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GNTO’s Greece Tourism Video Nominated for CIFFT Award – Cast your Vote!

The Greek National Tourism Organization’s video “Greece – A 365-day Destination” is nominated for the CIFFT People’s Choice Award 2018.

Greece Still Lagging Behind in Implementation of Open Data Program

Despite launching its Diavgeia open data program in 2010, Greece is still lagging behind in readiness, implementation and impact of open data practices.

SETE ‘Thinks Different’ and Spreads the Word on Importance of Technology for Greek Tourism

Greece needs to move quickly to respond to the new challenges of the digital revolution, according to SETE President Yiannis Retsos.

Report: EU Golden Visa Schemes Facilitating Shady Practices

The so-called golden visas have been found to be paving the way for criminal activity, according to a report released by Transparency International and Global Witness.

Athens – Attica & Argosaronic Hotel Association Elects First Female President

Labrini Karanasiou-Zoulovits has been elected president of the Athens – Attica & Argosaronic Hotel Association.

Greek Yachting Tourism Bodies Urge PM to Annul New Taxation Regulation

Greece’s yachting tourism professionals are calling for the annulment of a decision that does away with tax-deductibles concerning recreational watercraft. 

Zakynthos Looking to Raise the Bar, Eyeing Alternative Tourism

Aiming to take the popular island of Zakynthos to the next level, tourism authorities are looking into ways to tap into alternative forms of tourism.

Greek Small Hospitality Business Owners Call on PM to Ensure Fair Play

Greek small hospitality business owners are calling on Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to take action that guarantees fair play as the home-sharing sector grows.

Crete Examines Yachting Potential Under iBLUE Program

Crete officials are looking into ways to tap into the potential of yachting and luxury boating tourism during the three-day iBLUE event, which is taking place on the island.

Top Global Bodies Urge Closer Cooperation on Trade and Tourism

International bodies are urging closer global cooperation on trade and tourism, calling for greater participation of the tourism sector in trade policy.

SETE 2018 Conference to Focus on New Technologies, Destination Management

New technologies and destination management will be among the key issues to be discussed during the 2018 Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) Conference on October 16 in Athens.

Attica Presented as Multidimensional Destination to French Market

In efforts to attract French city break travelers, the Attica Region promoted its multidimensional tourism products at a workshop during the IFTM Top Resa 2018 exhibition in Paris.

Athens Marks World Animal Day with Call for Love

On occasion of World Animal Day, the Athens Municipality invites animal lovers to step forward and adopt one of 26 strays through its animal welfare program.

South Aegean Region Partners with US-based Collette Tours to Promote the Islands

The South Aegean Region has entered into a partnership with Collette Tours to promote its islands throughout the US tourism market.

Greece Earned €35 Billion from Travel and Tourism in 2017, Says WTTC

Travel and tourism in 2017 contributed a total of 19.7% to Greece's GDP and amounted to 35 billion euros generated in the Greek economy, according to WTTC data.

Greek Hoteliers Federation Takes Part in Ecocity Forum 2018

The Hellenic Hoteliers Federation will participate in the Ecocity Forum 2018 "Circular Economy in Smart Cities" event, which focuses on circular economy issues.

Greece and OECD to Strengthen Cooperation in Tourism

The Greek Tourism Ministry and the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) have agreed to strengthen cooperation in terms of know-how and best practices.

Travel Etiquette: How to Be a Better Tourist

Ten ways for travelers to stop upsetting locals and for them to make the destinations they visit better for the environment and their fellow holidaymakers.

Greece Salutes World Tourism Day 2018

On the occasion of World Tourism Day 2018, key figures in Greek tourism underline the importance of tourism and the digital transformation.

Greece Promotes Cruise Travel, New Destinations at Seatrade Cruise Med 2018

Aiming to strengthen cruise travel to Greece, Secretary General for Tourism Policy George Tziallas participated in the 12th Seatrade Cruise Med in Lisbon.