Greek Hotels Still Struggling

Despite the record number of arrivals to Greece, the country's hotel sector continues to be struggling, according to data of business services group ICAP.
Posted On 06 Feb 2017

State Dept. Reinstates Visas, Reverses Trump Travel Ban ‘For Now’

The State Department has reinstated approximately 60,000 visas which were "provisionally revoked" from foreigners from seven majority-Muslim countries.
Posted On 06 Feb 2017

IATA Says Travel Demand on the Rise, Urges Gov’ts to Foster Growth

Demand for air travel grew by 6.3 percent in 2016, according to data announced by the International Air Transport Association (IATA).
Posted On 03 Feb 2017

EU Citizens Unaffected by Trump Muslim Travel Ban, IATA Calls for ‘Clarity’

US President Donald Trump’s decision to ban nationals from seven countries - Iraq, Iran, Syria, Yemen, Sudan, Libya, and Somalia - for 90 days from traveling to the United States, does not affect EU citizens even if they hold dual citizenship in one of the listed countries.
Posted On 02 Feb 2017

2016: Safest Year Ever for Air Travel

Although 2016 had its fair share of airline tragedies, experts are saying that it was one of the safest years in the history of aviation.
Posted On 12 Jan 2017

Qantas Yet Again Voted World’s Safest Airline for 2017

Australian carrier Qantas has been voted the safest airline for 2017 thanks to its fatality-free record as announced by AirlineRatings.com.
Posted On 10 Jan 2017

Travel Trends 2017: What Next?

At the dawn of the new year, travelers are making dreams and tourism professionals are making plans for the days ahead. And by the looks of things, travel is taking a turn for the more genuine. Adventure and hands-on experience go hand-in-hand this year leaving the good old...

Egypt on Show at Philoxenia Expo, Egyptair to Launch New Flights

The Egyptian Tourism Authority together with the country’s national carrier Egyptair were present at the 32nd Philoxenia fair held in Thessaloniki, promoting Egypt and its tourism offerings.

Family Trips on the Rise, Spain Top Choice

Family travel is growing steadily with Spain topping the list of choice destinations, according to the World Travel Monitor survey conducted by IPK International and commissioned by ITB Berlin.
Posted On 29 Aug 2016

Ansbach Blast, Munich Shooting Raise Fears in Germany

A bomb attack last night in the town of Ansbach, by a 27-year-old Syrian denied asylum left at least 12 wounded and comes after a mass killing last Friday in Munich, by an 18-year-old, which left nine dead and dozens injured, raising alarm in Germany, in view of the growing...

‘The Times’ Reveals ‘Idyllic’ Secret: Halkidiki’s Ammouliani Islet

Under the title “Empty Beaches, Sleepy Villages and Quiet Tavernas” the London Times featured this month the tiny Halkidiki island of Ammouliani for its white sand, spectacular view, warm hospitality and great food.
Posted On 24 May 2016

From Santorini with Love… HotelBrain, Intimissimi Project Goes Viral

It took some 17,000,000 viewers, 7,000,000 likes and 445 posts in 48 hours to prove that the HotelBrain and Intimissimi joint project for Santorini struck gold.
Posted On 27 Apr 2016

GNTO Roadshows Bring Greece Tourism to 10 German Cities

German tour operators had the chance to learn more about Greece’s travel offerings during the Greek National Tourism Organization’s “Roadshows” series which was recently held in 10 cities across Germany.
Posted On 19 Apr 2016

EU Talk of Visa Requirements for US, Canada Causing Commotion

The European Union may do away with the current visa waiver program applicable to US and Canadian citizens as a retaliatory move for restrictions imposed by the U.S. and Canada on some EU countries.
Posted On 14 Apr 2016

Sector Ready to Handle Tourists Dropping Turkey for Greece

The Greek tourism sector is rubbing its hands in expectation of the tourists who have dropped neighboring Turkey from their holiday agenda and instead opted for Greek shores.
Posted On 30 Mar 2016

Greek Cruise Industry Calls for Measures to Keep it Afloat Amid Refugee Crisis, Attacks

The Greek cruise travel industry is calling on the government, companies and relevant bodies to take measures to keep it afloat in view of the recent attacks in Ankara, and the resultant travel directives issued by the US and several EU countries.
Posted On 16 Mar 2016

Ankara, Berlin Bombings Trouble Tourism Industry

A bomb explosion Tuesday morning in central Berlin, which killed a man in his car, and the Sunday night blast in Ankara leaving at least 37 dead and 125 wounded, has raised concerns in the tourism industry that violence may become a major hindrance to travel.
Posted On 15 Mar 2016