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Greece Hoteliers Up in Arms Over Cancellations Due to Refugee Crisis

Hoteliers associations across Greece, including on the islands and at border regions, are ringing alarm bells, calling on the government to take immediate measures as bookings to these destinations have dropped by as much as 90 percent in some cases due to the ever-growing...

Athens Airport Concession Deal Talks Kick Off

The board of the Athens International Airport (AIA) decided last week to launch negotiations for the 20-year extension of the concession contract for the management of the country's largest airport.

Santorini to Limit Cruise Traffic, Visitor Numbers

The picturesque island of Santorini will as of 2017 implement a system controlling the number of visiting cruise passengers, with a set limit at 8,000 a day in efforts to ensure the best quality services, safeguard the environment and spread out the number of cruise ship calls...

Visa Issue on the Agenda of SETE, Hellenic Russian Chamber of Commerce

The Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) and the Hellenic Russian Chamber of Commerce recently exchanged views to find solutions to difficulties that have arisen in the processing of biometric visa applications of Russian citizens wishing to visit Greece.

‘Roads to Rhodes’ Marathon Returns for Third Year with New Routes

The island of Rhodes in Greece is getting ready to host the 3rd International “Roads to Rhodes” Marathon this April.

Syros Tourist Lodgements Association Announces New Board of Directors

Christiana Papitsi is the new president of the Syros Tourist Lodgements Association.

Small Luxury Hotels of the World Sees Bookings Jump in 2015

Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH), the luxury brand of small, exclusive, independent hotels has much to celebrate as it closes out a year of exciting announcements and growth.

Emirates to Fly 14,000 km in Less than 16 Hours

Emirates Airline’s first non-stop service between Auckland and Dubai will be one of the longest air routes in the world by distance, but with the assistance of clever technology and good planning, passengers will get to their destination in the shortest possible time

Feast Greece off to Texas for SXSW Digital Creativity Fair

Crowd funding event organizers Feast Greece will be participating in one of the world’s largest digital creativity fairs - the 23rd annual SXSW Interactive Festival - to be held in Austin, Texas, on March 11-15.

New Faces: George Papadopoulos, Executive Chef of Domotel Hotels & Resorts

This week, the Greek Travel Pages (GTP) introduces, George Papadopoulos, the Executive Chef of Domotel Hotels & Resorts.

KEPE Report: Cultural Tourism Next Big Thing, Greece Lagging Behind

Cultural tourism is one of the fastest growing markets worldwide and yet Greece seems to be lagging behind, according to findings announced by the Athens-based Center of Planning and Economic Research (KEPE).

Major Corfu Tourism Unit Gets Go-ahead

A massive tourism complex including a five-star hotel, bungalows and holiday lodgings on the Ionian island of Corfu has received the go-ahead from the culture ministry.

Three Greek Cities Shortlisted for ‘European Capital of Culture 2021’ Title

Eleusina, Kalamata and Rhodes were shortlisted on Friday in the competition for the title of European Capital of Culture 2021 in Greece.

India Extends e-Tourist Visa Scheme to 37 More Countries, Greece Included

India has extended the e-Tourist Visa (e-TV) facility to citizens of 37 more countries, including Greece, taking the total number to 150.

Fraport Airports Management Visits Skiathos, Touches Base

Within its recent series of visits to the 14 regions in Greece where German transport company Fraport will operate the local airports, a management team visited the Sporades island of Skiathos to touch base ahead of the launch of operations there next year.

Navarino Challenge 2016: New Sports Activities Announced

Greece's multi-award winning event “Navarino Challenge” has added new sports activities for all to enjoy during September 9-11 at Costa Navarino in Messinia.

HotelBrain’s Panos Paleologos Crowned ‘Top Job Creator’ by Endeavor Greece

Panos Paleologos, the president and founder of Greek hotel management company HotelBrain, has been honored with the title of "Top Job Creator" for creating the most job positions in 2015.

Travel Group Meteora Thrones Showcases its Secrets in Serbia

As part of its long-term strategy to promote the Meteora-Kalabaka region in Central Greece, Meteora Thrones tourism and travel group participated in the recent ITTFA Travel Trade Fair held in Belgrade, Serbia.

Pioneering Greeks – Alexandra Pitta, CEO of Attiki Pittas Bee Culturing Co.

This week, the "Pioneering Greeks" column introduces Alexandra Pitta, a dynamic and very active Greek business woman from leading honey manufacturing company "Attiki".

SETE: Over-taxation Limiting Greece Tourism Potential

Some 40 percent of Greece's tourism enterprises are currently facing serious sustainability issues, mainly due to over-taxation, according to the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE).