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Avianca Brasil to Exit Star Alliance

Brazilian airline Ocean Air Linhas Aéreas S/A, headquartered in São Paulo and formerly doing business as Avianca Brasil, will formally leave Star Alliance with effect from September 1.

Γνωρίστε τις διαδρομές του Andros Trail Race το Σάββατο 24 Αυγούστου

Το Σάββατο 24 Αυγούστου οι διοργανωτές του Andros Trail Race προσκαλούν όλους σε ένα 'ταξίδι γνωριμίας' με τις διαδρομές του αγώνα.

Greece Soon to Slash VAT on Tourism – Minister

The value-added tax (VAT) charged on Greece's tourism-related services will very soon be slashed to the 13 percent rate, according to Greek Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis.

Travel Receipts ‘Save’ Greece’s June Current Account Surplus

Stronger net travel receipts in Greece in june drove a 338 million euro improvement in the services surplus, according to data released by the Bank of Greece.

Samothrace Mayor Presses for Actions and Port Investments

Samothrace Mayor Athanasios Vitsas has called for infrastructure upgrades on the island, which recently saw its incoming tourism dwindle due to a lacking ferry service.

Kos Tourism Professionals Call for Removal of Tsunami Warning Signs

Tourism professionals on Kos are calling for the removal of outdoor sign boards warning of a potential tsunami in the area should an earthquake occur.

Greek Health Ministry Scraps Medical Meeting Planning Regulation

A regulation covering the approval procedure for the organization of medical and scientific conferences in Greece has been rescinded.

Athens’ Trees are Up for Adoption

The Municipality of Athens has launched "Adopt-a-Tree", a pilot program to encourage stewardship of trees planted in the city center.

Seajets Continues Samothrace – Alexandroupolis Route with the Andros Jet

Greek ferry operator Seajets has announced that its Andros Jet catamaran will continue to serve the Samothrace-Alexandroupolis route until further notice.

MR&H 2019: Resorts in Greece Finalists in Awards for Mediterranean’s Best

Two resorts in Greece have been shortlisted as finalists in the 2019 Top Mediterranean Resort Awards by MR&H that will be announced in October.

SWISS to Introduce New Services to Osaka and Washington, D.C.

Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) will add Osaka and Washington, D.C. to its long-haul network, with non-stop service, from March 2020.

The Impact of Sports Tourism & Future Trends – Opinion

Akis Tsolis, the CEO of Active Media Group, explains the impact of Sports Tourism and underlines future trends.

Greek Government Announces Support Measures for Samothrace

The Greek government has announced measures to solve the problematic ferry service of Samothrace and also attract more tourists to the island.

Study: Western Crete Winning Over Families, Repeat Travelers

Western Crete appears to be an attractive holiday choice for families and repeat travelers while all-inclusive options are losing ground, according to findings released by the University of Crete.

German Bookings Slightly Drop for Greece Holidays in July

The demand for holidays in Greece by the Germans weakened slightly in July following strong growth in June, according to data by Amadeus.

Samothrace Ferry Issue Prompts Hoteliers’ Call for Infrastructure

The disruption to transportation to and from the island of Samothrace at the peak of the tourism season has spurred the reaction of Greek hoteliers.

‘Ithaca Odyssey’ to Move Ahead as Fast Track Tourism Venture

The Greek government is looking to speed up the procedures for the “Ithaca Odyssey”, a 650-million-euro tourism investment on the island of Ithaki.

Rodos Palace Hotel ‘Relives’ Dragon Legend at 45th Anniversary Celebration

The re-enactment of the legend of the ¨Dragon of Rhodes¨ was the main event of the 45th anniversary celebration of Rodos Palace luxury resort.

Grace Hotel Santorini: Unique Four-hands Dinner at ‘Santoro’

A one-night-only four-hands dinner will take place at the Santoro restaurant, the award-winning restaurant of Grace Hotel Santorini, Auberge Resorts Collection.

MICE Show Asia 2019 Aims to ‘Win the Hearts’ of Buyers

The inaugural MICE Show Asia, which will take place alongside ITB Asia 2019 in October, will aim to identify new trends that will shape the future of MICE events.