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GNTO Promotes Best of Greek Tourism to Target Markets

The Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) recently highlighted Greece’s thematic tourism options through a number of promotional events to target markets.

Scoot: New Flights to Four Chinese Cities

Scoot, the low-cost arm of the Singapore Airlines (SIA) Group, has launched sales to four new cities in China: Wuhan, Changsha, Kunming and Fuzhou.

‘EU-China Tourism Year’ Initiative Brings Chinese Travelers to Europe

All the more Chinese travelers are putting European destinations at the top of their travel agendas for 2019, following the EU-China Tourism Year 2018 initiative.

Louis Hotels Promotes Alternative Forms of Tourism

Aiming to promote alternative forms of tourism, Louis Hotels recently hosted a team of cyclists that arrived in Paphos for the Cyprus Gran Fondo 2019 cycling race.

Int’l Tourism Leaders to Discuss Future of Travel at ITB Berlin Convention 2019

Some 400 leading figures from tourism and entrepreneurship will discuss the future of travel at the ITB Berlin Convention 2019 during March 6-9.

Greece Teams Up with PATA to Attract More Tourists from Asian Markets

The Greek Tourism Ministry and the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) will work more closely to strengthen Greece's presence in Asian tourist markets.

Les Roches: New Postgraduate Executive Diploma in International Hotel Management

Les Roches is offering scholarships for Greek and Cypriot hospitality professionals interested in the Postgraduate Executive Diploma in International Hotel Management.

China to Host ‘World MICE Day 2018’ Conference in October

MICE professionals from all over the world will gather in Qingdao, China, during October 25-27, to attend the annual conference World MICE Day 2018.

China’s Hainan Airlines Celebrates 25th Anniversary at Athens Event

Hainan Airlines, a leading Chinese carrier, recently celebrated 25 years of service during an event that took place in Athens.

UNWTO: World’s Top Tourism Spenders in 2017 – Infographics

All source markets reported higher tourism spending in 2017, reflecting continued strong demand for international tourism across all world regions, according to the UNWTO.

EU and China to Discuss Tourism and Culture Cooperation in Brussels

The 2018 EU-China Tourism Year initiative will be the focus of a cooperation summit at the European Parliament in Brussels on February 28.

Greece Loses One Place on Henley Passport Index 2018

Greece lost one place year-on-year on the Henley Passport Index for 2018, ranking seventh among 199 countries, with its citizens enjoying visa-free access to 171 countries.

Medical Tourism Gains Ground, Says IPK Survey

Nearly 70 percent of all international health and medical outbound trips in 2016 were made for health-oriented reasons, according to a survey by IPK International.

Athens Airport Hosts Senior Aviation, Tourism Executives at 5th ‘ACES-Athens’

More than 160 senior executives from the air transport and tourism sectors participated in the 5th Airport Chief Executives’ Symposium organized by Athens International Airport (AIA).

China Airlines to Offer Nonstop Service from Taipei to London

China Airlines is launching a new direct service, which will be connecting Taipei to London, Gatwick, four times a week, starting on December 1.

SETE Chief: Chinese Market is a Great Opportunity, Big Challenge

Improving air connectivity and creating additional visa centers are key to increase inbound tourism from China to Greece, according to Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) President Yiannis Retsos.

Athens Airport Partners with ‘Alipay’, Becomes Chinese-friendly

In efforts to become a Chinese-friendly airport, Athens International Airport has partnered with online and mobile payment platform Alipay.

Kountoura: Greece a Bridge for Cooperation Between East and West via Tourism

Greece’s role as the link between East and West was the focus of Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura’s address during the EU-Eurasia-China Business summit.

Lufthansa Expands Winter, Summer Long-haul Services

Lufthansa is expanding its long-haul services and as of November 8 will be flying nonstop from Berlin to New York five times a week.

‘China Meets Greece’ in Athens Concert

A concert under the theme, “China Meets Greece”, featuring musicians from Greece, China and Spain will be held on September 26 at the Athens Concert Hall.