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Greece Among Virtuoso Luxury Travelers Top 10 Choices, Ranked 5th for Boosted Bookings

Greece has been included in luxury travel network Virtuoso’s Top 10 list as one of the world’s leading destinations for summer holidays and among the 10 leading countries recording increased bookings.

World Travel Market Exhibitors Tell All

World Travel Market exhibitors reveal why they choose to exhibit at WTM in London and why they keep coming back every year.

New Bus Line Links Piraeus with Athens City Center

The cruise terminal in Piraeus is now only a 30-minute bus ride away from the center of Athens thanks to the new X80 bus line “Piraeus-Acropolis-Syntagma Express” that launched on Thursday, April 30.

Over 3,000 Local Businesses Turn to Google’s Grow Greek Tourism for Training

Some 3,000 tourist sector enterprises benefitted from the know-how of Google’s ambitious Grow Greek Tourism Online initiative, which kicked off last September.

Santorini to Host UNESCO Wine Symposium in November

The heritage and development of wine regions and their role in tourism will be the focus of an UNESCO symposium to be held on the Greek island of Santorini on November 5-7.

‘Avis Preferred’ Rewards Loyalty in Greece

Avis Rent A Car has announced that it has improved its Preferred loyalty program in Greece by adding benefits for members including discounts, complimentary upgrades, exclusive offers and free car hire.

Respond on Demand in Charge of Greek-Turkish B2B Meetings at EMITT 2016 Expo

Respond on Demand has made an agreement with event organizers Aegean Communication S.A. and will organize all B2B meetings between Greek exhibitors and Turkish travel agencies and tour operators at the EMITT 2016 in Istanbul.

Japanese Cruise Passengers Receive Warm Welcome at Heraklion, Crete

Some 1,000 passengers on the Japanese "Asuka II" cruise ship received a warm and traditional Cretan welcome upon their arrival at the Heraklion Port on Thursday.

Athens Airport Opens GATE to Innovation Contest

Athens International Airport (AIA) announced the “Digital Gate: Airport Innovation Challenge - Transforming the Airport Environment” competition and invites young developers to submit ideas for innovative services and applications that could contribute to an upgraded airport...

Exclusive London Nightclub Expands to Mykonos, Greece

Toy Room, one of London’s most exclusive nightclubs, recently announced its expansion to Mykonos Island in Greece.

What is World Travel Market?

Thought about exhibiting at World Travel Market before, but never fully understood what it entails? This video explains how WTM works, and why exhibiting at the leading global event for the travel industry can benefit your business.

SETE Calls On Government to Tackle Illegal Accommodation, Propose Feasible Measures

Tackling illegal accommodation and tracking down payments should be the government’s first priority, the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) said, adding that though it supports negotiation efforts to bring the country back to growth, the tourism sector should not be sacrificed in...

Yiannis Retsos Re-elected President of the Hellenic Federation of Hoteliers

Yiannis Retsos was re-elected as the president of the Hellenic Federation of Hoteliers on Wednesday, April 29.

SouthBridge Europe Backs HotelBrain with 3m Euros

Investment fund SouthBridge Europe has inked a deal with Greek hotel management company HotelBrain to finance its development plan.

British Airways Flies Direct from London to Six Greek Islands This Summer

British Airways on Wednesday announced its Greece summer 2015 schedule which links London to six Greek islands of which two are new destinations.

Eastern Macedonia-Thrace Introduced to Romanian Market

The Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) office in Romania expects more media exposure and visitors for the Eastern Macedonia-Thrace destination following a familiarization trip (fam trip) held there in mid-April.

Ryanair Announces Santorini Winter 2015 Schedule, Ticket Sale

Ryanair announced on Wednesday its Santorini winter 2015 schedule with increased flights to Athens.

Tirana-Rhodes Chartered Flight to Open for Summer Season

Albanian travel agencies Jona Travel & Key Tours Agency will launch a weekly charter flight connecting Tirana to Rhodes from late May until October 10.

Sweeping Promo Plan for Lesvos, Corfu and Halkidiki, in the Making

The Greek islands of Lesvos and Corfu, and the Halkidiki peninsula, are at the centre of a comprehensive promotional campaign organized by Eurobank and Marketing Greece.

Geo Routes Takes Businessmen on Tour of N. Greece Village for a Good Cause

Members of the Association of Chief Executive Officers (ACEO) will visit the remote Epirot village of Pogoniani, in northern Greece, on May 2, as part of Geo Routes’ cultural heritage initiative aimed at introducing visitors to the hidden side of the country.