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Opposition Party SYRIZA Reveals Tourism Plan for Greece

Greek opposition leader Alexis Tsipras said that if elected, SYRIZA's tourism policy would focus on boosting domestic tourism, enhancing the quality of special and alternative tourism forms and supporting small and medium tourism enterprises.

Greece’s Hotel Chamber to Evolve into a Tourism Chamber

The decision of the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels (HCH) to broaden its membership by including Greek travel agents paves the way for the evolution towards it becoming a Tourism Chamber.

Survey: Only Quarter of Britons Want UK to Keep Parthenon Marbles

Only 26 percent of Britons believe that the sculptures that once adorned the ancient Parthenon in Greece should remain in London's British Museum, according to a recent opinion poll conducted by international market UK research firm, YouGov.

UNESCO Recognizes Chios Mastiha as Part of World Cultural Heritage

UNESCO has placed the traditional harvesting and produce of mastic known as “mastiha Chiou” on its Lists of Intangible Cultural Heritage, safeguarding the unique-to-Chios procedure and raising awareness of its significance.

Thessaloniki-Smyrna Ferry Connection on the Agenda

Connecting Thessaloniki to Smyrna via regular ferry routes may take off in the coming months, Turkish authorities told a Greek delegation on the sidelines of the international Travel Turkey Izmir fair held in Smyrna (Izmir).

Porto Carras Meliton 5* Wins Best Luxury Scenic Environment Award

Porto Carras Meliton 5* has been recognized as a Europe Winner and won the "Luxury Hotel - Best Scenic Environment" title at the World Luxury Hotel Awards ceremony hosted recently at the Bay Hotel’s majestic Rotunda in Camps Bay, Cape Town.

Lufthansa Aims to Go Long-Haul with Eurowings

In the footsteps of Asian airline Scoot, Germany’s largest carrier Lufthansa said last week it was planning to expand into long-haul flights with its low-cost subsidiary Eurowings.

Turkish Travel Agents Get Informed on Greece

Travel agents from Turkey were recently introduced to seven Greek hotels and informed on their special features that could attract the average Turkish visitor.

First Athens Santa Run Brings Cheer, Funds for Playgrounds

Not one, not two, but hundreds of Santas came to town in Athens on Sunday 7 December, bringing holiday cheer to a post-crisis Greece and raising funds for the creation of local playgrounds.

Greek Antiquity Exhibition Travels to Canada and the United States

More than 500 priceless artifacts from 21 Greek museums will be brought together at the world premiere of the original exhibition "The Greeks – Agamemnon to Alexander the Great" that will open at the Pointe-à-Callière, Montréal’s museum of Archaeology and History, on 12...