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Ryanair Οpens Νew Hub Οn Chania, Crete

Irish low-cost airline Ryanair on Thursday, 25 April, opened its first Greek hub on Chania, Crete. Until October 2013, Chania Airport “Ioannis Daskalogiannis” will serve 26 European destinations with 106 flights per week and a total of 500,000 passengers.

Bird’s Eye Panoramic Photos Of The Acropolis Now Online

After uploading the breathtaking aerial photos of Oia, Santorini, last February, Airpano has now posted online its high resolution panoramic images of the Acropolis.
Aegean Airlines

Aegean Presents New Flight Schedule

“Despite the four years of the crisis, Aegean has managed to increase its contribution to tourism by 54 percent, from 2.2 to 3.5 million passengers,” Aegean Airline’s vice-president, Eftichios Vassilakis, said on 25 April during a press conference held on Rhodes to present the...

VAT Cut For Greek Restaurants Expected This July

“On 1 July the VAT on food catering services will be reduced to 13 percent following negotiations of the Greek government with the troika,” the president of the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises, Andreas Andreadis, said 25 April, after a meeting with Greek Development...

Greece, Sweden Discuss Tourism Cooperation

Greece has made an agreement with Sweden to launch a joint promotion for autumn city breaks in Athens and Stockholm, according to Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni.

Etihad Airways,Jet Airways Forge Strategic Alliance

Etihad Airways of the United Arab Emirates and Jet Airways of India recently announced that the UAE national carrier has agreed to subscribe for 27,263,372 new shares in Jet Airways at a price of INR754.74 per share.

Ryanair And Athens Airport Butt Heads Over High Charges

Irish low-cost airline Ryanair said recently that it could bring 10 million tourists to Greece over the next three years if Athens International Airport (AIA) would reduce the air passenger duty for new connections to and from Athens.

Dutch Tourists Choose Greece This Year

Greece was recently honored as the best European holiday destination to travel to by air at the Zoover Awards 2013 ceremony.

Russians Opt For Religious Tourism In Greece

A dynamic promotion of religious tourism packages in Greece will be launched by Russian tour operator Labirint that will include visits to Greece’s most important religious sites.
Athens from above.

Athens To Be Promoted To Russian Market

Athens may not be considered a top holiday destination for the Russians but Labirint Travel Company, the largest Russian tour operator working with the Greek market, plans to change that.

From Russia With Love: One Million Russian Tourists Expected In Greece This year

“We want to expand our business in Greece beyond the summer season,” the director of commerce of Labirint Travel Company, Tatiana Zotova, said on 25 April during the company’s 7th annual Greek-Russian forum that took place on Corfu.