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Greek Golden Visa Generates €2bn in Investments

Greece’s investor visa program has channelled more than 2 billion euros of foreign capital into the local property market since its launch in 2014.

Greece’s Rebetiko and the Blues ‘Meet’ in New NYU Course

The history of Greece’s rebetiko genre of music and its link to the American blues will be taught in a new class at New York University (NYU) starting in spring.

AEGEAN Carries Record Number of Passengers in 2019

AEGEAN flew a record 15 million passengers last year, recording a 7 percent increase in total passenger traffic for 2019.

Greece’s Meteora, Volos and Pelion to Feature on Spanish TV

The Greek destinations of Meteora, Volos and Pelion will be featured on Spain's RTVE in February.

SWOT-HCH: Registration Open for 4th Boutique Hotels Forum in Athens

Registration has opened for the 4th Boutique Hotels Forum in Athens, organized by SWOT | Hospitality Management Company and the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels (HCH).

AIA Celebrates Ethiopian Airlines’ Return to Athens with Instagram Contest

Athens International Airport has launched an Instagram contest to celebrate the return of Ethiopian Airlines to the Greek market.

Το 2ο BnB Guest Conference στις 25-26 Ιανουαρίου

Το BnB Guest Conference 2020 θα λάβει χώρα στις 25 & 26 Ιανουαρίου, με πνεύμα έντονης εξωστρέφειας και πλήθος ομιλητών από την Ελλάδα και το εξωτερικό.

Greek Airport Passenger Traffic Hits a New Record in 2019

Traffic at Greek airports hit a new record in 2019, with the number of passengers reaching 65.4 million.

South Aegean Region: 2019 Best Year for Tourism

Achieving increasing numbers of arrivals and revenues for the fourth consecutive year, the South Aegean Region said that 2019 was its best year yet.

EBRD Proposes Ticketing to Limit Santorini Overtourism

Santorini authorities have teamed up with the EBRD to create a destination management plan that will keep the inflow of tourists at sustainable levels.

Greek Tourism Enterprises Among Top Tax Evaders in 2019

Tourism-related businesses and taxi services were among the top tax evaders in Greece in 2019, according to data published by AADE.

Greek Banks Replacing Up to 15,000 Credit Cards Due to Security Breach

An incident of credit card fraud by an online travel services company has forced Greek banks to cancel and replace some 15,000 credit or debit cards.

Greece and China Discuss New Partnerships in Culture

The potential of new partnerships between Greek and Chinese museums was recently discussed during a meeting of Greek Culture Minister Lina Mendoni with Chinese art experts.

Flybe Seals Rescue Deal with UK Government

UK regional airline Flybe and the British government have reached an agreement that will save the struggling airline.

Argo Group and Global Marine Travel Enter into Strategic Partnership

The Argo Travel Group and Global Marine Travel have entered into a strategic partnership aiming to provide their customers with enhanced marine travel services.

Op-Ed: eSports and the Quest for Personalization: Is the Travel Industry Missing a Trick?

Rob Brown, Travelport's Global VP, tells us that travel companies are missing out on multi-million-dollar esports opportunities.

Move for Nature: Ταξίδι από την Αθήνα ως το Νεπάλ με ποδήλατο για την κλιματική αλλαγή

Έχοντας ως στόχο την αφύπνιση των πολιτών για τις επιπτώσεις της κλιματικής αλλαγής, ο Πωλ Ευμορφίδης ταξιδεύει με ποδήλατο από την Αθήνα ως το Νεπάλ.

Greece to Establish National Observatory for Sustainable Tourism Development

The Greek Tourism Ministry is looking to establish a National Observatory for Sustainable Tourism Development.

Hotel Chamber Chief: Distributing Tourist Traffic Across Greece Top Priority

Distributing tourist traffic evenly across Greece should be a top priority for 2020, says Hellenic Chamber of Hotels President Alexandros Vassilikos.

Greece Paves Way for New ‘Business Visas’

Greece may soon be offering third country nationals wishing to participate in conferences and events, a new business visa.