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New EU Package Travel Directive to Come into Effect July 2018

As of July 1 a new EU directive will take effect aiming to achieve consumer protection for package travel and linked travel arrangements.

Greece Gets Eurogroup Green Light to Exit Debt Program

Greece will receive its final 15-billion-euro bailout tranche after successfully completing its fourth assessment and will exit its nearly eight-year-long aid program on August 20.

Novotel Athens GM Tours ‘Energy Observer’ Hydrogen Vessel in Flisvos, Athens

Novotel Athens General Manager Evripidis Tzikas toured the Energy Observer, the world’s first vessel powered by hydrogen, which recently arrived at the Flisvos marina in Athens.

Minister Kountoura Discusses Tourism Issues with Greek Island Mayors

Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura and mayors of Greek islands held talks concerning tourist arrivals, sea tourism and actions for promotion and tourism development.

“A Night in Havana” Party at Hilton Athens’ Galaxy Bar

The Hilton Athens hotel will host "A Night in Havana" themed party at its Galaxy roof top bar with live music and special cocktails.

Eurobarometer: Greeks Low on Travel in the EU

A mere 26 percent of Greeks traveled to another EU country in the last 12 months, according to a Flash Eurobarometer study, titled “The End of Roaming Charges One Year Later”.

Greece Q1 Travel Traffic Up, Spending Down

Incoming traffic to Greece in the first quarter of the year rose by 11.5 percent year-on-year but average spending per trip decreased by 7.3 percent, according to the Bank of Greece.

Greek Golden Visa Scheme Winning Over More Investors

Greece has issued 2,300 golden visas (up to 5,700 if family members are included) between 2013 and 2017, according to Enterprise Greece data.

Greek Culture Minister Tables Parthenon Marbles’ Return on London Visit

The issue of the return of the Parthenon Marbles to Greece, was discussed during a meeting between Greek Culture Minister Lydia Koniordou and her UK counterpart Matt Hancock.

Greece Sees Rise in Bookings from China for 2018

The demand of the Chinese market for holidays in Greece remains high since the beginning of the year, recording an increase of some 30 percent in bookings.

‘Santorini Experience’: Special Accommodation Packages by Hospitality Sponsors

The hospitality sponsors of the fourth "Santorini Experience", a leading sports tourism event in Greece, are offering special accommodation prices to participants for stay on Santorini for the October 5-7 period.

China’s Hainan Airlines Celebrates 25th Anniversary at Athens Event

Hainan Airlines, a leading Chinese carrier, recently celebrated 25 years of service during an event that took place in Athens.

Costa Navarino Upgrades Golf Facilities with New Clubhouse

Costa Navarino is currently extending the golf facilities of The Bay Course with the creation of a new clubhouse, expected to open its doors in spring 2019.

DNA Travel Expands Network of Partners in Athens and the Cyclades

DNA Travel is expanding its network of associates in Athens and the Cyclades, aiming to offer advanced transportation services to Greek and international travelers.

Kos: Hippocrates Birthplace to Host KEDE Int’l Health Tourism Conference

The Greek island of Kos, the birthplace of Hippocrates, Father of Medicine, will host the 2nd International Conference on Health Tourism, organized by the Central Union of Municipalities of Greece (KEDE).

Aircraft Slides Off Runway at Heraklion Airport, No Injuries Reported

An Ellinair aircraft on Wednesday slid off the runway at the Heraklio airport on the island of Crete. No injuries were reported.

Athens Pouring €9.5m into City Center Revamp

The Athens Municipality is moving full speed ahead with an ambitious urban regeneration program allocating 9.5 million euros for four major city projects.

Greece is Second Top Holiday Country for TUI Group Travelers in 2018

Greece is TUI Group's second holiday country of choice for Europeans, after Spain, according to the holiday bookings made through the travel giant this year.

Car Rental an Investment Idea as Greek Tourism Grows

As the number of tourists visiting Greece grows, so does investor interest, with the car rental sector featuring high on the agenda, according to market reports.

Greece Investment Options Top NY Roadshow Agenda

Greece's investment opportunities are at the center of attention in New York this week during the Greek Investment Roadshow running through to June 22.