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Hellenic Statistical Authority: Greece Sees 23% Jump in Tourist Arrivals in 2014

For the year 2014, Greece saw a 23 percent increase in non-resident tourist arrivals compared with the number in 2013.

‘Back to Athens’ Plan Aiming to Revive the Greek Capital

“Back to Athens” is the central theme of the municipal authority’s new five-year development program, which aims to make the Greek capital an attractive and active centre of growth by 2020.

Turkish Visitors to Greece Forecast to Hit a Million This Year

Turkish visitors to Greece are expected to reach one million this season, according to the Attaché of the Culture and Tourism Office of the Turkish Embassy in Athens, Asli Aksungur.

Culture, Tourism Ministries Join Forces to Promote Greece

Ensuring the most effective and far-reaching promotion of Greece’s cultural heritage was at the center of a meeting between Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura and her counterpart at the Culture Ministry Nikos Xydakis.

Runners Ready for the Zagori Experience, Participations Peak

Participation for one of the most exciting travel-related running events in the country, “The North Face Zagori Mountain Running 2015” races, to be held in the Epirus region, northwestern Greece, on July 24-26, has peaked this year, organisers told a press conference last week.

TripAdvisor: Athens is Among the Most Affordable European Destinations for US Tourists

Athens, Greece, is the sixth most affordable destination in Europe for travelers from the United States, according to the results of TripAdvisor's TripIndex Europe released on Tuesday.

Croatia Airlines Connects Athens with Top Croatian Destinations this Summer

On April 9, Croatia Airlines will launch its summer 2015 schedule which includes direct flights between Athens and the top Croatian destinations of Dubrovnik, Zagreb and Split.

HATTA Honors Leading Figures of Greek Tourism

The Hellenic Association of Travel & Tourist Agencies (HATTA) honored leading figures of Greek tourism during its annual general assembly held last week in Athens.

Deloitte: Tourism Players Still Not Tapping Into Social Media Advantage

International consultants Deloitte found that tourism enterprises still haven’t tapped into the far-reaching benefits of the social media, and travel operators have a long way to go before reaping the rewards of a strong digital presence.