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Greece Coastal Shipping Showing Signs of Improvement, Says SEEN Chief

Demand for coastal shipping transport services in Greece is picking up pace thanks to indications of an extended tourism season, according to Greek Shipowners Association for Passenger Ships (SEEN).

PwC: Athens Moves Up as Most Attractive Property Market in Europe

Athens is emerging as one of the most attractive property markets in Europe, rising to the 14th spot on a city ranking released by PwC on behalf of the Urban Land Institute.

Santorini’s Carpe Diem Boutique Resort Crowned as Best in Europe and World

The Carpe Diem resort on Santorini has been named “Best Relaxation Retreat” in Europe and the World at the World Boutique Hotel Awards 2018.

Athens Joins Cities Alliance to Address Sharing Economy Impact

Athens Mayor Georgios Kaminis has signed a declaration with mayors from all over the world, which aims to address the impact of sharing economy practices on the economy and citizens’ rights.

Ikos Resorts Lays Foundation Stone for its New Unit in Andalusia, Spain

Ikos Resorts is moving full speed ahead with construction works on the Ikos Andalusia in Spain, its first resort outside Greece, which will open its doors in May 2020.

Syntagma Square to Welcome New Elia Ermou Athens Hotel

The Elia Ermou Athens, a brand new four-star hotel near Syntagma Square, will soon open its doors to welcome guests of the Greek capital.

Athens’ Radisson Blu Park Hotel Hosts High-tech Sound & Vision Show

Athens’ Radisson Blu Park Hotel will host the high-end tech “Hxos Eikona Show 2018”, featuring all the latest in high-tech audio, video and mobile devices.

Santorini’s Athina Luxury Suites Wins Two International Prestigious Awards

The Athina Luxury Suites boutique hotel on Santorini has received two prestigious accolades for its stunning views and luxury services.

Tinos Challenge – Register for 2018 Edition Until November 22

Online registration is still open for the 3rd Tinos Challenge running event that will take place during December 1-2 on Tinos.

Metropolitan College Presents Tourism Faculty at Philoxenia – Hotelia Expos

The Metropolitan College presented the educational programs of its Tourism Faculty to the visitors of the Philoxenia and Hotelia exhibitions, held recently in Thessaloniki.

Halkidiki Tourism Body Head Optimistic About 2019

Halkidiki in Northern Greece is seeing tourism flows rise with Germans in the lead followed by the Brits, while authorities prepare to tap into the Irish market.

Greece: Best Heritage Destination by Travel + Leisure India & South Asia

Greece was named “Best Heritage Destination” at India’s Best Awards 2018, organized by the prestigious travel magazine Travel + Leisure India & South Asia.

‘Out of the Blue’ Wins Best Spa Resort in Europe Award at 2018 Prix Villégiature

The Out of the Blue Capsis Elite Resort on Crete has been announced the "Best Spa Resort in Europe" at the prestigious 2018 Prix Villégiature Awards.

Brexit to Determine 2019 Pre-bookings from UK to Greece

The United Kingdom's exit from the EU (Brexit) is among the main factors expected to affect pre-bookings from the UK to Greece in 2019.

Ionian Islands: Air Arrivals to Record Double-digit Growth for Third Year

The Region of the Ionian Islands expects international air arrivals in 2018 to record a double-digit growth for a third consecutive year.

Rhodes to Host ‘ASTA International Showcase’ Event in 2019

The island of Rhodes in 2019 will host the ASTA International Showcase, an event organized by the American Society of Travel Advisors (ASTA).

Philoxenia – Hotelia 2018 Expos See Increase in Visitor Numbers

The Philoxenia and Hotelia hospitality exhibitions, which took place recently in Thessaloniki, saw a significant rise in commercial visitors by 36 percent.

Athens Acropolis Site and Museum Attract Over 4.5m Visitors

The Acropolis site and museum have welcomed a total of 4.5 million visitors thus far in 2018, according to Greek Culture Minister Myrsini Zorba.

ASTA: Greek Tourism Ministry Most Supportive in the World

The American Society of Travel Advisors (ASTA) has lauded Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura for her support in promoting tourism and fostering ties between Greece and the US.

Greek Shipowners Put Billions into New Orders in Jan-Oct 2018

Greek shipowners invested over 10 billion dollars in new orders and the acquisition of second-hand vessels in the first 10 months of the year, according to shipbrokers Golden Destiny.