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No Ferries in Greece September 22-23 Due to 48-hour Strike

Ferry boats in Greece will not be in service from 6am on Thursday, September 22, until 6am on Saturday, September 24, as the Pan-Hellenic Seamen’s Federation (PNO) has announced a 48-hour strike.

Greek Tourism Boosts Employment in First Seven Months of 2016

The Greek tourism sector remains one of the country’s driving forces contributing some 82 percent to the increase in employment in the first seven months of the year, according to the latest labor ministry data.

Greece Explores Cross-border E-commerce Opportunities with China’s Alibaba, Partnerships Announced

A new page in Greece's trade and tourism has opened with the recent discussions of Greek ministers and businessmen with representatives from the world’s largest e-commerce group, Alibaba, according to the Athens Chamber of Tradesmen.

Greek Gov’t Welcomes Juncker’s Pledge for United Europe

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker’s call for a united Europe; one that is fair, tolerant and safe, was warmly received by the Greek government this week.

Hellenic Seaways Up for Grabs, Let the Bidding Begin

A 40.4 percent stake in ferry services provider Hellenic Seaways (HSW) is up for sale after Piraeus Bank launched an open international tender for the company this week.

Creta Beach Hotel & Bungalows the Place to Be in October

A Civitel Group member, Creta Beach Hotel & Bungalows is proud to add the “Powering Global Travel Award 2015” to its list of achievements and invites travelers to take advantage of its fall discounts.

IndiGo Signs its First Ever GDS Agreement with Travelport

IndiGo, India’s largest domestic airline, will now distribute all of its fares and ancillary products to Travelport-connected customers worldwide.

‘Navarino Challenge 2016’ in Greece Wraps Up with Great Success

Some 2,000 amateur and professional athletes of all ages embraced the "Navarino Challenge 2016" sports tourism event in Messinia and Costa Navarino in Greece and participated in more than 15 activities from September 9 to 11.

Pass Go… Thessaloniki Monopoly Finally Here!

The Thessaloniki Monopoly recently made its debut at the 81st Thessaloniki International Fair (TIF), with the northern port city’s famous monuments, hotels, and landmarks adorning the board.

Athens Airport Goes Blue to Honor Democracy

Athens International Airport (AIA) is participating in the “Blue Athens Initiative”, held on the occasion of the International Day of Democracy, which is celebrated every year on September 15.