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Navarino Challenge 2019 Welcomes 2,700 Athletes from 40 countries

More than 2,700 professional and amateur athletes of all ages participated in the Navarino Challenge 2019 sports tourism event, which was held from 11-13 October, at Costa Navarino in Messinia.

Civitel Olympic’s Restaurant Presents New Mediterranean Menu

Civitel Olympic's restaurant, located in Athens, has presented its new menu, which includes signature Mediterranean flavors by executive chef Konstantinos Georgatzas.

Sabre Acquires Airline Retail Software Provider ‘Radixx’

Sabre Corporation has acquired Radixx, a leading airline retailing software provider with an established presence in the low-cost carrier (LCC) market.

ITB Asia 2019 Sees Exhibitor Numbers at All Time High

ITΒ Asia, Asia’s leading travel trade show, has reported a record number of over 1,300 exhibitors and more than 1,250 buyers at its 2019 edition.
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Brown Hotels Expands to Greece, Reopens Acropol Hotel in Athens

Brown Hotels has announced its entry in the Greek hotel market with the opening of the iconic Acropol Hotel in Athens.

Greek Thermal Medicine Meet Explores Ways to Tap into Hot Spring Tourism

The significant potential of Greece’s thermal springs as part of a wider wellness tourism product was highlighted at the 5th Conference of Thermal Medicine in Kamena Vourla.

HotelBrain Group: Six New Properties Added to ‘HotelKeys’ Portfolio

HotelKeys, a subsidiary of the HotelBrain Group, has added six new leased hotels, located on Paros, Crete, Naxos and Rhodes, to its portfolio.

Athens’ Grande Bretagne & King George Hotels Among Best in Greece and Turkey

Athens’ Grande Bretagne and King George hotels are included on the list of the Top 10 Hotels in Greece & Turkey, as voted by the readers of Condé Nast Traveler.

KLM Marks Centenary with Bike Ride at Athens Airport

KLM recently turned 100 years old and in Greece celebrated with a bike ride for its friends at Athens International Airport.

Greece Sets Remote Island Tourism Growth Priorities

Remote Greek island ferry links and modernizing ports to cater to cruise ships, were on the agenda of an interministerial working meeting this week.
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Air China Adds Extra Athens – Beijing Direct Flight to Meet High Demand

Air China is increasing its direct Athens-Beijing service from two to three flights per week in order to meet high travel demand.

Attica’s ‘City Break’ Side Promoted to Russian Tour Operators

Attica’s tourism offerings and city break options were introduced to leading Russian tour operators in Moscow and St Petersburg.

‘Travel Cue Management’ Expands to Greece with Acquisition of Prime Travel

Travel Cue Management has expanded its activities to Greece with the acquisition of Prime Travel, a tourism agency based in Piraeus.

Commission Approves €380 Million German Rescue Aid to Condor

The European Commission has approved Germany's plans to grant a €380-million loan to charter airline Condor, after the collapse of its parent company Thomas Cook.

Cyprus Airways Announces Athens – Paphos Service

Cyprus Airways will connect Greece’s capital Athens with the city of Paphos in Cyprus as of December 21 with three flights per week.

Royal Caribbean Sets Sail for the Greek Islands with Amplified ‘Explorer of the Seas’

Starting May 2020, Royal Caribbean's "Explorer of the Seas" will set sail on seven- and nine-night itineraries to the best of Italy and the Greek islands, from Santorini to Mykonos and Crete.

‘Base Element’ Clinches Three Silver W³ Awards for Web Design Performance

Base Element has received three silver honors at the W³ Awards 2019, which celebrates outstanding websites and web marketing projects.

UNWTO Report Offers Insight into Short-term Rental Challenges

Fair competition, consumer protection, planning and sustainability are the key areas of focus of a new report covering short-term rental practices released by UWNTO.

Zeus International Honored for Top Hospitality, Spa Services

Zeus International has received two SSLHLA awards for the prime hospitality and spa services offered at its Wyndham Athens Residence and Wyndham Grand Novi Vinodolski hotels.

Creta Maris Revives Traditional Customs of Crete

The guests of the Creta Maris Beach Resort took part in two of the oldest customs of Crete for the production of raisins through traditional methods.