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American Airlines to Connect Athens with Chicago in 2019

American Airlines announced that it will launch a daily seasonal service to Athens in Greece from Chicago in the US for the 2019 summer season.

Greece Tourism Figures Escalate in June 2018

Inbound tourism to Greece marked a 22.3 percent rise in June compared to the same month in 2017, while related revenue grew by 16 percent, according to the Bank of Greece.

Greece Wants to Resume Talks with UK on Reunification of Parthenon Marbles

Greek Culture Minister Lydia Koniordou has sent an official letter to her British counterpart, calling for the resumption of the dialogue on the reunification of the Parthenon marbles.

Tsipras: ‘Liberation Day’ for Post-bailout Greece

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras described August 20, as a day of liberation for Greece, as the country completed its nearly eight-year rescue period.

SEEN: Greece Ferry Strike will Cause Major Problems to Travelers

The Greek Shipowners Association for Passenger Ships (SEEN) warns that ferry transport in Greece will see severe disruption due to a strike announced for September 3.

Greek Shipowners First on Global Sales & Purchases List for H1 2018

Greek shipowners are in the lead in terms of sales and purchases of used ships, with the country’s shipping companies topping Allied Shipbroking’s S&P list for the first half of 2018.

Die Presse Warns Greece’s Reliance on Tourism Risky

The Greek tourism sector may have helped the country emerge stronger from the crisis but Austrian paper Die Presse claims reliance may prove to be risky in the coming years.

Paggaio Declared European City of Sport 2019

The municipality of Paggaio, near Kavala in Eastern Macedonia and Thrace, has been announced as the European City of Sport for 2019 by ACES Europe.

Astros Beach Now Offers Swimming Access to People with Disabilities

A special mobility ramp has been installed at the beach of Astros, in the Peloponnese, to facilitate people with physical disabilities to move in and out of the water.

More Tourist Info Points Open in Western Greece Region

More tourist info points are opening throughout Western Greece to facilitate visitors on all the sites and points of interest in the region.

Travelport, IBM Launch AI Platform to Manage Corporate Travel Spend

Travelport and IBM have introduced the IBM Travel Manager, an industry-first AI platform designed to help businesses manage corporate travel spend.

SA Express to Resume Operations on August 23

South African airline SA Express will resume operations on August 23 after its air operator's certificate and aircraft maintenance organisation certification were reinstated.