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Thomas Cook Group Enters Administration, Thousands Stranded in Greece

UK global travel group Thomas Cook on Monday announced that it is entering into compulsory liquidation with immediate effect.

Louis Group Sells Five Hotels in Greece to Blackstone

Blackstone Real Estate Partners has acquired five hotels in Greece from the Louis Group at a total enterprise value of 178.6 million euros.

Greece’s ‘DNA Travel’ Becomes Member of ASTA

DNA Travel, an alternative tourism agency in Greece, has become a member of the American Society of Travel Advisors (ASTA).

Plans for Greek Tourism Upgrade Announced

Changing diving tourism regulations and establishing rules for short-term rentals in Greece are among the current focus areas of the Greek Tourism Ministry.

Emirates: 23 Years of Successful Presence in Greece

Since its first operation in Greece in 1996, Emirates has been offering new destinations and innovative services to over 3.1 million Greek passengers.

SETE Calls for Tourism Alliance Between Sector and Ministry

SETE has called for an "alliance" between the tourism sector's stakeholders and the Tourism Ministry in order for crucial issues to be resolved.

In[n]Athens Urban Hotel Announces Addition of New Rooms

The in[n]Athens hotel, an urban 'destination' right in the center of Athens, has added 16 new rooms to the property.

Thessaly’s Trails Presented at TourNatur Expo in Germany

The hiking trails of Thessaly in Greece were promoted to German professionals during the TourNatur 2019 alternative tourism exhibition held in Düsseldorf, Germany.

Margaritis Schinas Announced as European Commission VP

European Commission President-elect Ursula von der Leyen has appointed Margaritis Schinas as VP for Protecting our European Way of Life.

Greek PM Promises ‘Growth for All’, Announces Tax Cuts

Measures for tax cuts in Greece were announced by Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis at the inauguration ceremony of the 84th Thessaloniki International Fair (TIF).

Hard Rock Reveals Details on Proposed Resort, Casino Project in Hellinikon

Hard Rock International will invest over 1 billion euros in Athens' former Hellinikon airport site, if it wins Greece's tender for an integrated resort and casino license.

ETC: Greece Sees High Growth in Visits from US, France, UK in Early 2019

Greece enjoyed the highest rate of demand growth from the US, France and the UK during the first months of 2019, according to the ETC's latest report.

Ministry and Fraport Agree on Upgrade, Promotion of 14 Greek Destinations

The Greek Tourism Ministry has agreed on a "strategic cooperation" with Fraport Greece to promote the destinations that are home to the 14 airports managed by the company.

Katerina Kyriakopoulou Appointed Deputy CEO for Best Western SE Europe

Katerina Kyriakopoulou has been appointed as the Deputy CEO of the Best Western Southeastern Europe office in Athens, Greece.

Elia Ermou Athens Hotel’s Rooftop Restaurant Presents New Menu

The Athens View Balcon rooftop restaurant of the Elia Ermou Athens hotel has unveiled its new menu, which blends Greek and Mediterranean traditional cuisine with modern gastronomy, combining both flavor and aesthetic, for the delight of diners.

Marriott Opens New Autograph Collection Hotel ‘Aegon Mykonos’ in Greece

Aegon Mykonos, an Autograph Collection Hotel by Marriott International, recently opened its doors on the Greek island of Mykonos.

Angela Gerekou Appointed New President of the Greek National Tourism Organization

Angela Gerekou has been appointed as the new president of the Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO), according to an announcement by the Tourism Ministry.

TUI Expects to Bring 3 Million Tourists to Greece in 2019

With Greece ranking among its two most important destinations for travel in 2019, TUI expects to bring more than 3 million customers to the country this year from all across Europe.

Interview – Grigoris Zorgianos: ‘Our Ambition is to Establish Mykonos Pearls as an Industry Leader’

Mykonos Pearls' Grigoris Zorgianos informs on the property management company's concept and aim to be synonymous with luxury vacations.

Greek PM Announces 10-year Strategic Plan for Tourism

Greece's government will work together with the tourism sector's bodies to prepare a 10-year strategic plan for tourism, PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced.