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Greece Cruise Tourism Recovers with Increased Arrivals and Revenue in 2019

Greece’s cruise tourism industry generated more revenue in 2019 thanks to increased passenger and ship arrivals, according to the Bank of Greece.

New Provision for Greece’s Thomas Cook-hit Tourism Businesses

Greece’s Independent Authority for Public Revenue (AADE) will be allowing an income tax deduction for Greek businesses affected by the collapse last year of British tour operator Thomas Cook.

Kos Needs New Tourism Destination Brand Identity, Says Ministry

The Greek Tourism Ministry is looking to establish a new tourism destination brand identity for the Aegean island of Kos.

Tourism Minister Says Greek Brexit Bill Key to Smooth Transition

Greek Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis underlined the significance of a Brexit regulations bill that was tabled in parliament.

Greece-bound Austrian Tourists Set to Rise in 2020

The number of Austrian travelers to Greece is expected to rise this year, says the Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO).

EU Funds New Motorway Section in Central Greece

The European Commission has approved an investment of 255 million euros from the Cohesion Fund to construct the Lamia-Xyniada motorway section in Central Greece.

Greece’s Jan-Sept 2019 Tourism Receipts Concentrated in Five Regions

Five regions in Greece, including South Aegean and Crete, generated the strongest highest tourism revenue in the January-September 2019 period.

Special Tourism Promotion Planned for Greek Islands Overwhelmed by Migration Surge

Special tourism campaigns will launch for the Greek islands that have been affected by migrant flows.

Greece’s Lodging Professionals Not Satisfied with 2019 Results

The Hellenic Confederation of Tourist Accommodation Entrepreneurs (SETKE) is calling on the government to ease taxation citing below par performance in 2019.

Travelers from Turkey Choose Alexandroupolis in 2019

The Northeastern Greek town of Alexandroupolis emerged as a favorite travel destination for visitors from Turkey in 2019, marking an 11% rise.

Europe to Welcome 20,000 More Young Travelers in 2020 via DiscoverEU

Around 20,000 18-year-olds are set to receive a travel pass to Europe under the fourth and latest round of DiscoverEU, an initiative of the European Commission.

Corfu’s ‘Achilleion’ and Vienna’s Schönbrunn Palace Explore Partnership Opportunities

The Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) is looking to establish a partnership between Corfu’s "Achilleion" and Vienna's Schönbrunn Palace.

Greek Government Sets Goals for Tourism in 2020

The priorities for Greek tourism in 2020 were set by Greece's Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis.

Mitsotakis: Stability in Greece Key to Attracting Investments

Now is the best time to invest in Greece, the country's Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said during the 30th Greek Economic Summit.

Greek Golden Visa Generates €2bn in Investments

Greece’s investor visa program has channelled more than 2 billion euros of foreign capital into the local property market since its launch in 2014.

Greece’s Rebetiko and the Blues ‘Meet’ in New NYU Course

The history of Greece’s rebetiko genre of music and its link to the American blues will be taught in a new class at New York University (NYU) starting in spring.

Greece’s Meteora, Volos and Pelion to Feature on Spanish TV

The Greek destinations of Meteora, Volos and Pelion will be featured on Spain's RTVE in February.

Greek Airport Passenger Traffic Hits a New Record in 2019

Traffic at Greek airports hit a new record in 2019, with the number of passengers reaching 65.4 million.

South Aegean Region: 2019 Best Year for Tourism

Achieving increasing numbers of arrivals and revenues for the fourth consecutive year, the South Aegean Region said that 2019 was its best year yet.

EBRD Proposes Ticketing to Limit Santorini Overtourism

Santorini authorities have teamed up with the EBRD to create a destination management plan that will keep the inflow of tourists at sustainable levels.