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Tour Operators, Airlines Advised to ‘Not Panic’ Over Greece EU Crisis

The tourism industry has been advised to not "overreact" to the financial crisis in Greece as a crisis of a much bigger magnitude would be created.

Interview: George Grafakos, Aqua Vista Hotels CEO

George Grafakos, Aqua Vista Hotels CEO, tells GTP what exactly makes the Aqua Vista Hotels brand stand out and he gives us a "sneak preview" of the company's future plans which all evolve around offering unique experiences. Experiences with strong emotions and excellent service...

Lesvos Mayor Urges Cruise Companies to Include Island in Stopovers

The Mayor of Lesvos is telling cruise companies that there is no reason to cancel scheduled itineraries to the island after the mother company of the Azamara Journey decided to exclude Mytilini port from its route on June 21.

ABTA Urges Travel Professionals to Attend its Convention in Greece

The chairman of the Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA), Noel Josephides, on Wednesday urged travel professionals to book to attend its next travel convention which will be hosted in Greece.

US Writer Gilbert Lauds Greece’s Zagoria Villages

Internationally acclaimed author Elisabeth Gilbert described Greece’s Zagorochoria as the “most beautiful place I’ve ever seen on earth” in a recent social media post after her to travels to the Epirot region. The writer of 2006 bestseller Eat, Pray, Love, which was also...

Sector Body GEPOET Upgrades its Online Presence

Representing the country’s travel ventures, the General Panhellenic Federation of Tourism Enterprises (GEPOET) announced last week that it’s new site - www.gepoet.gr - is up and running.

Travel Agency Body Chiefs to Meet in Basque Country in November

The heads of the trade bodies representing travel agencies worldwide will meet in Euskadi, Basque Country, on November 4-6, for the 3rd Summit of Travel Agencies Associations.

Crete’s Hersonissos’ Reach Grows Thanks to Social Media, Bloggers

The diverse offerings of Crete’s Hersonissos Municipality took the Net by storm when images of the region hit everything from Flickr and twitter to Facebook and Instagram.

Titania Athens’ La Brasserie Serves Up a Mean Pizza for Lunch

In one of the city’s hottest spots for lunch, the Titania Hotel’s La Brasserie restaurant, the chefs prepare pizza for lunch daily, adding to the rich menu of delicious snacks, salads and lights meals served.

Safe Water Sports Initiative Teaches Responsible Recreation

A new initiative that informs people of safety regulations in water sports and water recreation and provides a channel of communication and evaluation of such facilities aims to ensure that Greek waters are both fun and safe.

Ancient Rhodes Treasures on Show at the Louvre, Come Home

Following a successful run at the Louvre Museum, a section of the Rhodian archaeological exhibit “Rhodes: A Greek Island and Gateway to the East” will be coming home.