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Greece Wins Triple for Cultural Heritage at 2015 EU/Europa Nostra Awards

Greece is one of the 28 award winners of the 2015 European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage/Europa Nostra Awards.

Greek Tourism Industry Concerned About Effects of Illegal Migration

Tourism sector professionals in Greece are expressing their concern that the increasing number of illegal migrant incidents will negatively affect the smooth operation of the upcoming tourist season.

Greek MPs Call for 72-hour Visa Scheme in Efforts to Boost Tourism

Eighteen governing party MPs have tabled a bill in Greek parliament concerning the issue of a 72-hour visa in order to facilitate tourism to Greece from neighbouring Turkey.

GNTO Teams Up With SEGAS for the Promotion of Athens Marathon, Allots 98,000 Euros for the Cause

The Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) has earmarked 98,000 euros for the joint promotion with SEGAS of the "Athens Marathon. The Authentic" to take place on November 8 in the Greek capital.

Aktina Travel Introduces Athens to Tour Operators and Journalists from the Middle East

A team of 10 leading tour operators and journalists from Oman recently experienced Athens first-hand and got to know the destination's history, sights and comparative advantages.

Tinos Professionals Tap into Edible Treasures, Aim to Put Island on Gastronomic Map

The opening of the “Tinos on the Gastronomic Map” exhibit featuring work by native photographer Evelyn Foskolou at the Tinos Cultural Foundation paves the way for the newly launched Tinos Food Paths workshop on May 6-7.

New ‘Viking Star’ Cruise Ship Arrives at Piraeus Port

The Viking Star, the newest cruise ship of Viking Ocean Cruises, sailed into Piraeus Port on Tuesday on its maiden voyage in the Mediterranean.

Chinese ‘Troublemaking’ Tourists to Be Blacklisted

Chinese tourists that behave rudely when travelling abroad will be blacklisted by the Chinese authorities, according to state media reports. The new measure follows several embarrassing incidents involving Chinese tourists due to uncivilized behavior on their part.

Young Face of the Week: Alexandros Dardoufas, Account Manager, Booking.com

This week, GTP introduces Alexandros Dardoufas, the account manager for online booking website Booking.com.