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Greek Tourism Sector Creates 105,284 New Jobs in May

Stronger than ever, Greece’s tourism sector is again stimulating employment by creating 105,284 new jobs in May, according to labor ministry data.

Greek Ministry Secures EU Funding for Renovation of Cultural Monuments

A number of restoration and renovation projects at cultural sites across Greece have secured EU funding, according to the Greek Ministry of Culture.

Greece’s Divani Collection Joins ‘Global Hotel Alliance’

Greece’s Divani Collection has joined the Global Hotel Alliance (GHA), a leading international alliance of independent hotel brands.

Epoque Collection Opens First “OMMA” Five-star Boutique Hotel on Santorini

The Epoque Collection, a Greek hospitality management company, has announced the opening of its first  “OMMA Santorini” property in Imerovigli, in early July.

BlueFest Crete 2019 Event to Showcase Local Gastronomy and Art

The G & A Mamidakis Foundation in July will hold the 2nd “blueFest Crete 19 | Culture & Beyond”, a two-day festival that aims to promote local gastronomy and art.

Greek Yachting Association Sets Dates for 2020 MEDYS Event

The 7th Mediterranean Yacht Show will take place in the coastal town of Nafplio, in the Peloponnese, during May 2-6, 2020.

Το 100% Hotel Show επιστρέφει ανανεωμένο στις 15 Νοεμβρίου

Το 100% Hotel Show ετοιμάζει την πιο εντυπωσιακή του διοργάνωση, στις 15-18 Νοεμβρίου, με μια πρωτοποριακή δομή για τα Ελληνικά εκθεσιακά δεδομένα.

Greek Island Holiday Home Market on the Upswing

Prices for holiday homes on the Greek islands are picking up with Mykonos, Santorini, Aegina, Tinos, Skopelos, Ithaki and Kythnos as top choices. 

Hellinikon Casino Licensing Bid Again Delayed to July 31

The Hellenic Gaming Commission has approved the extension of the international tender for a casino license at Hellinikon to July 31.

Piraeus-bound Metro Line Held Up by Red Tape

The first three stations on a metro line connecting Athens with the port of Piraeus have been put back due to red tape with openings now planned for 2020.

Riviera Olympia & Aqua Park Next on Grecotel’s Upgrade Drive List

Grecotel Hotels & Resorts moves ahead with its upgrade program for the Riviera Olympia & Aqua Park, in efforts to meet the high demand for services of the finest quality.

Creta Maris’ Kastri Beach Awarded Blue Flag for 6th Year in a Row

The Kastri beach of the Creta Maris Beach Resort on Crete was awarded with the “Blue Flag” eco-label for the sixth consecutive year.

WebHotelier Introduces New Online Payment Management System ‘PAM’

WebHotelier has launched "PAM", a new one-click online payment management system expected to change the way online hotel booking payments are completed.

Lufthansa Group Airlines Shine at 2019 Skytrax World Airline Awards

Lufthansa Group's airlines Lufthansa, SWISS and Austrian, were honored with a total of four Skytrax World Airline Awards for 2019.

Stronger Spending Drives Up January-April Travel Receipts for Greece 

The balance of travel services for the January-April period showed a surplus of 412 million euros, driven by a 22.8 percent rise in travel receipts.

Greek Political Parties Express Views on Yachting Tourism

Prior to the upcoming national elections in Greece, three parties - Syriza, New Democracy and KINAL - presented their policies for marine tourism at an event held by professional yacht owners.

ECFR: Coalitions Needed to Address Climate Change, Security and Migration

Coalitions among EU lawmakers will be required to address urgent issues such as climate change and migration, a new ECFR report reveals.

Anatolia Hospitality to Open New Hotel for Millennials in Thessaloniki

Greek hotel management company Anatolia Hospitality has announced the construction of a new five-star hotel for millennials in Thessaloniki.

Scoot Marks Two Years of Athens to Singapore Route

Scoot recently celebrated the two-year anniversary of its Athens-Singapore route, on which it carried some 150,000 passengers since its launch.

26th WTA: Divani Collection is Greece’s Leading Hotel Group for 2019

The Divani Collection Hotels won the title of "Greece's Leading Hotel Group 2019” at the 26th World Travel Awards Europe Gala.