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Greek Tourism Giants Sbokos-Vassilakis Join Forces

Evergolf Tourist Investments, owned by the Vassilakis family, has teamed up with Golf Residences, owned by the Sbokos family (Sbokos Hotel Group).

Greece’s Regional Airports Generate Strong 2017 Revenues for Fraport

The 14 regional airports in Greece managed by Fraport, have generated 233.3 million euros in revenue and 14.4 million euros in earnings in 2017.

Lufthansa: New Thessaloniki-Frankfurt Route in October

Lufthansa in October will launch a direct connection between Thessaloniki in Greece and Frankfurt in Germany with two flights per week.

Turkish Travelers to North Aegean Isles on the Decline in H1 2018

The number of travelers from Turkey to the North Aegean islands dropped by 13,349 in the first half of 2018, compared to the same period in 2017.

Petition Launched to Reinstate Ferry Link Between Greece and Cyprus

An online campaign calling for the reinstatement of a ferry service connecting Piraeus in Greece with Limassol in Cyprus, has thus far gathered over 11,400 signatures.

Greek Q1 Tourism Revenue Edging Upward

Greek tourism-related revenue grew in the first quarter of the year to 554 million euros, marking a 13.2 percent increase compared to 2017, according to the Bank of Greece.

Athens is a Protagonist in Greece’s Tourism Development, Says Minister

With a continuous record of arrivals, Athens is among the protagonists of Greece's tourism development, according to Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura.

Airbnb Urged to Comply with EU Consumer Rules

The European Commission is urging short-term home rental platform Airbnb to comply to EU consumer rules, in efforts to ensure fair play.

ΕΥ: Greece FDI Projects Up in 2017, Create 1,194 New Jobs

Foreign Direct Investment projects in Greece, in 2017 increased to 24 from 13, creating 1,194 new jobs, according to the EY European Attractiveness survey.

Brexit ‘White Paper’ Next Step Towards UK-EU Aviation Bargain

The UK government has published a white paper, which proposes a softer Brexit, amid concerns that the country's exit from the EU will lead to disruptions in the aviation industry.

Crete Region Teams Up with German Minister for Tourism Promotion

In efforts to increase inbound tourism from Germany, the Region of Crete announced that it would be hosting the German-Greek Assembly (DGV) in November.

Five Greek Islands Claim Most Beachfront Hotels in the Med

Five Greek island destinations out of 10 in the Mediterranean, top the list of the holiday locations with the most beachfront hotels, according to accommodation search engine Travelmyth.

First ‘Wyndham Residence’ Opens in Athens, Greece

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts and Zeus International have launched the Wyndham Athens Residence in the Greek capital, the newest addition to the group's global portfolio of properties.

Thomas Cook: Mykonos Among Six Top LGBTQ Getaways in Europe

The Cycladic island of Mykonos is one of the six destinations in Europe, singled out by Thomas Cook as a leading LGBTQ holiday getaway.

CLIA: Greece 3rd Most Popular Cruise Destination in Europe

Greece is the third most popular cruise destination in Europe with 4.09 million passenger visits in 2017, according to a report released by the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA).

IOBE Think-tank Sees 2% Growth for Greece

The Greek economy is set to grow by approximately 2 percent in 2018, according to the Foundation for Economic & Industrial Research (IOBE).

Thessaloniki Fair a Golden Opportunity for Post-bailout Greece

“Greece’s return to growth inherently creates opportunities," said US Ambassador to Greece Geoffrey Pyatt at a press event on the 83rd Thessaloniki International Fair.

The Telegraph Reveals 20 Secrets of the Greek Islands

The Greek islands and their “secrets” are featured in an extensive article, which was recently published on the website of British daily newspaper The Telegraph.

Greek Ministry Bets on Sports Tourism for Exposure

Secretary General for Tourism Policy George Tziallas underlined the significance of sporting events for local communities and the economy during a conference recently held in Patra.

Greek Tourism Creates Most Jobs in June

Accommodation and food services created the most new job openings in June, according to the Greek labor ministry's Ergani system.