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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.

World Tourism: Overall 5% Increase in International Arrivals

International tourist arrivals grew 5 percent year-on-year in the first nine months of 2018, according to the latest figures on world tourism by the UNWTO Barometer.

Inova Receives ‘Best Tourism Marketing Agency’ Title at WTM London 2018

Inova Hospitality Management won the silver award as the Best Tourism Marketing Agency at the 2018 International Travel & Tourism Awards, held during WTM London 2018.

Travelport: Greece Among Fastest-growing Destinations for Travelers in France

Greece ranks fourth among the countries that have seen the greatest growth in flight bookings from travelers in France, according to an analysis by Travelport.

More Chinese Choosing Europe for Travel and Tourism

All the more China nationals are choosing to travel to Europe, with Asia and the Pacific playing a decisive role in the development of global tourism, according to a UNWTO report.

UNWTO Invites Ideas for 1st Global Gastronomy Tourism Startup Contest

The World Tourism Organization is inviting startup companies to submit their ideas for its 1st UNWTO Gastronomy Tourism Startup Competition.

UNWTO Looking to Help Greece Attract More Tourism Investments

Greece and the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) have decided to join forces and attract more tourism investments to the country.

Greece Keen on Developing Tourism Along the Silk Road

Collective action is essential for the idea of Silk Road Tourism to soon become a reality, according to Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura.

UNWTO Says Greece a Showcase for its Tourism Success

UNWTO Secretary General Zurab Pololikashvili referred to Greece's tourism strategy as an example for other countries to follow.

International Tourism Maintains Strong Momentum in H1 2018

International tourist arrivals grew by 6 percent in the first six months of 2018 after a record year of growth in 2017, according to UNWTO’s latest barometer.

Tourism and Education: UNWTO Signs MoU with Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

The UNWTO is looking to collaborate with the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and benefit from its skills, knowledge and experience for tourism.

Grand Hotel Palace Holds Welcome Reception for UNWTO Silk Road Tourism Meeting

The Grand Hotel Palace hosted the welcome reception ahead of the high level 8th UNWTO International Meeting on Silk Road Tourism in Thessaloniki.

Top Global Bodies Urge Closer Cooperation on Trade and Tourism

International bodies are urging closer global cooperation on trade and tourism, calling for greater participation of the tourism sector in trade policy.

15th UNWTO Awards to Recognize Sustainability in Tourism – Applications Open

The United Nations World Tourism Organization is inviting submissions for its 15th UNWTO Awards, which will recognize innovation, job creation and sustainability in tourism.

World Tourism Day 2018 to be Celebrated in Budapest, Hungary

The importance of digital technologies in tourism, providing opportunities for innovation, will be at the center of World Tourism Day 2018, to be celebrated in Budapest, Hungary on September 27.

Asia and Europe Lead Int’l Tourism Growth at Start of 2018

Growth of international tourist arrivals during the first four months of 2018 was led by Asia and Europe, according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer.

Greek Draft Law on Thematic, Special Interest Tourism Up for Discussion

A draft law covering thematic and special interest tourism is now open for public consultation through to June 27, on the Tourism Ministry's website.

‘World Tourism Day 2018’ to Focus on Tourism and Technology

This year’s World Tourism Day, held on September 27, will focus on tourism and the digital transformation, according to the UNWTO.

UNWTO Report: Action on Sustainability in Tourism Needs Extra Push

The UNWTO has released a report that provides recommendations on how to use tourism as an effective means for achieving sustainable development.