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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.

‘Cultural Routes’ 2020 Forum a Huge Success for Chania, Kountoura Says

Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura met with sector professionals in the city of Chania, which in 2020 will host the 10th “Cultural Routes” advisory forum of the Council of Europe.

Halkidiki Tourist Arrivals on Continuous Upward Trend, Says Minister

During the last three years, tourist arrivals to Halkidiki, northern Greece, have been on a continuous upward trend, according to Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura.

Greek Draft Law on Thematic, Special Interest Tourism Up for Discussion

A draft law covering thematic and special interest tourism is now open for public consultation through to June 27, on the Tourism Ministry's website.

Incoming Tourism to Greece from Russia on the Rise, Says Minister

Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura reiterated estimates for a positive year for Greece, citing the growing number of incoming travelers from Russia.

Tourism Minister Honors Director of “Greece – A 365-day Destination” Video

Greek director Andonis Theocharis Kioukas was honored for his contribution to the GNTO's multi-awarded video “Greece – A 365-day Destination”.

Cyclades Aim for Tourism Growth with Sustainability and Balance

Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura spoke of ways to achieve tourism growth with sustainability and balance, during the 15th Development Conference on Syros.

Greece Must Step Up Efforts to Secure Health Travelers

Despite the significant potential of health tourism, Greece is lagging behind its rivals in terms of market share, according to Athens Medical Association President George Patoulis.

New Legal Framework for Greek Thematic Tourism Forms in the Works

The Greek Tourism Ministry has prepared a new legal framework for thematic tourism activities that will be made public soon for stakeholder consultation.

Tourism Ministry, GNTO Announce New Promotional Actions for Greece

The Greek Tourism Ministry and the GNTO have announced a series of new actions for a more targeted and global promotion of Greece in 2018.

Tourism Minister: Demand for Greece is Now Stronger than Ever

Demand for Greece as a destination is now stronger than ever, Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura said during the 26th General Assembly of SETE.

Greece Highlights Value of Tourism at 108th UNWTO Executive Council Meeting

Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura highlighted the value of tourism during Greece's debut at the latest session of the UNWTO Executive Council.