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Italy’s ‘Through Eternity’ Selects Travelotopos Platform to Distribute its Tours

Through Eternity, a leading tour company in Italy, has selected to distribute its services through the Travelotopos platform.

Greece’s New Tourism Minister Takes Over

Greece's new minister of tourism, Harry Theoharis, has taken over, citing intentions of improving infrastructure and developing thematic tourism forms.

New Greek Tourism Minister Announced: Harry Theoharis

Harry Theoharis, a former secretary general for public revenues, has been appointed as the new minister for Greek tourism.

The Foundry Hotel: Athens Hospitality Scene Welcomes New Concept

Situated in the historic neighborhood of Psyrri is The Foundry, one of Athens' latest entries in the hotel scene, aiming to offer guests a unique experience.

Acropolis to Close for Four Hours Due to Heatwave

The archaeological site of the Acropolis in Athens will close its gates for four hours on Thursday and Friday, if temperatures exceed 40 degrees Celsius.

Windstar Cruises Docks at Piraeus Port in Greece

The Wind Star vessel of Windstar Cruises was presented to a group of Greek travel agents while it was docked in the port of Piraeus.

Interview – Savvas Perdios: ‘Cyprus Tourism Product Needs to Be Enriched, Rebranded’

Cyprus Deputy Tourism Minister Savvas Perdios outlines the island's tourism policy, noting the need to rebrand the product to face rising competition.

‘Athens Day Cruise’ Features in Russian TV Show for Weddings

Athens Day Cruise's renowned one-day cruise to the Saronic Islands was filmed by a Russian TV show dedicated to wedding locations.

Interview – Irini Tzirvelaki: ‘Electra Hotels Wins Guest Loyalty by Offering Unique Memories’

Electra Hotels & Resorts' Irini Tzirvelaki gives us the latest on the chain's services, including its highly successful Electra Rewards loyalty program.

Mykonos Airport Gives a Sneak Peek of €25m Upgrade

The airport of Mykonos in 2021 will boast a series of significant upgrades including a new arrivals area, more gates and a new automated luggage handling system.

Ellinair Celebrates 5th Anniversary Where it All Began: Thessaloniki

Ellinair, a Mouzenidis Group airline, recently celebrated its fifth anniversary in the aviation industry with an event in the destination where it all began: Thessaloniki.

SWOT Welcomes Ciel Villas Paros to its Network

Greek hospitality management company SWOT (Simple Way of Tourism) has welcomed the Ciel Villas Paros to its network of associates.

Greece’s Hotel Occupancy Down in Q1 2019

The Hellenic Chamber of Hotels reported lower first-quarter occupancy rates and a drop in early bookings for the 2019 summer season in Greece.

Accor: New ‘ibis Styles’ in Athens Opening in July

The newly built ibis Styles Athens Routes hotel in the Greek capital is getting ready to open its doors to guests that want to live the Athenian experience.

TUI-Atlantica Joint Venture Opens New High-end Resort on Kos

Kos has welcomed the opening of the TUI SENSIMAR Atlantica Belvedere Resort & Spa by joint venture partners, travel giant TUI Group and hotel group Atlantica

Air Europa Connects Athens with Madrid for Summer 2019

Air Europa will launch a new direct route from Athens to Madrid that will operate two times per week during the summer season.

Interview – David Child: ‘Thomas Cook Continues to Focus on Greece By All Means’

Thomas Cook's David Child gives us the latest on the company's plans to expand its own-brand hotel portfolio in Greece.

Greek PM Repeats Promise to Slash VAT Rate on Hotels in 2020

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras reminded the tourism sector of his promise to cut the value-added tax (VAT) rate charged on hotels in 2020.

Saudia Airlines Relaunches Connection to Athens

Saudi flag carrier Saudia Airlines launched direct flights between Riyadh and Athens, resuming services to the Greek capital after a period of 11 years.

New Democracy Reveals Plans for Greek Tourism

Tax cuts in Greece's tourism sector are among New Democracy's plans if the center-right party wins the national elections to be held on July 7.