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Greece Revises its Remote Island Transport Policy

The budget for remote island transport services in Greece has increased by 45 percent, Shipping Minister Yiannis Plakiotakis announced.

GNTO Promotes Samothrace Island to Romanian Travelers

Journalists of leading Romanian magazines, such as National Geographic Traveler, visited Samothrace, as part of a press trip organized by the Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO).

Athens Airport Honored at ‘World Routes’ Awards for 18th Year

Athens International Airport has been honored for the 18th year at the prestigious “World Routes 2019” airport marketing awards.

37th Spartathlon to Host 400 Ultrarunners from 50 Countries

The 37th Spartathlon race kicks off on September 27 with the participation of 400 ultramarathon runners from 50 countries.

Masters of Wine to Visit Athens, Crete and Santorini

Enterprise Greece has invited 20 members of the Masters of Wine Institute to visit Athens, Crete and Santorini, between September 28 – October 5.

Greece to Celebrate World Tourism Day with Free Admission to the Acropolis

Greece will celebrate World Tourism Day on Friday, September 27, with free admission to the Acropolis and the Acropolis Museum in Athens.

Sky Express and Cyprus Airways Sign Interline Agreement

Sky Express and Cyprus Airways have signed an interline agreement, aiming to offer air passengers the opportunity to travel to popular destinations in Greece.

Scoot Removes Payment Processing Fees Globally

Scoot has announced the removal of payment processing fees globally for all bookings made through its direct channels, with immediate effect.

Creta Maris Celebrates World Cleanup Day with Environmental Activities

On occasion of World Cleanup Day, the Creta Maris Beach Resort held a voluntary cleanup operation in the coastal area of Heraklion on Crete.

Hilton Athens Brings ‘Brazil on Your Plate’ at Byzantino Restaurant

The Hilton Athens hotel, near the center of the Greek capital, will hold a 10-day culinary event dedicated to Brazilian cuisine, in its Byzantino restaurant.

Thomas Cook’s ‘Condor’ Continues Flight Operations

Condor, a member of Thomas Cook Group Airlines, has announced that it will continue its flight operations, despite the parent company's decision to file for bankruptcy.

Survey: Travelers Want Value, Personalization, Digital Products, Ease

All the more travelers across the globe are focusing on value, personalization and technologies that make travel easier, according to Travelport’s Global Digital Traveler Research 2019.

Athens Gets its Own ‘Tree’ for World Peace

Athens has unveiled its own “Tree of Peace”, a landmark sculpture created by UNESCO Special Envoy for Cultural Diplomacy Hedva Ser, with the aim to pass on the message of world peace.

Zela Aviation Appoints Elena Tzannou as Sales Manager Greece in New Athens Branch

Cyprus-based Zela Aviation has appointed Elena Tzannou as its Regional Sales Manager Greece in its newly established branch in Athens.

Greek Hotel Room Rates to Rise by 2-4% Next Year – Report

Room rates at Greek hotels are projected at rising by 2-4 percent next year, according to BCD Travel’s 2020 Industry Forecast.

Thessaloniki Survey Creates Buzz on Instagram

A survey launched through social media by the Thessaloniki Tourism Organization has attracted the interest of half a million online users from all over the world.

CLIA: Global Shipping Gets Proactive for the Environment

The shipping industry is taking proactive measures to safeguard the environment, according to a report by the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA).

NJV Athens Plaza Among Greece’s ‘Brands with History’

The NJV Athens Plaza Hotel was honored for its 40-year history and successful presence in Greek hospitality, at the "Brands with History” event in Athens.

HotelAvailabilities to Introduce Updated Channel Manager Platform at Trade Fairs

HotelAvailabilities in November will take part in major tourism expos in Athens and Thessaloniki to present the updated version of its Channel Manager cloud platform.

Lufthansa Upcycling Collection Gives Retired Aircraft a ‘Second Life’

The Lufthansa Upcycling Collection offers exclusive lifestyle and design products made from sustainably recycled aircraft materials.