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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).

Commission: Open Call for Funds to Support SMEs for Sustainable Tourism

The European Commission is looking for transnational consortia to provide direct support to SMEs to develop and implement sustainable tourism services and operations.

Greece’s Menalon Trail Set to Grow and Include People with Disability

Greece’s Menalon Trail, was re-certified earlier this month, with plans underway for the first trail for people with disability.

Crete’s Hersonissos Innovates with ‘Local Passport’ for Repeat Visitors

The Northern Crete municipality of Hersonissos has taken a bold step introducing the “Local Passport” granted to repeat visitors or to those wishing to get married there.

Ten Cities Competing for ‘2020 European Capital of Smart Tourism’ Title

Ten European cities have been shortlisted for the 2020 European Capital of Smart Tourism competition, an initiative that aims to promote smart tourism in the EU.

Greece Launches 112 Emergency Number Ahead of Fire Season

Greece’s Civil Protection body has launched the 24-hour single European emergency 112 number set to warn of potential dangers, including wildfires.

‘Thessbrunch’ Launches New #koulouriofthemonth Photo Contest

"Thessbrunch", the culinary initiative of the Thessaloniki Hotels Association, has launched a new photo contest with the hashtag #koulouriofthemonth.

EIB: €500m Backing for Businesses in Greece that Support Women, Youth Employment

The EIB will provide loans for companies in Greece that support youth employment and the empowerment of women in the workplace.

Thomas Cook Launches #noplaceforplastic Campaign from Rhodes

Thomas Cook has launched an environmental project tagged #noplaceforplastic at its Sunwing Kalithea hotel on the island of Rhodes.

Greece’s Lipsi Island to Ban Single-use Plastic Cups and Straws

The Municipality of Lipsi in Greece has announced plans to do away with single-use plastic water cups and straws and replace them with eco-friendly alternatives.

Lipsi Sanctuary to Offer Rescued Dolphins a Safe Home

The Dodecanese island of Lipsi will soon be home to dozens of dolphins rescued from captivity on the initiative of the Archipelagos Institute of Marine Conservation (AIMC).

WWF – Greek Hotels Join Forces in Fight Against Food Waste

Three Greek hotels are participating in the “Hotel Kitchen: Food has Value” initiative by WWF Greece that aims to limit food waste.

UNWTO Announces Global Sports Tourism Start-up Competition

The 1st UNWTO Sports Tourism Start-up Competition, designed to identify projects and innovations that can transform the sports tourism sector in the near future, has launched.

Rhodes and Santorini Get EU-funded Destination Management Program

A pilot destination management planning initiative has rolled out on the popular Greek islands of Rhodes and Santorini, the EBRD announced.

Serifos Smoke-free Beach Makes Summer Debut

On occasion of World No Tobacco Day observed on May 31, the island of Serifos has announced the launch of Greece’s first smoke-free beach.