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GlobalData: 67% of Chinese Tourists Travel for Gastronomy Holidays

The majority of Chinese tourists choose to go on gastronomy holidays, with Western Europe evolving into a key culinary destination for them, says GlobalData.

Laudamotion to Fly from Athens to Vienna in October

Austria's low-cost airline Laudamotion has announced new daily connections from Athens to Vienna, with flights starting in October 2019.

Greece Among Most Welcoming Places on Earth, Says Booking.com

Greece has been included on the list of the 10 most welcoming places on earth, which was recently released by Booking.com.

Foreign Media Introduced to Athenian Riviera’s Tourism Offerings

The natural beauty and tourism offerings of the Athenian Riviera were recently presented to foreign journalists, who visited Athens as part of a press trip organized by the Region of Attica.

Greece Among Top 5 European Countries with Excellent Bathing Water Quality

Greece is among the five European countries where 95 percent of bathing waters were assessed by the European Environment Agency as being of “excellent” quality.

Eurowings Launches 16 New Routes in Greece for Summer 2018

Eurowings is expanding its network of destinations in Greece for the summer season by launching 16 new routes from Germany and Austria to popular Greek islands.

South Aegean, Crete Among Top 30 EU Destinations in 2015

The South Aegean region and the island of Crete were among the 30 most popular tourism destinations in the European Union in 2015, according to Eurostat.

Greek Travel Professionals ‘Tour’ Lufthansa’s Hub Airports

Greek tourism and travel professionals recently got the "grand tour" of the hub airports of Lufthansa Group airlines at a special event held in Athens.

GNTO-Austria’s Press & PR Manager Says Goodbye

The press and public relations manager of the Greek National Tourism Organization office in Vienna, Austria, Fanny Nunner-Grammatikou, is leaving her position at the organization.

Austria Labels Greece “Tourism Winner” For 2013

"Greece is the winner of the summer season," the program coordinator of travel giant TUI for Austria, Margit Empner, said recently while presenting a report for the 2013 tourism year that ended in late October.
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Germans Avoided “Crisis-Hit Greece” Last Year

"Crisis countries" Greece, Egypt and Tunusia were the "losers" last year in regards to the holiday preferences of the Germans, according to the recently released Reiseanalyse study of the German holiday market.
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International Ski Travel Forum To Launch Next Year

Reed Travel Exhibitions will launch the first International Ski Travel Market (ISTM) next year in Austria, according to an announcement released today, 20 March.

Joint Report: High Prices Hit Greece’s Competitiveness

Greece dropped five places in the fourth Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report 2011 as it ranked 29th among 139 countries. The report was released by the World Economic Forum at the Global Tourism Forum 2011 held in Andorra last month.

Olympic Air To Appeal Merger Rejection, Halts Routes

Olympic Air announced last month that together with Aegean Airlines it would appeal against the decision of the European Competition Commission that blocked their plans to merge. The commission had said that such a merger would monopolize the Greek market.

Ski Tourism Analyzed At Forum

Chaotic bureaucracy, ski resorts that do not bear the appropriate GNTO seal due to land-use matters and the strong competition from neighboring countries are just some of the problems of Greek ski tourism, experts stressed at a recent forum held in Athens for the development of...

Greece’s Competitiveness Drops

Greece dropped two places in the third annual Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Report 2009, published by the World Economic Forum, as it ranked 24th among 133 countries.

Greece Fourth Place for Austrians

Austria's daily Kronen Zeitung recently published the 10 most popular holiday destinations Austrians visited during the July-September 2008 period.

Promotion of Thessalia Considered a Success

The promotion campaign of tourist destinations of the region of Thessalia (Larissa, Karditsa, Trikala and Magnessia—Skiathos, Skopelos and Alonissos) was recently completed with countable results.

EKPOIZO Reports Overpriced Airline Tickets

Consumer organization EKPOIZO recently discovered that advertized airline tickets have serious price variations, some which reached up to 63 percent between the advertized on-line cost and the actual charge.

Greece Shifts Two Positions on TTCI

The Association of Greek Tourist Enterprises (SETE) and the Hellenic Federation of Enterprises (SEV) jointly announced Greece has shifted up two positions on the Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Index (TTCI) released annually by the World Economic Forum. Greece has moved...