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ICCA: Athens Ranks High Among Top Meeting Destinations in 2021

Athens ranked 3rd among the top 50 performing meeting destinations in 2021, according to a report by the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA).

Vlm Announces Affiliate Program for Travel Bloggers

Vlm Travel, a Greek destination management company (DMC), is inviting travel bloggers to become their affiliate partners.

Athens Hotel Sector Sees Over 70 New Openings During 2017–2022

Seventy-one new hotels opened in the Greek capital over the last five years with the majority located in the center of Athens, according to GBR Consulting.

HOTREC Makes Recommendations for Regulating Short-term Rentals in the EU

HOTREC is calling for an EU-wide framework that will introduce clear and consistent obligations for short-term rental platforms and hosts.

SUSTOUR: 43 Greek Travel Agencies Selected for Sustainability Training

Forty-three Greek travel agencies have been selected to participate in the EU-funded SUSTOUR technical support programme to improve their sustainability performance.

Greece’s Attractiveness as an Investment Destination Remains Strong, Says EY

Greece’s attractiveness as an investment destination remains resilient despite challenges that are increasing uncertainty in Europe, according to a recent survey by Ernst & Young (EY).

EU Proposes for Airport Slot Rule to be More Flexible for Airlines

The European Commission has proposed to make the airport slot regime more flexible for airlines in order to respond to unexpected developments in the near future.

Athens Among the Best Cities in the World to Visit Right Now, Says Time Out

Athens, Greece, is included among the 53 cities in the 2022 Best Cities in the World Index released by Time Out media company.

Virgin Atlantic Presents its Latest News to Greek Market

Greek travel agents and journalists received updates on the latest developments involving Virgin Atlantic Airways during a recent event held in Athens.

Sustainable Hotel Farming: Metaxa Group Taking Sustainability in Greek Hospitality to Next Level

Metaxa Hospitality Group in Greece has launched two innovative projects in an aim to develop a sustainable ecosystem within its hotels.

Athens Airport Highly Commended at ACI Europe Best Awards for 2022

Athens International Airport (AIA) was highly commended in this year’s ACI Europe Best Airport Awards in the ‘25-40 million passengers’ category.

SETE: Greek Tourism 2022 Revenues May Reach or Even Exceed 2019 Levels

Revenues from Greek tourism this year may even exceed 2019 levels although 2022 is a “difficult, complicated and unpredictable” year, according to SETE President Yiannis Retsos.

Greek Hoteliers Choose Local Products, Support Greece’s Primary Production

More and more Greek hoteliers are choosing to serve and promote Greek products in their hotels, according to a survey by the Institute for Tourism Research and Forecasts (ITEP).

ITEP: 26.5% of Greece’s Hotels Serve ‘Greek Breakfast’

Over 26% of hotels across Greece follow the “Greek Breakfast” concept and include local products and recipes on their breakfast menus, according to an ITEP survey.

Hotels See More Direct Bookings But Still Rely on OTAs, Says HOTREC Study

Despite hotels in 2021 seeing an increase in direct bookings, their reliance on online travel agencies (OTAs) remained almost at the same level as 2019, according to a study released by HOTREC.

Inside the Divani Palace Acropolis Hotel in Athens

The Divani Palace Acropolis hotel in Athens is welcoming guests this summer with completely revamped executive rooms.

Edipsos in Northern Evia Aiming for Tourism Revival

The Municipality of Istiaia–Edipsos and the Loutra Edipsos Hotel Association have joined forces to re-introduce the area of Edipsos and the wider area of Northern Evia to the Greeks and European travelers.

Record Number of American Tourists Coming to Greece this Summer, Says US Ambassador

The surge in demand for airline tickets from the United States to Greece this summer is remarkable, according to America's new Ambassador to Greece George Tsunis.

SKY express Sees Strong Summer 2022 Travel Demand

Greek carrier SKY express is seeing strong consumer demand for travel this summer with passenger traffic flows rising on almost all routes its serves.

Passenger Traffic at Athens Airport Reaches 90% of 2019 Levels

Air traffic at Athens International Airport (AIA) is on a path of recovery, with the number of flights gradually increasing.