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In Memory of Theodoros Vassilakis

Theodoros Vassilakis, the Chairman and Founder of airline company AEGEAN, passed away at the age of 78 on Thursday, May 17.

WWF: Majority of Greek Islanders Open to Renewable Energy Systems

The residents of 15 Greek islands want to revert to renewable energy sources, according to a study carried out by WWF Greece.

G & A Mamidakis Foundation, Tipping Point Bring Tourism to Crete Schools

With the support of the G & A Mamidakis Foundation, NGO Tipping Point aims to introduce the students of Crete to the potential of a career in tourism.

‘Host-Up’ Project to Pave Way for Healthy Startup Ecosystem in Greece

The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) has announced the launch of Host-Up Greece, an ambitious project aiming to create a strong startup ecosystem in the country.

In Memory of Errikos Divanis

Errikos Divanis, one of the owners of the renowned Divani Collection Hotels, passed away at the age of 63 on the morning of Sunday, April 22.

Athens Mayor Joins Forces with Cluster to Bring Health Tourism to Greek Capital

The Athens municipality has joined forces with the Athena Health Tourism cluster to develop the Greek capital into a major health tourism destination.

Pioneering Greeks: Beetroot Design Group

This week the Pioneering Greeks column introduces Beetroot Design Group, a multi-awarded communication design office that provides services and solutions worldwide.

Thessaloniki Hotels Serve ‘Thessbrunch’ in Winter, Spring

"Thessbrunch", the culinary initiative of the Thessaloniki Hotels Association, continues to win over the crowds offering unique flavors.

Athens’ €85bn Urban Regeneration Plan Gets Green Light

Urban regeneration, educational and cultural projects in Athens are set to take off after the Region of Attica approved 85 million euros in NSRF funding.

Grecotel’s CSR Initiatives Focus on Society, Education, Culture

The Grecotel Hotels & Resorts group in 2017 carried out more than 100 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programs and activities.

Aegean Island Mayors Appeal to European Parliament Over VAT

The mayors of the North and South Aegean islands have appealed to the European Parliament over the abolition of a special tax status applicable until now.

Zakynthos Aiming to Set Up Tourism School in March

The Municipality of Zakynthos in collaboration with the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) announced plans to set up a tourism school on the island.

Privatizations Set to Boost Greek State Coffers by €2bn

Greece’s international lenders and the government are estimating that privatization projects will boost state coffers by some 2 billion euros this year.

Halkidiki Aims to Attract Traveling Russian Families 

The Halkidiki region in central Macedonia, northern Greece, is aiming to attract family tourism from Russia this year.

SETE: Lack of Transparency, Spatial Planning Curb Tourism Investment in Greece

The lack of a spatial planning framework and long delays in administrative procedures hinder tourism investment in Greece, according to SETE President Yiannis Retsos.

Travel, Connectivity Top EU-China Tourism Year Agenda

Promoting travel and stimulating investment top the agenda of Chinese and EU officials, following the launch of the EU-China Tourism Year 2018.

Santorini Cruise Ship Controls Kick Off

In efforts to decongest the world-famed caldera, Santorini's local authorities announced the launch of a new berthing management system for incoming cruise ships.

Greek Hoteliers Body Reiterates School Break Proposal

Greek hoteliers are calling on Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura to re-examine a 2014 proposal that foresees a fixed vacation period in late winter for schools.

Greek Casino Law Causes Commotion

Authorities on Santorini and Mykonos have expressed their opposition over revisions to a legal framework, covering the licensing procedures and operation of casino ventures.

First Steps Towards Kaiafa Lake Area Overhaul 

The invitation for the modernization of infrastructure at Kaiafa Lake in southwestern Greece, including the area’s thermal springs, was issued on Monday.