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Athens Crowned Best Destination for MICE Tourism in Europe

Athens has been named the "Best MICE Destination in Europe" at the Business Destinations Travel Awards 2022.

Religious Tourism: Thessaly Region to Create ‘Routes of Faith’

The Thessaly Region has launched “Routes of Faith”, an ambitious tourism project that aims to connect two of Greece’s most significant religious destinations: Meteora and Mount Athos.

Infrastructure Upgrade of Greece’s Religious Sites a Ministry Priority

Greek Deputy Tourism Minister Sofia Zacharaki highlights the need to support religious tourism in Greece by improving infrastructure and preserving religious monuments.

Athens is Back: Scheduled Flights for Summer 2022 Showing Double-digit Rise

Athens is making a big comeback as a tourism destination this year with scheduled flights from its main source markets expected to show double-digit growth in summer 2022.

Travel Searches Surge as Covid-19 Restrictions Ease, Says Expedia

The further opening of borders and easing of Covid-19 travel restrictions led to a significant increase in travel searches during the first three months of 2022, says Expedia.

Int’l Tourism Professionals Explore Athens at 8th Travel Trade Event

Dozens of Greek and foreign travel and tourism professionals are participating in the 8th Travel Trade Athens, the Greek capital’s annual B2B tourism event.

ETC Says Greece Among Top 5 Favorite Holiday Spots for Europeans

Greece moved up a spot and is now fourth in the Top 10 preferred countries for travel by Europeans, according to a survey by the European Travel Commission.

GNTO: Greek Tourism Receiving Positive Messages for 2022

Greek tourism is expected to have a much better performance in 2022 compared to the past two years, GNTO Secretary General Dimitris Fragakis said while speaking at the 7th Delphi Economic Forum.

Metaxa Hospitality Group Announces Opening of Hotels on Crete and Santorini

The Metaxa Hospitality Group has announced the opening of its hotels on the Greek islands of Crete and Santorini for the 2022 summer season.

GNTO Scandinavia Branch Named ‘Best Foreign Tourist Office’ in Norway

The Greek National Tourism Organization’s branch in Scandinavia has been named Norway’s Best Foreign Tourism Office for 2021 at the Grand Travel Awards.

KLM: Direct Flights from The Netherlands to 167 Destinations this Summer

Between March 27 and October 29, KLM will fly from The Netherlands to 96 European and 71 intercontinental destinations.

Nafplion’s Perivoli Country Hotel & Retreat will Open on March 25

The Perivoli Country Hotel & Retreat, located near the town of Nafplion, is getting ready to welcome its guests for the summer season.

Athens’ Hospitality Market Sees Investment Activity Picking Up

Investment activity in Athens’ hospitality industry is picking up pace with some 5,000 hotel rooms currently under construction, says GBR Consulting.

Athens Tourism to Cover Lost Ground in 2nd Semester, Says AIA Chief

Athens’ tourism industry will cover lost ground and start to rebound during the second semester of 2022, according to Athens International Airport CEO Yiannis Paraschis.

‘Travel Trade Athens’ Comes Back as Live Event in May

The 8th Travel Trade Athens will return to the Greek capital as a live event during May 9-10.

Athens’ Cultural Sites, Covid-19 Safety Measures Attract Visitors in 2021

Athens’ cultural sites and Covid-19 safety measures were among the main reasons why leisure travelers chose to visit the Greek capital in 2021, a survey reveals.

Greece in Top 10 Preferred Destinations by Travel-ready Europeans

Greece is fifth among the Top 10 preferred countries for travel by Europeans, according to a survey released by ETC.

Covid-19: Greece Updates Rules for Entrance to Public Services, Churches, Restaurants

The Greek government has updated the Covid-19 rules that citizens must follow to enter public services, banks, churches, restaurants and bars in Greece.

Global Cruise Passenger Volume to Exceed 2019 Levels by 2023, Says CLIA

The Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) sees 2022 as a pivotal transition year for the cruise industry and expects full recovery in 2023.

Registration for 2022 Athens Half Marathon Event Opens

Registration for the 2022 Athens Half Marathon event will open on Friday, January 28.