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Summer Loading… at Athens Concert Hall Garden Concerts

The Athens Concert Hall welcomes summer season with plenty of song, art and theater events, from June 14 to September 22, in its garden.

SETE Study: Tourism Greece’s Main Employer

Tourism is the sector that supports employment more than any other in Greece, with the number of employees reaching 398,700 in the third quarter of 2017.

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.

Greek Trade Body Launches Traveler Rights App for Protection

A new application aimed at protecting travelers visiting Greece and informing them of their rights, was launched by the General Confederation of Greek Workers (GSEE).

CLIA Appoints New Gov’t and Public Affairs Representative East Med

The Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has appointed Maria Deligianni as Government and Public Affairs Representative Eastern Mediterranean.

Maris Hotels Joins ‘Clean Up the Med’ Campaign

Maris Hotels has joined the “Clean up the Med” campaign and recently held a cleanup operation on the beaches located in front of its three hotels on Crete and Santorini.

Divani Hotels Opens ‘Mundial Lounges’ for FIFA World Cup Fans

The Divani Collection Hotels is inviting guests and visitors to enjoy the games of the FIFA World Cup in the “Mundial Lounges" of its hotels in Athens.

Revamped Poseidon Athens Hotel Receives TripAdvisor 2018 Certificate of Excellence

The recently renovated Poseidon Athens Hotel, located on the Athenian Riviera, has received the TripAdvisor 2018 Certificate of Excellence.

Star Alliance Shifts Focus to Improve Seamless Travel Experience

Star Alliance’s digital strategy has undertaken a shift from membership growth to improving the seamless travel experience, especially for those customers who fly on multi-carrier journeys.

Promotion of Greek Island Culture a Ministry Priority

A number of projects are currently underway or in the pipeline focusing on the renovation or construction of cultural sites on the Cyclades islands, according to Culture Minister Lydia Koniordou.

Celestyal Takes Posidonia Visitors on a ‘Voyage’ Through Greek Maritime History

Celestyal Cruises is presenting an exhibition on the history of shipbuilding and seafaring in Greece, at the Posidonia 2018 shipping trade show in Athens.

Smile Acadimos Expands to Athens’ Southern Suburbs with New Branch

Aiming to further expand its activities and operations in the Greek market, Athens-based travel agency Smile Acadimos has opened a new branch in the suburb of Glyfada.

Matsuhisa Athens Reopens with Exquisite Tastes on Athenian Riviera

Japanese restaurant Matsuhisa Athens has reopened its doors to provide its guests with quality gastronomy innovations on the Athenian Riviera.

AFEA Travel & Congress Provider Backs ‘Health for All’ on Naxos

In efforts to support social vulnerable groups, AFEA Travel & Congress Services recently sponsored the “Health for All” program in the municipality of Naxos and the Small Cyclades.

Singapore Airlines to Launch World’s Longest Commercial Flights

Singapore Airlines in October will launch the world’s longest commercial flights, with non-stop services between Singapore and New York, using the Airbus A350-900ULR.

Attica Hoteliers See Rise in Jan-April Occupancy Levels

Hotels in Athens and across Attica welcomed more guests in the first four months of the year, marking a 5.3 percent increase in occupancy rates against 2017.

Greek Shipping a National Asset Says Union Head

Shipping should be recognized as a “national asset” with significant economic benefits for the country, according to Union of Greek Shipowners President Theodore Veniamis.

Quality Transport Infrastructure to Lure Property Investors to Athens

Enhanced transport infrastructure across Attica and in Athens is set to stimulate the interest of foreign buyers seeking to invest in property, according real estate broker Tranio.

Qatar Airways Joins ‘Posidonia 2018’ Exhibition as Official Airline Partner

As the official airline partner of the Posidonia 2018 shipping exhibition, Qatar Airways is participating in the biennial event, which is taking place until June 8, in Athens.

Athens Airport Aims to ‘Beat Plastic Pollution’

Athens International Airport (AIA) has launched the “Beat Plastic Pollution” campaign, aiming to limit the use of plastics on the airport premises.