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Greece’s Airports Break All Records in 2017

Greece’s airports broke all records in 2017, serving a total 482,410 flights and marking a 2.7 percent increase compared to 2016.

Inbound Visitors to Greece Rise 8% in Jan-Sep 2017

Greece saw an eight percent increase in the number of non-resident inbound visitors during the first nine months of 2017, according to data released by the Bank of Greece.

Bloomberg: Tourism will Continue to Boost Greece’s Economy

Strength in the eurozone’s core economies is expected to help Greece, the country worst affected by the region’s debt crisis, according to Bloomberg.

Greece – Cyprus – Egypt Cruise Link on the Table

Linking Greece, Cyprus and Egypt via cruise tourism was on the agenda of officials from the three countries, who gathered in Cairo recently.

Athens Gears Up to Become World Book Capital City 2018

From April 23 and for a year, Athens will be known as the World Book Capital 2018 and celebrate with a series of book-related events across town.

Kos Seeking Spot for Hippocrates ‘Father of Medicine’ on UNESCO List

Island officials are vying to include the “Father of Medicine” - Hippocrates of Kos - on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

ASTA Athens 2018 Meet Aims to Boost US Arrivals to Greece

The organizers of the ASTA Destination Expo 2018 are aiming via the conference to increase the number of US holidaymakers to Greece by 30 percent.

Axia Hospitality, Nelios Partner with ‘Euphoria Retreat’

Axia Hospitality and Nelios have partnered with wellness destination spa Euphoria Retreat to boost its online presence and sales.

Hotel Grande Bretagne Included on Condé Nast Traveler 2018 Gold List

The Hotel Grande Bretagne in Athens, is included on the 2018 Gold List of Condé Nast Traveler, which features the best hotels in the world.

‘Divine You’ Wellness Programs by Divani Apollon Palace & Thalasso

The Divani Apollon Palace & Thalasso, located on the Athenian Riviera, has introduced its guests to the “Divine You” programs, which offer wellness and rejuvenation services.

All Nippon Named ‘Airline of the Year 2018’ by Air Transport World

All Nippon Airways (ANA) has been named "Airline of the Year" by the Air Transport World (ATW), a leading magazine covering the global airline industry.

Έρχεται το 2ο Συνέδριο Hotel Tech στην Αθήνα

Σημαντικά στελέχη του ξενοδοχειακού κλάδου αναμένεται να πάρουν μέρος στο 2ο Συνέδριο Hotel Tech την Πέμπτη 8 Φεβρουαρίου 2018, στην Αθήνα.

Santorini Cruise Ship Controls Kick Off

In efforts to decongest the world-famed caldera, Santorini's local authorities announced the launch of a new berthing management system for incoming cruise ships.

Greek Hotels Chamber: Alterations to Stayover Tax a Must

In order for the stayover tax on hotels and rooms-to-let to be effectively collected, a series of adjustments must be made, the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels says.

Greek Hoteliers Body Reiterates School Break Proposal

Greek hoteliers are calling on Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura to re-examine a 2014 proposal that foresees a fixed vacation period in late winter for schools.

Προτάσεις ΞΕΕ για την είσπραξη του φόρου διαμονής

Το Ξενοδοχειακό Επιμελητήριο Ελλάδος (ΞΕΕ) εκθέτει τα προβλήματα που έχουν δημιουργηθεί από τη νομοθέτηση του φόρου διαμονής και προτείνει άμεσες λύσεις.

Ellaktor Sells Stake in Athens Resort Casino

Greek construction firm Ellaktor has sold a 30 percent share of Athens Resort Casino SA to Karenia Enterprises Company Ltd for 13.5 million euros.

Greece Expects 30% More Dutch Tourists in 2018

Bookings from the Netherlands to Greece are expected to increase by 30 percent this year, according to the Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO).

Greek Sites, Museums Welcome More Visitors in Jan–Sep 2017

Visitors to Greek museums and archaeological sites during the first nine months of 2017 increased by 17.8 percent and reached 13.5 million compared with the same period in 2016.

Forbes Places Karpathos Among Budget Travel Picks for 2018

Forbes has included the island of Karpathos in the Dodecanese among the best budget places to travel in 2018, based on the preferences of tourism experts.