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UNWTO: International Tourist Arrivals Up 4% in 2015, Reach a Record 1.2 Billion

2015 marks the 6th consecutive year of above-average growth, with international arrivals increasing by 4 percent or more every year since the post-crisis year of 2010.

TAIPED Launches e-Auctions for Six Tourism Properties in Greece

Greek state privatization fund TAIPED on Monday announced the launch of 14 new e-Auctions of state properties in various Greek destinations. Six of the e-auctions are for tourism properties in Mykonos, Pelion, Katerini and Rhodes.

USA Today: Greek Islands Among Best Destinations for Solo Travel

The Greek islands are among the best destinations for solo trips in 2016, to meet new people and gain some independence, according to a feature published in USA Today on Sunday.

Crystal Cruises Opts for Greece over Turkey Due to Safety Concerns

LA-based Crystal Cruises said last week that it would be making stops in Greece instead of neighboring Turkey due to security concerns following a bomb attack in Istanbul that killed 10 tourists on January 12.

Aqua Vista: Santorini Cooking Classes Available for Tourists

Guests of Aqua Vista hotels on Santorini have the chance to participate in three-hour cooking classes, learn more about local products and whip up some of the Mediterranean cuisine’s best recipes in true traditional fashion.

Alitalia Launches 2016 Global Sale Campaign

Alitalia has launched a new global promotional campaign in 30 countries, offering more than 1.36 million seats at promotional fares for domestic and international flights.

Chinese Investors Set Sights on Corfu Waterway

Chinese investors will be visiting the Ionian island of Corfu, on Sunday, to discuss collaborating with the operators of the Corfu waterway, which is the first and thus far only enterprise granted official licensing.

BlueGrowth II: Greek Startup Blue Economy Competition Final on Jan 19

The award ceremony for the finalists of the second edition of BlueGrowth, the marine challenge competition that seeks to deliver innovative sustainable business ideas for products and services relating to the blue economy, will take place on Tuesday, January 19, at the Piraeus...

Russian Volvo Regatta Set to Sail Off Rhodes

The Dodecanese island of Rhodes will be the host of this year’s Russian Volvo Regatta during the week of April 30-May 6 as well as of two more high-profile sailing events in June and October.

Υπουργείο Τουρισμού: Υλοποίηση ταχύρρυθμου προγράμματος κατάρτισης στο επάγγελμα του ξεναγού στο Πανεπιστήμιο Μακεδονίας

Το Υπουργείο Τουρισμού αποφασίζει την υλοποίηση ταχύρρυθμου προγράμματος κατάρτισης στο επάγγελμα του ξεναγού, διάρκειας δύο (2) μηνών.