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GTP Gets the Grand Tour of Athens’ New Gem: The Electra Metropolis

The brand new Electra Metropolis, the fifth hotel of Electra Hotels & Resorts, has opened its doors in the building which up until 2004 housed the Education Ministry on Mitropoleos Street in the heart of Athens.

Kountoura Scraps Obsolete Regime, Paves Way for Tourism Facility Upgrade in Greece

Greek Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura has decided to do away with an outdated decree, known as PETA, in order to simplify procedures for the renovation, re-operation and upgrade of tourist accommodation facilities in rural areas.

Greek Coastal Shipping Performance Similar to Last Year

Greece's ferry traffic this year appears to be at the same levels with last year with an obvious drop in tourist traffic to the Northeastern Aegean islands.

Lufthansa is First European Airline to Offer TSA PreCheck

Lufthansa recently became the first European airline to join the expedited-screening program - TSA PreCheck - for travelers at U.S. airports.

Report: China’s Desire to Travel Abroad Remains Unbroken

China registered by far the highest growth in outbound travel in 2015, consolidating its position as one of the world’s most important source markets for international travel, according to a special analysis by the World Travel Monitor, conducted by IPK International.

GB Roof Garden Wins 2016 Wine Spectator Award of Excellence

The GB Roof Garden of the Hotel Grande Bretagne has been honored by the Wine Spectator magazine’s annual Restaurant Awards for the fourth year in a row.

ECOWEEK to Suggest Sustainable Design Solutions for Thessaloniki

Following a series of events in Greece and abroad, ECOWEEK is scheduled to visit Thessaloniki on November 14-20 to suggest new ideas and sustainable design solutions for the northern Greek city through its International Conference & Sustainable Design Workshops.

Google, Priceline Group Join Inaugural 3-day Keynote Lineup at ITB Asia 2016

For the first time ever, the keynote sessions of ITB Asia will stretch across all three days of the travel exhibition, exploring pertinent topics such as the impact of mobile and digital disruption in the travel industry.

Austrian Airlines Introduces New Career Model for Pilots

A new career model has been introduced for some 1,000 pilots working for Austrian Airlines.

Pioneering Greeks: Nikolas & Manos Smyrlakis, Founders of “Finest Roots” Premium Spirits

This week the "Pioneering Greeks" column introduces Manos and Nikolas Smyrlakis, founders of the "Finest Roots", a premium brand offering four traditional Greek liqueurs.