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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.

SETE: Tourism Supported Greek Economy by €125 Billion Since Crisis

Since the start of the financial crisis in Greece, tourism has supported the economy by 125 billion euros, according to data of SETE.

Hilton Athens Celebrates Brand’s 100 Years of Hospitality

The Hilton Athens in the Greek capital recently celebrated the milestone 100th anniversary of Hilton, the global hotel chain.

Celebrity Edge Travels to Greece for the First Time – Photo Report

The game-changing Celebrity Edge, the new state-of-the-art ship of Celebrity Cruises, recently visited Piraeus as part of its first-ever cruise to the Mediterranean.

Selina Hotel Chain Appoints George Liakakos as Country Sales & Marketing Director for Greece

Selina, an international hospitality brand, has appointed George Liakakos as its Country Sales & Marketing Director for Greece.

TUI Keen on Further Developing its Hotel Brands in Greece

Greece is among the countries where travel giant TUI Group is interested in opening more hotels to include in its growing portfolio.

Lufthansa Celebrates 60 Years of Air Connections in Greece

2019 marks Lufthansa’s 60th year of presence in the Greek market, since May 10, 1959, when the first Lufthansa flight from Germany landed in Greece.

Greece a Big Part of TUI fly’s Summer 2020 Flight Schedule

TUI fly has announced flights to European hotspots for the Summer 2020 season with a focus on destinations in Spain and Greece.

AKS Hotels Introduces MICE Facilities to Professionals

AKS Hotels introduced its MICE tourism options to a group of executives and decision makers during a three-day FAM trip in Porto Heli.

‘Be My Guest’ Expands Portfolio of Properties in Athens

Be My Guest, which runs a boutique hotel in Athens, announced that it is adding small properties in the Greek capital's city center to its portfolio.