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High-speed Train Ready to Run Athens-Thessaloniki Route Under 4 Hours

Trainose's new high-speed passenger train will soon run the Athens - Thessaloniki route in less than four hours.

Chinese Travelers Stimulating Greece’s Tax Free Market

Chinese travelers account for more than 40 percent of all 2018 tax free sales in Greece, according to findings released by solutions firm Global Blue.

Greece Evolving into Tax Free Shopping Destination

Greece is slowly but steadily evolving into a strong tax free shopping destination, according to data for 2018 released by solutions firm Global Blue.

Master Plan for Thessaloniki Expo Center Makeover on the Table

The creation of a metropolitan park is among the proposals tabled as part of a master plan for the Thessaloniki International Exhibition Center's revamp.

New Athens-Thessaloniki Super Train Hits the Tracks

Train operator Trainose recently presented its new high-speed passenger train that is planned to run the Athens-Thessaloniki route in less than four hours.

FS High Speed Train to Debut at Thessaloniki Fair

A new high speed passenger train to run the Athens-Thessaloniki route in approximately four hours, will make its debut at the 83rd Thessaloniki International Fair in September.

Chinese Drive H1 Tax Free Transactions in Greece 

Tax Free transactions in Greece are increasing as a result of strong tourism flows to the country, with the Chinese leading the way, according to Planet consultants.

Thessaloniki 2018 Fair Figures Rising as Countdown Begins

Preparations are getting underway for the 83rd Thessaloniki International Fair (TIF) to run in the Greek northern port city during September 8-16.

Thessaloniki Fair a Golden Opportunity for Post-bailout Greece

“Greece’s return to growth inherently creates opportunities," said US Ambassador to Greece Geoffrey Pyatt at a press event on the 83rd Thessaloniki International Fair.

Greece’s Public Revenue Body Issues Traveler Rights Guide

Duty free sales, VAT exemption and cash limits are some of the issues covered in a newly released guide by Greece’s Independent Authority for Public Revenue (AADE), for travelers visiting the country.

US Guest of Honor at 83rd Thessaloniki Int’l Fair

The United States will be the honored country at the upcoming 83rd Thessaloniki International Fair to be held in the northern port city between September 8-16.

Thessaloniki Awaits Master Plan for Exhibition Center Revamp

Three parties have expressed interest in drawing up a master plan for the revamp of Thessaloniki’s International Exhibition Center.

Athens’ Academy Gardens Mall Gets Green Light

A mall budgeted at 350 million euros to be erected in the inner-city neighborhood of Akadimia Platonos, southwestern Athens, has received the go-ahead.

Lower Purchase Limits Boost Tax Free Shopping in Greece by 12%

Tax free shopping picked up pace in Greece over the last 12 months marking a 63 percent increase in sales and a 12 percent rise in purchase value.

Greece’s Consumer Protection Body Tables New Trade Show Rules

Commercial and international trade fairs will be subject to new regulations, according to a bill drawn up by Greece’s Trade and Consumer Protection body.

UK Ambassador to Greece Speaks on Post-Brexit Prospects

The British ambassador to Greece Kate Smith underlined that Britain aims to strengthen bilateral cooperation with EU countries, including Greece, on foreign policy and defense.

Tax Free Shopping in Greece Gains Momentum

Increasing tourist flows boosted tax free shopping in Greece by 44 percent in the first seven months of the year compared to 2016, according to Global Blue.

Russia’s Roscongress, TIF-Helexpo Join Forces, Sign Pact

Roscongress Foundation and TIF-Helexpo entered into an agreement, aiming to strengthen ties between the business communities of Greece and Russia.

Airports, Ports and Logistics Top Athens Transport, Infrastructure Meet Agenda

Ways to tap into the expansion of combined transport and upgraded infrastructure were explored during the 1st conference on "Infrastructure and Transport in Greece: Prospects for Development” held in Athens.

Tabled Bill Foresees Athens, Thessaloniki Shops Open Every Sunday

Shops in certain areas of Athens, Thessaloniki and Piraeus can remain open on all Sundays between May and October, according to a draft law.
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