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Qatar Airways Travelers Love Destination Greece, Says Country Manager

Greece continues to be one of the most popular destinations in the Qatar Airways network, according to the airline's Country Manager for Greece & Cyprus, Theresa Cissell.

New EU Package Travel Directive to Come into Effect July 2018

As of July 1 a new EU directive will take effect aiming to achieve consumer protection for package travel and linked travel arrangements.

Argentina Bets on Tourism, Ready to ‘Welcome the World’

GTP Headlines speaks to Argentine Chamber of Tourism (CAT) General Manager Eleonora Boano, about plans to reach out to new markets, make Argentina accessible, and promote the vast range of its products in a more targeted manner.

‘Thematic Tourism Key to Boost Arrivals to Greece’ – Interview with Hellenic Chamber of Hotels President Alexandros Vassilikos

Greece should focus on thematic infrastructure in order to further develop its tourism product, according to HCH President Alexandros Vassilikos.

Fraport: Incentive Program to Attract New Int’l Routes to Greece During Winter

Fraport Greece will launch an incentive program to attract new international routes during the winter months at the 14 Greek airports it manages.

Commission to Back 32 Greece Reform Projects with €20m

A total of 32 projects in Greece have been selected to receive EU funding, following a decision recently adopted by the European Commission.

The Acropolis Museum to Celebrate 9th Birthday

The Acropolis Museum in Athens on Wednesday, June 20, will celebrate its ninth anniversary with guided tours and cultural events.

Greek Draft Law on Thematic, Special Interest Tourism Up for Discussion

A draft law covering thematic and special interest tourism is now open for public consultation through to June 27, on the Tourism Ministry's website.

‘World Tourism Day 2018’ to Focus on Tourism and Technology

This year’s World Tourism Day, held on September 27, will focus on tourism and the digital transformation, according to the UNWTO.

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.

Ten Single-use Plastics on EU Black List

In efforts to preserve waters and beaches across its territories, the European Union is aiming to cut the use of plastics with a new proposed EU-wide regulation.

Tourism Minister Honors Director of “Greece – A 365-day Destination” Video

Greek director Andonis Theocharis Kioukas was honored for his contribution to the GNTO's multi-awarded video “Greece – A 365-day Destination”.

European Commission Proposes €100 Billion for Research and Innovation

For the next long-term EU budget 2021-2027, the European Commission is proposing for €100 billion to go towards research and innovation.

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).

Promotion of Greek Island Culture a Ministry Priority

A number of projects are currently underway or in the pipeline focusing on the renovation or construction of cultural sites on the Cyclades islands, according to Culture Minister Lydia Koniordou.

UNWTO Report: Action on Sustainability in Tourism Needs Extra Push

The UNWTO has released a report that provides recommendations on how to use tourism as an effective means for achieving sustainable development.

Athens Airport Aims to ‘Beat Plastic Pollution’

Athens International Airport (AIA) has launched the “Beat Plastic Pollution” campaign, aiming to limit the use of plastics on the airport premises.

Bloomberg Reveals the Intimate Side of Mykonos

The beauties and hidden treasures of the island of Mykonos were featured in a photo report published in the online edition of American news agency Bloomberg.

WTTC and IATA Join Forces for Biometrics Use

WTTC and IATA have agreed to partner, in efforts to achieve a seamless passenger experience through the use of biometrics technology.

SETE Lists 12 Steps Needed for Greek Tourism to Further Develop

Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) President Yiannis Retsos listed 12 specific steps Greece's development program for tourism should include.