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Greek Gov’t Examines Funding Increase for Remote Island Ferry Services

The Greek Shipping Ministry is looking into ways to boost funding for remote island ferry services and ship lease, following problems on the Samothrace – Alexandroupolis route.

Passengers Need Protection Against Airline Failures, Says ECTAA

There is a lack of adequate consumer protection against airline failures, according to the European Travel Agents and Tour Operators Association (ECTAA).

EU Hotels May Soon Be Rated Under Unified Star System

Aiming to ensure transparency, security and fair play, the Hotelstars Union (HSU) is preparing a unified star rating system that will apply to all hotels in the EU.

Sunday Times: Thessaloniki is an ‘Instant Escape’ Destination

The Sunday Times Travel Magazine promotes the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki as an "instant escape" destination for British travelers.

NatTour Launches ‘Greek Bike Specialist’ Seal for Tour Operators

Aiming to promote cycling tourism in Greece, NatTour has launched the “Greek Bike Specialist” seal, a new certification for travel agencies and tour operators.

Crete Welcomes Mobile Exploration Children’s Museum

Crete's first Exploration Children's Museum has opened its doors to create and offer new educational experiences to families and their young ones.

Swiss Alpine Center: Celebrating Over 30 Years of Presence in Greece

Celebrating 32 years of presence in Greece, Alpine Center presents its programs that offer the growing hospitality industry the calibre of future employees that it desires.
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Greek PM Lays Out Plans for Thessaloniki’s New Era

Improving Thessaloniki's infrastructure and standard of living are among the key priorities of the Greek government, according to Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis.

INSETE: Stable Financial Ecosystem Key to Greece’s Economic Growth

Sustainable development and reducing taxation should be the key components of a new post-bailout economic policy for Greece, says a report by INSETE.

UNWTO: International Tourism Up 4% in First Half of 2019

Destinations worldwide received 671 million international tourist arrivals between January and June 2019, according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer.

Mitsotakis Sets Foundations for Greece’s ‘Regeneration’

The Greek government is setting the foundations of the country’s regeneration, according to Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis.

Three Key Culture Projects in Greece Taking Steps to Completion

Three major cultural projects are scheduled to move into implementation phase in the upcoming period, according to Greek Culture Minister Lina Mendoni.

Greece Sees Significant Prospects for New Partnerships with India

Greece is open to building partnerships with India in various productive sectors, including agriculture, logistics and technology.

British Airways Cancels Nearly 100% of Flights Due to First-ever Pilot Strike

British Airways has canceled nearly 100 percent of its flights for September 9 and 10 due to the first-ever strike by its pilots.

Seajets Returns to Samothrace – Alexandroupolis Route

Seajets’ Andros Jet catamaran on Monday, September 9, resumed services on the Samothrace - Alexandroupolis ferry route.

AFEA Becomes Official Travel Partner of Major Events in Athens

Aiming to promote Greece as a conference destination, AFEA Travel and Congress Services is supporting major events scheduled to be held in Athens.

Travelport Announces its Largest Hotel Partnership in Europe

Travelport has signed an agreement with Edwardian Hotels London, its largest hotel partnership of its kind managed by its Digital Media Solutions team in Europe.
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Ξεκίνησε ο 1ος κύκλος του CapsuleT Travel & Hospitality Accelerator

Σε ειδική εκδήλωση η ομάδα του CapsuleT Travel & Hospitality Accelerator καλωσόρισε τις 10 ομάδες που κατάφεραν να ενταχθούν στον 1ο κύκλο του προγράμματος.

Greece to Officially Request Parthenon Marbles’ Temporary Return

Greece will officially request the temporary return of the Parthenon Marbles to Athens for the 1821-2021 bicentennial celebrations.

WEF Ranks Greece 25th for Travel & Tourism Competitiveness

Greece is ranked 25th among 140 countries in the World Economic Forum’s 2019 Travel & Tourism Competitiveness index.