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UNWTO Bolsters Teamwork in Tourism with EU

The UNWTO and the European Parliament signed an agreement in Brussels towards the advancement of sustainable tourism across the EU.

EU and China to Discuss Tourism and Culture Cooperation in Brussels

The 2018 EU-China Tourism Year initiative will be the focus of a cooperation summit at the European Parliament in Brussels on February 28.

Greece Launches European Cultural Heritage Year Events

Greece officially launched the European Year of Cultural Heritage, an initiative of the European Commission, with a special event focused on Rebetiko music.

Volotea Increases Passenger Traffic by 42% in 2017

Volotea in 2017 increased its passenger traffic by 42 percent, reaching 4.82 million passengers compared to 3.39 million in 2016.

AirBaltic Named Most Punctual Airline in 2017 by OAG

AirBaltic was recently recognized as the most punctual airline in 2017 based on data released by OAG, a leading global provider of digital flight information.

UNWTO: 2017 Int’l Tourist Arrivals Up by 7%, Reach 1.32 Billion

International tourist arrivals increased by 7 percent in 2017 and reached a total of 1.32 billion, according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer.

New Flights Link Thessaloniki with Destinations in Europe, Asia

New flights connecting Thessaloniki’s Macedonia Airport - currently run by Fraport Greece - with popular destinations in Europe and Asia are expected to launch in 2018.

Air New Zealand to Boost Auckland-Singapore Services in 2018

Air New Zealand and Singapore Airlines will jointly launch a third daily flight between Auckland and Singapore, starting on October 28, 2018.

Athens Airport Hosts Senior Aviation, Tourism Executives at 5th ‘ACES-Athens’

More than 160 senior executives from the air transport and tourism sectors participated in the 5th Airport Chief Executives’ Symposium organized by Athens International Airport (AIA).

TUS Airways Launches Athens-Larnaca Direct Service

TUS Airways is expanding its presence in the Greek market by launching a new direct service connecting Athens to Larnaca, starting on December 1, 2017.

Sabre: Europeans Spend Longer Searching for Flights than Flying

Today’s travelers spend an average of 3.5 hours finding the perfect flight – often longer than the flight itself - according to a consumer poll conducted by Sabre Corporation.

Celebrity Cruises: Five Ships to Sail Europe in Summer 2019

Celebrity Cruises will welcome the 2019 summer season with five luxury ships and itineraries to 92 ports in Europe, including destinations in Greece.

Air Mediterranean Announces Seven New Routes from Athens

Air Mediterranean is launching new scheduled direct routes between Athens and seven destinations in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Greece Participates in Dialogue on Europe’s Tourism Strategy

Secretary General for Tourism Policy and Development Georgios Tziallas represented Greece in a high-level conference on Europe's tourism strategy in Brussels.

SWISS Launches New Pass for 10 Flights from Geneva to Europe

SWISS and the Lufthansa Innovation Hub have developed the “Flightpass”, an innovative pass allowing 10 flights from Geneva to European destinations.

Lufthansa Launches Online ‘Ice Cream Map’ of European Destinations

Lufthansa launched an online “Ice Cream Map”, allowing passengers to search for the best ice cream parlors at the carrier's destinations across Europe.

Voting Opens for ‘Historic Hotels of Europe Awards 2018’

The Historic Hotels of Europe network is inviting travelers to vote for their favorite property in the “Historic Hotels of Europe Awards 2018".

Home Swapping Platform Aims to Further Expand in Greece – Interview with ‘GuestToGuest’ President

GuestToGuest President Emmanuel Arnaud speaks on the prospects of home swapping in the global and the Greek markets.

UNWTO: China Remains World’s Top Tourism Spender

Tourism expenditure from major outbound markets reflected an increasing demand for international tourism in 2016, with China, the U.S. and Germany as the world's top spenders.

BBC World Questions: Europe and Greece

The BBC is inviting members of the public to put questions about Greece and Europe to a panel of politicians and thinkers at the Athens edition of BBC World Questions.