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Cretan Union Cup Sailing Event Brings Crete into the Spotlight

As part of its ongoing promotional strategy, the Region of Crete aims through the Cretan Union Cup 2015 sailing event through to May 29 to promote the island as a primary tourism destination.

Hersonissos Day Event Finds Germans Still Choosing Crete

German travelers have a soft spot for Crete, which they chose to visit more than once, according to the findings of a recent workshop on “German Market: Trends and Challenges” held in Hersonissos.

TUI: Greece at the Center of Our Attention

Greece may be a leading choice among TUI’s clients but the international tour operator stressed that stability and modern infrastructure must be in place if Greece wants to experience growth in the tourism sector.

Minister Kountoura Meets Up with Crete Tourism Authorities

Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura met with regional authorities and local sector professionals on the island of Crete, during her visit there this week, where she discussed investment, infrastructure, development and improvements and promotion of the tourist product.

Crete Tourism Sector Pros Launch Discount Plan to Boost Business

Tourism sector professionals on the island of Crete have joined forces to boost business and extend the tourism season by introducing a discount scheme across shops and services.

Heraklion ‘Cake Pops’ its Way into Guinness Book of World Records

The Cretan port city of Heraklion made it into the Guinness Book of World Records last week, when some 1,034 people spent approximately two hours making 4,648 cake pops and then placing them in the longest line to date -- measuring 162.90 meters.

Crete’s Hersonissos to Set Up Destination Management Body

As part of its plan to upgrade and promote the local tourist product, the Municipality of Hersonissos, Crete, announced this week the establishment of a destination management body.

WTM 2015: Crete Ready for New Season, Set to Launch Info Site for Tourists

Promoting alternative and adventure tourism and at the same time bringing the celebrated Cretan hospitality to the frontline of its tourism strategy for 2016, the Region of Crete is moving full speed ahead to prepare for the new season, its Commissioner of Tourism, Michalis...

Awards Pile Up for Heraklion Port Authority

Awards and distinctions are piling up for the Heraklion Port Authority (HPA), with the latest gold in the“Top Export Assistance Company” category during the Greek Exports Awards 2015, last week.

Double Award Win for Region of Crete at ‘Bravo Sustainability Awards’

The Region of Crete collected two national awards this month for its work in social welfare and web governance during the 2015 Bravo Sustainability Awards for Sustainable Development and Responsible Business.

‘Daily Mail’ Tells All to ‘Explore History & Heartbreak’ at Greece’s Spinalonga

Daily Mail writer Helen Atkinson may describe Spinalonga, the Greek island off Crete, as a “tiny speck”, but she’s quick to point out that if you’re into history and fiction then this is the place to visit.

Crete to Host Global Sustainable Tourism Council Meet in May

Sustainable tourism will be the talk of the week on the Greek island of Crete during the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) Europe regional meeting to be held on May 16-21.

Escaping to Crete… with ‘Le Figaro’

From the wild terrain of Sfakia and the deep blue Lybian Sea to the footpaths of Chania, the Monastery of St John and the turquoise waters of the Balos Lagoon, Le Figaro journalist Maud Vidal-Naquet collected plenty of travel tid-bits to lure visitors to the Greek island of Crete.

Marriott Invests in 2nd Crete Hotel with Adults-only Domes Noruz

Marriott International is placing its bets on Crete with a second hotel on the island, the adults-only Domes Noruz, set to open on July 15, the company announced.

Agios Nikolaos Mayor A. Zervos Says City Planning Means Listening to the Young

In these rapidly changing times, with super speedy communication and even speedier needs, hearing out the younger generations can be the only way to create cities that are functional and friendly, Agios Nikolaos Mayor Antonios Zervos told the Greek Travel Pages (GTP) on the...

SETE, Crete Region Explore Ways to Make Island Top Destination

Seeking ways to attract more tourism to the island of Crete, local authorities and the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) held a day event last week bringing together private and public interests towards the achievement of this goal.

Heraklion’s Venetian Fortress Reopens to the Sound of Music

With an August full moon from above to the tune of music from within, the famed Koules Fortress in the town of Heraklion, Crete, reopens its doors on August 18 after six years of restoration works.

Sustainable Tourism a Priority for Creta Maris Beach Resort

Committed to preserving Cretan heritage and to the development of sustainable tourism practices, Creta Maris Beach Resort in Hersonissos, Crete, participated in the ongoing Futouris Project with three actions in July and August.

Greek Island VAT Hike Not Paying Off

The increase in value-added tax (VAT) on Greek islands has not paid off, according to comparative data examining VAT revenues at 20 island destinations.

WTM 2016: Crete Expects More UK Visitors, Extra Flights

Crete is set to usher in the 2017 tourism season on a positive note according to pre-bookings which suggest more visitors and an increasing number of flights from the UK for April and May.
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