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Loutraki Conference Underlines Importance of Waterway Network for Greece

The importance of seaplanes for travel in Greece topped the agenda of the first conference on waterways held in Loutraki recently.

STR Survey: Limited Impact of Brexit on Travel, but UK Image Hurt

The Brexit issue has had little impact on travel plans, but has created a negative perception of the UK among European travelers, according to a survey by STR.

Digital Transformation of Greek Tourism on Show at ITB Berlin

Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura presented the ministry’s actions aimed at keeping ahead of the changing business and market requirements in the digital era, at the ITB Berlin 2019.

Robert F Kennedy Human Rights Group Calls for Return of Parthenon Marbles

Kerry Kennedy, the head of the Robert F Kennedy Human Rights advocacy group, called for the return of the Parthenon Marbles to Greece, during her visit to Athens.

Cruise Industry Commits to Sustainable Practices for Cleaner Seas

The Cruise Line International Association (CLIA) underscored the global cruise industry’s commitment to sustainability, during recent events in Abu Dhabi and Berlin.

SETE Calls on Gov’t to Re-examine Taxation on Tourism

The Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) is urging Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos to re-examine taxation on hospitality, F&B, and transport services.

Greek Golden Visa Scheme to Offer New Investment Options

Aiming to bring in much-needed revenue, the Greek government is examining ways to expand the current golden visa scheme to include investments in shares and bonds.

Greek Hospitality Market Good Choice for Brands, Says Report

Greece is an attractive option for international hotel brands seeking to enter new markets, according to a report recently released by hotel, tourism and leisure consultants Horwath HTL.

Greece’s Key Role in Tourism Policy-making Tops Minister’s ITB Agenda

Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura met with stakeholders, officials and counterparts on the sidelines of ITB Berlin, with the aim to establish Greece as a leading decision-maker in tourism.

All the More Czech Vacationers Eyeing Crete in 2019

More Czech travelers are set to visit Crete this year, according to data collected by Crete Region authorities at the "Holiday World Praha" travel fair.

Central Macedonia Bike Paths ‘on Show’ in Holland

Central Macedonia authorities presented the region’s cycling and mountain biking trails to the Dutch market during the "Fiets en Wandelbeurs" travel fair.

Kalamata Steps Up Tourism Promotion Strategy 

Aiming to boost incoming tourism all year round, the Kalamata Municipality announced that it would further enhance its promotional activities in 2019.

German Tour Operators Expect Bookings to Pick Up Pace

While Germany is ready to host the ITB Berlin tourism show next week, booking activity for travel by the Germans still needs to pick up pace, say local media.

Ioannina’s Silversmithery Museum: A Gem to be Admired

The Ioannina Silversmithing Museum showcases Epirus' silver working tradition, which played a key role in the region’s economy and cultural identity.

Central Macedonia Backs Tourism Ventures for Growth

More than 152 tourism investments are already taking shape while 32 are in the pre-approval stage in the Central Macedonia Region in northern Greece.

Bidding for Greece’s Hellinikon Casino Opens

The Hellenic Gaming Commission has announced a tender for a casino license slated to run at Hellinikon, an €8 billion project to develop Athens’ former airport complex into a multi-purpose hub.

Bill Approval Paves Way for Greek Port Sub-concession Deals

Α bill paving the way for public-private partnerships and sub-concessions for the commercial exploitation of 10 Greek ports has been approved by the Greek parliament.

Three New Athens Metro Stations Up and Running in June 

Three new Athens metro stations - at Agia Varvara, Nikaia and Korydallos -  along the Airport-Agia Marina blue line are set to open this summer.

EU States Support Deal for Visa Policy Update

European Union member states are backing a Commission proposal to modernize the union’s common visa policy in order to facilitate travel and ensure internal security.

Million-euro Tourism Investment Projects in Greece Get Green Light

An inter-ministerial committee for strategic investments has approved three tourism projects and a shopping/recreation center in Greece, budgeted at €333.8 million.