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GNTO Examines Opening Greek Tourism Bureau in Melbourne

In an attempt to reach out to the Australian market, the Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) is examining the creation of bureau in Melbourne.

Mohegan’s Casino Project in Greece to Take 3 Years After Permit Issue

The first integrated resort and casino to be constructed in Greece, at the former Athens airport in Hellinikon, is expected to take three years to complete.

MGE – GEK TERNA Preferred Bidder for Hellinikon Casino Project in Greece

Greece’s gaming commission named Mohegan Gaming as the preferred bidder for the development of the country’s first integrated resort and casino in Hellinikon.

Survey: Global Shoppers Show ‘Appetite’ for Travel

Over half of the world’s shoppers are keen on returning to travel overseas despite Covid-19, says a survey by tax free shopping provider Global Blue.

British Museum Still Refuses to Return Greece’s Parthenon Marbles

The British Museum is still refusing to return the Parthenon Marbles to Greece, claiming it has “no intention of removing controversial objects from public display”.

Hybrid Events Gaining Ground, Vital for Greek Tourism Recovery

Hybrid events combining live participation and a virtual component are gaining ground and set to become the next big thing in MICE events.

Covid-19: Greek Shipping Minister Says Safety at Sea Effective

Safety at sea has been effective thanks to the implementation of Covid-19 health protocols, according to Greek Shipping Minister Yiannis Plakiotakis.

Greece’s Chinese Golden Visa Investors Protest

Chinese investors who purchased property in Greece under the Golden Visa scheme, are expressing their discontent with Covid-19 travel restrictions.

Athens Hotels 7-month Occupancy Down by 49.2% Due to Covid-19

Athens hotels suffered a major blow due to Covid-19 in the first seven months of the year, marking a 49.2 percent decline in occupancy rates.

Athens Historic Center Shops Can Open on Sundays in 2021

As of November 2021, shop owners with businesses in the historic center of Athens will have the option to remain open on Sundays, according to a Greek government decision.

Covid-19 May Push Elefsina European Culture Capital Term to 2023

The Commission has proposed that Elefsina and Timisoara push back their terms as European Culture Capitals to 2023 instead of 2021 due to Covid-19.

Greek Hoteliers Sign Deal with Intellectual Property Rights Society

Greek hoteliers and the country’s main intellectual property rights organization have inked a deal, which clearly defines copyright and related rights fees for the use of music for the retrospective and current period.

Almost 200 Beaches in Attica Approved for Water Quality – List

Some 200 beaches in the Attica Region, which includes surrounding islands, have been approved for the quality of their waters.

Elounda Hills Mega Marina Gets Green Light

A 202-berth marina, part of the Elounda Hills tourism project to go up on Crete, has received the go-ahead following a joint ministerial decision.

Study Reveals Covid-19 Impact on Greece’s Source Markets

An INSETE study reveals the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on Greece's source markets and the rollover effect on tourism.

Greece Tables 14-point Growth Plan for Consultation

The Greek government has tabled a 14-point interim growth plan for public consultation, with recommendations on the overhaul of the country's pension system.

Greek Authorities on High Alert for Wildfires

Greek authorities are on high alert after wildfires broke out across the country this week fueled by high temperatures and gale force winds.

Greece Tables Spatial Plan for Fire-ravaged Mati and Rafina

A spatial plan for the redevelopment of the wider area of Mati, Nea Makri and Rafina, which was ravaged by deadly fires in July 2018, is up for public consultation.

Culture Ministry Certifies Jewish Museum of Greece

The Jewish Museum of Greece has been certified by the culture ministry’s Directorate of Museums and is now able to access EU funding programs.

UK Tour Operators Want Support to Restart Tourism to Greece

Specialist tour operators working out of the UK are calling on Greek Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis to support their efforts to rekindle travel to Greece.