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Greece’s Tourism Body SETE Calls for Solution to Sept. 3 Ferry Strike

The Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) has called for the Shipping Minister to intervene and prevent a 24-hour ferry strike announced by the country's seamen for September 3.

Greek Chefs and Farmers Join Forces to Promote Local Products

Greek chefs and farmers have joined forces to promote Greek products, preserve traditions and improve training.

Turkey Looking to Ban 20 Travel Booking Sites

Turkey's travel agents' body said it would be filing law suits against 20 travel and reservation sites, including Airbnb and Expedia, citing unfair play.

ACI: First Half Traffic Through Europe Airports Up by 6.7%

Europe’s airports welcomed increased traffic in the first half of 2018 up by 6.7 percent with Athens International Airport (AIA) stronger by 11.4 percent.

ABTA Warns Traveling Brits to Avoid Hiring Quad Bikes

Citing dire statistics on road accidents, the Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA) is calling on all Brits to avoid hiring quad bikes for their transport.

Greek Environmental Groups Call for Immediate Fire Prevention Measures

Environmental groups in Greece are calling on officials to bring those responsible for the “deadliest fires in Greek history” to justice.

Airlines, Airports Launch Joint Campaign to Stop Human Trafficking

The airline and airport industries are launching a joint campaign against human trafficking, boosting efforts in awareness, training, and reporting.

What to Do in Case of Flood

The Greek General Secretariat for Civil Protection and Attica Region have announced flood measures for residents and travelers in Greece.

UNWTO Encourages Travelers to Visit Greece

Aiming to support Greece following the devastating wildfires in the Attica region, the UNWTO is encouraging travelers to visit the country.

What to Do in Case of Fire

As fires across Greece and other European countries continue, the General Secretariat for Civil Protection is providing residents and travelers with advice.

INSETE: Greece’s Commitment to Reforms Key to Growth

Improved competitiveness and successful fiscal adjustment have contributed to the Greek economy’s positive performance in the first quarter of 2018, according to INSETE.

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.