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Greece Looks to Lessen Impact of Brexit on Tourism

The Greek Tourism Ministry is looking to lessen the impact of Brexit on travel and tourism in case of a no-deal scenario between the UK and the EU.

Greece Sees 80% Rise of Tourists from India in 2018

Greece has reported an 80 percent rise in arrivals from India in 2018 over 2017, following the Greek Tourism Ministry's strategy to make the country a sought after destination for Indian travelers.

Greece Reports Decade-long Record of Arrivals from Belgium

Greece has achieved a decade-long record of visitor figures from Belgium, growing arrivals from the country to over 530,000 for 2018, according to the Greek Tourism Ministry.

Central Greece Thermal Springs Get Green Light

Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura gave the green light for the operation of two thermal springs in Smokovo and Soulanta in Thessaly, Central Greece.

South African Ambassador Applauds Kountoura’s Achievements in Greek Tourism

South African ambassador to Athens, Marthinus van Schalkwyk, has praised Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura for achieving to boost Greece's tourism development.

UNWTO Praises Greece for 2018 Record Tourism Results

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has applauded the Greek Tourism Ministry and Minister Elena Kountoura for Greece's "record results" in 2018.

EU Parliament Warns Unregulated Tourism May ‘Hurt’ Santorini

A European Parliament report on overtourism is warning that if tourism flows continue to increase on Santorini, the island will suffer dire consequences.

Greece in Talks for Direct Shanghai-Athens Air Link in 2019

Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura held talks with Juneyao Air's head, aiming to establish a direct Shanghai-Athens air link to increase Chinese arrivals to Greece.

Greek MPs Back Tsipras with Confidence Vote, Pave Way for Macedonia Deal

A confidence vote on Wednesday, has given Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras the go-ahead to proceed with the ratification of a highly-debated name deal with FYROM.

Greece to Promote Tourism in Shanghai Free-Trade Zone

Greece will be present in the Shanghai Free Trade Zone for the next 10 years, showcasing and promoting Greek tourism, culture, gastronomy and products.

Kountoura Looks to Increase Greece-Canada Flights for Summer 2019

Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura and Transat Tours' Renée Boisvert discussed on the potential of increasing flights between Greece and Canada.

Tourism Minister Pledges Support for Greek Government

Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura said that she clearly supports the Greek government, after ANEL party leader Panos Kammenos quit the government coalition on Sunday.

Kountoura Promotes Greek Tourism in Canada

Ways of promoting Greek tourism and further increasing tourism flows from Canada to Greece were recently discussed between Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura and her Ontario counterpart Michael Tibollo.

Hellas Cert Calls on Gov’t to Re-examine Certification Procedure in Tourism Law

The Hellenic Association of Certification Bodies - Hellas Cert is calling on the government to make revisions to a law covering thematic and special interest tourism, with regard to certification procedures.

Greek Tourism Rivals Turkey, Cyprus, Spain Make Comeback in 2018

Greece’s main tourism competitors appear to be recovering their share of the market with 11-month arrival figures indicating an upward trend.

Kountoura Aims to Continue Growth Dynamic in Greek Tourism in 2019

Greek tourism broke all records in 2018, paving the way for an even stronger dynamic in 2019, according to Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura.

Thessaloniki Fair Organizers Set Stage for Bollywood TIF Debut

Talks are underway to welcome India and its Bollywood flair as honored country at this year's Thessaloniki International Fair.

Tourism Minister Rings NYSE Bell at Special Wall Street Greece Day Event

Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura rang the NYSE Closing Bell on Wall Street, on Tuesday, during the annual “Greek Day at NYSE” event.

Greek MPs Pass Thematic/Special Interest Tourism Bill by Majority Vote

Greece has passed a bill covering thematic and special interest tourism, the upgrade of tourism training and the strengthening of entrepreneurship.

Lebanon is Honored Country at Athens International Tourism Expo 2018 in Greece

Lebanon's participation as the honored country at the AIT Expo 2018 is expected to mark the start of a new momentum in bilateral tourism relations with Greece.