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Greece Re-examines Golden Visa Scheme to Boost Investments

Greece is moving ahead with changes in its investor visa scheme that may include a fluctuating minimum investment requirement.

Cancelled Flights Get Astra Airlines Under Greek Aviation Authority Supervision

Greece’s Civil Aviation Authority is assessing whether Astra Airlines will be able to continue operations after the carrier recently cancelled a number of flights.

Greek Tourism Counting on Secure Digital Environment

Greece's tourism sector is counting on secure digital infrastructure for safe online transactions after legislation is enforced, Deputy Tourism Minister Manos Konsolas said.

China’s Fosun Acquires Thomas Cook for $14.2m

Chinese conglomerate Fosun said it would be purchasing Thomas Cook for $14.2 million, weeks after the travel giant collapsed leaving thousands of holidaymakers stranded.

Elounda Hills Luxury Tourism Investment Closer to Implementation

The Elounda Hills tourism investment on Crete is one step closer to implementation following the signing of a joint-ministerial decision.

Kyllini Thermal Springs Get Green Light for Operation

The Greek Tourism Ministry has given the green light for the operation of the Kyllini thermal springs in the Peloponnese.

Greece 2019 Tax Free Shopping on Upward Trend

Greece’s tax free shopping market is showing growth, with the total number of transactions marking a 22 percent increase in the January-September 2019 period.

Greece to Expand Tourism Studies Options and Programs

Focused on improving the quality of tourism services, the Greek Tourism Ministry announced plans for the upgrade of tourism studies across all levels.

Post-graduate Tourism Studies Program Kicks off in Greece

Students interested in post-graduate tourism studies for the 2019-2020 period can apply by November 1, at tourism ministry departments in 11 Greek cities.

Greek Culture Ministry Declares 2020 ‘Year of Melina Mercouri’

The Greek Culture Ministry is dedicating the year 2020 to the internationally-acclaimed Greek actress, activist, and former culture minister Melina Mercouri.

Greek Shipping Striving to Meet UN 2030 Sustainability Agenda

The Greek Shipping Ministry is aiming to meet the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals by focusing on quality education, tapping into innovation and protecting the marine environment.

Chinese, Turks Top Property Buyers through Greek Golden Visa Scheme

The Chinese and the Turks are among the property buyers that are mostly benefiting from Greece’s golden visa investment scheme.

Greek Tourism Ministry Certifies 66 Thermal Spring Facilities

Sixty-six thermal spring facilities across Greece have been approved by the Tourism Ministry with an additional 52 under assessment.

Greek Thermal Medicine Meet Explores Ways to Tap into Hot Spring Tourism

The significant potential of Greece’s thermal springs as part of a wider wellness tourism product was highlighted at the 5th Conference of Thermal Medicine in Kamena Vourla.

Samothrace Promo Actions Announced by Greek Tourism Minister

Actions to promote the remote island of Samothrace, which lost a large part of its tourism last summer due to lacking ferry transport, have been announced.

Lamda Ready to Pour €2bn into Hellinikon Phase 1 Projects

Lamda Development plans to invest some 2 billion euros in the Hellinikon project in the next five years, up from its initial 1.1 billion euro plan.

ABTA: Brits Plan to Stop by Greece in Next 12 Months

British travelers have a soft spot for Greece with 13 percent planning to visit in the next 12 months, a study by ABTA reveals.

Greece – US Explore Issues of Cultural Exchange

Taking action for the return of items illegally removed from Greece was highlighted during the second round of Greece - US strategic talks in Athens.

Hellinikon Casino Tender Closes, Announcement in Two Months

The winner of a tender for an integrated casino resort at Hellinikon in Athens is expected to be announced in two months.

Three Greek Airports Listed Among Europe’s Top 10 for Tardiness

Three airports in Greece - Mykonos, Santorini and Athens - have been listed by AirHelp among Europe’s top 50 in terms of flight delays.