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‘Japan Week’ Festival Coming to Athens in 2019

Athens will host the Japan Week festival in November 2019, giving residents and visitors the chance to learn about the tradition and culture of Japan.

Russia Demand for Greece Travel Packages on the Rise

Sales for holiday packages to Greece are on the rise in Russia, with tour operators there expecting a plus 5 percent increase this year.

Greece Announces New Framework to Regulate Agrotourism Businesses

The terms and conditions for the regulated operation of agrotourism enterprises in Greece have been laid out in a special framework.

Cyprus Hoteliers Donate €100,000 to Attica Fire Relief Efforts

The Cyprus Hotel Association has announced that it will donate 100,000 euros to aid those affected by the wildfire that took place in eastern Attica.

UNWTO Encourages Travelers to Visit Greece

Aiming to support Greece following the devastating wildfires in the Attica region, the UNWTO is encouraging travelers to visit the country.

Athens is a Protagonist in Greece’s Tourism Development, Says Minister

With a continuous record of arrivals, Athens is among the protagonists of Greece's tourism development, according to Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura.

GNTO VP: Perseverance and Consistency Behind Greek Tourism Success Story 

Establishing Greece as multi-island destination in the Mediterranean, offering 365 days of tourism options, tops the tourism ministry’s agenda, according to GNTO VP Aggeliki Chondromatidou.

Tourism Ministry Seeks Ways to Attract Korean Travelers

Ways of strengthening the bilateral tourism cooperation of Greece and Korea were recently discussed between Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura and Korean Ambassador in Athens Soosuk Lim.

Tourism Investments in Greece Expected to Increase in 2018

Greece is expected to see investment activity increase in the tourism sector this year, according to Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura.

Austrian Seniors Choose Greece for Holidays

All the more Austrian seniors are choosing Greek destinations for their holidays with two retiree groups having already booked for the 2019-2020 period.

Minister Calls on Moscovici to Include Greek Tourism in EU Budget Planning

Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura called on European Commissioner Pierre Moscovici to include Greek tourism in the planning of the EU budget beyond 2020.

Kountoura Discusses Tourism Policy with Greek-American Students

Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura recently discussed issues related to tourism with a delegation of Greek-American students visiting Athens.

Athens Wins Three Honors at World Travel Awards Europe Gala 2018

Athens has received three honors in the 25th World Travel Awards Europe Gala Ceremony 2018, which was recently held in the Greek capital.

NBA Champion Giannis Antetokounmpo Promotes Greece in New Video

The Tourism Ministry has unveiled a new video that stars NBA basketball superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo showcasing Greece's tourism offerings.

Minister Invites Private Investment in Greek Tourism Sector

Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura recently invited the private sector to take advantage of the new investment opportunities in Greek tourism.

Greece Sees 17.3% Rise in Arrivals from Russia in Jan-May 2018

One million Russian tourists are expected to visit Greece this year, according to the Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) Russia & CIS office.

Ministry Looks into Developing Cruise Tourism Potential of Katakolo

Developing the cruise potential of the town of Katakolo was discussed by Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura and the local port authority's president, Leonidas Varouksis.

Minister Kountoura Discusses Tourism Issues with Greek Island Mayors

Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura and mayors of Greek islands held talks concerning tourist arrivals, sea tourism and actions for promotion and tourism development.

Greece Sees Rise in Bookings from China for 2018

The demand of the Chinese market for holidays in Greece remains high since the beginning of the year, recording an increase of some 30 percent in bookings.

Thomas Cook Expects to Send 3 Million Tourists to Greece in 2018

Thomas Cook expects to send 3 million tourists to Greece this year, up more than one third on two years ago, says the tour operator's CEO Peter Fankhauser.