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Hays Travel to Re-open 555 Thomas Cook Shops in the UK

Hays Travel, the UK's largest independent travel agent, will acquire the entire retail portfolio of 555 former Thomas Cook shops in the United Kingdom.

Coca-Cola Hellas’ Athens-themed Campaign Caught in the Crossfire

Greek beverages companies Epsa and Loux are claiming that Coca-Cola Hellas has illegally used national symbols in its Athens-themed campaign.

CNT: MarBella Corfu Hotel Among Top 20 Resorts in Greece

MarBella Corfu Hotel has been included on the list of Condé Nast Traveler's (CNT) Top 20 Resorts in Greece, as voted at the CNT Readers’ Choice Awards 2019.

WTTC’s 0SCARS Plan Spurs Tourism Businesses Towards Sustainability

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has launched the “0SCARS” action plan which aims to encourage its members to adopt and accelerate sustainability policies.

Greek Cruise Ship Owners Pave Way for Port Upgrades

Greece’s Association of Cruise Ship Owners met with island mayors, port and local authorities to discuss ways of improving the accommodation of cruise ships.

UBS: European Cities Facing Higher Property Price ‘Bubble Risk’

Cities in Europe may be in for property price trouble, according to the latest Global Real Estate Bubble Index 2019, released by UBS.

ETC: Europe Enticing Larger Share of South-East Asian Travelers

City tourism and a wide array of choices make Europe a top destination for South-East Asian travelers, says a study by the European Travel Commission (ETC).

OTA Insight to Share Know-how at Athens’ 100% Hotel Show

OTA Insight, the cloud-based data intelligence platform for the hospitality industry, will share its know-how during the 100% Hotel Show to be held in Athens in November.

Acropolis Museum Hosts Masterpieces of Ancient Greek Theater

The Acropolis Museum in Athens every week is hosting masterpieces of ancient Greek theater, as part of "The Stones Speak" cultural program.

Greek, French Culture Blend for ‘Petit Paris d’ Athènes 2019’ Festival

The "Petit Paris d' Athènes 2019" festival, to be held in Athens during November 21–December 1, will combine Greek and French culture in a number of events.

Δυναμική άνοδος της Athens International Tourism Expo

H 6η Athens International Tourism Expo θα πραγματοποιηθεί τον Δεκέμβριο με διεθνείς συμμετοχές εκθετών και επέκταση του προγράμματος hosted buyers.

Athens Inner-city Neighborhoods Winning Over Real Estate Buyers

Inner-city neighborhoods such as Exarcheia, Kypseli and Goudi are winning over investors interested in real estate in Athens, according to a study.

Europe’s Q2 Hotel Construction Pipeline Grows by 23% 

Planned hotel construction in Europe increased by 23 percent in the second quarter of 2019, according to data by Lodging Econometrics.

Greek Governor Goes to Hollywood to Bring Film Productions to Macedonia

Central Macedonia Governor Apostolos Tzitzikostas visited Hollywood aiming to initiate interest in film productions in the region.

AEGEAN Becomes Official Air Carrier of Hellinikon Project

AEGEAN has become the official air carrier of the Hellinikon investment, an ambitious project in Greece expected to add new momentum to Athens' tourism.

Athens Mayor Calls on Residents to Get Involved, Improve City

Athens Mayor Kostas Bakoyannis is calling on the city’s residents to actively join upgrade efforts through the new “Adopt Your City” program.

Online Refund Service for Thomas Cook Customers Opens

Customers of UK tour operator Thomas Cook, affected by its collapse, can claim a refund through the Civil Aviation Authority’s website as of October 7.

US Looking to Rejoin World Tourism Organization

The US is moving closer to rejoining UNWTO, after a high-level delegation from the US Department of State met with the organization's chief Zurab Pololikashvili.

Cosmorama Travel Moves Thessaloniki Branch to New Office

Greek travel agency Cosmorama has moved its Thessaloniki branch to a new larger office in the center of the northern port city.

Messe Berlin Launches ‘Travel Tech Asia 2020’ Conference

Messe Berlin has announced the launch of the Travel Tech Asia 2020, a three-day conference scheduled to take place next year during October in Singapore.