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Environment Ministry Invites Ideas for a ‘Greece Without Single-use Plastics’

The Greek Environment Ministry is inviting citizens and enterprises to submit proposals for a “Greece without single-use plastics”.

Antiparos Looks to Dispose of Cigarette Butts Properly

The Greek island of Antiparos is participating in the #gopafree recycling program for cigarette butts, aiming to protect the environment and promote sustainable development.

Fraport Greece Takes Part in Rescue Campaign of Ithaki’s Green Toad

Fraport Greece is actively supporting the campaign for the rescue of the green toad, an endangered amphibian species living on the Greek island of Ithaki.

Greece Supports #EUBeachCleanUp Campaign

Greece supports the European Commission’s #EUBeachCleanUp environmental campaign and will hold a beach cleanup event in Kavouri, south of Athens, in September.

In Memory of Hans A. Vermunt

Hans A. Vermunt, the director of “Waterman Travel & more”, last month passed away at the age of 62 in his residence on the Greek island of Corfu.

Greece and United States Discuss Cooperation in Culture, Arts, Film

Greece and the United States discussed ways to boost cooperation in culture, arts, film production, and technology.

In Memory of Wolfgang Paulus

Wolfgang Paulus, the president of Neptune Hotels Resort, Convention Centre & Spa on Kos, passed away at the age of 73.

Santorini Looks Towards a Future Without Plastic

Santorini, one of Greece's and the world's most popular island destinations, is taking action to reduce its plastic footprint resulting from tourism activity.

One Planet: UNWTO Presents Vision for Responsible Recovery of Tourism Sector

The UNWTO has announced its new vision for global tourism – growing better, stronger, and balancing the needs of people, planet and prosperity - through its One Planet Sustainable Tourism Programme.

CapsuleT: Greece’s Tourism Startup Accelerator Makes Plans for Next Day

Capsule T, Greece’s first travel and hospitality accelerator, celebrated its first birthday and announced that it is already in its second cycle and making plans for "the next day".

Stavros Niarchos Foundation Pours $100m into Covid-19 Global Relief Effort

The Athens-based Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) will contribute with $100 million to global relief efforts aimed at addressing the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Greece Invites the World to Keep in Touch… from Home

Greece is sending out a message to the world: to stay home - due to the current Covid-19 developments - but at the same time to stay in touch through its new online platform "Greece From Home".

UNWTO Lists 23 Recommendations for Tourism’s Recovery from Covid-19

The UNWTO has released a set of recommendations calling for urgent and strong support to help the global tourism sector recover from the unprecedented challenge of coronavirus (Covid-19).

UNWTO Launches Competition to Heal Tourism from Covid-19

The UNWTO is calling for entrepreneurs and innovators to submit ideas that can help the tourism sector mitigate the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and kickstart recovery efforts.

AEGEAN, Hellenic Petroleum Join Forces to Transport Medical Supplies via 10 Cargo Flights

AEGEAN and Hellenic Petroleum will transport medical and pharmaceutical supplies via 10 free cargo flights to support Greece's effort to combat the coronavirus crisis.

#GreeceFromHome: Grekaddict Brings Greece to All via Live Streaming

Travel experiences booking platform Grekaddict.com is bringing Greece to everyone's home through its new online initiative #GreeceFromHome.

New Regions Join Greek Gastronomy Clusters

Ten Greek regions are currently part of the “Gastronomic Community”, a culinary initiative aiming to designate regions in Greece based on their food and wine products.

Greece Focuses on New Tourism Brand Positioning

Greece is working towards a new brand positioning strategy for tourism, aiming to give the country the best promotion to markets abroad.

In Memory of Bill Lefakinis

The world of Greek tourism recently said goodbye to Vassilios "Bill" Lefakinis, a pioneer in yachting and a great supporter of the sector.

Accor Commits to Eliminate Single-use Plastics by 2022

Accor has committed to join the Global Tourism Plastics Initiative and remove all single-use plastic items from its hotels by the end of 2022.