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FS High Speed Train to Debut at Thessaloniki Fair

A new high speed passenger train to run the Athens-Thessaloniki route in approximately four hours, will make its debut at the 83rd Thessaloniki International Fair in September.

Greek Tourism Drives Down May 2018 Jobless Rate

Greece’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate eased by 20 percent in May 2018 for the first time in seven years driven in large part by the tourism sector.

Greek Tourism Figures Soar to New Heights, Exceed Forecasts

Greece is aiming for a record tourism year with data revealing that an additional three million travelers went through the country’s airports in the first seven months of 2018.

Greek Gaming Commission Invites Proposals for Casino Tender Teaser

The Hellenic Gaming Commission is welcoming proposals on a teaser for the international tender for the license to operate a casino at Hellinikon.

Fraport Expects 14 Greek Airports to Record Rise in 2018 Passenger Numbers

Greece’s 14 regional airports are set to record a high single digit rise in passenger numbers this year, according to Fraport Group.

Investment Activity in Greek Hotel Sector Going Strong

Greece is evolving into one of the most popular global destinations, with investment activity in its hospitality sector picking up pace, according to a GBR Consulting report.

Fraport Says Greek Airports Investment to Pay Off in the Long Term

Fraport's decision to take over the management of Greece’s 14 regional airports “remains 100 percent correct", says the group's CEO.

Greece’s Regional Airports Generate Strong 2017 Revenues for Fraport

The 14 regional airports in Greece managed by Fraport, have generated 233.3 million euros in revenue and 14.4 million euros in earnings in 2017.

ΕΥ: Greece FDI Projects Up in 2017, Create 1,194 New Jobs

Foreign Direct Investment projects in Greece, in 2017 increased to 24 from 13, creating 1,194 new jobs, according to the EY European Attractiveness survey.

IOBE Think-tank Sees 2% Growth for Greece

The Greek economy is set to grow by approximately 2 percent in 2018, according to the Foundation for Economic & Industrial Research (IOBE).

Greek Tourism Creates Most Jobs in June

Accommodation and food services created the most new job openings in June, according to the Greek labor ministry's Ergani system.

EU Approves of ‘Enhanced Surveillance’ for Post-bailout Greece

The European Commission presented an “enhanced surveillance" framework in order to support Greece in its post-bailout efforts to return to “normalcy”.

Rhodes Records Rising Tourist Figures in June

Rhodes welcomed 34,238 more visitors in June, compared to the same month in 2017, posting a 9.27 percent rise, according to airport operator Fraport Greece.

Greek Islanders Can Now Claim Transport Discounts

Residents of 49 Greek islands can now claim transportation discounts as announced earlier this year, by registering on the newly launched "Metaforiko Isodynamo" platform.

Greek Gov’t Eyeing PPP Deals for Development of 10 Ports

Greece aims to develop 10 ports belonging to the country’s assets fund, through public-private partnerships (PPPs), according to Secretary-General for Port Policy Christos Lambridis.

Greece-based CEOs: Tourism, Food Services to Top Investor Interest

Tourism and F&B services are the key areas of interest for investors seeking to place their money in Greece, according to market experts and company CEOs.

Minister Calls on Moscovici to Include Greek Tourism in EU Budget Planning

Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura called on European Commissioner Pierre Moscovici to include Greek tourism in the planning of the EU budget beyond 2020.

Greek Consumer Confidence Weaker in June, Says IOBE

The economic climate in Greece showed signs of decline in June, down to 102.5 points from 104.2 in May, according to the Foundation for Economic & Industrial Research (IOBE).

Multi-billion-euro Hellinikon Deal Hinging on Casino License

The Greek government must announce a casino license tender by August 31, in order to conclude the privatization of Hellinikon by the end of the year.

Greece Gets Eurogroup Green Light to Exit Debt Program

Greece will receive its final 15-billion-euro bailout tranche after successfully completing its fourth assessment and will exit its nearly eight-year-long aid program on August 20.