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Kos Tourism Professionals Call for Removal of Tsunami Warning Signs

Tourism professionals on Kos are calling for the removal of outdoor sign boards warning of a potential tsunami in the area should an earthquake occur.

‘Ithaca Odyssey’ to Move Ahead as Fast Track Tourism Venture

The Greek government is looking to speed up the procedures for the “Ithaca Odyssey”, a 650-million-euro tourism investment on the island of Ithaki.

Greek Gov’t Speeds Up Approval of Tourism Investment Projects

The Greek Development Ministry is speeding up procedures for a number of delayed infrastructure projects including Hellinikon, Kassiopi, and Afantou.

Brexit Doubts, 737 MAX Grounding Keep TUI Outlook Steady

Brexit uncertainty, aviation overcapacity to Spain, and delayed summer bookings appear to have taken a toll on TUI Group’s third quarter results.

Tourist Numbers from Albania to Greece Mark Impressive Rise

Albania holds the lead among the top traveler markets in three Greek regions for 2018, according to a report released by INSETE.

Ministry and Fraport Agree on Upgrade, Promotion of 14 Greek Destinations

The Greek Tourism Ministry has agreed on a "strategic cooperation" with Fraport Greece to promote the destinations that are home to the 14 airports managed by the company.

US Travelers Back in Greece Spending More

Americans are choosing Greece again as a top destination for their holidays, spending in the first three months of the year 75.5 million euros.

Mykonos Holds Strong as Luxury Destinations Drop Hotel Rates

The popular island of Mykonos continues to hold strong this season, while other favorite jet set destinations appear to have decreased their hotel rates.

Thessaloniki’s Sites to ‘Star’ Next to Mrs. India 2019 Beauties

A number of sites in Thessaloniki will "star" next to the contestants of this year's Haute Monde Mrs. India Worldwide beauty pageant in October.

Greece in Talks with Investors for Hellinikon Casino Tender

Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment (MGE) and Hard Rock International are said to have expressed interest for a license to operate a casino on the Hellinikon premises in Greece.

TUI’s CEO Confirms Interest in Greece as Tourism Destination

Travel giant TUI has confirmed its confidence in Greece as a tourism destination and is interested in further developing its presence in the Greek market.

INSETE: Greece’s Hotel Performance on a Decline

Greece's hotels are not following the upward trend of the country's tourist arrivals and revenue, according to INSETE.

Greek Hotels and Campsites See More Arrivals and Overnight Stays in 2018

Arrivals and overnight stays in hotels and tourist campsites in Greece were on the up in 2018, according to final data by the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT).

Greek Tourism Minister Sees ‘Business as Usual’ with Thomas Cook

Greek Tourism Minister Haris Theoharis sees business proceeding as usual with Thomas Cook, following a meeting with the company's CEO Peter Fankhauser.
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Aria Hotels Adds the Luxury Boutique ‘Grace Mykonos’ to Portfolio

Aria Hotels, a privately-owned boutique hotel and villas company, has welcomed the luxury boutique hotel Grace Mykonos into its portfolio of properties in Greece.

‘Butterfly Stories’ Announces New Partnerships, Expands Portfolio of Services

Greek food management company Butterfly Stories has expanded its portfolio of services and is now offering product marketing services to companies active in the food industry.

Thessaloniki to Welcome Greece’s Largest Mythology Theme Park

Greece's largest Greek mythology theme park, dedicated to the 12 Olympian gods, will open its doors in Thessaloniki in October.

Navarino Challenge: ‘Sports Unite People’ for a 7th Year in a Row

Under the motto "Sports Unite People", the Navarino Challenge sports tourism event will be held October 11-13, for the seventh year at Costa Navarino.

Road Arrivals Account for 29% of All Travel to Greece in 2018

Road arrivals accounted for 29 percent of all travel traffic to Greece in 2018, according to the Greek Tourism Confederation's intelligence unit INSETE.

Hellinikon and Skyscrapers Get Green Light

Greece’s highest court has approved a presidential decree covering the terms of the Hellinikon master plan, including the construction of six skyscrapers along the Athenian Riviera.