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Panos Leontopoulos Presents ‘Hotelistas’, a Company Devoted to Maximizing Hotel Sales

Panos Leontopoulos introduces Hotelistas, a company that assists hoteliers boost their profit through sales or consulting management.

Greece Fails to Keep Startup Generation at Home

Greece is failing to win over investors planning to launch startups, with 39 percent seeking a “friendlier” eco-system elsewhere, according to the Startup Heatmap Report 2019.

Digital Marketing Academy for Tourism Professionals Launches in Greece

The first Digital Marketing Academy for Hospitality (DMAH), launched exclusively for tourism professionals in Greece and Cyprus, is accepting applications.

Expert: Greek Hoteliers Must Limit Reliance on Tour Operators

Greek hoteliers must expand their partnerships in the wake of Thomas Cook’s collapse, according to tourism industry expert Andreas Papatheodorou.

EC Monitor: Investing in Culture, Creativity Makes Cities More Prosperous

Europe’s top cultural and creative cities are more prosperous, according to the European Commission’s Cultural and Creative Cities Monitor 2019.

German-Greek Chamber: 50 Job Openings in Hotel Sector

Τhe German-Greek Chamber of Industry and Commerce has announced 50 new job openings in the hotel market as part of its DUAL Hellas training program.

Greece’s New Tourism Campaign to Focus on New Markets, Affluent Travelers

Greece's new tourism strategy for 2020 will focus on new markets and affluent travelers, according to GNTO Secretary General Dimitris Fragakis.

New EIB Loan to Go Towards Greek Flood Protection Projects  

The European Investment Bank (EIB) will back new investments to protect homes and businesses across Greece from flooding and climate change.

ABTA: Brits Plan to Stop by Greece in Next 12 Months

British travelers have a soft spot for Greece with 13 percent planning to visit in the next 12 months, a study by ABTA reveals.

WTTC’s 0SCARS Plan Spurs Tourism Businesses Towards Sustainability

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has launched the “0SCARS” action plan which aims to encourage its members to adopt and accelerate sustainability policies.

Foreign Ministry Event Presents Greece’s No-deal Brexit Plans

Greece recently presented its post-Brexit measures for trade, business, tourism and agriculture at a Foreign Ministry event in Athens.

Athens Mayor Calls on Residents to Get Involved, Improve City

Athens Mayor Kostas Bakoyannis is calling on the city’s residents to actively join upgrade efforts through the new “Adopt Your City” program.

Online Refund Service for Thomas Cook Customers Opens

Customers of UK tour operator Thomas Cook, affected by its collapse, can claim a refund through the Civil Aviation Authority’s website as of October 7.

Report: Europeans Buying Up More Real Estate in Greece

All the more Europeans appear to be investing in real estate in Greece, according to a report released by property brokers Tranio.

EBRD and UNWTO Team Up to Promote Inclusive Tourism

EBRD and UNWTO have joined forces to strengthen sustainable and inclusive tourism as a tool for achieving growth and development.

CNN Travel: Milos Among World’s Most Beautiful Islands

The island of Milos in the Cyclades complex is included on CNN Travel's list of the most beautiful islands in the world.

Thomas Cook Collapse: Useful Info for Hoteliers, Tourists in Greece

The Greek Tourism Ministry released information for hotels in Greece that are hosting Thomas Cook customers from Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium.

GNTO Promotes Events Highlighting Greece’s Gastronomy, Sports, Culture

The Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) is supporting a number of gastronomy, sports and cultural events scheduled to take place in Athens, Thessaloniki and the Greek islands.

Survey: Travelers Want Value, Personalization, Digital Products, Ease

All the more travelers across the globe are focusing on value, personalization and technologies that make travel easier, according to Travelport’s Global Digital Traveler Research 2019.

Plans for Greek Tourism Upgrade Announced

Changing diving tourism regulations and establishing rules for short-term rentals in Greece are among the current focus areas of the Greek Tourism Ministry.