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Six Greek Ports will Open to Cruise Ships in August

Six ports in Greece will be open to cruise ships as of August 1, the Greek Tourism Ministry has announced.

EU Issues Guidelines for Possible Cruise Travel Restart

The EU recently issued guidance in preparation for the possible resumption of cruise ship operations in the aftermath of Covid-19.

CLIA Welcomes EU Guidance for Resumption of Cruises in Europe

The Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has welcomed the publication of the "Interim Guidance for Restarting Cruise Operations" by the EU’s Healthy Gateways program.

Cruise Ships Restricted in Greece Until April 15

All cruise ships from any origin are restricted from entering Greek ports and disembarking passengers until April 15.

E-Vehicles Company ‘Τuk Tuk Hellas’ Becomes CLIA Gold Member

Tuk Tuk Hellas, a company that offers electric vehicles, has become a gold member of the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA).

Rhapsody Travel Among Best Performing Greek Companies in 2018

Athens-based Rhapsody Travel has been included among the Best Performing Companies for 2018 at the 2nd Treasures of Greek Tourism Awards.

Celestyal Cruises Welcomes Chris Theophilides as New CEO

Chris Theophilides will succeed Kyriakos Anastasiadis as the new CEO of Celestyal Cruises, the home-porting cruise operator in Greece, as of July 1.

CLIA: German, UK, Ireland Markets Driving European Cruise Growth

German, UK and Ireland markets are driving European cruise travel growth up by 2.5 percent compared to 2016, according to the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA).

CLIA: Income Plays Little Role in Cruise Travel

There is a cruise for every travel preference, style and budget, according to the 2018 Cruise Travel Report, released by CLIA.

Quality, Year-round Tourism the Answer to Overtourism

Quality and year-round tourism could be the answer to the phenomenon of overtourism, according to Celestyal Cruises CEO Kerry Anastasiadis.

CLIA: Higher Demand for Cruise Travel, More Ships in 2018

More travelers will be taking to the seas for recreation in 2018 with more ships hitting the waters to meet the demand, according to a report by the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA).

CLIA Reports Significant Increase of European Cruise Travellers in 2016

The European cruising market has been steadily growing for the past ten years, reaching up to 6.7 million European passengers in 2016, according to the annual CLIA survey.

Full Speed Ahead for Greek Cruise Tourism

New cruise products and theme-based experiences were on the agenda of Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura’s meetings at the Seatrade Cruise Global conference.

Europe Cruise Sector Sets Sights on Asia

Europe’s cruise sector is actively reaching out to Asian markets in efforts to maintain its strong hold as the world’s second top cruise destination.

CLIA: Europe Cruise Travel On the Rise, Greek Market Share Drops

A record 6.6 million Europeans took to the seas in 2015, with an additional 200,000 opting to take a cruise for their holidays compared to last year, marking a 3 percent rise, but the Greek market saw a 14 percent drop with less than 16,000 preferring to take a cruise, the Cruise...

Greece Still not Home Porting, Losing Revenue, Jobs

Greece may be 3rd in Europe with regard to the number of cruise passengers it receives with a 14.1 percent market share, but it lags behind in the total revenues it collects, ranking 8th, according to a report released by the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA).

European Private Entrepreneurs in Tourism Call for Policies that Foster Industry’s Competitiveness

Unless Europe is competitive in terms of tax and regulatory regime, destination appeal, perceptions of value and visa facilitation, its tourism growth will continue to lose out, according to NET, the Network for the European Private Sector in Tourism.

Lesvos Mayor Urges Cruise Companies to Include Island in Stopovers

The Mayor of Lesvos is telling cruise companies that there is no reason to cancel scheduled itineraries to the island after the mother company of the Azamara Journey decided to exclude Mytilini port from its route on June 21.

Value of Cruising and Yachting in Greece to Take Center Stage at 3rd Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum

The challenges and opportunities affecting the future of sea tourism in Greece and the wider region will be addressed by more than 800 delegates, including representatives from cruise and yacht companies, ports and destinations, at the 3rd Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum to be held...

Third Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum Unveils Speaker Line-up

Senior officials from major international cruise companies will meet in Athens in May for the 3rd Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum to engage with government officials, network and do business with representatives of the Eastern Mediterranean’s port authorities, cruise ship suppliers...
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