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Greece Sees Increase in Last-minute Bookings in July

The performance of the Greek tourism industry in the first half of 2016 may have been sluggish but rising tides of last-minute bookings in July has raised hopes.

TUI Says Austrian Vacationers Have a Soft Spot for Greece

Turkey move over, Greece now leads Austrian travelers’ holiday destination choices, according to a survey carried out by international tour group TUI and presented in Vienna recently.

AEGEAN, Olympic Air Announce Extra Flights to/from Greek Islands Between May 7-10

AEGEAN and Olympic Air will operate extra flights to/from Chania, Kefalonia, Milos, Leros, Naxos, Paros, Zakynthos, Rhodes, Mytilene and Corfu between May 7 and May 10.

Alexander Zinell Appointed CEO of Fraport Greece

Alexander Zinell has been appointed CEO of “Fraport Regional Airports of Greece Management Company S.A.” based in Athens. His tenure will start this summer.

Fraport to Officially Take Over Operations at Greek Regional Airports at End of 2016

German transport company Fraport expects to officially take over the operations at 14 regional airports in Greece at the end of this year, after obtaining the necessary permits and solving some technical issues, according to the company’s CEO, Dr. Stefan Schulte.

Ryanair Launches Athens Summer 2016 Schedule, Unveils Seven New Routes

Irish low fares airline, Ryanair, has launched its Summer 2016 schedule for Athens that features seven new routes from the Greek capital.

Major Corfu Tourism Unit Gets Go-ahead

A massive tourism complex including a five-star hotel, bungalows and holiday lodgings on the Ionian island of Corfu has received the go-ahead from the culture ministry.

European Capital of Culture 2021: 14 Cities in Greece Running for the Title

Corfu, Delphi, Eleusina, Ioannina, Kalamata, Larissa, Lesvos, Messolonghi, Piraeus, Rhodes, Salamina, Samos, Tripoli and Volos are candidate cities for the title of European Capital of Culture in 2021.

Ellinair Adds New Destinations to Growing International Network for 2016

Greek carrier Ellinair has added additional destinations to its international network, which will substantially boost connectivity between popular Greek destinations and renowned cities abroad.

German Newspaper is Giving Away a Free Five-day Stay on Corfu

The German newspaper Münchner Merkur is inviting its readers to select "the athlete of the year" and win a free five-day stay on Corfu, including airfare.

Chinese Investors Set Sights on Corfu Waterway

Chinese investors will be visiting the Ionian island of Corfu, on Sunday, to discuss collaborating with the operators of the Corfu waterway, which is the first and thus far only enterprise granted official licensing.

Region of Ionian Islands Improves Beach Access for Persons with Disabilities

The Region of Ionian Islands has installed special mobility ramps, powered by the sun, at the popular beach of Benitses on Corfu and Skala on Kefalonia to provide swimming access to people with disabilities.

Corfu as an Appealing Winter Holiday Destination

The brilliant colours of Corfu were splashed across the pages of the Spanish edition of InStyle magazine this month, in an extensive travel feature showcasing the Ionian island as an appealing winter destination.

WTM 2015: Ionian Isles – Investing in the ‘People Factor’

Why visit the Ionian islands? In short: you leave a happy (wo)man, you’ve received your money’s worth and your needs have been respected. These, in the words of Spyros Galiatsatos, Vice Governor of Tourism and Promotion for the Ionian Islands Region, are what makes… or breaks...

Alt. Tourism Minister Kountoura Inaugurates New Cruise Pier at Corfu Port

Underscoring the importance of the cruise business in Greece, Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura on Saturday inaugurated Corfu's new pier at a ceremony held by the island's port authority.

WTM 2015: US Wholesaler Tourico Holidays Adds Greek Islands to ‘Sun & Sea’ Portfolio

The Greek islands are among the Eastern Mediterranean vacation destinations that US global travel wholesaler Tourico Holidays has entered for the first time.

Lufthansa to Fly to Santorini and Corfu in Summer 2016

Lufthansa recently announced the expansion of its summer program for Greece with the addition of flights to Santorini and Corfu in summer 2016.

Corfu Cruise Traffic Down, Set to Gain Ground in Fall

A total of 388,129 cruise passengers visited the Ionian island of Corfu in the first eight months of the year, down by 7.6 percent against the same period last year, welcoming 256 luxury liners compared to 260 in 2014.

Which August 15 Holiday Destinations Did Greeks Search for Most?

Hotel comparison website Trivago recently released data on the most popular destinations searched online by Greeks for the August 15 holiday.

Global Travel Group Reports 40% Rise in Bookings to Greece

The Global Travel Group has revealed that bookings to Greece are 40 percent up compared to the same time last year and are showing no signs of slowing down.