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Reform Roadmap Sets out Greek Tourism Ministry Goals for 2020

The Greek Tourism Ministry has three wide-ranging goals to meet in 2020-2021, according to the government’s national reform strategy titled “Greece Forward”.

Report: Hotel RevPAR Up in Thessaloniki, Down in Athens in 2019

RevPAR for hotels in Thessaloniki in 2019 was up by 4.3 percent year-on-year, while a 1.4 percent drop was recorded for hotels in Athens.

Synergies at Forefront of Marketing Greece 2020 Action Plan

Coordinated actions and public-private partnerships are at the top of private Greek tourism promotion body Marketing Greece’s 2020 strategy.

Greek Maritime Golf Event for Shipping Community Returns to Messinia in September

The Greek Maritime Golf Event for the sixth consecutive year will once again take place at Costa Navarino in Messinia this September.

Tom Cruise Wax Figure Unveiled at Greek Museum

A wax figure of Hollywood actor Tom Cruise has been unveiled at the Wax Museum of Theodoros Kokkinidis, located in the village of Kipia near the Greek city of Kavala.

Attica to Focus on Spreading Tourism Across Region

Promoting lesser-known destinations in Attica topped the agenda of talks between the General Panhellenic Federation of Tourism Enterprises (GEPOET) and Attica Regional Governor George Patoulis.

Lufthansa: New Direct Route from Thessaloniki to Munich for Winter 2020

Lufthansa has announced the launch of a new direct route connecting Thessaloniki with Munich for winter 2020.

Civitel’s Attik & Olympic Hotels Shine at Venue Awards 2020

Civitel's Attik and Olympic hotels received three honors at the Venue Awards 2020 ceremony that was recently held in Athens.

ANEK Lines Presents its Ferry Services at Germany’s CMT Holiday Exhibition

ANEK Lines presented its ferry services, itineraries and fleet at the CMT international fair held in Stuttgart, Germany.

Elassona Mayor Outlines Tourism Strategy

Elassona Mayor Nikos Gatsas is determined to raise awareness about the region and create a fully-fledged tourism product that will attract visitors and generate income for the area.

Greece in Top 20 Countries with Most Pet-friendly Hotels

Greece is included on a list, released by Taxi2airport.com, of the Top 20 countries in the world with the highest number of pet-friendly hotels.

Celebrity Cruises to Take Seagoing Vacations to New Heights with APEX Ship

The “Celebrity Apex”, the newest cruise ship of Celebrity Cruises, will take seagoing vacations to new heights with exclusive culinary, wellness and entertainment offerings.

Greek Tourism Minister Invites French Investors to Bet on Greece Now

"Half the secret to success is timing and now the timing is ideal to invest in Greece," Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis told French entrepreneurs.

Greek Transport Ministry to Subsidize 12 Remote Island Air Routes to 2024

In efforts to secure year-round transport to Greece’s remote islands, the Transport Ministry has invited airlines to enter a competition for subsidies to the tune of €24.6 million.

SkyUp Airlines to Connect Ukraine with Greek Islands

Ukrainian airline SkyUp has launched new routes connecting some of Ukraine’s largest cities with the Greek Islands of Crete, Corfu and Zakynthos.

Yorgos Lanthimos, Emma Stone Shooting Short Film in Greece

Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos and Hollywood's Emma Stone are currently working on a new short film production in Greece.

Workathlon in Techstars Accelerator Program for Startups in Abu Dhabi

Greek hospitality recruiting platform Workathlon has been selected as one of the top 10 startups from around the world to participate in this year's Techstars Accelerator | Hub71 program.

OYO Hotels Selects Sabre for Travel Agency Distribution

OYO Hotels is now connected to almost 900,000 travel agents globally, through the GDS connectivity solution powered by Sabre Hospitality Solutions’ SynXis platform.

Sustainable Tourism Growth is Non-negotiable, Says Minister

Greece is looking to transition to sustainable tourism practices and to a growth model that will meet the needs and demands of the next generations.

Alitalia: Long-haul Sector Drives Passenger Revenue Growth in 2019

Alitalia in 2019 increased its passenger revenues by 1.7 percent and the number of long-haul travelers by 4.7 percent, compared to 2018.