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AEGEAN, Olympic Air to Transfer Holy Flame to 17 Greek Destinations

AEGEAN Airlines will provide three extra aircraft (non commercial flights) to distribute the Holy Flame to as many Greek destinations as possible once it arrives in Athens from Jerusalem on Holy Saturday, April 30.

Visa-Free Travel for Turkey Still Depends on Met Criteria

Despite putting forth a demand in March that its nationals be allowed Schengen zone visa-free travel by June if it agreed to take back refugees from Greece, Turkey must still meet all 72 criteria for EU accession, the deputy head of the European Commission said in Brussels recently.

Paros Airport Ready by July, Milos, Naxos, Syros to Follow

The airport of Paros will be fully operational and linked with Greek and international destinations by July 16, Transport and Infrastructure Minister Christos Spirtzis said on his recent visit to the Cycladic island, adding that renovations were expected to get underway at...

Minister Kountoura Attends ATM 2016, Promotes Greek Tourism in UAE

Minister Elena Kountoura met with United Arab Emirates (UAE) government officials, tourism sector professionals and entrepreneurs at the recent Arabian Travel Market 2016 to gauge investment interest as well as discuss ways to boost tourism flow to Greece.

Mykonos, Milos Woo Indian Market

Whether it's about bringing in Bollywood productions or promising some of the world’s most breathtaking beaches, Mykonos and Milos are set to capture the hearts and minds of Indian travelers following a recent presentation of Greek tourism offerings in Mumbai.

Aldemar Resorts Receives Eight Honors at Greek Hospitality Awards 2016

Aldemar Resorts was recently honoured with gold and silver awards in eight categories at the Greek Hospitality Awards 2016, organized by Ethos Events and the TIF-HELEXPO in Athens.

Sabre: Consumer Mega-Trends Impacting Hospitality in 2016

Sabre, a leading technology provider to the global travel industry, recently released its latest research study which examines today’s emerging trends to reveal what travelers will want tomorrow.

Turkish Airlines Brings Dawn of Justice’s Batmobile Across Istanbul’s Third Bridge

Turkish Airlines brought the world-famous, iconic Batmobile to Istanbul to travel cross-continental for the first time via the newest Bosphorus bridge to celebrate the release of Warner Bros. Pictures’ movie Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

Nelios Collects Three Prestigious Accolades at Greek Hospitality Awards 2016

Greek digital tourism expert Nelios received three Gold awards of excellence at the second edition of the Greek Hospitality Awards held recently at the Ethniki Asfalistiki Conference Center in Athens.

Travelife: DMC Workshop in Crete

Travelife, one of the world’s leading sustainability certification schemes for tourism companies, will organise a workshop for DMC’s and travel agents in Crete in June.

Mideast Travel Receives Two Tourism Honors

Mideast Travel Worldwide, a renowned Greek travel agency that provides travel and conference services to clientele in Greece and abroad, in April received important distinctions at two award ceremonies held in Athens.

Pioneering Greeks – Zafiris Trikalinos, CEO of Trikalinos Bottarga

This week, the "Pioneering Greeks" column introduces Zafiris Trikalinos, the CEO of Trikalinos Bottarga, a multi awarded brand in global gastronomy events and among the suggestions in the cook books of world-renowned chefs.

Rio 2016: Greece Hands Over Olympic Flame to Brazil

The Olympic Flame was handed over to the 2016 Rio de Janeiro delegation on Wednesday, 100 days before the opening of the Olympic Games, at a ceremony at the Panathenian Stadium in Athens, in the presence of 30,000 spectators.

Russian Tour Operators Urge Early Bookings for Fear of Visa Delays

The tedious visa regime and seemingly short-staffed consulate offices in Russia are negatively affecting Russian bookings to Greece with local tour operators requesting travelers book two weeks in advance.

Culture Ministry Doublespeak Leaves Afantou Rhodes Investment Up in the Air

The culture ministry and Rhodes authorities are at loggerheads over a decision by the former to initially declare the area of Afantou as an archaeological site despite official plans to create a golf course there and then to release a statement saying the investment can proceed...

Travelplanet24 Reveals Greeks’ Easter Choices

The Cycladic isles of Syros and Mykonos as well as the island of Kythera are among the leading destinations Greeks will travel to this weekend for Orthodox Easter, online booking agent Travelplanet24 recently revealed.

Athens Airport Ranks #1 at Routes Europe 2016 Marketing Awards

Athens International Airport (AIA) was once again the winner in the 4–20 million passengers category of the Routes Europe edition of the Routes 2016 Marketing Awards which were announced recently at ICE Kraków in Poland.

From Santorini with Love… HotelBrain, Intimissimi Project Goes Viral

It took some 17,000,000 viewers, 7,000,000 likes and 445 posts in 48 hours to prove that the HotelBrain and Intimissimi joint project for Santorini struck gold.

Student, Youth Travel Boosts Syros 2016 Tourism

Student and youth travel have begun to pick up pace contributing to tourism revenue for the Cycladic island of Syros.

Porto Carras Grand Resort Wins Five at Greek Hospitality Awards 2016

The Porto Carras Grand Resort won five accolades at last week's Greek Hospitality Awards held in Athens.