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Christos Mistris Appointed Vice President of ASTA Greece

The ASTA Greece & Cyprus Chapter, which represents the American Society of Travel Advisors, has appointed Christos Mistris as its Vice President for the Greek market.

Searches for Greece Still Strong Among Fall Travelers

Demand for travel to Greece remains robust with all the more travelers choosing to visit in the fall, according to a study carried out by Tourix.

Greece and Cyprus Explore Wine Tourism Cooperation

Tourism professionals from Greece and Cyprus are exploring ways to collaborate in the field of wine tourism for mutual benefit.

Athens Topped UK, US, French Traveler Searches for August 

Athens was the most searched for destination in August by potential travelers from the US, UK and France, according to data released by Tourix.

Online Searches for Travel to Athens Increase in Summer, Says Survey

Online searches for accommodation in Athens picked up pace in July compared to the previous months, according to a survey conducted by Tourix.

Greece and Cyprus Explore Ways to Promote Religious Tourism

Greece and Cyprus are exploring ways to promote their religious heritage through the EU’s Re-Cult program.

Cyprus Launches New Tourism Brand Identity and Logo

The Cyprus Deputy Tourism Ministry has launched a new brand identity and logo, inviting travelers to ‘Love Cyprus’ all over again.

EU, US, UK Condemn Turkey’s Aggressive Actions on Cyprus

The EU, UK and US have condemned Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan’s announcement to re-open and re-settle the formerly invaded area of Varosha in Cyprus.

Thessaloniki Welcomes ‘Celestyal Olympia’ Cruise Ship

The northern port city of Thessaloniki recently welcomed Celestyal Cruises’ Olympia ship, which started sailings to the Greek islands and Cyprus in June.

EBD: Greece’s Antipaxos, Crete, Corfu Among Europe’s Safest Islands for 2021

Greece’s Antipaxos, Crete and Corfu are among Europe’s safest islands for 2021, according to a list released by the European Best Destinations (EBD) organization.

EU Registers ‘Halloumi’ as Cypriot Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) Product

The European Commission has registered Cyprus’ halloumi cheese as a protected designation of origin (PDO) product to safeguard its name against misuse.

Webinars on ‘Dark Tourism’ Guided Tours Announced by FEG and Clio Muse

The European Federation of Tourist Guide Associations (FEG) and Clio Muse Tours are organizing 30 educational webinars on dark tourism guided tours.

Greece-Cyprus Ferry Link Project on Track After Bidding Opens

Bidding is now open for a ferry service that will link Greece with Cyprus possibly as of May 2021, the Cypriot Deputy Ministry of Shipping announced.

Covid-19: Cyprus to Lift Travel Ban for 56 Countries as of January 15

The Cypriot government has released a list of 56 countries that will be given relaxations for travel to Cyprus as of January 15.

UK’s Travelbook Group Acquires Greek GuestFlip Platform

UK-based hotel technology provider Travelbook has announced the acquisition of GuestFlip, an online reputation management platform.

Turkey Provokes EU with Varosha Actions, May Face Sanctions

Turkey may face sanctions if it does not stop all illegal activity in Varosha, Cyprus, EU lawmakers warn.

Athens Honors Cypriot President with Gold Medal of Honor

The President of the Republic of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades was awarded the Gold Medal of Honor by the Municipality of Athens.

ABTA Calls for Tourism Recovery in a More Responsible Way – Report

The travel industry must be rebuilt in a more responsible way in the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic, according to the Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA).

Louis Infinity Blu Announced Best Hotel Worldwide by TUI

The four-star Louis Infinity Blu in Protaras, Cyprus, won the title of "Best Hotel Worldwide" for 2019 at the TUI Global Hotel Awards.

Cyprus Condemns Turkish Move to Reopen Varosha

Turkey said it would support a decision by the self-proclaimed Turkish-Cypriot government to reopen a section of the beach in the Turkish-occupied northern Cyprus city of Varosha.