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Sky Express Announces Four New Domestic Routes for Summer 2018

Sky Express in summer 2018 will connect Athens with the destinations of Alexandroupolis, Kefallonia, Mytilini and Samos.

Sofitel Athens Airport Receives Guest Review Award 2017 by Booking.com

The Sofitel Athens Airport received a Guest Review Award by Booking.com for the high-quality hospitality services it offered in 2017.

Ash Monday Celebrations at Westin Resort Costa Navarino

The Westin Resort Costa Navarino in Messinia will celebrate the 2018 Ash Monday long weekend with a number of events for children and adults.

US Ambassador: Investments in Greece Picking Up in 2018

All the more US investors are seeking ways to collaborate with Greek enterprises, according to US Ambassador to Greece Geoffrey Pyatt.

GBR: Greek Hoteliers Expect Higher Occupancy Rates in 2018

More than half of Greece’s hoteliers are expecting occupancy rates to increase by at least two percent this year compared to 2017, according to GBR Consulting.

TUI Russia – Mouzenidis Group Join Forces to Boost Incoming Tourism to Greece

TUI Russia and Greek travel operator Mouzenidis Group have entered into a strategic partnership with the aim of increasing incoming tourism flows to Greece.

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.