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Fishing Tourism in Greece: An Untapped Resource

Despite having a legal framework in place since 2015, Greece still hasn’t tapped into the vast potential of sustainable fishing tourism.

AirBaltic Brings Magnetic Latvia Closer to Greece

If the cards are played right, Latvia is bound to become a go-to destination in the coming years with airBaltic paving the way.

Singapore Airlines Launches New A350 Out of Istanbul Airport

Singapore Airlines aims to offer less jet lag and more fuel efficiency with its Airbus A350-900LR which was recently launched out of Turkey.

‘Uncooperative’ Short-term Rental Platforms May Face Stiff Fines in Greece

Home sharing platforms operating in Greece, which fail to provide information requested by the country’s tax authority, may soon be faced with hefty fines.

The New ‘Editor Athens Hotel’ Aims to Offer Hip Hospitality

The four-star Editor Hotel Athens has opened its doors near the city's landmark sites to offer visitors an urban getaway in the heart of the bustling Greek capital.

Greece Mulls New Measures to Clamp Down on Illegal Home Sharing

Aiming to address tax evasion, Greece is preparing to introduce stringent measures for undeclared home sharing activity.

Peloponnese Chambers Join Forces to Promote Tourism, Agrifood

Tourism and the primary sector with emphasis on agrifood were at the center of this year’s Peloponnisos Expo held in the city of Tripoli.

Greece – China Cement Ties with 16 Strategic Deals

Greece and China paved the way for strong partnerships in dozens of areas during the visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping in Athens.

Greece Re-examines Golden Visa Scheme to Boost Investments

Greece is moving ahead with changes in its investor visa scheme that may include a fluctuating minimum investment requirement.

New Working Group to Examine Acropolis Area Building Limits

A new working group has been set up and tasked with re-examining building terms and limits applicable to the Acropolis area in Athens.

Thomas Cook: Greece Aims to Cover Lost Ground via Tourism Promo Drive

A new tourism campaign to launch in Greece in January, is one of many emergency measures taken in the aftermath of Thomas Cook’s collapse.

Foreign Ministry Event Presents Greece’s No-deal Brexit Plans

Greece recently presented its post-Brexit measures for trade, business, tourism and agriculture at a Foreign Ministry event in Athens.

Greek Hotels Chief: Biggest Challenge 2020 Gap After Thomas Cook’s Demise

Greek hospitality stakeholders must work together to address the consequences Thomas Cook’s collapse will have on tourism next year, says HCH President Alexandros Vassilikos.

IATA Sees July Air Travel Demand Dampening

Brexit confusion, trade conflicts and tariffs appear to be taking a toll on demand for air travel, which slowed down in July, according to data released by IATA.

Thessaloniki Int’l Fair to Focus on Energy, Tech, Healthcare with US Support

The US is actively supporting Greece's growth prospect with renewed participation at this year's Thessaloniki International Fair.

Greek PM: ‘Timing Excellent’ for Parthenon Marbles’ Return

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis will propose a cultural exchange deal to the UK as a first step towards the return of the Parthenon Marbles to Greece.

Merchants Need to Plan for Stricter EU Credit Card Measures

The EU's new credit card safety regulations requiring additional verification by users, are set to take effect on September 14.

Greece’s Menalon Trail Set to Grow and Include People with Disability

Greece’s Menalon Trail, was re-certified earlier this month, with plans underway for the first trail for people with disability.

ETC: Greece-Russia Tourism Year Fails to Hit the Mark

The Greece - Russia Year of Tourism 2017-2018 did not generate the anticipated results, according to a report by the European Travel Commission (ETC).

Crete’s Hersonissos Innovates with ‘Local Passport’ for Repeat Visitors

The Northern Crete municipality of Hersonissos has taken a bold step introducing the “Local Passport” granted to repeat visitors or to those wishing to get married there.