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Greek Tax Authority Urges Tourists to Ask for Receipts

In efforts to tackle tax evasion, Greece's tax authority has again launched its “Apodixi Please” campaign, urging tourists to ask for receipts with their transactions.

Greek Air Passenger Traffic Up 4.7% in January-July

Passenger traffic through Greece’s airports posted an increase of 4.7 percent year-on-year during the January-July 2019 period, according to the HCAA.

Greek Gov’t Speeds Up Approval of Tourism Investment Projects

The Greek Development Ministry is speeding up procedures for a number of delayed infrastructure projects including Hellinikon, Kassiopi, and Afantou.

Greek Tourism Ministry Looks to Support Samothrace After Ferry Trouble

The Greek Tourism Ministry is looking for ways to support Samothrace, following the recent problems that occurred with the island's ferry connection.

Fire Devastates Evia Leaving Behind Ecological Disaster

Villages were evacuated and EU aid requested after a fire raged through the Greek island of Evia leaving behind an ecological catastrophe.

Greece’s Museums, Archaeological Sites See More Visitors in April

Museums and archaeological sites in Greece welcomed more visitors and recorded an increase in revenue from receipts in April 2019, according to ELSTAT.

Survey Says Britain’s Public Backs Brexit ‘By All Means’

More than half of Britain’s residents are backing Brexit at all costs even if it means suspending parliament, a recent poll reveals.

Important Personalities Honored for Spreading the Word on Greek Health Tourism

Personalities from Greece and abroad, who have contributed to the promotion of Greek health tourism, were honored by Ithaki Mayor Dionysis Stanitsas.

Brexit Doubts, 737 MAX Grounding Keep TUI Outlook Steady

Brexit uncertainty, aviation overcapacity to Spain, and delayed summer bookings appear to have taken a toll on TUI Group’s third quarter results.

Travelport Processes Live Test GDS Bookings of Qantas’ NDC Content

Travelport has begun handling its first bookings with Australia’s national carrier, Qantas, using IATA’s New Distribution Capability (NDC) standard.

Russia’s MITT Travel Fair Moves to Crocus Expo Center in 2020

In 2020, the Moscow International Travel and Tourism Exhibition – MITT will enter its next chapter as it will take place at a new venue in Russia.

Ten Cities Competing for ‘2020 European Capital of Smart Tourism’ Title

Ten European cities have been shortlisted for the 2020 European Capital of Smart Tourism competition, an initiative that aims to promote smart tourism in the EU.

Andros Jet to Handle Samothrace Route

The catamaran Andros Jet, from the fleet of Greek ferry operator Seajets, is scheduled to begin routes to the island of Samothrace from Alexandroupolis.

Thessaloniki Airport Shortlisted for World Routes Marketing Award

Thessaloniki Airport “Makedonia” was nominated by leading airlines and shortlisted for the "World Routes Airport Marketing Awards".

Neptune Hotels on Kos Creates New Rooms for its Staff

Neptune Hotels, located on the Greek island of Kos, has taken over and completely renovated a unit in the Mastichari area to house its personnel.

‘Corrective Action’ for Greek Tourism Comes First, Says Minister

The Greek Tourism Ministry will focus on reaching out to last-minute bookers, with additional efforts aimed at speeding up visa procedures.

Greece Launches 112 Emergency Number Ahead of Fire Season

Greece’s Civil Protection body has launched the 24-hour single European emergency 112 number set to warn of potential dangers, including wildfires.

Greek Shipping Ministry Priorities Announced

Shipping, ports, marine tourism, island policy and safety at sea are the top priorities of the Greek Shipping Ministry, according to Minister Yiannis Plakiotakis.

Greece Issues Warnings for Forest Fire Risk

Strong winds and extremely high temperatures have prompted Greece’s Civil Protection authority and the national fire brigade to issue warnings for the high risk of forest fires.