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Next Step for Greek Tourism: Adaptation to Digital Economy

“The adaptation of Greek tourism to the digital economy is a one-way street," said Deputy Tourism Minister Manos Konsolas during the Digi.travel EMEA Conference in Athens.

Europe’s Travel Agents Call on New Commissioner to Ensure Competitiveness

European travel agents are calling on the new Commissioner to work towards achieving a competitive, transparent and sustainable travel market.

Greece Aims to Link Commerce with Tourism for Greater Benefit

The Tourism Ministry and Greece's trade bodies are seeking ways to link tourism with trade for the benefit of the greater economy.

Greece to Entice Millionaires with Non-dom Program

Greece has announced a non-dom program that foresees offering foreign nationals the chance - by investing in Greece - to avoid paying taxes in their own country.

Greece’s Short-term Rental Market Uneasy over Legal Actions

An unclear framework governing short-term rentals in Greece, has led dozens of home owners to take legal action against Airbnb-style activity.

Greece Voted on UNESCO Committee for Protection of Cultural Property

Greece has been elected as a member of UNESCO’s Committee for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict, for the 2020-2023 period.

Safety is Greece’s Top Tourism Advantage, Says Greek Chambers Chief

Safety is the most strongest tourism advantage that Greece has compared to other East Med destinations, says UHC President Konstantinos Mihalos.

Fishing Tourism in Greece: An Untapped Resource

Despite having a legal framework in place since 2015, Greece still hasn’t tapped into the vast potential of sustainable fishing tourism.

Greece to Move Towards Human-centered Tourism Model

Greece's main goal is to move towards a more human-centered tourism development model, according to Greek Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis.

Greece Looks to Improve Visa Processing Due to Rise in Demand

Τhe Greek government is looking to address the increased demand for traveler visas to Greece, mainly from Russia and China.

Greek Gov’t Moves Ahead with Regional Port Privatization Plans

The Greek government said that it would be taking measures so that the procedures for the privatization of 10 state-owned regional ports would begin in 2020.

Greek Tourism Minister Sees Positive Signs for 2020

Looking ahead to the new year, Greece's tourism minister, Harry Theoharis, said he expects to see positive signs for the country's tourism sector.

WTTC Summons Tourism Sector to Apply Climate-friendly Practices

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has set an ambition for the travel and tourism sector to be climate neutral by 2050.

Greek Islands Bearing Refugee Influx Seeking Support

More than 7,000 refugees and migrants made their way into Greece in November, with the North Aegean islands shouldering the weight.

US Ambassador Pyatt: Greece is a Safe Destination

"Greece is a safe destination," said US Ambassador to Greece Geoffrey Pyatt, following a US embassy travel warning concerning the Christmas holidays.

Greek Lawyers to Set Up Committee for Return of Parthenon Marbles

A Committee for the Return of the Parthenon Marbles is being set up by Greek lawyers, with the aim to offer legal support in Greece’s efforts to bring the sculptures back.

Marketing Greece’s Tourism Partnership for Chania in Full Swing

A digital campaign for Chania, Crete, is among the actions of Marketing Greece's “tourism partnership” for the destination's promotion.

Greece Ready to Target Markets with New 2020 Tourism Marketing Plan

The Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) is getting ready to begin its new tourism marketing campaign in early January 2020.

Health and Wellness Tourism Greece’s Next Priority

Greece is exploring the possibility of the creation of clusters involving hospitals, medical centers and hotels to provide a full health tourism product to visitors.

New European Commission: Who is Who

MEPs recently voted to elect the European Commission led by Ursula von der Leyen, allowing it to take office on December 1.