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Greek Parliament Passes New Tourism Bill

The draft bill for Greek tourism was voted in principle in the Parliament’s summer session on 23 July. The bill aims to improve the quality and identity of the national tourism product and is investment friendly.

Greek Tourism Investments Threatened By EU Directive

Greece's main tourism body has voiced concern over a European directive that limits subsidies and tax breaks for tourism investments.

Tourism’s Contribution To Greek Economy To Be Researched

The Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE) has partnered with the Centre of Planning and Economic Research (KEPE) to carry out studies in regards to the tourism sector's contribution to the Greek economy.

June 2014: Athens, Greece, Reports Largest Increase In Hotel Occupancy In Europe

Hotel occupancy in Athens, Greece, last month rose by 19.9 percent, compared to last year, to 88.2 percent and reported the largest increase in Europe, according to STR Global.

Flights To Tel Aviv, Israel, Suspended By US And European Airlines

European and American airlines are canceling flights to Tel Aviv, Israel, following a security alert after a rocket landed one mile away from the country's main airport on Tuesday 22 July.

Ukraine To Unite Health Services Suppliers With Travel Professionals At Medical Tourism Expo

Major suppliers of medical and health services will come together with representatives of tourism businesses specializing in outbound and inbound medical tourism at the 3rd International Exhibition of Medical Tourism, SPA & Wellness - Healthcare Travel Expo to be held in October...

Athens Airport Wins 2014 Top European Efficiency Excellence Award

Athens International Airport (AIA) was recently deemed the most efficient airport in Europe in the small/medium-size airport category, according to the Global Annual Benchmarking Report of the Air Transport Research Society (ATRS).

Qatar Airways Wins Three Major Accolades At Skytrax Awards 2014

The State of Qatar’s national airline, Qatar Airways, has been recognized in three of the top awards at the recent Skytrax World Airline Awards, including winning World’s Best Business Class for the second year in a row.