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Athens Mayor Seeks to Revive Merchants’ Arcade, Calls for Proposals

Aiming to revive the Merchants’ Arcade in central Athens, the city’s mayor invites all interested parties to submit proposals for the re-use of 10 shops.

Applications Open for Tourism Training Programs in 13 Greek Cities

Waged-workers or short-term unemployed seeking to further their education can apply as of Monday, July 16, for state-run post-graduate programs in tourism.

Greek Islanders Can Now Claim Transport Discounts

Residents of 49 Greek islands can now claim transportation discounts as announced earlier this year, by registering on the newly launched "Metaforiko Isodynamo" platform.

KLM Partners with Arcadis to Enhance Corporate Biofuel Program

KLM-Royal Dutch Airlines has entered into a partnership with Arcadis, a design and consultancy organization, to further enhance its Corporate Biofuel Program (CBP).

TUI: Sustainable Wines on Crete Ready for Tasting in Summer 2018

As part of TUI's sustainable food project on Crete, the first eight sustainable wines from indigenous varieties will be ready in the 2018 summer season.

EU Sets Out to Tackle Plastic Waste, Spur Innovation with New Strategy

The EU has launched a strategy to deal with plastic waste to safeguard the environment while seeking to spur innovation in this direction.

Travelife for Tour Operators Achieves ‘GSTC-Accredited’ Status

The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) recently announced that the Travelife for Tour Operators program has achieved the "GSTC-Accredited" status.

Ellaktor Sells Stake in Athens Resort Casino

Greek construction firm Ellaktor has sold a 30 percent share of Athens Resort Casino SA to Karenia Enterprises Company Ltd for 13.5 million euros.

Sustainable Tourism: UNWTO Announces Roadmap Towards 2030

The UNWTO has announced a roadmap for advancing the contribution of tourism towards the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Agapi Beach Hotel Receives Travelife Champions Award at WTM 2017

The Agapi Beach Hotel in Heraklion, Crete, was announced a Travelife Champions Award winner during an award ceremony at WTM London 2017.

WTTC Calls on Tourism Sector to Embrace Sustainability Reporting

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has called on travel and tourism companies to measure, monitor and report their sustainability impact.

‘World Tourism Day 2017’ to Focus on Sustainable Tourism

This year’s World Tourism Day, held on September 27, will be focused on Sustainable Tourism – a Tool for Development, the UNWTO has announced.

Crete’s Nana Beach Hotel Sets ‘Green’ Example

The Nana Beach Hotel on Crete is setting the good example participating in the “Clean Up the Med” and “Make Holidays Greener” campaigns.

#MyBlue: Are You in Love With the Sea? Share the Feeling!

#MyBlue, a new Greek campaign running on social media, has been launched to raise awareness about our connection with the ocean and the need to protect it.

TUI Project Aims to Establish Crete as Sustainable Food Destination

The island of Crete is taking its first steps to becoming a sustainable food destination in accordance to an ongoing project by the TUI Care Foundation.

Creta Maris and ‘Costa Nostrum – Sustainable Beaches’ Sign Cooperation Agreement

The Creta Maris resort on Crete has signed a cooperation agreement with Costa Nostrum to certify its "Kastri" beach as a sustainable Costa Nostrum beach - Sustainable Beaches.

TILOS Project Shortlisted in EU Sustainable Energy Awards 2017

The TILOS project has been shortlisted in the EU Sustainable Energy Awards 2017 that recognize outstanding innovation in energy efficiency and renewables.

Outgoing WTTC President Calls for a Sustainable World

Under the motto, “Is it Too Much to Ask?”, the World Travel & Tourism Council launched an awareness campaign, focusing on tourism and sustainable practices.

Greek Hospitality Sector Going Green

Greece holds the third spot in a world listing of eco-friendly facilities with 246 hotel units awarded the Green Key eco label for environmental practices.

Grace Foundation Makes Second Donation to SOS Children’s Villages

The Grace Foundation recently made a second donation to SOS Children’s Villages, bringing the total sum donated to the charity to $129,100.