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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.

Sustainability Matters for the Greek Tourism Ministry

The Greek Tourism Ministry has begun its transition to the "NO Plastic" era by placing recycling bins on its premises.

EBRD Proposes Ticketing to Limit Santorini Overtourism

Santorini authorities have teamed up with the EBRD to create a destination management plan that will keep the inflow of tourists at sustainable levels.

Hollywood’s Tom Hanks Hails His ‘Haven’ Greece

“I’ve been Hellenic now for the better part of 32 years,” said award-winning actor Tom Hanks upon receiving the Cecil B DeMille Award at this year’s Golden Globes.

‘ReBrain Greece’ Aims to Bring Back Greek Professionals Working Abroad

“ReBrain Greece”, an online platform offering incentives to Greeks to return to Greece, is set to open as part of a pilot program.

Three Greek Hotels Limit Food Waste as Part of WWF Pilot Program

Three Greek hotels managed to reduce waste by up to 25 percent in four months by participating in the WWF Greece - Unilever Food Solutions initiative.

Athens Acropolis ‘Lights Up Blue’ in Respect of Children’s Rights

The Athens Acropolis in Greece will light up blue on November 20 participating in UNICEF’s World Children’s Day 2019 celebrations.

Xenia 2019 Hospitality Expo to Serve ‘Greek Breakfast’ for First Time

Greece's unique products and authentic recipes will be presented during the Xenia 2019 exhibition by “Greek Breakfast”, the culinary initiative of the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels.

History Channel Partners with WFTGA and FEG Tourist Guides to Inspire Travel Choices

History Channel has partnered with WFTGA and FEG tourist guides to inspire travel choices through dedicated content on its TV and online networks.

Athens Tactual Museum Invites the Visually Impaired to Touch & Learn

The Athens Tactual Museum, located in the suburb of Kallithea, is one of the few in the world that offers the visually impaired the chance to touch exhibits on show.

Lufthansa’s New Sustainability Platform Focuses on CO2 Neutral Fuels

The Lufthansa Innovation Hub has launched the Compensaid, a platform which can be used by travelers to calculate and replace the fossil fuel of their flights with Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF).