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More Greeks Traveling in Summer 2018

Greeks appear to be traveling more in the three months of summer 2018, marking a 10 percent increase compared to the same period last year, according to data by Greek travel agents.

New Ministry Seal to Certify Greek Enotourism Enterprises

Wineries open for visitation across Greece will be awarded a special seal indicating that they abide by the standards for the operation of wine tourism enterprises.

US Travelers Keen on Visiting Greece in the Fall

US travelers have a soft spot for Greece, ranking the country in the top 10 choice destinations for fall, according to luxury travel experts Virtuoso.

Greek Tourism Drives Down May 2018 Jobless Rate

Greece’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate eased by 20 percent in May 2018 for the first time in seven years driven in large part by the tourism sector.

Greece’s Tourism Body SETE Calls for Solution to Sept. 3 Ferry Strike

The Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) has called for the Shipping Minister to intervene and prevent a 24-hour ferry strike announced by the country's seamen for September 3.

New Finds Come to the Fore at Artemis Amarysia Sanctuary in Evia, Greece

This year’s excavation activities around the Temple of Artemis Amarysia at Amarynthos on the island of Evia in Greece, have revealed new finds.

Greek Chefs and Farmers Join Forces to Promote Local Products

Greek chefs and farmers have joined forces to promote Greek products, preserve traditions and improve training.

Turkey Looking to Ban 20 Travel Booking Sites

Turkey's travel agents' body said it would be filing law suits against 20 travel and reservation sites, including Airbnb and Expedia, citing unfair play.

Cobalt Air Benefits from Travelport’s ‘Rich Content and Branding’ Tool

Cobalt Air has signed a new multi-year content agreement with Travelport, which includes the use of the company’s leading merchandising tool, Travelport Rich Content and Branding.

Study Aims to Pin Down Exact Date of Santorini Volcano Eruption Using Trees

A new study, measuring the radiocarbon stored in tree rings, aims to offer fresh insight into the exact date of the Santorini volcano eruption.

15th UNWTO Awards to Recognize Sustainability in Tourism – Applications Open

The United Nations World Tourism Organization is inviting submissions for its 15th UNWTO Awards, which will recognize innovation, job creation and sustainability in tourism.

EU Announces Finalists for ‘European Capital of Smart Tourism 2019’ Competition

The European Union has shortlisted 10 cities as finalists in the competition for the European Capital of Smart Tourism 2019 title.