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UNWTO: Visa-free Travel on the Rise

The number of tourists traveling the world visa-free is growing, paving the way for further growth of the sector, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) reports.

Greece’s Shipping Chamber Chief Sees Demise of Sector

The president of the Hellenic Chamber of Shipping (NEE) expressed his concern over the dwindling numbers of Greek-owned ships at a special New Year’s ceremony held recently during which the Hellenic Coast Guard was awarded for its search and rescue efforts.

Sitia Airport… Ready for Takeoff

Located approximately 1km from the city center and Sitia port, the new airport can handle international and domestic flights and accommodate small- and medium-sized planes as well as charter flights and private aircraft.

Condor Opens Up New Destinations in Greece for 2016 Summer Season

Condor, the leisure airline of Thomas Cook AG, announced that it will add four new destinations in Greece to its short/medium haul network in summer 2016.

Hotelgenius Gets Funding for All-in-one Management Solution

Hotelgenius SA, which provides online hotel management software, recently announced that it has collected 570,000 euros in funding and is ready to set up shop in Greece and other European destinations.

Greek Nominees for the ‘European Museum of the Year Award 2016’

The Archaeological Museum of Tegea in Tripoli and the Museum of Typography in Chania are among the 49 nominees for the European Museum of the Year Award (EMYA) 2016.

Air France Launches New Route to Glasgow, Scotland

Air France has announced a new daily flight between Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Glasgow international airport in Scotland as from late March and for the entire 2016 summer season.

Greek Jewelry Collection Lights Up Athens Airport

Travellers and visitors οf Athens International Airport (AIA) Eleftherios Venizelos are invited to admire the exceptional work of Greek jewelry designers at the exhibition "The Sheltering Sky".

Patra Carnival Launch Postponed Due to Bad Weather Forecast

The launch of the Patra carnival (Patrino karnavali), the largest event of its kind in Greece and one of the biggest in Europe, has been put on hold due to a bad weather forecast.