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Alitalia Clinches Two ‘Global Traveler’ Awards for High-end Onboard Services

Alitalia received two awards for its high-end onboard services by the Global Traveler, a US travel publication for frequent international travelers.

Seajets’ High-speed ‘World Champion Jet’ Named Ship of the Year by Lloyd’s List

Seajets’ “World Champion Jet” was announced “Ship of the Year” at the Lloyd’s List Greek Shipping Awards 2019.

Greek Culture Minister Inspects Restoration Work Progress at Sites

Greek Culture Minister Lina Mendoni recently visited a number of sites across Greece, including the Museum of Vergina and the Amphipolis site, to inspect the progress of restoration and upgrade works.

Athens’ Stavros Niarchos Park Features New Light Installations for Christmas

The Stavros Niarchos Park in Athens is inviting all to explore four new light installations, which are part of its Christmas decoration.

Greece Aims to Link Commerce with Tourism for Greater Benefit

The Tourism Ministry and Greece's trade bodies are seeking ways to link tourism with trade for the benefit of the greater economy.

WWF Calls for Action to Safeguard the Mediterranean

The Mediterranean Sea still needs protection, says WWF, calling on leaders and policymakers to take action and set achievable goals.

Tourism Minister Invites American Investors to Bet on Greece

Greek Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis invited American entrepreneurs to invest in Greece during this year’s Capital Link Forum held in New York.

Greece Prepares for Transition to Green Economy with Incentives

The Greek government is planning to introduce incentives for the support of environmentally-friendly investments.

Fraport Greece Regional Airport Upgrades Almost Complete

Fraport Greece has completed 80% of its investment program, with the airports of Thessaloniki, Corfu, Kos, Mykonos and Santorini being last on its project list.

Mayor Lights Athens’ Christmas Tree at Syntagma Square

Athens Mayor Kostas Bakoyannis on December 10 turned on the lights to city's 17-meter tall Christmas tree at Syntagma Square.

Trainose Adds Extra Athens – Thessaloniki Rail Services for Christmas Season

Trainose will add two extra itineraries to serve the Athens - Thessaloniki route for the Christmas season.

Swiss, Austrian Travel Agents Visit Attica’s Landmark Sites

The GNTO introduced 14 Swiss and Austrian travel agents to some of Attica's landmark sites and city break destinations.

Electra Hotels Appoints Nikolaos Lappas as its New Chief Financial Officer

Electra Hotels & Resorts has appointed Nikolaos Lappas as its new Chief Financial Officer (CFO).

INSETE: Greece’s Airbnb-frenzy Needs Regulating

Greece’s short-term rentals may have saved many struggling Greeks during the economic crisis years, but the practice needs immediate regulation, says INSETE.

Greece’s Q3 Turnover Index in Accommodation & Food Service Rising

Greece’s year-on-year turnover index in accommodation and food service in the third quarter of 2019 increased by 6.1% against the same period in 2018.

Greece Voted on UNESCO Committee for Protection of Cultural Property

Greece has been elected as a member of UNESCO’s Committee for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict, for the 2020-2023 period.

Historic Plaka Bridge in Epirus ‘Up and Standing’

The historic single-arch bridge of Plaka in the northern Greece region of Epirus, is up and standing after extensive restoration and reinforcement works.

GNTO Presents Greece’s Health and Wellness Tourism in Moscow

GNTO presented Greece’s health and wellness tourism options during the Greek Health Tourism Forum held in Moscow.

Greek Tourism Startup Guestflip Wins CapsuleT, Phase 2 Opens on Dec. 12

Greek travel startup GuestFlip won a 10,000-euro award after participating in phase 1 of Capsule T, Greece’s first travel and hospitality accelerator.

Athens’ Achilleas Hotel Holds Official Opening Party

The Achilleas Hotel, located at Syntagma Square in the center of Athens, celebrated its official opening with a party for partners and friends.