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Greek Ministry Seeks Hotels, Apartments to Host Refugees

The Greek Citizen Protection Ministry has announced a tender for a housing program for refugees that involves renting out hotels or apartment complexes.

Hellinikon Casino Tender Closes, Announcement in Two Months

The winner of a tender for an integrated casino resort at Hellinikon in Athens is expected to be announced in two months.

Report: Europeans Buying Up More Real Estate in Greece

All the more Europeans appear to be investing in real estate in Greece, according to a report released by property brokers Tranio.

Athens Near to Last in IMD Smart City Index

Athens still has a long way to go before it moves up the newly launched IMD Smart City Index, ranking this year 95th among 102 cities in the world.

Striking Finds Uncovered at Ancient Achlada Cemetery in Greece

A gold mask and dozens of treasures dating back to the second half of the 6th century BC were uncovered in an ancient cemetery in Achlada, in the town of Florina, northwestern Greece.

EBRD and UNWTO Team Up to Promote Inclusive Tourism

EBRD and UNWTO have joined forces to strengthen sustainable and inclusive tourism as a tool for achieving growth and development.

Greece in Top 5 Markets Contributing to Alitalia’s Sales

Greece is among the top 5 markets contributing to Alitalia’s sales, according to the airline's country manager for Greece, George Athanassiou.

Ryanair to Connect Kefallonia with Bologna for Summer 2020

Ryanair has announced the launch of a new route connecting the Greek island of Kefallonia with Bologna, Italy, for summer 2020.

Creta Maris Honored for its Hammam Services at World Luxury Spa Awards 2019

The Creta Maris Beach Resort has been announced Regional Winner for Southern Europe in the Luxury Hammam Experience category at the World Luxury Spa Awards 2019.

Adria Airways Leaves Star Alliance after Declaring Bankruptcy

Slovenia's flag carrier Adria Airways has left the Star Alliance network after declaring bankruptcy and ceasing flight operations.

Bronze Olive Trees ‘Decorate’ the Makedonia Palace in Thessaloniki

The Makedonia Palace hotel in Thessaloniki is hosting an exhibition of bronze olive tree sculptures created by Greek artist Constantinos Valaes.

Tax Policies Taking Toll on Greece’s Competitiveness

Greece is once again lagging behind in competitiveness hindered by its inflexible tax policies, according to the International Tax Competitiveness Index 2019.

OAED: Scheme to Secure Jobs for Greek Tourism Businesses after Thomas Cook Ruin

OAED has announced another support measure for Greek tourism professionals affected by the ruin of Thomas Cook.

Applications Open for Thessaloniki’s School for Tourist Guides

Applications for enrollment in the Tourist Guide School of Thessaloniki, for the 2019-2020 year, will open on October 14.

EBRD to Present New Strategy for Property, Tourism Sectors at Greece Event

Green buildings, inclusive tourism and urban regeneration are at the heart of the EBRD's new strategy that will be presented in Greece next week.

CNN Travel: Milos Among World’s Most Beautiful Islands

The island of Milos in the Cyclades complex is included on CNN Travel's list of the most beautiful islands in the world.

Volotea Sees Strong Performance in Greece in Summer 2019

Volotea grew in Greece from June to August carrying more than half a million passengers, 25 percent up in comparison with the same three months last year.

Swiss Alpine Center and AHLEI Celebrate 25 Years of Partnership

The Swiss Alpine Center and the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI) recently celebrated 25 years of partnership.

Poseidon of Paros Hotel Celebrates 20 Years of Authentic Greek Hospitality

The Poseidon of Paros Hotel & Spa, located on the Cycladic island of Paros, recently celebrated 20 years of offering authentic Greek hospitality.

ECTAA Announces Eric Drésin as New Secretary General

The European Travel Agents’ and Tour Operators’ Association (ECTAA) has appointed Eric Drésin as its new Secretary General.