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Greece Seeks UAE Tourism Investments, Applauds Schengen Visa Waiver for Emiratis

Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura recently wrapped up her visit to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) during which she promoted Greece as a destination both for travel and investment.

EU Tourism Strategy Set Out by Commissioner Bienkowska

European Commissioner Elżbieta Bieńkowska set out her eight priorities for the future European tourism strategy, during ECTAA’s 111th General Assembly held recently in Montenegro.

Culture Ministry Aims to Make Greece Appealing Filming Location

The creation of a film commission topped the agenda of Culture Minister Nikos Xydakis’ meeting with the new board of the Greek Film Council (GFC) as part of its plans to make Greece an attractive filming destination and promote Greek productions abroad.

Piraeus Museum of Underwater Antiquities Unveiled

In efforts to transform the Port of Piraeus into a cultural hub, the Piraeus Port Authority (OLP) presented aboard the floating museum “Hellas Liberty” last week the new Museum of Underwater Antiquities to be hosted in the port’s old silo.

Tourism to Zakynthos Slightly Up in May but Unpredictable

The negative media portrayal of Greece and the lingering talk of a potential tax hike in tourism are the making it impossible to draw conclusions for the upcoming tourism season on Zakynthos.

Public-Private Partnership Tops 9th Athens Aviation Meet Agenda

Tapping into the benefits of public-private partnerships (PPP), upgrading aviation technology and boosting land security at Greek airports topped the agenda of the “9th Aviation - Present and Future” conference, which took place in Athens in May.

Grace Mykonos Brings Work of Platon Rivellis into Focus

The photography of acclaimed Greek artist Platon Rivellis comes into the spotlight at the Grace Mykonos Hotel through to June 30.

Athens Airport Renews Commitment to Protect Environment

On the occasion of World Environment Day 2015 on June 5, Athens International Airport renewed its commitment to protect the environment by minimising the airport’s impact and adopting initiatives to improve its environmental performance.

World Environment Day 2015: Message By UNWTO Secretary-General Taleb Rifai

Message by UNWTO Secretary General Taleb Rifai on the occasion of World Environment Day 2015.