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Air France – KLM Welcomes Stefan Vanovermeir as General Manager East Med

Air France - KLM has appointed Stefan Vanovermeir as its new general manager for the Eastern Mediterranean countries.

Greek PM: ‘Timing Excellent’ for Parthenon Marbles’ Return

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis will propose a cultural exchange deal to the UK as a first step towards the return of the Parthenon Marbles to Greece.

GNTO Chief Sets Priorities for Greek Tourism

Modern sustainability practices are included in the Greek National Tourism Organization's (GNTO) plans to boost the country's tourism.

Greek Shipping Ministry Welcomes Updated €800m Piraeus Port Plan

Greek Shipping Minister Yiannis Plakiotakis expressed his satisfaction with a new updated master plan for the development of the Piraeus Port.

INSETE: Five New Greek Destinations Winning Over Travelers in June

Skiathos is one of five new most sought-after Greek destinations entering the top 10 for June 2019, according to a monthly bulletin by INSETE.

Thessaloniki Tourism Promoted to Foreign Target Markets

The Thessaloniki Tourism Organization has carried out more than 100 marketing activities in 2019 for the promotion of the city to its target tourism markets.

Four Seasons Astir Palace Appoints Philippe Roux-Dessarps as New General Manager

The Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel Athens has appointed Philippe Roux-Dessarps as its new general manager, an executive with a long experience in the hospitality industry.

Fast Ferries Welcomes New High-speed Passenger Ship to Fleet

Greek ferry operator Fast Ferries has added the “Thunder”, a new high-speed passenger ship to its fleet, which now includes four vessels.

Lufthansa’s New Sustainability Platform Focuses on CO2 Neutral Fuels

The Lufthansa Innovation Hub has launched the Compensaid, a platform which can be used by travelers to calculate and replace the fossil fuel of their flights with Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF).

Tourism Among Greece’s Top Job Creators

Greek tourism services providers in accommodation and F&B accounted for 10.6 percent of all employment for the July-September 2018 period, according to INSETE.

GNTO Promotes Halkidiki to Leading Polish Tour Operators

The Greek National Tourism Organization presented Halkidiki’s tourism offerings to 30 leading Polish tour operators, during an event recently held in the city of Lodz.

Celebrity Cruises’ ‘Apex’ to Set Sail for Athens and the Greek Islands in 2020

Athens and the Greek islands of Santorini, Mykonos and Crete will be included in the 2020 itineraries of Celebrity Cruises’ “Apex” ship.

Amadeus: Amex GBT Books American Airlines NDC Fares via New API

American Airlines, American Express Global Business Travel and Amadeus recently announced NDC-enabled bookings using the Amadeus Travel API.

Messe Berlin, Indo-German Chamber of Commerce Partner for ITB India Event

Messe Berlin has joined forces with the Indo-German Chamber of Commerce to hold the first ITB India event in April 2020.

Hellinikon Park, Casino Get Greek Gov’t Clearance

Greek authorities have cleared the next two projects of the multi-billion-euro Hellinikon venture, giving the green light for the construction of a resort casino and a park area on the premises.

Accessible Tourism a Priority for Greece

Ensuring accessibility in tourism and improving the services offered to people with disabilities are key for the development of Greece’s tourism product, Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis said.

Navarino Challenge 2019: Exciting Sports Activities Announced

More than 30 sports activities are included in the program of the "Navarino Challenge 2019” event, which will be held from October 11-13, in Messinia.

Athens’ Ancient Agora to Host Free Theater Performances

A number of theater performances will be held in September, in the Stoa of Attalos in the Ancient Agora of Athens, as part of “The Stones Speak” cultural program.

Lykavittos Open-air Theater to Get Facelift

The historic Lykavittos open-air theater in central Athens, will be getting a facelift as part of an ongoing drive for the overall upgrade of the Greek capital.

Lipsi Island Launches New Website and Smartphone App for Travelers

The Municipality of Lipsi has launched its new website and a smartphone application for travelers, offering information on the island’s sites of interest.