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Antetokounmpo Most Valuable Player (Person) for Greece 

Greek basketball star Giannis Antetokounmpo has been honored with the NBA Most Valuable Player (MVP) award for the 2018-19 season.

Interview – Alain Dupeyras: ‘Sustainable Long-term Practices Vital for Greek Tourism’

Greek tourism must adopt long-term sustainable practices in order to achieve further growth, according to Alain Dupeyras, Head of Regional Development and Tourism Division at the OECD.

Greece’s New Tourism Minister Assumes Duties

Thanasis Theocharopoulos took over his new post from Elena Kountoura during the Tourism Ministry handover ceremony held on Monday in Athens.

Thanasis Theocharopoulos Appointed New Tourism Minister of Greece

Thanasis Theocharopoulos has been appointed as the new tourism minister of Greece, following the resignation of Elena Kountoura.

Greece’s Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura Resigns to Run in European Elections

Elena Kountoura has resigned from her post as Greece's tourism minister, as she plans to run in the upcoming European Parliament elections.

Peloponnese Tourism Professionals Working to Create the Arcadia Riviera

Actions are underway to put dozens of Kynouria's small mountain and coastal villages on the tourism map, while creating experiences that will bring tourists back to Arcadia.

Greece-based Sports Tourism Body for Peace Gains International Attention

The Greece-based International Sports and Tourism Organization for Peace & Prosperity has already attracted the interest of bodies from around the world.

Cosmonauts in Greece for Yuri Gagarin Park Opening on Crete

A park dedicated to Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin recently opened to the public in Heraklion on Crete, aiming to send out a message of peace and unity.

Action Plan to Transform Arcadia into the ‘Tuscany of Greece’

The Arcadia Chamber has plans to turn the area into the “Tuscany of Greece” and Tripoli into a citybreak destination that will serve as a base for the entire region.

Russian Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin ‘Forever’ on Crete with Park in his Honor

Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin will now inspire future generations through a new park created on the Greek island of Crete in his honor.

WTTC Global Summit Gets Glimpse of Greek Tourism Actions Ahead

Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura presented Greece’s tourism sector goals during the WTTC Global Summit held recently in Seville, Spain.

WTTC Announces Greece’s Minister Kountoura as 2019 Global Champion for Tourism

Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura was honored with the prestigious WTTC Global Champion Award for Greece's tireless work on Destination Stewardship.

Over 1m Bulgarian Travelers Chose Greece in 2018

More than 1 million travelers from Bulgaria visited Greece in 2018, with the country being among the top three leading choices for holidays, according to Bulgarian Tourism Minister Nikolina Angelkova.

Mideast Travel Celebrates 35 Years with New Campaign

Athens-based Mideast Travel Worldwide recently presented its new advertising campaign, as it celebrated 35 years of service in the Greek travel industry.

Lesvos’ Sigri Port Scheduled for Completion by Year-end

Lesvos authorities are aiming for the construction of a new port at Sigri to be completed by year end, enabling quicker access to the island.

Greek Tourism Startups Take Part in Leading International Fairs

Seven members of the Hellenic Association of Mobile Applications Companies (HAMAC) presented their products and services at major international tourism exhibitions.

Greece Sees Major 53.2% Rise in Travel Receipts in January

Greece in January saw a remarkable 53.2 percent increase in travel receipts, according to data announced by the Bank of Greece.

Digital Transformation of Greek Tourism on Show at ITB Berlin

Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura presented the ministry’s actions aimed at keeping ahead of the changing business and market requirements in the digital era, at the ITB Berlin 2019.

Bolivia Wants to Learn from Greek Tourism

Bolivian President Evo Morales, during his recent visit to Athens, said he would like for his country to learn from Greece's tourism success.

Greek Tourism Ministry, GNTO Support Rhodes Marathon

The Ministry of Tourism and the Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) are supporting the 6th International Roads to Rhodes Marathon that will take place on Rhodes in April.