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ETC: Scholarship for a Master Thesis in Sustainable Tourism Development in Europe

The European Travel Commission is partnering with the Foundation for European Sustainable Tourism (FEST) to award a scholarship funding research on the framework for sustainable tourism development in Europe.

IATA: Online Platform for Travel Agent Accreditation

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has launched an online platform for travel agents to submit their application for IATA accreditation.

Can Women in Greek Tourism ‘Make it Happen’?

"You've come a long way, baby” …that’s how US cigarette company Philip Morris marketed its lady-like smokes, the Virginia Slims, to young professional women in 1968. Today, some 48 years later, female empowerment through employment can’t say the same.

Greece: New Tourism Action Plan to Support Islands Struggling with Refugee Influx

Greece has announced a tourism action plan in view of the new season, which sets out a series of actions required in order to strengthen market share, secure revenue growth and assist the country's islands that are under pressure due to refugee flows.

Turkey Moves Closer to Visa-free EU Travel

Turkey's progress towards meeting the conditions for Turkish citizens to travel in the Schengen area without a visa was noted in a report released on Friday by the European Commission.

Attica Group Offers Humanitarian Assistance to Refugees in Piraeus, Samos

Attica Group, the parent company of Superfast Ferries and Blue Star Ferries, has delivered quantities of fresh milk, juice and cereal to the refugees that have found temporary shelter at the passenger stations of the port of Piraeus and distributed light meals to the refugees on Samos.

Google to ‘Grow Greek Tourism Online’ in 30 Destinations

Google is aiming this year to educate over 30,000 Greek tourism professionals on the sales potential of the Internet through its ambitious Grow Greek Tourism Online initiative.

IATA: The BSP Turns 45

On March 1, 1971, the very first “Billing Settlement Plan” (BSP) was established in Japan. BSP is a system designed to facilitate and simplify the selling, reporting and remitting procedures of IATA Accredited Passenger Sales Agents, as well as improve financial control and cash...

Three Greek Cities Shortlisted for ‘European Capital of Culture 2021’ Title

Eleusina, Kalamata and Rhodes were shortlisted on Friday in the competition for the title of European Capital of Culture 2021 in Greece.

‘Discover Greece’ Invites Travellers to Win their Dream Holiday in Greece

Discover Greece is giving travellers from around the world the opportunity to make their dream holiday in Greece a reality through its new "Dream Up Summer" campaign!

SNFCC Ready to Launch, Gives Media Sneak Peak

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC), one of the country’s largest infrastructure projects to house the Greek National Opera, a two-million-book National Library and the 170,000m2 Stavros Niarchos Park on the Faliro Bay shoreline, will welcome visitors at the...

Greek Hotel Sector, Tourism Employees See Eye to Eye – Opinion

"For the first time in many years, the hotel sector and its employees have managed to see eye to eye and ensure that the interests of all parties involved are safeguarded, paving the way for a fruitful collaboration and future growth,” according to Hellenic Federation of...

Greek Tour Operator Suffers Damage after Arson Attack in Athens

The office of Greek tour operator Athens Tours Greece, located on the fourth floor of a building on Akadimias Street in central Athens, was severely damaged on Monday night as a result of an apparent arson attack against offices on the second floor.

Greek Tourism Gains Thanks to Boosted EU Funds

Innovation, competitiveness and attracting more capital will be the targets of four new National Strategic Reference Framework (NSRF) programs for the 2014-2020 period, with funds for tourism getting an additional 20-million-euro injection.

Athens: The Second Best European Destination for 2016

Athens was considered the second Best European Destination for 2016: "One of the world's oldest cities with a recorded history of 3,500 years, the Greek capital is constantly undergoing urban renewals to keep up with the evolution of time. Athens lives up to all the hype!"

Sports or Tourism… or Sports Tourism? – Opinion

"Greeks should take heed of all the benefits that sports tourism can produce and begin to give guidance, adhere to principles and work together for the greater good." - Opinion by CEO at Activemedia.com.gr Akis Tsolis

UK’s Celebrity Traveler Simon Reeve Gives Greece a Go on BBC Series

The incredible encounters of popular UK traveler Simon Reeve in Greece for the filming of his latest documentary have taken the international press by storm with the BBC presenter taking a closer look at Greek reality and telling the world it’s a country of exotic extremes.

Greece Steps Up Presence at Turkey’s EMITT 2016 Expo – GTP Photo Report

Greek destinations and enterprises once again drew in the crowds at the recent East Mediterranean Tourism and Travel Exhibition – EMITT, which ran at the Tuyap Fair and Congress Center in Istanbul, Turkey.

LoveGreece.com and GTP.gr Join Forces to Showcase the Entrepreneurial Spirit of the Greeks

LoveGreece.com and Greek Travel Pages (GTP) have joined forces to introduce influential Greek entrepreneurs to the world in an aim to promote Greece's productive side. The collaboration foresees a LoveGreece weekly column on the GTP Headlines news site which will include a video...

EU to Launch Portal to Connect Investors and Projects

The EU has launched a major investment offensive to get Europe growing again and get people back to work.