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Greek Government “Freezes” Controversial Draft Coastal Development Bill

A controversial draft bill on coastal development prepared by the Finance Ministry has been temporarily "frozen" by the Greek Government following reactions of environmental organizations, citizens and even MPs.

Greece: Inbound Tourism On Right Track, Domestic Down

Tourism in Greece is set to reach a second consecutive record this year as Greek hoteliers expect the country to attract 18.5 million international arrivals and generate 13.5 billion euros in revenues, according to the president of the Hellenic Federation of Hoteliers, Yiannis Retsos.

Greece, Australia Sign “Work And Holiday” Visa Agreement For The Young

Young Greeks will now be allowed to work in Australia on a holiday visa for a year, according to a bilateral agreement signed on 14 May between Greece and Australia.

Greece Drops Four Places In World Conference Destination Rankings

Greece dropped four places in the world rankings of conference and meeting destinations for 2013 having hosted 14 conferences less than the year before, according to data from the International Congress & Convention Association (ICCA).

Travel Agencies In Greece Adopt “Travelife” Sustainability System

Four Greek travel agencies are in the process of making a long-term commitment to sustainability to receive "Travelife" certification.

Miss Austria 2013 To Use Pelion, Greece, As Photoshoot Backdrop

Miss Austria 2013 Ena Kadic will travel to Greece in late May for a photoshoot scheduled to take place in East Pelion where film takes of the Mamma Mia movie were shot.