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Greek MPs Pass Thematic/Special Interest Tourism Bill by Majority Vote

Greece has passed a bill covering thematic and special interest tourism, the upgrade of tourism training and the strengthening of entrepreneurship.

Draft Law on Incentives for Strategic Investments Open for Debate

A bill that foresees a series of incentives aimed at stimulating strategic investment activity in Greece, has been opened to public consultation until December 17.

Cultural Tourism Key to Sustaining Communities, Safeguarding Heritage

A clear and strong link between tourism, culture and local community stakeholders is essential, according to the UNWTO and UNESCO.

Athens Airport Counts Over 1.6m Passengers in November

Passenger traffic at Athens International Airport (AIA) in November recorded a robust increase of 12.3 percent, reaching 1.62 million.

Extra Charges Driving Airline Revenues Sky High, Says Report

Extra fees for luggage, seat selection and in advance bookings are expected to boost airline revenue by 13 percent to 92.9 billion dollars in 2018, according to a report by IdeaWorksCompany and CarTrawler.

Ryanair Announces New Thessaloniki – Krakow Route for Summer 2019

Ryanair will launch a new route that will connect the Greek city of Thessaloniki with Krakow, Poland, in summer 2019.

‘Santorini Experience’ Sports Tourism Event Earns International Distinction

The “Santorini Experience” sports tourism event received a distinction at the Travel & Hospitality Awards, which recognizes accomplishments across the travel industry.

‘Antikythera Shipwreck’ Exhibition in Beijing Extended to February 2019

An exhibition on Greece's Antikythera shipwreck, running at The Palace Museum in Beijing, China, will be extended by two months, after the event received a huge turnout.

Liostasi Hotel on Ios Honored for ‘Dreamiest Design’ at SLH Awards 2018

Ios' Liostasi Hotel & Suites has won the “Dreamiest Design Award” at the Small Luxury Hotels (SLH) of the World Awards 2018, for its unique facilities and aesthetics.

NJV Athens Plaza Adds a Twist to its Restaurant Menu

“The Parliament”, the historic restaurant of the NJV Athens Plaza hotel in Athens, has revealed its new menu, which offers Mediterranean cuisine with a modern twist.

ECTAA: European Travel Agents to Meet in Łódź, Poland, for Spring 2019 Meeting

The European Travel Agents and Tour Operators Association (ECTAA) will meet in Łódź, Poland, in June 2019, for its semi-annual meeting.

‘Special Touches Make the Difference in Hospitality’ – Interview with Fabrizio Piredda, GM of Civitel’s Athens Hotels

Fabrizio Piredda, the GM of Civitel’s hotels in Athens, speaks of the group's aim to offer the best experiences to visitors in the city.