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WTTC: Greece ‘Well-placed’ but Tourism Growth Must Go Hand-in-hand with Investment

Travel and tourism is the driving force of investment and economic growth for local economies but countries set to see an increase in visitors must ensure that infrastructure is in place if they wish to tap into the benefits, a World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) report...

Full-speed Ahead for East Med Yacht Show 2015 on Poros, Greece

The harbor of Poros in Greece is getting ready to welcome international charter professionals, private yacht brokers, travel agents and tour operators to give a broad display of up to 70 Greek luxury crewed yachts for charter.

Greek Sites and Museums See More Visitors and Revenue in 2014

Visitors to Greek archaeological sites last year increased by 21.9 percent to 9.95 million compared with 2013, according to data released on Thursday by the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT).

Businesses to Follow New Rules When Renting Space on Greek Beaches

The Greek ministries of Finance and Interior recently signed a decision that includes new rules for businesses interested in renting spaces on beaches to operate bars and cafes.

Full House but No Cash in Hand for Greek Hoteliers, Online Bookings New Lifeline

Greek hoteliers are now turning to foreign markets to ensure liquidity as banks are not offering financial backing and tour operators are minimizing and delaying advance payments.

Culture Ministry Demands Christie’s Greek Sale Be Annulled, Says Artifact Removed Illegally

The Greek culture ministry is demanding that an April 15 Christie’s sale of a 4th-century BC marble funerary stele for over $136,000 be called off as the artifact has been illegally removed from the country.

Hellenic Seaplanes Includes Greek Islands Chios, Psara and Oinousses in Waterway Network

Greek company Hellenic Seaplanes has expanded its waterway network to include the ports of North Aegean islands Chios, Psara and Oinousses.

Athens Airport Wins at Routes Europe 2015 Marketing Awards

Athens International Airport (AIA) ranked top at this year’s Routes Marketing Awards that took place on April 14 at the historic Castle Fraser in Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

Registration for the Tinos Running Experience Kicks Off

Tapping into the growing potential of sports tourism, the Cycladic island of Tinos is joining an increasing number of other Greek destinations in organising this year the 2nd Tinos Running Experience on June 6.