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Athens to Host 2nd International Hospitality Forum in November

The latest trends and developments in the global hospitality industry will be discussed during the 2nd International Hospitality Forum, which will be held on November 24, in Athens.

Minister Calls on Moscovici to Include Greek Tourism in EU Budget Planning

Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura called on European Commissioner Pierre Moscovici to include Greek tourism in the planning of the EU budget beyond 2020.

Kountoura Discusses Tourism Policy with Greek-American Students

Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura recently discussed issues related to tourism with a delegation of Greek-American students visiting Athens.

NBA Champion Giannis Antetokounmpo Promotes Greece in New Video

The Tourism Ministry has unveiled a new video that stars NBA basketball superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo showcasing Greece's tourism offerings.

Kos: Action Plan to Emerge as Health Tourism Destination

Aiming to turn Kos into an attractive health tourism destination, the island's municipality has announced a new development plan.

Eurostat: Small Enterprises Support Half of EU Workforce

Small enterprises in 2015 provided jobs for about 50 percent of the workforce in the European Union, according to data released by Eurostat.

Bookings from South Korea to Greece Up 10%

Greece’s popularity among travelers from South Korea is on the rise, as bookings from the country have increased by 10 percent since the beginning of the year, according to GNTO.

Airport Privatization Not Always Best Option, IATA Says  

The privatization of airports is not always the best option, according to IATA, which called on governments to place priority on balancing the interests of consumers, airlines and investors.

Skopje Name Issue Still Needs Parliamentary Approval

Severna Macedonja (North Macedonia) is unofficially the name of the former Yugoslav republic, after the two countries signed an agreement on June 17.

Halkidiki Tourist Arrivals on Continuous Upward Trend, Says Minister

During the last three years, tourist arrivals to Halkidiki, northern Greece, have been on a continuous upward trend, according to Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura.

Greek PM Agrees to Name for FYROM: Republic of North Macedonia

After 27 years of debate between Greece and FYROM on the Macedonia "name issue", Greek Prime Miniter Alexis Tsipras has reached an agreement with the country.

Incoming Tourism to Greece from Russia on the Rise, Says Minister

Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura reiterated estimates for a positive year for Greece, citing the growing number of incoming travelers from Russia.

DiscoverEU Offers Young People Travel Passes to Explore Europe this Summer

As part of the DiscoverEU program, the European Union is providing 15,000 young people with the opportunity to travel around the continent this summer.

Greece Eyeing Tax Incentive Plan for Investors in Shipping

The Greek government is looking into a taxation plan that aims to attract foreign shipping interests seeking to invest, according to the head of Greece’s shipowners union, Theodoros Veniamis.

LA Workshop Focuses on Greek Health Tourism Potential

Greece’s potential as a leading health tourism destination was the focus of a day event, recently held at the Huffington Center in Los Angeles.

SETE Study: Tourism Greece’s Main Employer

Tourism is the sector that supports employment more than any other in Greece, with the number of employees reaching 398,700 in the third quarter of 2017.

Cyclades Aim for Tourism Growth with Sustainability and Balance

Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura spoke of ways to achieve tourism growth with sustainability and balance, during the 15th Development Conference on Syros.

Greek Trade Body Launches Traveler Rights App for Protection

A new application aimed at protecting travelers visiting Greece and informing them of their rights, was launched by the General Confederation of Greek Workers (GSEE).

Greece Must Step Up Efforts to Secure Health Travelers

Despite the significant potential of health tourism, Greece is lagging behind its rivals in terms of market share, according to Athens Medical Association President George Patoulis.

Greek Shipping a National Asset Says Union Head

Shipping should be recognized as a “national asset” with significant economic benefits for the country, according to Union of Greek Shipowners President Theodore Veniamis.