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Popular Greek Destinations Claim Bulk of Orthodox Easter Pre-bookings

Orthodox Easter tourist traffic in Greece is concentrated in popular destinations with lesser-known locations struggling to see figures rise.

Transport, Exports Offset Greece’s Current Account Deficit in February

Greece’s current account deficit in February came to 990 million euros, down by 407 million euros year-on-year, according to the country's central bank.

Emergency State in Sri Lanka after Easter Sunday Attack Leaves at least 290 Dead

Sri Lanka will be put in a state of emergency as of midnight, after a series of attacks on churches and hotels on Easter Sunday, left at least 290 people dead and 500 injured.

Repair Works on Acropolis Lightning Conductor Underway

Repair works on the lightning conductor system of the Acropolis in Athens, will begin immediately in the aftermath of a lightning accident last week.

Paros’ Five-star ‘Summer Senses’ Hotel to Open in June

The Cycladic island of Paros is getting ready to welcome the “Summer Senses”, a new five-star hotel, set to open its doors in June 2019.

Eiriana Luxury Suites to Offer Eco Experiences with ‘Coco-Mat.bike’

Eiriana Luxury Suites, located on Milos, will offer its guests this summer the opportunity to explore the island with wooden electric bicycles by Coco-Mat.bike.

Mega Airlines Studies Again Named ‘Europe’s Top Performer’ by IATA

Mega Airlines Studies received the title of “Europe’s Top Performer 2019”, during the IATA World Congress, which was recently held in New Delhi, India.

Saudi Tourism Sector Worth Over $70 billion in 2019

Saudi Arabia's travel and tourism sector is expected to contribute $70.9 billion in total to the country’s GDP in 2019, according to the WTTC.

GOnline: Μια ηλεκτρονικά προηγμένη πλατφόρμα online κρατήσεων

Η Grecian Travel, γνωστή για την επιτυχημένη παρουσία της στον χώρο των τουριστικών υπηρεσιών, παρουσιάζει τη νέα πλατφόρμα κρατήσεων της GOnline.

Athens Q1 2019 Hotel Performance on the Downside

Athens hotel occupancy rates dropped by 6.8 percent in the first quarter of the year, with RevPAR down by 6.8 percent, according to the Athens - Attica & Argosaronic Hotel Association.

IOBE: Risk of Economic Slowdown in Greece for 2019

If Greece fails to free up productive forces through structural reforms, there will be a quick return to recession, according to the IOBE think tank.

‘EU-China Tourism Year’ Initiative Brings Chinese Travelers to Europe

All the more Chinese travelers are putting European destinations at the top of their travel agendas for 2019, following the EU-China Tourism Year 2018 initiative.

India’s Jet Airways Shuts Down Operations

India’s Jet Airways announced this week that it would be ceasing operations after failing to secure emergency funding.

Attica Region Invites Arab Travelers to Greece  

Attica Tourism Directorate representatives visited Qatar to present the region’s luxury tourism options, aiming to attract higher spending travelers.

Athens Marathon will Welcome 63,000 Runners in 2019 – Online Registration Opens

Online registration for the Athens Marathon - The Authentic, which as of this year will be a two-day event in the Greek capital, has opened.

Alitalia Sees Higher Passenger Revenues in Q1 2019

Alitalia’s passenger revenues increased by 1.4 percent during the first three months of 2019, compared to the same period in 2018.

6th Mediterranean Yacht Show to Award Talented Greek Chefs

Greece's most talented chefs will be awarded at the "Chef's Competition" gastronomy event to be held in May, during the 6th Mediterranean Yacht Show.

Fraport Greece Wins Gold for Upgrade of 14 Regional Airports

Fraport Greece received a gold award at the Tourism Awards 2019 event, for the upgrade works at the 14 regional airports under its management.

Η Κρήτη υποδέχεται το δεύτερο 100% Hotel Workshop Tour στις 4 & 6 Μαΐου

Με την περσινή διοργάνωση να ξεπερνά τους 200 attendees συνολικά, το φετινό 100% Hotel Workshop Tour στην Κρήτη αναμένεται ιδιαίτερα δυναμικό.

Thessaloniki Wins Points in 2018 Visitor Satisfaction

Visitors to Thessaloniki are giving the northern port city a thumbs up, awarding it a score of 8.2, with 95 percent saying they would return, a survey says.