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Accor and Alibaba Group Enter into Strategic Partnership

Hospitality group Accor and the Alibaba Group have partnered to develop new digital applications and loyalty programs to improve the traveler experience.

Ryanair Announces New Athens – Toulouse Route for 2020

Ryanair has announced a new Athens route to Toulouse, France, with a twice-weekly service commencing in March 2020.

‘Greek Panorama’ Expo to Bring Hosted Buyers from 22 Countries to Athens

Travel agencies and tour operators from 22 countries, specializing in alternative tourism, will participate in the hosted buyers program of the 1st Greek Panorama to be held in Athens in November.

Grecotel Hosts Classic Vehicles of Great Britain’s Veteran Car Club in Larissa

The Grecotel Larissa Imperial hotel recently hosted the drivers and classic vehicles of the Veteran Car Club of Great Britain, which is currently on its “Orient Express 2019” voyage.

Greece Stars in Travel TV Shows in France and Estonia

Popular travel TV shows in France and Estonia are shining the spotlight on the beauties and tourism offerings of central and northern Greece.

Ethiopian Airlines Launches Flights to 20th Destination in Europe

Ethiopian Airlines in July will connect Addis Ababa in Ethiopia with Marseille in France, which is the carrier's 20th destination in Europe.

Hellenic Chamber of Hotels Serves ‘Greek Breakfast’ to Foreign Diplomats

The Hellenic Chamber of Hotels held a culinary event to introduce its Greek Breakfast initiative to Greece’s foreign diplomats.

Travelport: Greece Among Fastest-growing Destinations for Travelers in France

Greece ranks fourth among the countries that have seen the greatest growth in flight bookings from travelers in France, according to an analysis by Travelport.

Cruiseway Travel Offers Holiday Packages from Piraeus with Costa Cruises

Athens-based Cruiseway Travel is offering unique cruise vacation packages from the port of Piraeus to Croatia’s Dalmatian coast and Italy’s western coast with Costa Cruises.

Greece Wins at CNT’s 21st Annual Readers’ Travel Awards 2018

Greece shined at the Readers' Travel Awards 2018 that were recently presented in London by renowned UK magazine Condé Nast Traveller (CNT).

Eurostar is First Rail Operator to Benefit from Travelport’s ‘Rich Content and Branding’

Eurostar has joined over 260 airlines as Travelport’s first rail operator benefiting from its merchandising solution Rich Content and Branding.

Virtuoso: Affluent Travelers will Choose Greece in Summer 2018

Emerging from its financial upheaval, Greece is this summer's fastest-growing destination attracting affluent holidaymakers, according to luxury travel network Virtuoso.

Royal Caribbean Sets Sail for New Adventures with ‘Symphony of the Seas’

Royal Caribbean recently welcomed the new “Symphony of the Seas” ship and announced that its maiden 7-night Mediterranean voyage will depart on April 7 from Barcelona.

EasyJet: New Summer 2018 Routes Connect Greece with France, Italy

EasyJet will add new Greek destinations to its summer 2018 schedule through flights connecting Crete with Lyon and Nice and Venice with Corfu.

Medical Tourism Gains Ground, Says IPK Survey

Nearly 70 percent of all international health and medical outbound trips in 2016 were made for health-oriented reasons, according to a survey by IPK International.

AccorHotels Celebrates 50th Anniversary with Everyday Heroes

Celebrating the group’s 50th anniversary, nearly 2,000 AccorHotels around the world recently opened their doors to everyday heroes of local communities.

SWISS Adds New Itineraries to Summer 2018 Schedule

Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) is expanding its flight network for summer 2018 by adding new destinations from Zurich to France, Ukraine and Poland.

Greek Universities, Paris I–Panthéon Sorbonne Offer Master’s in Tourism

A Master's degree program in sustainable tourism development has been launched by the Harokopio and Aegean Universities and the Paris I – Panthéon Sorbonne University.

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.

South Aegean, Crete Among Top 30 EU Destinations in 2015

The South Aegean region and the island of Crete were among the 30 most popular tourism destinations in the European Union in 2015, according to Eurostat.