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Third Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum Unveils Speaker Line-up

Senior officials from major international cruise companies will meet in Athens in May for the 3rd Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum to engage with government officials, network and do business with representatives of the Eastern Mediterranean’s port authorities, cruise ship suppliers...

Google Plans to ‘Grow Greek Tourism Online’ in 6 More Destinations

Google's initiative dubbed “Grow Greek Tourism Online” will expand to six more destinations in Greece, it was announced at a press conference on Tuesday.

Greece Eyes Big Growth in Chinese Tourists This Year

Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura will coordinate actions to attract even more Chinese visitors to Greece this season, the Greek Super-Ministry for Economy, Infrastructure, Shipping and Tourism has announced.

Positive Q4 Results for Accommodation, Food Services in Greece

Accommodation and food services as well as transport have performed well in the October-December 2014 period, according to figures released recently by the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT).

Halkidiki Tourism Organization Does Business at Berlin’s ITB

As part of its ongoing promotional strategy, the Halkidiki Tourism Organization (HTO) participated in this year’s ITB 2015, which took place in Berlin on March 4-8.

Tourism Awards 2015: Greece’s Best in Hospitality & Travel to be Announced This Week

Greek tourism's best practices and the most innovative initiatives launched by the country's enterprises will be rewarded this week in Athens.

Celestyal Cruises Invests in Education Via Program on Milos Island

Investing in young people and ensuring their “journey to knowledge" is the motto of Celestyal Cruises’ corporate social responsibility program, which ran earlier this month on the Cycladic island of Milos in collaboration with the municipality and the Herakleidon Museum.

‘OpenTourism Corinthia’ to Spotlight Branding and its Benefits

Branding tourism products is the focus of the 2nd OpenTourism Corinthia workshop to take place on March 15 at the Loutraki Thermal Spa, a trademark of the city renowned for its healing waters since ancient times.

Russians Place Greece Among Top 3 Favorite Destinations

Greece was ranked third in the leading destinations selected by Russian tourists for their trips abroad in 2014, recording a 17 percent drop compared to 2013, according to the Russian Federation’s Federal Agency for Tourism (Rosturizm).

Galaxy Bar in Athens Ranked One of “World’s 10 Best Rooftop Bars”

The Galaxy Bar of the Hilton Athens hotel was named one of the top 10 rooftop bars in the world by Premier Traveler magazine, a leading, award winning American publication for frequent and luxury travelers.

‘Nefeles Mainalon Resort’ Lamway’s Latest Luxury Offering

Lamway Hotel Management Group announces the latest luxury addition to its roster: the boutique Nefeles Mainalon Resort, located in Arcadia, in the Peloponnese, southern Greece.

Young Face of the Week: Dimitris Leventis – Hotel Owner, Agios Ioannis, Pelion

GTP has launched a new weekly column that introduces the young professionals of the Greek hospitality industry. This week's young face is Dimitris Leventis from Pelion.

ITB Berlin 2015 Sets New Records

Despite international crises and the risk of political conflict around the world, as the 2015 holiday season begins the economic prospects for the global travel industry could not be better for the months to come, the ITB Berlin closing report said on Sunday.

ITB 2015: Germans Keen on Travel, Greece Among Top Five Picks

More and more Germans are expressing interest in travelling abroad and willing to spend more and do more, according to a study of German travel trends presented at this year ITB 2015 in Berlin, by tourism research company FUR.

Girl Power: Greek Women Travel Europe Alone

All the more ladies are keen on exploring Europe alone, according to figures released recently by online booking platform TravelPlanet24 on occasion of International Women’s Day on March 8.

Athens Makes an Impression at LA Travel & Adventure Show

Athens won over the crowds at this year’s Los Angeles Travel & Adventure Show held at the Long Beach Convention Center on February 27-28, as part of the municipality’s efforts to promote the Greek capital as a primary tour destination.

Athens-based Mideast Up for World Travel Award

Mideast Travel has been nominated for a third consecutive year as Greece’s Leading Destination Management Company for the World Travel Awards, which reward excellence across all sectors of the global travel and tourism industry.

ITB 2015: Athens to Submit Bid to Host IGLTA Global Convention in 2018

Athens is preparing to make a bid to be the host destination for the International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association (IGLTA) Global Convention in 2018.

ITB 2015: Minister Kountoura Promotes Greece to German Market

Since ITB Berlin launched on Wednesday, Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura has been meeting with key partners from the German tourism industry to inform them on the Greek government's intention to enrich the country's tourism offer.

Athens Airport Traffic for February Soars

Passenger traffic at Athens International Airport recorded an important rise for February, compared to the same month last year, according to figures released by the airport authority recently.