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Norwegian Launches Direct Athens – New York Flights for Summer 2019

Norwegian has announced direct flights between Athens International Airport (AIA) and New York’s JFK Airport for summer 2019.

Athens Among Europe’s 20 Most Amazing Cities for Eating Out in 2019

Greek capital Athens has been included on The Telegraph's list of “Europe's 20 Most Amazing Cities for Eating Out in 2019”.

SETE 2018 Conference to Focus on New Technologies, Destination Management

New technologies and destination management will be among the key issues to be discussed during the 2018 Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) Conference on October 16 in Athens.

Ferie i Forum 2015

Ferie i Forum, the brand new fair with international travel and gastronomy in the spotlight, will be held in 17-18 January, at the Forum Copenhagen.

Thessaloniki To Welcome Direct Flights From The Netherlands And Scandinavia In Spring 2014

Next spring, Thessaloniki will open to new markets and expand in existing ones. Flights from Amsterdam, Stockholm, Copenhagen and Oslo as of April 2014.
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Etihad Airways To Launch Daily Flights Between UAE And Belgrade

Etihad Airways will commence daily nonstop flights between its home base of Abu Dhabi and Belgrade, the capital of Serbia, from 15 June 2013.

GNTO Closes Offices Abroad, Restructures Services

The Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) offices abroad in their current form have increased costs and produced a poor outcome, Deputy Culture and Tourism Minister George Nikitiadis said last month in Parliament.

Greek Blue Flag Beaches Announced

Greece this year was awarded blue flags for 425 beaches and eight marinas, according to a recent announcement by the Hellenic Society for the Protection of Nature. Last year 430 Greek beaches were awarded blue flags.

Athens Tourism Before and After the Games

The Athens Tourism and Economic Development Company, in the context of the creation of a ‘tourism observatory’ for the City of Athens, conducted a study entitled ‘Registered Athens Tourism Study—from pre-Olympic to the post-Olympic period: The influence of the Olympic Games and...

Blue Flags Awarded to Greek Beaches and Marinas

The Hellenic Society for the Protection of Nature last month announced the names of Greek beaches and marinas awarded with the Blue Flag 2007. In 2006, 411 beaches and five marinas were awarded.

Last Year’s Arrivals Up 16% Against 2004

Although unable to produce accurate data, last month the country's tourism development minister, Dimitris Avramopoulos, estimated that tourist arrivals last year rose by 16 percent against 2004.

Athens Airport Posts 63% Profit Increase

Athens International Airport announced last month that full-year pretax profit in 2004 jumped 62.9 percent year-on-year to 47.1 million euros, boosted by the Summer Olympic Games and increased passenger traffic.

A note by the publisher

The perpetual tale of Olympic Airways -- as of December 12, Olympic Airlines -- continues with no end in sight. Although the government says it has selected one of five potential bidders for further talks on a takeover of Olympic Airlines, the slimmed-down successor to heavily...

Snowflake Announces Daily Flights

A schedule of daily flights from Athens as of next March was announced last month by the low-cost airline Snowflake, a subsidiary of SAS, during a reception held at the Swedish embassy here. Presently, Snowflake flies from Athens to Copenhagen and Stockholm.