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Record International Tourism Numbers Expected in 2014, Greece Contributes to Results

International tourism is set to hit a new record by the end of 2014 with over 1.1 billion tourists travelling the world in one single year.

UNWTO: Greece In Top 10 Of Countries With Highest Growth In Foreign Tourist Arrivals Worldwide

Greece is among the countries that registered the highest growth in foreign tourist arrivals in the world in the first half of the year, according to the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).

The Guardian: Greece Is Drawing In Holidaymakers At Record-Breaking Rates

After six stark years of recession, debt-stricken Greece is drawing in holidaymakers at record-breaking rates, according to UK newspaper The Guardian.

Creta Maris Awarded 2014 Certificate Of Excellence By TripAdvisor

Creta Maris Beach Resort on Crete has recently been awarded the prestigious TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award for 2014, which honors hospitality excellence and given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor.

International Tourism Exceeds Expectations In 2013

Despite global economic challenges, international tourism results were well above expectations as arrivals grew by five percent in 2013, reaching a record 1,087 million arrivals.

Greek Aegean Islands Named One Of The 10 Best Wine Travel Destinations

The Aegean Islands in Greece have been selected as one of the "10 Best Wine Travel Destinations for 2014" by Wine Enthusiast magazine in their January issue.

IATA: Airline Financial Outlook Strengthens

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced an upward revision to its industry financial outlook: $12.9 billion global net profit expected in 2013.

Delta Confirms Athens–New York Nonstop Service In 2014

Delta Air Lines confirmed on 11 December that its seasonal nonstop flight between Athens Eleftherios Venizelos Airport and New York JFK will recommence, effective 18 May 2014.

Poros Yacht Show 2014 Opens For Registration

The East Med Yacht Show, to be held 2-7 May on the island of Poros, is now open for registration.

2014: “Year of Culture” For South Aegean Islands

The Region of South Aegean has declared 2014 as the "Year of Culture" and will focus on promoting the culture and tradition of the 48 Greek islands it represents.

Greek Hotel Crowned “Most Romantic Historic Hotel of Europe”

The Aigialos Traditional Settlement in Fira, Santorini, Greece, won the title of the "Most Romantic Historic Hotel of Europe" in the best historic hotels of Europe awards list for 2014.

Aegean To Fly To 15 New Destinations Next Year

Greek carrier Aegean Airlines will make a dynamic start in 2014 in terms of its network with a further expansion of international destinations and new routes, the airline’s vice president, Eftychios Vassilakis, said.

Heraklion, Crete, Makes “Smart21 Communities” 2014 List

For the third year, the city of Heraklion on Crete is among the world’s Smart21 Communities of 2014 put together by Intelligent Community Forum (ICF), based in New York.