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Athens To Welcome An Additional 700,000 Tourists In 2014

Athens is changing and is expected this year to accommodate an extra 700,000 tourists compared to 2013, the mayor of the Greek capital, Giorgos Kaminis, said on 14 April.

Greek Tourism Minister To Visit Moscow

Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni will depart for Moscow on Tuesday 15 April to further strengthen tourism cooperation between Greece and Russia.

Travel Trade Athens 2014 @ Megaron Athens International Conference Center

85 professional buyers-tour operators, travel agents, conference and corporate meetings organizers from 22 countries are at the Megaron Athens International Conference Center right now and are holding B2B meetings with 170 tourism professionals and suppliers of the Greek capital.

Thessaloniki Promoted As Wedding Destination For British Couples

Hoteliers in Thessaloniki recently held meetings with British travel agencies that specialize in honeymoon tourism and discussed the possibility of promoting the Greek Northern city in the UK market as a wedding destination for British couples.

Greek Medical Tourism Gains Ground In Russia

Greece has convinced Russia on its high-quality medical tourism industry, according to the deputy head of the Russian Federal Tourism Agency (Rostourism), Grigory Sarishvili.

Blue Star Ferries Supports 8th Cultural Program For Remote Greek Islands

Blue Star Ferries will sponsor the largest educational/cultural program "Agoni Grammi Gonimi," an initiative that takes place on remote islands of the Aegean, for the eighth year in a row.

FEG Launches New Portal Promoting Qualified Tourist Guides

A new web portal is now available for travel agents, tour operators, schools, enterprises and individuals that are looking for private tailor-made guided tours by qualified tourist guides.

Lufthansa, Germanwings Fly To 235 Destinations This Summer

Lufthansa and Germanwings are expanding capacity by five percent for the summer of 2014.

Etihad Airways Wins China’s Award For Business Class

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, recently received the award for "Best First Class Cabin" at China’s 2013 Travel Awards.