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Greeks Holidaying Less Due to Crisis?

Greeks took fewer holidays and cut their vacation period short in 2015, according to the latest data released by the country’s statistical authority ELSTAT, costing the local tourism industry up to 121 million euros in takings.

Epirus Palace Hosts Swedish Cyclists in One-of-a-Kind Fam Trip

Fifteen Swedish cyclists had the chance to learn more about the bicycle options available in Epirus during a recent fam trip this month jointly organized by Swedish tour operator Τrawell and Epirus Palace Hotel & Conference Center in Ioannina.

Greek Tourism Body Urges Investments in Infrastructure

In order for the Greek tourism sector to continue on its path to growth and remain competitive, investments in infrastructure amounting to 6.5 billion euros are required through to 2021, according to the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE).

ANEK Lines Supports Actions for Greek Coastal Shipping Upgrade

ANEK Lines expressed its support to actions and initiatives that will improve and strengthen the future of coastal shipping in Greece during an event on “Designing the Coastal Shipping Network” held recently at the company’s conference center in Chania, Crete.

Greece Arrival Numbers on the Rise, Revenue Shrinking

Despite growing arrival numbers, Greek tourism has failed to meet expectations with the balance of travel services marking an 8.8 percent drop in the first eight months of 2016 against last year, according to data released by the Bank of Greece.

WTM 2016: Greece’s Divani Apollon Palace & Thalasso Named Top Wellness Venue

The luxury Divani Apollon Palace & Thalasso was named the best wellness destination in Greece at the Wellness Travel Awards 2016 held on the sidelines of the recent World Travel Market (WTM) in London.

Calling All Investors: Hotels Up for Sale in Athens

Hotels or properties in central Athens suitable to become accommodation facilities are seeking investors who will take over and give them a new lease on life.

E-guide Trip2Athens Expands Online Through Partnerships

The Hellenic Chamber of Hotels (HCH) has entered partnerships with the Attica region, Marketing Greece and the Beijing International Bloom Travel Service Corp for the inclusion of its e-tourist guide Trip2Athens in their online platforms.

Fears for Thessaloniki Tourism Due to Works on Airport Runway

Greek professionals are calling for the postponement of works on Thessaloniki's airport runway, fearing that incoming tourism in summer 2017 will be hit.

‘Miles Away Travel’ Wins Over the Crowds with Sifnos Showcase

Miles Away Travel brought the Cycladic island of Sifnos to Athens during the 3rd International Greek Tourism Expo held last month winning over the crowds with its innovative presentation.

Tis the Season… Best Festive Spots in Greece this Christmas

The Greek Travel Pages (GTP) has singled out six destinations for a once-in-a-lifetime winter experience along a ''road less traveled''.

Athens Goes Festive this Christmas Season with Events for All

The city of Athens will be celebrating Christmas and ushering in the New Year with hundreds of community activities around town offering both holiday cheer as well as charity for the needy.

German Traveler Interest Recovering

Greek tourism professionals are welcoming what appears to be a revival of German traveler interest in Greek destinations with talk of a 6 percent rise in pre-bookings for the upcoming summer as Germany’s consumer confidence is expected to show signs of improvement this month.

Travel Trends 2017: What Next?

At the dawn of the new year, travelers are making dreams and tourism professionals are making plans for the days ahead. And by the looks of things, travel is taking a turn for the more genuine. Adventure and hands-on experience go hand-in-hand this year leaving the good old...

Shakin’ the Blues Away: Greece a Top ‘Sunshine Saturday’ Choice

Saturdays in January are the busiest booking days of the year, according to a recent survey carried out by travel operator TUI Group.

Major Luxury Hotels to Set Up Shop at Athens’ Omonia Square

Properties on and around Athens' central Omonia Square have been slated for renovation or reconstruction in order to re-open as luxury hotels,

Three Greek Cities in Euromonitor’s ‘Top 100 Destinations’ Report

Three Greek cities are in the top 100 city destinations ranking in terms of international tourist arrivals, according to Euromonitor International.

Athens Ledra, La Mirage Hotel Auctions Fruitless

The sales of the Athens Ledra and the La Mirage hotels have yet again been fruitless, despite expressed interest from investment entities in Greece and abroad.

New Era Begins for Historic Hilton Athens

The historic Hilton Athens is moving into a new era which may include the change of name as well as the creation of condos and shops on the premises.

Greece Expects More Happy Campers this Year

Camping sites across Greece are expecting an increase in the number of vacationers, with bookings picking up pace for the summer season.