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Greece Becomes PATA Member, Gains More Access in Asian Market

Greece has joined PATA as a European country member, gaining the opportunity to claim its market share from the different markets of the Pacific Asia region.

Chinese Travelers Keen on Greece, Tourist Visas up by 50%

All the more Chinese travelers have their sights on visiting Greece, with the number of tourist visas issued in the first two months of 2018 up by 53.5 percent.

Eurostat: Tourism from China to EU More than Tripled Since 2006

The number of nights spent in the EU by tourists from China more than tripled over the last ten years, to reach nearly 25 million nights in 2016, according to Eurostat.

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 and Shanghai Strengthen Trade, Tourism Relations

Athens and Shanghai recently agreed to further strengthen their trade, cultural and tourism ties by renewing a Memorandum of Cooperation signed between the two cities four years ago.

China’s ‘Alitrip’ Comes to Athens to do Business with Greek Tourism Professionals

The business opportunities available through China's online travel platform Alitrip will be presented to Greek tourism professionals during an event in Athens.

Greece and China to Officially Inaugurate Cultural Exchange Year

The "Greece-China Year of Cultural Exchanges" will be officially inaugurated during a ceremony to be held on April 27 at the Byzantine and Christian Museum in Athens.

TEI of Athens and China’s Zhengzhou University to Cooperate in Tourism Studies

The Technological Educational Institute (TEI) of Athens will launch a Master's degree program in hospitality and tourism for Chinese students studying in Greece.

UNWTO Welcomes EU-China Year of Tourism

World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Secretary-General Taleb Rifai recently welcomed the forthcoming 2018 EU-China Year of Tourism.

Anamar Pilio Resort Wins Over Tourists from China

The Anamar Pilio Resort, a boutique hotel located in the picturesque area of Mount Pelion, central Greece, was the accommodation choice for a group of first-time visitors from China visiting the destination in late May.

Chinese ‘Troublemaking’ Tourists to Be Blacklisted

Chinese tourists that behave rudely when travelling abroad will be blacklisted by the Chinese authorities, according to state media reports. The new measure follows several embarrassing incidents involving Chinese tourists due to uncivilized behavior on their part.

Greece Eyes Big Growth in Chinese Tourists This Year

Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura will coordinate actions to attract even more Chinese visitors to Greece this season, the Greek Super-Ministry for Economy, Infrastructure, Shipping and Tourism has announced.

Chinese Tourists Divert South-East Asia Destinations, Look Towards Greece

Following the incident with the missing Malaysian MH370 plane, Chinese tourists have been diverting from their usual south-east Asia travels and looking for something different in the Mediterranean.
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Greece Aims To Attract More Chinese Tourists This Year

"Some 21,000 Chinese tourists chose Greece as their first stop in Europe last year, which translates to a 23 percent increase from the year before," Chinese Ambassador to Greece Du Qiwen said yesterday, 27 February, at an event hosted by the Athens Chamber of Commerce and...
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Forum: Chambers Discuss Synergies To Boost Greek Tourism

Greece's need to attract tourists from new, booming markets and the importance of synergies between neighboring countries to facilitate the travel of tourists from far away destinations were the main topics discussed at the tourism forum for chambers that took place during the...

Greek-Bulgarian Tourism Cooperation

Culture and Tourism Minister Pavlos Geroulanos and Bulgarian Minister of Economy, Energy and Tourism Traycho Traykov signed in late July a tourism cooperation protocol during the first joint session of the Greece-Bulgaria High-Level Cooperation Council held in Sofia.

Measures Required to Entice More Chinese Arrivals

Chinese tourism to Greece has grown by leaps and bounds over the last few years. Local tourism professionals estimate an even stronger rise for the immediate future, provided a few basic measures are initiated. They remind that European countries have begun a race to attract as...