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INSETE Launches Digital Tools for Greece’s Tourism Professionals

INSETE, the Greek Tourism Confederation’s (SETE) research body, has launched a new digital tool kit to support tourism professionals and businesses in Greece.

WTTC Unveils Data on Climate Footprint of Global Travel and Tourism

Greenhouse gas emissions from travel and tourism totalled just 8.1% globally in 2019, according to new data by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC).

Makedonia Palace in Thessaloniki Wins Business Excellence Award

The Makedonia Palace hotel in Thessaloniki was rewarded for its business management model at the EFQM Awards in Athens.

Sabre Joins Forces with Mastercard to Boost Use of Virtual Cards for B2B Travel Payments

Software and technology provider Sabre has announced a new partnership with Mastercard to accelerate the use of virtual cards for business-to-business (B2B) travel payments.

Saudi Arabia Agrees to Extend Flights to Greece Past Summer

Saudi Arabia has agreed to extend direct flights to Greece in the coming period, according to the Greek Tourism Ministry.

Greek Travel Agents Team Up with City of Athens to Promote Tourism

Greek travel and tourism associations have joined forces with the Municipality of Athens to promote tourism through a series of jointly organized events and initiatives.  

Future of Package Travel is at Stake, Says Europe’s Tour Operators

Tour operators are concerned about the lack of ambition of the European Commission to review consumer protection throughout the whole travel value chain.

SETE Conference to ‘Reimagine’ Greece’s Tourism Success

The Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) will “reimagine” Greece’s tourism success at its annual conference that will be held this year on December 15.

25 World Mayors Meet in Athens for Summit

Twenty-five mayors from across the globe will meet in Athens to send out a message against antisemitism during the 2022 Mayors Summit Against Antisemitism (MSAA).

Athens Hotels Sponsor ‘Omonoia Christmas Market’

The Greek capital’s Omonoia Square will transform into a festive commercial and entertainment hub, sponsored by the area’s hotels and other businesses, for the holiday season.

Acropolis Museum Launches New Social and Educational Programs

The Acropolis Museum in Athens has announced new educational activities designed for schools and people of different backgrounds in Greece and abroad.

Greece’s New Tourism Drive to Focus on Sustainability  

Greece’s new tourism campaign will focus on sustainability, environmental protection, green entrepreneurship and the blue economy, Greek Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias has announced.

ForwardKeys: City Tourism Picking Up as Travel to Europe Grows in Q4

City tourism is picking up in the fourth quarter (Q4) of 2022 driving recovery in Europe, says travel intelligence provider ForwardKeys.

EU Allows 5G on Planes and WI-FI on the Road

Passengers on EU flights will be able to use their mobile phones to full capacity after the European Commission updated its implementing decision on inflight 5G technology.

Greece Tops ‘World’s Most Popular Luxury Cruise Destinations’ List in October

Greece and the ports of Piraeus, Santorini, Mykonos and Rhodes were among the most requested luxury cruise destinations in October, according to a report by CruiseCompete.

Greece Partner Country of Finland’s Matka 2023 Travel Expo

The Matka Nordic Travel Fair, one of northern Europe’s largest travel events, returns in January 2023 in full force with Greece as its partner country.

European Tourism Issues Discussed in Thessaloniki

Sustainable tourism and the labor shortage/skills gap in the industry were the main issues discussed at the European Travel Agents’ and Tour Operators’ Associations’ recent semi-annual meeting in Thessaloniki.

Eastern Halkidiki Travel Packages Introduced to Polish Tour Operators

Polish tour operators were introduced to the diverse travel packages for holidays in Eastern Halkidiki, Northern Greece.

Athens Welcomes Christmas with Tree Lighting on December 1

Athens will usher in the Christmas season on December 1 with a brilliant tree lighting ceremony on central Syntagma Square, launching this year’s 38-day program of holiday events.  

WTTC: Global Consumer Survey Reveals International Travel is Back

A new global consumer survey has revealed that the appetite for international travel is now at its highest point since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.