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Holiday Airline Germania Announces Collapse, Cancels All Flights

German low-cost carrier Germania announced that it has filed for bankruptcy, attributing the company’s collapse to increasing fuel prices.

‘Best Luxury Spas’ Online Guide Shines Spotlight on Wellness Hotels in Greece

A unique collection of Greece’s prime spa and wellness destinations can be found on the recently launched Best Luxury Spas online guide.

Greece Breaks All Tourism Records, Welcomes 33 Million Travelers in 2018

A total of 33 million people visited Greece in 2018, generating more than 16 billion euros in revenues and breaking all performance records to date.

Greek Tourism Numbers Add Up to a Robust 2018 Close

As 2018 comes to a close, the Greek Tourism Ministry issued an update on figures, which back positive forecasts for a record year in tourism.

Athens’ Occupancy Rates See Slight Increase Despite Sharp Rise in Airport Arrivals

Despite a sharp rise in tourist arrivals at Athens Airport during the first seven months of 2018, occupancy rates in Athens’ hotels only slightly increased by 3.6 percent.

Holiday Inn Athens Introduces ‘Open Lobby’ Concept

The Holiday Inn Athens, Attica Ave., Airport West hotel recently introduced an innovative Open Lobby concept for both business and leisure travelers.

Thessaloniki to Host Greek – Serbian Business Forum

More than 150 Greek and 70 Serbian enterprises will participate in the Greek – Serbian Business Forum to be held on March 19 in Thessaloniki.

EasyJet Confirms €40m Deal for Parts of Air Berlin

EasyJet said it will ink a 40 million euro deal to purchase a part of German carrier Air Berlin, which filed insolvency in August.

China, Greece Discuss Tourism, Business Travel, Investments

More investments and cooperation in tourism were at the center of talks between Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura and SRCIC Chairman Jianzhong Lu.

Lufthansa Interested in ‘Parts’ of Air Berlin

Lufthansa has expressed interest in acquiring a number of planes from German carrier Air Berlin after it filed insolvency recently.

Thomas Cook Posts Losses Despite Increased Interest in Greece

Thomas Cook may be seeing a strong demand for holidays in Greece, but has reported losses amounting to £49.1 million for the three months to December 31.

Greece Economy Suffers, Business Creation Down by 50%

Tourism aside, Greece is still unable to restore its ailing economy to health, according to a 50% drop in the number of new companies established in 2016.
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Athens Mayor In Beijing To Boost Tourism

Athens Mayor Giorgos Kaminis today, 29 March, will sign a memorandum of understanding for tourism, business and culture with Beijing Mayor Wang Ansun, according to the City of Athens.