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Greece’s Medicines Organization (EOF) Steps in to Take Conference Tourism to the Next Level

Citing a considerable increase in conference tourism to Greece and the significant benefits to the country’s economy, the National Organization of Medicines (EOF) said on Monday that it was planning to actively promote conference tourism by bringing to the country large medical...

Europe’s Tourist Guides Want ‘Free Tours’ to Stop

Tourist guides and their associations across Europe are up in arms over the latest free city tours trend, which they claim is posing a threat to their profession.

Athens Municipality Boosts Business with ‘Vgenoume Athina’ Tuesday Discount Day

Athens restaurants, bars and cafes have joined forces to offer customers their best at lower prices as part of the Municipality of Athens’ latest “Vgenoume Athina” (Going Out in Athens) initiative launched this week.

Minister Invites French to Invest in Greek Tourism

The Greek government plans to invest 500 million euros a year on tourism infrastructure, Tourism minister Olga Kefalogianni told French businessmen and bankers on a recent Paris visit.

Greek Heart Set on Branding Local Products

The logo branding Greek products will from now on adorn all local products exported to international markets, certifying origin, the Hellenic Association of Advertising-Communication Agencies (EDEE) announced this week.

Halkidiki Flavors Take Center Stage at the Acropolis Museum

In efforts to promote local products and introduce the region as a prime gastronomy destination, Halkidiki authorities organized “Halkidikis Gefseis” (Tastes of Halkidiki) recently at the Acropolis Museum restaurant in Athens.

Viewpoint – Regional Airports: All for One and One for All

"Australia has the most successful concession model in the world... In the Greek case, the country’s three busiest airports -- Thessaloniki, Rhodes and Hania – are all being handed over to one investor with the government as the other competitor." - Opinion editorial by Takis...

Plaka Residents Sound Alarm Bells, Warn of Action

The Plaka district in central Athens is in danger its residents say, calling on the government to put a stop to an amendment of a bill that foresees change of property use.

Vienna Gets a Taste of Crete, Greece

Christmas and New Year’s customs and traditions were at the center of an event dedicated to the island of Crete, in Vienna last week.

Athens Welcomes Greek Tourism Expo

Some 162 exhibitors, 74 hosted buyers, 2,600 B2B meetings and 6,650 visitors “came to meet the Greeks” at this year’s 1st Greek Tourism Expo which took place at the Metropolitan Expo on 5-7 December.

Duke University to Return Byzantine Manuscript to Greece

Duke University has decided to return to Greece a Byzantine manuscript dating back to the 10th century, which was removed from Athos Monastery of Agios Dionysios.

Greece 100% Hotel Show 2015 to Award Innovation

Hoteliers, entrepreneurs and tourism professionals will have the chance to exchange ideas, concerns and solutions at this year’s 100% Hotel Show, set to kick off on 24-26 January at the MEC exhibition center in Peania, eastern Attica.

Greece’s Crist Textile Company Boosts its Online Presence

As part of its ongoing upgrade, Crist, a leading company in the textile sector, is strengthening its web presence with a new and improved website catering to the ever-changing needs of the prospective buyer.

Greece’s Action Plan for Tourism Bearing Fruit

The utilization of NSRF (National Strategic Reference Framework) funds in order to boost entrepreneurship, create the framework for new investments and modernize the tourism product is a top priority, Tourism minister Olga Kefalogianni said on Wednesday.

Greek Hotels Chamber Eyes Chinese Tourism Market with the Help of Baidu

The Hellenic Chamber of Hotels (HCH) announced its plans to tap into the Chinese market on Wednesday using China’s leading search engine as its primary tool.

Athens’ Grande Bretagne Hotel Welcomes the Holidays with Lights and Lace

Athens’ Grande Bretagne Hotel ushered in the holiday season with the lighting of its Christmas tree recently in its festively decorated lobby.

Ministry Invites Greek Cities to Apply for European Cultural Capital

The culture ministry has called on Greek cities interested in becoming Europe’s Cultural Capital for 2021 to submit applications.

Thessaloniki Ushers in Holiday Season at ‘Asterocosmos’

The northern port city of Thessaloniki ushers in the holiday season at the Helexpo center on 12 December, when under the glow of millions of lights Asterocosmos (StarWorld) opens its doors to the public with dozens of festive offerings for kids and grown-ups.

‘Greece, Festival, Flavors’ Tickles the Palate, Brings the Finest Greek Cuisine to the Spotlight

Food and fun were at the center of this year’s “Greece, Festival, Flavors” Christmas festival, which took place on 5-7 December at the Helexpo Maroussi center.

Tastes of Halkidiki take the Spotlight at the Acropolis Museum

In efforts to promote local products and introduce the region as a gastronomy destination, Halkidiki authorities are organizing “Halkidikis Gefseis” (Tastes of Halkidiki) on Thursday 11 December at the Acropolis Museum restaurant in Athens.