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TUI Hellas Heraklion First Greek Travel Company to be Awarded Travelife Certificate

TUI Hellas in Heraklion, Crete, has become the first Greek travel company to be fully certified by Travelife – the international sustainability system for Tour Operators and Travel Agencies.

Call for Submissions for Greece’s Tourism Awards 2015

In its second year, the Tourism Awards will once again seek to identify, highlight and reward excellence across the tourism industry in Greece.

Greek Islands among Top 10 Global Destinations for 2015

The Irish Independent has included the Greek islands in its top ten countdown of the best global destinations for 2015.

World’s Safest Airlines for 2015 Announced

Safety and product rating website AirlineRatings.com recently announced its top ten safest airlines and top ten safest low cost airlines for 2015 from the 449 it monitors.

Greek Hotel Among National Geographic’s ‘Unique Lodges of the World’ Network

The Kapari Natural Resort on the Greek Island of Santorini has been singled out by National Geographic and included in the "Unique Lodges of the World", a collection of boutique hotels in extraordinary places around the world with a demonstrated commitment to sustainability,...

Sofitel Athens Airport Honored By Asia’s Leading Hotel Booking Site

The Sofitel Athens Airport hotel was recently honored with the 2014 Gold Circle Award from Asia’s leading hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline Group, Agoda.com.

Porto Carras Grand Resort Scoops Up Two Environmental Awards

Once again recognized for its environmental-oriented accomplishments, the Porto Carras Grand Resort in Halkidiki won two distinctions at the Environmental Awards 2015 that took place recently in Athens.

UNWTO Awards Finalists for Innovation in Tourism Announced

The finalists of the 11th UNWTO Ulysses Awards for Innovation in Tourism, one of the three categories in the annual UNWTO Awards for Excellence and Innovation in Tourism, have been announced.

Amphipolis Tomb in Greece Among Top 10 Discoveries of 2014

The editors of ARCHAEOLOGY, a publication of the Archaeological Institute of America, recently revealed the year's most compelling finds and have included the tomb discovered in Amphipolis, Greece.

Marketing Greece’s Digital Platform Earns Two Ermis Awards

Marketing Greece’s digital platform DiscoverGreeece.com won major awards in two categories at the annual Ermis Awards, held recently in Athens.

Greek Hospitality Professionals Shine in Tripadvisor Exceptional Service Awards

Four hospitality professionals in Greece are among the winners of Tripadvisor's inaugural Exceptional Service Awards.

Small Luxury Hotels of the World Achieves a Double Win at Travel Industry’s ‘Oscar’s’

Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH) claimed two awards at this year's World Travel Awards, including the coveted title of World’s Leading Boutique Hotel Brand.

Athens’ Outdoor ‘Cine Thisio’ Among Coolest Movie Theaters Around the World

Condé Nast Traveler, one of the most trusted names in travel, has included the Greek capital's outdoor movie theater "Cine Thisio" in its list of the 13 Coolest Movie Theaters Around the World.

Air New Zealand Named Airline of the Year 2015

Air New Zealand has been named Airline of the Year for the second consecutive year by AirlineRatings.com, the world’s only safety and product rating website.

Greece Among World’s First Green Holiday Destinations Top 100

The Greek destinations of Alonissos, Athos area, Ierapetra, Naxos and Samothrace have been named in the inaugural Sustainable Destinations Global Top 100.

Etihad Airways Takes Home ‘World’s Leading Airline’ Award for 6th Straight Year

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), has been awarded the highly coveted title of World’s Leading Airline for the sixth straight year at this year’s World Travel Awards (WTA).

Porto Carras Meliton 5* Wins Best Luxury Scenic Environment Award

Porto Carras Meliton 5* has been recognized as a Europe Winner and won the "Luxury Hotel - Best Scenic Environment" title at the World Luxury Hotel Awards ceremony hosted recently at the Bay Hotel’s majestic Rotunda in Camps Bay, Cape Town.

Hellenic Seaways Named ‘Passenger Line of the Year’ at Lloyd ‘s List Awards

Hellenic Seaways was honored with the "Passenger Line of the Year" title at the Lloyd's List Greek Shipping Awards 2014 held in Athens.

Greece Included in Top 10 Best Family-friendly Beach Hotels in the World

The St Nicolas Bay Resort Hotel & Villas on Crete in Greece has been included in the top 10 best family-friendly beach hotels in the world, according to a list compiled by The Telegraph.

Spetses’ Poseidonion Grand World’s Best Classic Boutique Hotel

One of the country’s finest hotels, the 100-year-old Poseidonion Grand Hotel on the island of Spetses, has been named the “World’s Best Classic Boutique Hotel” and “Europe’s Best Classic Boutique Hotel”.