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Travel & Tourism industry news by Greek Travel Pages (gtp)

Industry Stakeholders Call for Integrated European Tourism Policy

Tourism and travel bodies have appealed to EU authorities to move towards an integrated European tourism policy with strategic funding at EU level.

Amended EU Copyright Law Approved, Internet Firms ‘Disappointed’

EU lawmakers recently approved a revised version of a copyright law which will require websites to scan all posts for copyright violations via filter.

UNWTO Bolsters Teamwork in Tourism with EU

The UNWTO and the European Parliament signed an agreement in Brussels towards the advancement of sustainable tourism across the EU.

EU and China to Discuss Tourism and Culture Cooperation in Brussels

The 2018 EU-China Tourism Year initiative will be the focus of a cooperation summit at the European Parliament in Brussels on February 28.

Greece Participates in Dialogue on Europe’s Tourism Strategy

Secretary General for Tourism Policy and Development Georgios Tziallas represented Greece in a high-level conference on Europe's tourism strategy in Brussels.

European Parliament Seeks Strategy to Enhance Tourism Competitiveness

European Parliament President Antonio Tajani called for the closer cooperation of Member States for Europe to receive more than 1 billion tourists by 2025.

EU Proposes Easier Schengen Visas For Non-EU Travelers

The European Union wants to introduce more flexible visa rules for non-European Union holidaymakers to boost growth and job creation.

New European Gastronomy Portal Launched

A new gastronomy portal that gives travelers the chance to experience the soul of European culture, history and traditions through its food, was recently launched by the European Commission and the European Travel Commission.
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Greece Among Star Tourism Performers In Europe

Greece is included among the star performers that have made the summer tourism season in Europe a success, according to UNWTO figures.
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European Commission To Simplify Visa Procedures To Attract More Tourists

Seeking to further develop Europe's tourism potential, the European Commission is preparing a review of the Visa Code before the end of this year.
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E.U. Portal To Help Tourism Job-Seekers Find Employment

In order to foster employment and mobility in the tourism sector, the European Commission has launched EURES, the first pan-European job portal that currently has many openings in the tourism sector.

EC Vice President Tajani On Greek Tourism

Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni requested for the European Commission’s support on tourism issues during a meeting with Antonio Tajani, Vice-President of the European Commission, responsible for Industry and Entrepreneurship, held today, 29 October, in Athens.

European Commission Offers Suggestions For Greek Tourism

European Commissioner for Industry and Entrepreneurship Antonio Tajani recently underlined the importance of providing support to small and medium-sized Greek enterprises (SMEs) in the tourism sector.

Volcanic Ash Outcome On Tourism

From 15 April until 21 April a total of 1,177 flights to and from Greek airports were canceled due to the volcanic ash cloud from Ireland, according to Civil Aviation Authority data.