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Elena Kountoura Takes Over Greek Tourism

Greece's tourism portfolio is now part of the new Economy, Infrastructure, Shipping and Tourism Ministry it was announced today. Elena Kountoura has been appointed Alternate Minister of Tourism

New Greek Cabinet Announced

Following the parliamentary elections on 25 January that were marked by the victory of leftist party Syriza, the new cabinet was announced today.

UNWTO: Over 1.1 Billion Tourists Travelled Abroad in 2014

International tourist arrivals reached 1,138 million in 2014, a 4.7 percent increase over the previous year, according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. For 2015, UNWTO forecasts international tourist arrivals to grow between 3 and 4 percent.

New 20-Cent Fee at Greek Airports for Special Assistance Providers

All passengers departing from Greek airports will have to pay a new 20-cent charge to be included in the ticket price that will go towards special assistance service providers.

Greece Tourism Awards – Meet the Judges: Dimitrios Diamantis

One of this year’s judges of the Tourism Awards is Dimitrios Diamantis, MBA director Les Roches International School of Hotel Management, Switzerland.

Travelport and SAS Sign New Multi-Year Full Content Agreement

Travelport and SAS, Scandinavia’s leading airline, have signed a new, multi-year, full content agreement that allows all of Travelport’s 67,000 connected travel agents to continue to access SAS content.

Aegean Airlines Announces Larnaca – Tel Aviv Direct Flights

As of February 3 and until the completion of the company’s winter schedule, Aegean Airlines will connect Larnaca with Tel Aviv, three times a week.

WWF Greece Goes Underground, Takes the Bus

Twenty-five participants will have the chance to explore Athens public transport on Thursday, as part of WWF Greece latest awareness raising campaign to improve the everyday standard of living of Athens residents.

Thessaloniki Hoteliers Eye Potential of Turkey Tourists at EMITT

Set on tapping into the growing potential of incoming tourism from Turkey, the Thessaloniki Hotels Association (THA) participated in this year’s EMITT 2015, which took place last weekend at the Tuyap Exhibition Center in Istanbul.

New Greek Cabinet to be Announced Today, Tourism Ministry to Merge

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, sworn in on Monday evening, is set to announce his new cabinet later today, which according to sources will be much smaller after the merging of several ministries into four “super” government bureaus.