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Lebanon Seeks to Learn from Greek Tourism ‘Success Story’

Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura outlined the policies implemented for the upgrade of Greece's tourism product and services, during her recent visit to Lebanon.

Digital Transformation of Greek Tourism on Show at ITB Berlin

Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura presented the ministry’s actions aimed at keeping ahead of the changing business and market requirements in the digital era, at the ITB Berlin 2019.

MSc in Sustainable Tourism Development: Deadline for Applications is April 5

Applications for the MSc in sustainable tourism development, launched by Harokopio and Aegean Universities and the Paris I – Panthéon Sorbonne, end on April 5.

Laudamotion to Fly from Athens to Vienna in October

Austria's low-cost airline Laudamotion has announced new daily connections from Athens to Vienna, with flights starting in October 2019.

STR Survey: Limited Impact of Brexit on Travel, but UK Image Hurt

The Brexit issue has had little impact on travel plans, but has created a negative perception of the UK among European travelers, according to a survey by STR.

Region Aiming to Promote Each Attica Destination in its Own Right

The Attica Region has allocated 2.7 billion euros for the promotion of each area within the region as a distinct destination, aiming to offer an array of tourism options all year round.

Greece’s G & A Mamidakis Foundation Establishes Art Prize

Committed to promoting Greek culture, the G & A Mamidakis Foundation has announced the establishment of an Art Prize to be bestowed for the first time this year.

Lufthansa Group Modernizes Fleet, Orders 40 Long-haul Aircraft

Lufthansa Group is proceeding with the modernization of its long-haul fleet with the purchase of 40 state-of-the-art aircraft from Boeing and Airbus.

Ellinair ‘Highly Commended’ as Fastest Growing Airline in Greek Market for 2018

Ellinair was highly commended as the fastest growing airline in the domestic market for 2018, during the 19th Airline Marketing Workshop recently held by Athens Airport.

Marriott Runs for the Children and Cares for Clean Seas

Marriott International hotels in Greece and Cyprus recently organized the 7th Bike Ride event in Athens and the 5th Beach Cleaning activity in Porto Rafti.

‘Art Makes a Difference’ at Makedonia Palace in Thessaloniki

Makedonia Palace in Thessaloniki is currently hosting an exhibition of sculptures by artist Stathis Alexopoulos, titled “Art Makes a Difference”.

World Experts to Discuss Greece’s Cruise Comeback at Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum

Greece's cruise comeback will be discussed by some of the industry's leading companies and experts at this year’s Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum in Athens.

Marketing Greece Launches Tourism Partnership with Chania’s Hoteliers

Marketing Greece has launched a “Tourism Partnership for Chania” by joining forces with the Chania Hotels Association and Fraport Greece – the manager of Chania Airport.

Small Number of Greece’s Businesses Bearing the Tax Burden, Says Grant Thornton

A mere 10 percent of Greece’s businesses are paying 88 percent of total taxes, according to a study presented by Grant Thornton.

Hellinikon Project Can Place Athens in the ‘Center of the World’

The development of the Hellinikon area on the Athenian Riviera can place Athens in the “center of the world”, says Mario Kontomerkos, CEO of Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment (MGE).

Celestyal Starts Cruises Early this Year

Celestyal Cruises launched its three- and four-night “Iconic Aegean” cruises on March 15, aiming to extend the tourism season in Greece beyond the summer months,

Lufthansa Group Flies Record Number of Passengers to/from Greece in 2018

The airlines of Lufthansa Group last year carried some 2.7 million passengers to/from Greece, a record number compared to 2017, up by 18 percent.

From ITB to #FoodExpo2019 Greek Breakfast Expands Outward

After winning over the crowds at ITB Berlin earlier this month, the ever-growing Greek Breakfast project made its debut at the Greece Food Expo 2019 in Athens.

Entrada Welcomes New Suppliers to its Network

Online travel reservations platform Entrada has launched partnerships with China-based Dida Travel Technology and Turkish company Paximum.

MSC Cruises’ Newest Ship Named ‘Belissima’ by ‘Godmother’ Sophia Loren

MSC Cruises’ newest state-of-the-art cruise ship has been named "Belissima" by its “godmother” and Hollywood icon Sophia Loren.