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‘Get Ready for Brexit’ Campaign Launches in Greece

The UK government has launched a major information campaign urging UK nationals living in Greece to get ready for Brexit on October 31.

Greek Hoteliers at Odds with Booking.com over Commission Policy

Hoteliers in Greece are expressing their discontent over a policy applied by Booking.com to collect commission based on total room price VAT included.

SETE Calls for Tourism Alliance Between Sector and Ministry

SETE has called for an "alliance" between the tourism sector's stakeholders and the Tourism Ministry in order for crucial issues to be resolved.

Minister Theoharis Brings Rhodes on Board New Regional Tourism Council

Greek Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis recently visited Rhodes to brief local sector professionals on the creation of a Regional Tourism Council.

Greek PM Mitsotakis to Meet Trump on US Visit

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis is scheduled to meet US President Donald Trump next week during his visit to the United States.

GNTO Sees Boost in Arrivals and Early Bookings from Russia to Greece

Autumn arrivals from Russia to Greece are on the rise compared to the same period in 2018, according to the Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO).

UNWTO Launches 2nd Global Tourism Startup Competition

The World Tourism Organization and Spanish tourism group Globalia have launched the second edition of the UNWTO Global Tourism Startup Competition.

PM Promises to Get Thessaloniki Expo Center Revamp off the Ground

The makeover of Thessaloniki’s International Exhibition Center is high on the Greek government's agenda.

Greece’s New Development Bill Aimed at Facilitating Entrepreneurship

Simplifying all sorts of procedures that will facilitate entrepreneurship and attract investor interest in Greece, is at the core of a new development bill.

Greece Expects Over 5.2 Million Cruise Passengers by End of 2019

Greece by the end of 2019 is expected to have welcomed over 5.2 million cruise passengers, a year-on-year increase of some 10 percent.

Greece’s Religious Tourism at the Center of Talks Between Minister and Archbishop

Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis and Greek Archbishop Ieronymos are looking to highlight Greece's religious tourism treasures.

Thessaloniki Prepares for 1st Innovation & Technology Park

Thessaloniki will soon welcome its own innovation and technology park where fresh ideas will be able to find support and evolve into the new technologies of tomorrow.

Hotel Chamber Discusses Greek Tourism’s Major Challenges with Minister

The major challenges that Greek tourism is up against - competitiveness, infrastructure and Brexit - were discussed between the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels and Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis.

GNTO Head Gerekou Ready for New Era in Greek Tourism

The Greek National Tourism Organization has entered a “new era” and will support tourism startups, innovation and new ideas, says GNTO President Angela Gerekou.

WWF Greece: Culprits Behind Salamina Oil Spill Still Unpunished

The culprits behind a massive oil spill off the coast of Salamina, near Athens, caused by a sunken tanker two years ago, have still not faced any penalties, according to WWF Greece.

Ministry Speeds Up Works on Greece’s Amphipolis Site

Works are moving full speed ahead so that the Amphipolis site, where the largest ancient Macedonian tomb was discovered, can open to the public.

Minister Announces Northern Greece Tourism Agenda

The tourism product of Northern Greece was on the meeting agenda of Greek Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis and Central Macedonia Governor Apostolos Tzitzikostas.

Passengers Need Protection Against Airline Failures, Says ECTAA

There is a lack of adequate consumer protection against airline failures, according to the European Travel Agents and Tour Operators Association (ECTAA).

EU Hotels May Soon Be Rated Under Unified Star System

Aiming to ensure transparency, security and fair play, the Hotelstars Union (HSU) is preparing a unified star rating system that will apply to all hotels in the EU.

Sunday Times: Thessaloniki is an ‘Instant Escape’ Destination

The Sunday Times Travel Magazine promotes the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki as an "instant escape" destination for British travelers.