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Greece Starts the New Year with 9.7% Passenger Traffic Growth

Greek airports welcomed 2.1 million passengers in January 2019, thus starting the year with 9.7 percent traffic growth, according to data released by the Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority.

EU States Support Deal for Visa Policy Update

European Union member states are backing a Commission proposal to modernize the union’s common visa policy in order to facilitate travel and ensure internal security.

Committee Partially Approves Master Plan for Piraeus Port Development

A number of projects included in Cosco's master plan to develop the port of Piraeus, were not approved by Greece's Port Planning and Development Committee.

Bank of Greece: Revenue from Travel Receipts Up 10.1% in 2018

The total of Greek tourism revenue in 2018 reached an all time high of over 16 billion euros, according to data by the Bank of Greece.

Industry Stakeholders Call for Integrated European Tourism Policy

Tourism and travel bodies have appealed to EU authorities to move towards an integrated European tourism policy with strategic funding at EU level.

Lesvos Gets First Official Thermal Spring

Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura has signed a decision for the official recognition of the hot spring “Therma” of Geras bay on the island of Lesvos in Greece.

Athens Revives Greek Customs for Carnival Season

Carnival festivities will kick off in Athens on Saturday, February 23, and last for 15 days, with more than 65 events scheduled to take place in the city center and neighborhoods.

Aria Hotels Adds Stylish Apartment Building to Athens Portfolio

Aria Hotels has expanded its portfolio of properties in Greece, with the addition of “Urban Stripes”, a stylish apartment building located in central Athens.

Minoan Lines’ Mykonos Palace Ferry Becomes Eco-friendly

Greek passenger shipping company Minoan Lines has installed an exhaust gas cleaning system (often referred to as scrubbers) on its Mykonos Palace cruise ferry.

Rhodes Getting Ready for ASTA International Showcase Event in May 2019

Ahead of the ASTA International Showcase event that will be held on Rhodes in May, an ASTA delegation recently visited the island to meet with local authorities.

Ο ψηφιακός μετασχηματισμός των τουριστικών επιχειρήσεων στο επίκεντρο του 3ου Hotel Tech

Την αξία του ψηφιακού μετασχηματισμού των τουριστικών επιχειρήσεων ως πυλώνα ανάπτυξης και ενίσχυσης της ανταγωνιστικότητας ανέδειξε το 3ο Hotel Tech...

Million-euro Tourism Investment Projects in Greece Get Green Light

An inter-ministerial committee for strategic investments has approved three tourism projects and a shopping/recreation center in Greece, budgeted at €333.8 million.

Greece Duty Free Shopping Picks Up Pace in 2018

Duty free sales with emphasis on fashion, watches and jewelry, increased in 2018 on the back of a good year in 2017 and driven by the stronger tourist flows to Greece.

SETKE: Short-term Rentals Threat to Small Accommodation Facilities, Society

The unregulated expansion of home-sharing practices is negatively affecting the quality of tourism and Greek society as a whole, according to Greece's hospitality body SETKE.

EU Sets New Rules to Ensure Online Fairness, Transparency

EU authorities have agreed on the first-ever rules aimed at ensuring a transparent business environment for traders and businesses selling online.

AEGEAN: New Destinations and 700,000 Additional Seats in 2019

AEGEAN in 2019 will invest on expanding its network and extending the Greek tourism season through increased capacity with additional frequencies and new routes.

Restoration of Larissa’s First Ancient Theater to be Completed in 2022

Restoration works on the largest open-air theater in the Central Greece region of Thessaly, the First Ancient Theater of Larissa, will be completed in 2022.

Wizz Air to Link Kiev with Athens and Thessaloniki

Wizz Air, a leading low-cost carrier in Ukraine, will launch two new low-fare routes linking Kiev with Athens and Thessaloniki in Greece.

Alonissos Named ‘Best Green Eco Destination’ in Greece

The island of Alonissos has been honored with a Gold award as the "Best Green Eco Destination" in Greece at the Greek Travel Awards in Sweden.

Divani Caravel’s ‘JuJu Bar & Restaurant’ Holds Grand Opening Party

The Divani Collection Hotels group recently held a grand party to celebrate the official opening of its JuJu Bar & Restaurant in Athens.