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Ryanair to Link Athens with Aqaba, Jordan, in October 2018

Ryanair will launch a new route connecting Athens with Aqaba in Jordan twice a week, starting in late October 2018.

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.

ICAP: Greek Hotels Report 3% Rise in Market Value

The market value of Greek Luxury, A’ and B’ class hotels grew by three percent in the 2016-2107 period, according to an ICAP industry report.

Athens’ €85bn Urban Regeneration Plan Gets Green Light

Urban regeneration, educational and cultural projects in Athens are set to take off after the Region of Attica approved 85 million euros in NSRF funding.

Greek Port, Boarding Security Under the Microscope

The issue of port and passenger ship boarding security has recently come into the spotlight in Greece, after a man jumped off a ferry near Syros.

Halkidiki Hotel Association Announces New Board of Directors

The Halkidiki Hotel Association has announced its new Board of Directors, following elections held during its recent general assembly.

Amadeus Ranks 16th Most Sustainable Company in the World

Amadeus is included on the list of Corporate Knights’ 2018 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations, moving up from the 87th to the 16th position.

Greek Culture Minister Visits Crete, Discusses Projects, Funding

Culture Minister Lydia Koniordou met with Crete governor Stavros Arnaoutakis to discuss issues related the region's archaeological sites and ways to secure funding.

Blue Star Ferries Once Again Supports ‘Roads to Rhodes’ Marathon

Blue Star Ferries is the official sea transport sponsor of the 5th “Roads to Rhodes” Marathon and has announced special discounts to participants.

Singapore Airlines Launches ‘Digital Innovation Blueprint’ Initiative

Singapore Airlines has announced the launch of its Digital Innovation Blueprint initiative, through the establishment of key bilateral partnerships.

Greece Sees Double-digit Increase in Bookings from Switzerland

Bookings for holidays in Greece by Swiss travelers have so far recorded a double-digit increase, according to the Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO).

EasyJet: New Routes from Corfu and Kefallonia to Berlin for Summer 2018

EasyJet will launch new routes from the Ionian islands of Corfu and Kefallonia to Tegel Airport in Berlin for the summer 2018 season.

Crete Region Tourism Campaign Travels to NY, Helsinki, Düsseldorf

Aiming to promote Crete as a leading tourism destination, regional authorities participated in tourism exhibitions in New York, Helsinki and Düsseldorf.

Aria Hotels Adds ‘Archipel Mansion’ to Santorini Portfolio

The Aria Hotels group has added another luxury property to its growing portfolio on Santorini, the Archipel Mansion located in Fira.

Cobalt Air Selects Sabre for Passenger Reservations Technology

Cobalt Air has completed a major IT transition to Sabre's passenger reservations system, which involves all of the carrier’s reservations and operations.

Emirates: 2017 a Year of Growth, Innovation, New Services

Emirates has concluded another year of growth and innovation, as in 2017 it expanded its feet and network and introduced new innovative products and initiatives.

Aegean Island Mayors Appeal to European Parliament Over VAT

The mayors of the North and South Aegean islands have appealed to the European Parliament over the abolition of a special tax status applicable until now.

Tourism Ministry Promotes Greece at ‘boot Düsseldorf‘ Boat Show

Secretary General for Tourism Policy and Development George Tziallas presented Greece's potential in marine tourism at the 49th boot Düsseldorf show.

Hellenic Seaways Says Thessaloniki-Sporades Ferry Link Not Viable

Hellenic Seaways issued a statement justifying its decision to suspend itineraries between Thessaloniki and the Sporades islands for this summer.

Check24: Crete, Rhodes, Kos Among Top Choices for German Travelers

Crete, Rhodes and Kos are included on the list of the 10 most popular European islands for German summer travelers, which was recently released by Check24.