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Thomas Cook Shutdown: Greek Gov’t Vows to Stand by Affected Tourism Businesses

The Greek government will stand by the country’s businesses that have been affected by the Thomas Cook shutdown, says Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis.
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Economy Ministry: Stayover Tax Exemption for Thomas Cook-impacted Hotels in Greece

Greek hotels impacted by the collapse of Thomas Cook will be exempt from paying a stayover tax as a first support measure.

Greece Revises its Remote Island Transport Policy

The budget for remote island transport services in Greece has increased by 45 percent, Shipping Minister Yiannis Plakiotakis announced.

Thomas Cook Domino Effect Shuts Down German, Polish Units

Thomas Cook’s German and Polish subsidiaries are entering bankruptcy proceedings and ceasing operations, following the group's collapse.

GNTO Promotes Samothrace Island to Romanian Travelers

Journalists of leading Romanian magazines, such as National Geographic Traveler, visited Samothrace, as part of a press trip organized by the Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO).

Greece Takes Legal Action to ‘Bring Home’ Ancient Bronze Horse

Greece is moving ahead with legal action to re-claim an 8th century BC bronze horse which appears to have been removed illegally from the country.

Athens Airport Honored at ‘World Routes’ Awards for 18th Year

Athens International Airport has been honored for the 18th year at the prestigious “World Routes 2019” airport marketing awards.

Amadeus Launches ‘Travel API’ with NDC Capabilities

Amadeus has launched its new "Travel API" solution, which gives airlines greater offer differentiation and travel agencies access to more content and functionality.

37th Spartathlon to Host 400 Ultrarunners from 50 Countries

The 37th Spartathlon race kicks off on September 27 with the participation of 400 ultramarathon runners from 50 countries.

Masters of Wine to Visit Athens, Crete and Santorini

Enterprise Greece has invited 20 members of the Masters of Wine Institute to visit Athens, Crete and Santorini, between September 28 – October 5.

Greece to Celebrate World Tourism Day with Free Admission to the Acropolis

Greece will celebrate World Tourism Day on Friday, September 27, with free admission to the Acropolis and the Acropolis Museum in Athens.