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Greece: 2015 Tourist Arrivals by Air Up 5.7% to 15.5 Million

International visitor arrivals to Greece’s main airports grew 5.7 percent to 15.5 million during the January-December 2015 period, according to processed data released on Thursday by the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE).

Refugee Crisis: Commission Aims for Schengen’s Normal Functioning in 2016

"In 2016 we need to return to Schengen's normal functioning", European Commission First Vice-President Frans Timmermans said following the weekly meeting of the College of Commissioners which focused on the refugee crisis. The commissioners decided that the Schengen's normal...

WTTC Comment in Response to Attacks in Jakarta

"The best response to these terrorist attacks is for travellers to support the country and to continue to visit this beautiful destination", David Scowsill, President & CEO of the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), said in response to the bomb attack and gunfire at a busy...

Minister Kountoura Discusses Tourism Development of Greek Islands

The tourism development of the Greek islands and the strengthening of cruise tourism were the main topics discussed in a meeting held in Athens on Thursday between Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura and the Secretary General for the Aegean and Island Policy, Ioannis Giannelis.

Red Tape Puts a Damper on Greek Waterway Network

The future of Greece’s ambitious waterway network is drowning in red tape with the government failing to grant a single license in 2015, two years after a law paving the way for strategic investments was voted.

S. Aegean Region Tourism Plan Launch on Jan. 26

The South Aegean Region has placed Rhodes at the forefront of its 2016 tourism strategy due to its central role as a major tourist hotspot and as one of the region’s best performing destinations.

Greek Town Nafplio Readies for 3rd Marathon, Register Now

The historic town of Nafplio, in the Peloponnese, is ready to welcome runners and athletes, professionals and amateurs, on March 6 for the 3rd Nafplio Marathon.

Etihad Airways Delivers Another Year of Strong Growth in 2015

Etihad Airways delivered solid operational performance in 2015 by achieving continued growth in passenger and cargo volumes.

Prof. Dimitrios Buhalis Appointed Head of Tourism and Hospitality in Faculty of Management Bournemouth University

Professor Dimitrios Buhalis has been appointed Head of the Department of Tourism and Hospitality in the Faculty of Management Bournemouth University in the United Kingdom.

Lufthansa: Record Number of Passengers Carried in 2015

In 2015, the airlines of the Lufthansa Group transported 107.7 million people, a new passenger transportation record of the German flag carrier, an announcement said on Wednesday.