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GNTO Sees Boost in Arrivals and Early Bookings from Russia to Greece

Autumn arrivals from Russia to Greece are on the rise compared to the same period in 2018, according to the Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO).

UNWTO Launches 2nd Global Tourism Startup Competition

The World Tourism Organization and Spanish tourism group Globalia have launched the second edition of the UNWTO Global Tourism Startup Competition.

UNWTO: International Tourism Up 4% in First Half of 2019

Destinations worldwide received 671 million international tourist arrivals between January and June 2019, according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer.

UNWTO Announces Global Sports Tourism Start-up Competition

The 1st UNWTO Sports Tourism Start-up Competition, designed to identify projects and innovations that can transform the sports tourism sector in the near future, has launched.

UNWTO Chief: Greece Gets Kudos for Expertise, Experience and Innovation

Expertise, experience and innovation make Greece a leading tourist destination, according to UNWTO Secretary General Zurab Pololikashvili.

International Tourism Revenue Hit $1.7 Trillion in 2018

Exports generated by international tourism reached $1.7 trillion in 2018, a 4 percent increase in real terms over the previous year, according to the UNWTO.

Global Survey Finds Residents Still Positive About Urban Tourism

Improving infrastructure and creating experiences are among the ways to keep tourism in check, according to a UNWTO/IPSOS survey.

Greece-based Sports Tourism Body for Peace Gains International Attention

The Greece-based International Sports and Tourism Organization for Peace & Prosperity has already attracted the interest of bodies from around the world.

Emergency State in Sri Lanka after Easter Sunday Attack Leaves at least 290 Dead

Sri Lanka will be put in a state of emergency as of midnight, after a series of attacks on churches and hotels on Easter Sunday, left at least 290 people dead and 500 injured.

Nominations Open for WTM’s International Travel & Tourism Awards

The prestigious International Travel & Tourism Awards (ITTAs), presented by WTM London, will open nominations on March 1 for its second ceremony in November.

Greece Seeks to Shape Mediterranean Tourism Strategy for the Future

Greece aims to evolve into a leading policy-maker on tourism development in the Mediterranean region, says Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura.

Greece’s Minister Kountoura Becomes Honorary Member of Mediterranean Tourism Foundation

Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura has become an honorary member of the Mediterranean Tourism Foundation, which aims to develop international tourism policies, focusing on the Mediterranean.

Hellas Cert Says Greek Tourism Law Revisions to Create Certification Problems

Hellas Cert, a Greek association of inspection bodies, is calling on the government to re-examine a law that changes the way rented rooms are certified.

UNWTO Praises Greece for 2018 Record Tourism Results

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has applauded the Greek Tourism Ministry and Minister Elena Kountoura for Greece's "record results" in 2018.

UNWTO: 2018 Second Strongest Year for Tourism Since 2010

International tourist arrivals grew 6 percent in 2018 to 1.4 billion, proving to be the second strongest year since 2010, according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer.

Hellas Cert Calls on Gov’t to Re-examine Certification Procedure in Tourism Law

The Hellenic Association of Certification Bodies - Hellas Cert is calling on the government to make revisions to a law covering thematic and special interest tourism, with regard to certification procedures.

Report Gives Tourism Destinations a More Accurate Picture of Health Tourism

The UNWTO and the ETC have launched a new report on health tourism that defines the motivations behind travelers looking for health-related services.

UNWTO Announces 10 Finalists for 1st Tourism Startup Competition

The UNWTO has announced the 10 finalists of its 1st Tourism Startup Competition, who will present their projects during the Fitur International Tourism Fair in January 2019.

Greek MPs Pass Thematic/Special Interest Tourism Bill by Majority Vote

Greece has passed a bill covering thematic and special interest tourism, the upgrade of tourism training and the strengthening of entrepreneurship.

Full-scope Greek Tourism Bill Paves Way for Growth

A draft law covering thematic and special interest tourism, the upgrade of tourism training and the strengthening of entrepreneurship in tourism has been tabled in Greek parliament.