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Greece @ ITB 2016 – Photo Report by GTP

Greece received positive and optimistic messages from the German market at the leading trade fair for the worldwide travel industry, ITB Berlin, which marked 50 years.

Travel Agents See High Interest for Greece at ITB 2016

A tourism delegation of Greek travel agents visited Berlin during the ITB trade show on March 9-13 to promote Greece, exhibit their services and discuss partnerships with foreign tour operators.

UNWTO Projects a Positive 2016 for Tourism in Greece

UNWTO Secretary-General Taleb Rifai on Thursday expressed the confidence of the organization in the continued growth of the tourism sector in Greece.

‘Business as Usual’ for Athens at ITB 2016

Despite the ongoing publicity of the refugee crisis, Athens has not lost ground as a leisure tourism and city break destination, according to the Athens Convention & Visitors Bureau (ACVB).

ITB: Thessaloniki Hotels Association Cautiously Optimistic about 2016 Tourism Season

The Thessaloniki Hotels Association predicts an increase in last minute bookings to Greece this season but expresses concern regarding the impact of the refugee crisis on the destination.

Halkidiki at ITB 2016: ‘Travel Bookings Influenced by Refugee Crisis’

The management of the refugee crisis in the coming months will determine if Greece will see an increase in tourism arrivals, as the country must first maintain its reputation as a safe and hospitable destination, according to the Halkidiki Tourism Organization.

‘Santorini the One’ Shows Up in Style at ITB 2016

Santorini authorities and tourism sector professionals made sure the popular Cycladic island would steal the show at this year's ITB tourism fair, which took place in Berlin, last week.

ITB 2016: Public-private Partnerships Key to Success of Silk Road Tourism

The 6th Silk Road Ministers Meeting held at ITB Berlin last week focused on the role of public and private sector partnerships (PPPs) in the development of tourism along the Silk Road.

Messe Berlin: 50th ITB Sees More Trade Visitors and Record Sales

As it took place for the 50th time, from March 9 to 13, the ITB Berlin saw some 10,000 exhibiting companies from 187 countries and regions meet with 120,000 trade visitors in the 26 exhibition halls.

ITB 2016: UNWTO Chief ‘Visits’ the Greek Islands, Expresses Confidence in Greece

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Secretary General, Taleb Rifai, expressed his full support to Greece during his visit to the stand of the Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) at the ITB trade show In Berlin.

ITB 2016: Aegean Announces New Direct Athens-Kassel Flight for ‘documenta 14’ Art Event in 2017

Aegean Airlines has become the sponsor and first official airline partner of documenta 14 - one of the art world’s most prestigious events that will be coming to Athens in 2017 - it was announced on Friday at the ITB Berlin trade show.

ITB 2016 – Andros Invites All to Experience its ‘Best of Europe’ Trails

Following years of keeping a low profile in regards to its tourism offerings, the island of Andros has now embarked on a promotional strategy which focuses on its main product: its hiking trails.

ITB 2016: Second Asian ITB to Debut in May 2017

Starting in May 2017, ITB China will take place annually on the grounds of the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition and Conference Center.

ITB 2016: Greek Island Officials Hope EU and Turkey Reach a Deal on Refugee Crisis

Greek island officials are hoping that the European Union and Turkey will come to an agreement on March 17 to curb the flow of refugees into Greece.

ITB 2016: How will Global and European Tourism Fare in 2016?

The tourism research institute IPK International presented the latest forecasts for the global and European tourism industry at the ITB Convention in Berlin.

ITB 2016: It’s ‘Business as Usual’ on Kos

Kos, the fourth most popular destination for tourists to visit in Greece, is experiencing a great demand in Germany, according to the president of the Hoteliers Association of Kos, Konstantina Svynou.

ITB 2016: Attica Region Presents its ‘Perfect 10’ – Video

Aiming to promote its various destinations, products and advantages for year round tourism, the Region of Attica launched a new promotional video on the sidelines of the ITB Berlin trade fair.

ITB 2016: Tourists will have ‘No Problem’ on Lesvos, Samos and Chios

Representatives of Lesvos, Samos and Chios are attending the ITB Berlin trade fair this year to let the world know that the islands are open for business.

ITB 2016: Grace Santorini To Welcome Summer Season with New Luxury Look

Luxury boutique hotel group, Grace Hotels, announced on Thursday, during the ITB trade fair in Berlin, that the Grace Santorini is undergoing extensive enhancements and is reopening for the summer season on May 2.

ITB 2016: German Market gives Greek Tourism Positive Vibes

Greek Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura received positive messages for tourism in Greece this year, during a series of meetings she had with German tour operators on the first day of the ITB tourism fair in Berlin on Wednesday, March 9.
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