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Chinese Travelers Stimulating Greece’s Tax Free Market

Chinese travelers account for more than 40 percent of all 2018 tax free sales in Greece, according to findings released by solutions firm Global Blue.

Athens Sees More Hotels and Airbnbs for 2019 Tourism Season

The growing number of new hotels and increasing Airbnb-style options available in Athens has expanded the city's accommodation sector.

Greece Evolving into Tax Free Shopping Destination

Greece is slowly but steadily evolving into a strong tax free shopping destination, according to data for 2018 released by solutions firm Global Blue.

AirHelp: Athens Airport Ranks 3rd Among World’s Best

Athens International Airport has been ranked third in AirHelp’s 7th annual listing of the world’s best airports and airlines for 2019.

Greek Tourism Boosting Property Market Growth, Says BoG

A friendlier investment environment supported by fast-track procedures and increasing tourism are set to revive Greece’s real estate market.

Messolongi Marina Project One Step Closer to Completion

A marina project in the Greek town of Messolonghi, is moving ahead, after revisions made to the spatial planning and environmental terms.

Report: Greece’s Construction Industry Set to Grow by 2022

Greece's construction sector is expected to recover over the 2018-2022 period, with a compound annual growth rate of 4.7 percent from -2.4 percent in 2013-2017.

New App to Offer Israelis Visiting Greece Insight into Jewish Past

Israelis visiting Greece will be able to learn about the history of Greek Jewish communities through a new app being developed by the Bar-Ilan University.

Qatar Eyeing Investments in Greece

Attracting foreign investment topped the agenda of Greece's foreign minister, Georgios Katrougalos, who was recently in Qatar, to discuss ways of strengthening ties between the two countries.

Peloponnese Paves Way for Alternative Tourism with 1st ALTE Show

The 1st ALTE Peloponnese Tourism Exhibition is a fact aiming to serve as a reference point for alternative tourism offerings in the Peloponnese region.

Athenian Riviera Coasts A’ & B’ Set for Overhaul

Voula Coasts A’ and B’, two of Attica’s most popular beaches along the Athenian Riviera, will undergo a major revamp.

Western Crete Study Sees Rise in Traveler Satisfaction, Numbers

Travelers to Western Crete appear to be satisfied with restaurant services, accommodation, local hospitality and transport, according to a recent study.

Greek Culture Minister Says Return of Parthenon Marbles the Only Option

"The return of the Parthenon Marbles to Greece is a one-way street,” Greek Culture Minister Myrsini Zorba said during a workshop held in Athens.

Feel-good Urban ‘Blend Hotel’ Opens in Athens

Blend Hotel, located in the heart of Athens, is now open and ready to cater to the needs of the most demanding city traveler.

ABTA: New Brexit Deadline Creates Confidence for Summer Travel

The extension granted to British Prime Minister Theresa May for Brexit by October 31, has provided travelers with confidence, according to ABTA.

EU Leaders Set to Give UK More Time for Brexit with Terms

British Prime Minister Theresa May is expected to receive a much-needed extension to prepare for Brexit, as EU leaders meet in Brussels for a two-day emergency summit.

Greece Seeks to Upgrade Coastal Shipping Fleet with Greener Technologies

Greece's government is exploring ways to replace the country’s coastal shipping fleet with hybrid, LNG and electric alternatives, through public-private partnerships.

WTTC Global Summit Gets Glimpse of Greek Tourism Actions Ahead

Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura presented Greece’s tourism sector goals during the WTTC Global Summit held recently in Seville, Spain.

Over 1m Bulgarian Travelers Chose Greece in 2018

More than 1 million travelers from Bulgaria visited Greece in 2018, with the country being among the top three leading choices for holidays, according to Bulgarian Tourism Minister Nikolina Angelkova.

UK Nationals Get Visa-free Access to EU Post-Brexit

British nationals wishing to travel to EU countries will be able to do so without a visa after the UK leaves the Union, even in a no-deal scenario, according to European lawmakers.