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First Meeting of Greece’s Regional Tourism Council Announced

Greece's governors from its 13 regions will gather in Athens to attend the first meeting of the country's Regional Tourism Council.

Ferry Services to Improve for 18 Remote Destinations in Greece

Ferry services are expected to improve for 18 destinations that have been added to the Shipping Ministry's remote island transport map.

MSC Lirica to Homeport in Piraeus for Summer 2021

MSC Cruises will deploy MSC Lirica to the Eastern Mediterranean market in summer 2021 and she will homeport in Piraeus, Greece, for the entire season.

Athens Welcomes Holiday Season with More Lights than Ever

The Municipality of Athens this year welcomed the holiday season with more lights than ever before, thanks to its “Adopt your city” initiative.

Kear Natural LLC Honored for its Timeless Beauty Products

Cosmetics line Kear Natural LLC was named "Best Spa & Beauty Brand" at the Seven Stars Luxury Hospitality & Lifestyle Awards (SSLHLA) 2019 held in Athens.

Lufthansa Group Invites Travelers to Discover Christmas Magic

The airlines of the Lufthansa Group are introducing special onboard Christmas menus and unique destinations in the Alpine region.

ΞΕΕ: Ξεκίνησαν οι αιτήσεις για την ένταξη tech startups στον 2ο κύκλο του CapsuleT

Άνοιξε η περίοδος αιτήσεων για την ένταξη tech startups στον 2ο κύκλο του Προγράμματος Επιτάχυνσης του CapsuleT Travel & Hospitality Accelerator του ΞΕΕ.

Greece Launches Public Consultation on Draft Law for Waterways

The Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport has launched a public consultation on a draft law for the establishment of waterways in Greece.

Tourism Minister Explores Possible Direct Athens-Boston Air Link

Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis explored the potential of boosting flight frequency between Athens and Boston during his visit to the US.

Central Macedonia Region Allocates €10m for 17 Culture Projects

Central Macedonia Region authorities have released 10 million euros for the funding of restoration and upgrade works on 17 new culture projects.

Attica Zoological Park Expands with New Hotel, Waterpark and Aquarium

The Attica Zoological Park is expanding its activities with the construction of a hotel, a waterpark, and an aquarium by 2022.

Byzantine Chant of Greece and Cyprus on UNESCO’s Cultural Heritage List

The vocal art of Byzantine chanting and transhumance are now included on UNESCO’s List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity for 2019.

Greece Among 5 Most Popular European Destinations for Chinese Travelers, Says Report

Greece is on the Top 5 list of the most popular tourism destinations of Chinese travelers for 2019, according to a report by ETC and Trip.com.

Alltours Adds More Greek Destinations to Summer 2020 Program

German tour operator Alltours will add more Greek destinations to its travel program for next year’s summer holiday season.

Ryanair Announces Zakynthos-Bologna Service for Summer 2020

Ryanair has announced the launch a new direct flight connecting the island of Zakynthos in the Ionian sea with Bologna in Italy, for the summer of 2020.

Travelport Unveils the Trends that will Shape Travel Experiences in 2020

Travelport's 2020 Trends report reveals the major forces that will become the technology enablers of travel over the next decade.

Emerging Travel Group Appoints New Executive Chairman

Emerging Travel Group, an international online travel group that operates in over 100 source markets, has appointed global technology entrepreneur and Board Member, Lev Leviev, as its Executive Chairman and Chief Strategy Officer.

Next Step for Greek Tourism: Adaptation to Digital Economy

“The adaptation of Greek tourism to the digital economy is a one-way street," said Deputy Tourism Minister Manos Konsolas during the Digi.travel EMEA Conference in Athens.

Europe’s Travel Agents Call on New Commissioner to Ensure Competitiveness

European travel agents are calling on the new Commissioner to work towards achieving a competitive, transparent and sustainable travel market.

AEGEAN: New Int’l Routes, 1.5 Million More Available Seats in 2020

Greek carrier AEGEAN is adding 11 new international destinations to its 2020 schedule and increasing the number of available seats by 1.5 million.