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Greece Will Continue To Offer Efficient Visa System To Russians

"In recent years, Greece has made considerable progress for visas to be issued easier, faster and more efficiently, always in close cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs," Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni said on 19 March.

Greece To Show Best At MITT 2014 Expo In Russia

Greece will show its best as a welcoming, safe and favorite international tourism destination during the days of the Moscow International Exhibition Travel & Tourism (MITT) in Russia.

Ryanair Announces Record Pre-Bookings To Greek Destinations

Ryanair's six new scheduled flights to Athens that will launch from 1 April, have achieved record numbers, the Irish airline's CEO, Michael O' Leary, said during a press conference in the Greek capital on 19 March.

Greece Was Third Most Popular Destination For Russian Travelers In 2013

Last year Greece was ranked third most popular destination for Russian tourists, up from the seventh place in 2012, according to data released by the Russian Statistics Service (Rosstat).

Greece To Step Up Promotion Of Athens Festival To Attract More Visitors

The Tourism Ministry, the Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) and the Athens Festival have decided to launch a cooperation to promote Greece abroad through the Greek festival's program of events.

Greece: Direct Contribution Of Tourism To GDP Expected To Grow By 3% This Year

The direct contribution of travel and tourism to Greece's GDP is forecast to rise by 3.1 percent in 2014 and increase by 3.4 percent per annum, from 2014-2024, to 16.2 billion euros (7.4 percent of total GDP) in 2024, according to the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC).

Libra Group Invests In COCO-MAT In Exchange For 50% Stake

The Libra Group recently announced that it is the principal investor in 50 percent of COCO-MAT and has formed a joint venture with the leading Greek manufacturer of specialist mattresses, other natural sleep products and furnishings.

Travelport Works With transavia.com To Help Travel Agents

Travelport and transavia.com have joined forces to develop a range of travel agency-focused initiatives.

SriLankan Airlines To Join Oneworld On 1 May

SriLankan Airlines will become a full member of oneworld, offering the alliance's complete range of services and benefits with effect from Thursday 1 May 2014.