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Fast Ferries Welcomes New High-speed Passenger Ship to Fleet

Greek ferry operator Fast Ferries has added the “Thunder”, a new high-speed passenger ship to its fleet, which now includes four vessels.

B2B Event: Online Meetings for Greek, Australian Tourism Professionals

Respond on Demand in September will hold an online event with B2B meetings for Greek and Australian tourism professionals.

Hellenic Chamber of Hotels Serves ‘Greek Breakfast’ to Foreign Diplomats

The Hellenic Chamber of Hotels held a culinary event to introduce its Greek Breakfast initiative to Greece’s foreign diplomats.

T+L: Crete Among 12 Best Tropical Destinations for Solo Travelers

Crete has been included on the list of the 12 Best Tropical Destinations for Solo Travelers, which was recently released by the Travel + Leisure (T+L) magazine.

Seajets Adds High-speed ‘World Champion Jet’ to its Fleet

Greek ferry operator Seajets has added the “World Champion Jet” to its fleet, a passenger ship that has been included in the Guinness Book of World Records for its high speed.

Royal Brunei Appoints ‘Discover the World’ as GSA in Greece, France, Germany

Royal Brunei Airlines has appointed Discover the World as its General Sales Agent (GSA) in Greece, France and Germany.

Home Swapping Platform Aims to Further Expand in Greece – Interview with ‘GuestToGuest’ President

GuestToGuest President Emmanuel Arnaud speaks on the prospects of home swapping in the global and the Greek markets.

TripAdvisor: Greece Tops ‘Travelers’ Choice Awards for Rentals’ List

Greece is included in the Top 10 of the “First Travelers’ Choice Awards for Rentals” list, released by travel planning and booking site TripAdvisor.

Booking.com: Greece Among Top Global Food Destinations

Greece ranks fourth on a list of top food destinations around the world, as endorsed by the travelers of online booking platform Booking.com.

UNWTO: China Remains World’s Top Tourism Spender

Tourism expenditure from major outbound markets reflected an increasing demand for international tourism in 2016, with China, the U.S. and Germany as the world's top spenders.

Singapore Airlines Launches ‘Capital Express’ Service to Canberra and Wellington

Singapore Airlines recently launched its new "Capital Express" service, linking Singapore for the first time with the capital cities of both Australia and New Zealand.

Kountoura Talks Tourism with Foreign Ambassadors in Athens

Aiming to boost arrivals from new markets, Greek Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura on Tuesday held successive meetings in Athens with the ambassadors of the Czech Republic, Australia and India.

Greece, Australia Sign “Work And Holiday” Visa Agreement For The Young

Young Greeks will now be allowed to work in Australia on a holiday visa for a year, according to a bilateral agreement signed on 14 May between Greece and Australia.

Greece, Australia To Sign Work-Visa Agreement

On Wednesday 14 May, Greece and Australia will sign an intergovernmental agreement that will enable young adults to obtain a tourist visa for travel between both countries to live and work.

Kefalogianni To Promote Greece In Land Down Under

Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni is expected to make an official visit to Australia in May to promote Greek tourism, the media in Greece said recently.
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Athens Airport Sees Rise In International Arrivals This Summer

Athens International Airport saw a 6.5 percent rise in international arrivals (destination and transfer passengers) during the May-August 2013 period compared to last year.
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Etihad And Garuda Indonesia Offer More Codeshare Flights And New Destinations

Etihad Airways and Garuda Indonesia have announced a number of new codeshare destinations in Indonesia, Europe, the Middle East, Singapore and Australia.

Tourism Professionals Optimistic On Summer Bookings

“In regards to Easter holiday overnights, early bookings and the latest data from Greek airport arrivals for the first four months of the year, tourism traffic is showing positive signs with an upward trend at least in terms of arrivals,” President of the Hellenic Federation of...

GNTO Spending Cuts Affect Offices Abroad

The Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) saved some 62 million euros last year as its operating expenses in 2010 were reduced by 36.85 percent compared to the year before, according to an announcement the organization made last month.

International Drivers License Exemption Sought

A constant problem of car rental companies is the inability to rent cars to non-European Union citizens who do not have an internatio­nal drivers license, the Greek Car Rental Companies Association said recently in an announcement.