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Greece’s Coordination Committee for Cruise Affairs Sets Agenda

Greece's coordination committee for cruise affairs has resumed responsibilities, with its agenda focusing on the sector's challenges and growth prospects.

Greek Shipping Striving to Meet UN 2030 Sustainability Agenda

The Greek Shipping Ministry is aiming to meet the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals by focusing on quality education and environmental protection.

Brexit: It’s a Deal… For Now

The United Kingdom and the European Union on Thursday reached a Brexit agreement, 14 days ahead of the deadline on October 31.

Greek Tourism Ministry Certifies 66 Thermal Spring Facilities

Sixty-six thermal spring facilities across Greece have been approved by the Tourism Ministry with an additional 52 under assessment.

Greece Ponders Allowing Privately-run Waterways at Resorts, Marinas

The Greek government is considering allowing private entities to set up waterways at destinations with resorts, marinas and boat shelters.

Linking Tourism with Trade Key for Market, Says Greek Commerce Body

The Hellenic Confederation of Commerce and Entrepreneurship (ESEE) is calling for ways to channel the strong tourism dynamic towards stimulating retail trade.

Thomas Cook: Greece Aims to Cover Lost Ground via Tourism Promo Drive

A new tourism campaign to launch in Greece in January, is one of many emergency measures taken in the aftermath of Thomas Cook’s collapse.

Piraeus Port Development Project Approved

Greece’s Port Planning and Development Committee has approved a 611.8-million-euro investment plan for the modernization and upgrade of Piraeus Port.

Minister Backs Peloponnese Region to Increase Tourism Flows

Greek Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis is exploring why the Peloponnese Region accounts for only 2.6 percent of Greece's tourists.

ERA: EU’s Flight Compensation Rule Impacting Smaller Carriers

The European Regions Airline Association (ERA) is re-examining an EU legislation covering issues of compensation for travelers, claiming it is impacting smaller carriers.

Greece – US Explore Issues of Cultural Exchange

Taking action for the return of items illegally removed from Greece was highlighted during the second round of Greece - US strategic talks in Athens.

Coca-Cola Hellas’ Athens-themed Campaign Caught in the Crossfire

Greek beverages companies Epsa and Loux are claiming that Coca-Cola Hellas has illegally used national symbols in its Athens-themed campaign.

WTTC’s 0SCARS Plan Spurs Tourism Businesses Towards Sustainability

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has launched the “0SCARS” action plan which aims to encourage its members to adopt and accelerate sustainability policies.

Foreign Ministry Event Presents Greece’s No-deal Brexit Plans

Greece recently presented its post-Brexit measures for trade, business, tourism and agriculture at a Foreign Ministry event in Athens.

Greek Cruise Ship Owners Pave Way for Port Upgrades

Greece’s Association of Cruise Ship Owners met with island mayors, port and local authorities to discuss ways of improving the accommodation of cruise ships.

US Looking to Rejoin World Tourism Organization

The US is moving closer to rejoining UNWTO, after a high-level delegation from the US Department of State met with the organization's chief Zurab Pololikashvili.

Greek Ministry Seeks Hotels, Apartments to Host Refugees

The Greek Citizen Protection Ministry has announced a tender for a housing program for refugees that involves renting out hotels or apartment complexes.

OAED: Scheme to Secure Jobs for Greek Tourism Businesses after Thomas Cook Ruin

OAED has announced another support measure for Greek tourism professionals affected by the ruin of Thomas Cook.

Applications Open for Thessaloniki’s School for Tourist Guides

Applications for enrollment in the Tourist Guide School of Thessaloniki, for the 2019-2020 year, will open on October 14.

Russia’s e-Visa to St Petersburg Available for Greeks

Greeks wanting to travel to St Petersburg and the surrounding Leningrad Region in Russia can now simply apply for an online visa from their home.