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Greece’s Short-term Rental Market Uneasy over Legal Actions

An unclear framework governing short-term rentals in Greece, has led dozens of home owners to take legal action against Airbnb-style activity.

INSETE: Greece’s Airbnb-frenzy Needs Regulating

Greece’s short-term rentals may have saved many struggling Greeks during the economic crisis years, but the practice needs immediate regulation, says INSETE.

Cruise Tourism: Ministry Aims to Boost Greece’s Home Port Potential

Boosting Greece's home port potential to support the country's cruise tourism is one of the Greek Tourism Ministry's main priorities.

Greece Looking to Include More Fields of Study in Tourism Education

The Tourism Ministry is looking to introduce new fields of study to Greece's tourism education system, according to Greek Deputy Tourism Minister Manos Konsolas.

Greece a Big Part of Swiss Hotelplan’s Summer 2020 Holiday Program

Holiday packages to a number of Greek destinations account for 30 percent of Swiss tour operator Hotelplan's summer 2020 program.

Greek Short-term Rentals via Airbnb, HomeAway Generate €1.5bn in a Year

Short-term rentals for hospitality purposes generated €1.15 billion in revenues in Greece over the June 2018-May 2019 period according to INSETE

Athens Gains Ground, Moves Up to 43rd Spot on Euromonitor Cities Report

Athens, Greece, ranks 43rd among the top 100 most visited city destinations, according to Euromonitor.

Jet2.com and Jet2holidays Add Santorini to Portfolio of Greek Destinations

Leisure airline Jet2.com and package holiday specialist Jet2holidays have announced Santorini as its sixth brand new Greek destination for summer 2020.

Lamda Releases Details on Development, Financing of Hellinikon Project

Lamda Development, the consortium behind the Hellinikon venture in Greece, released details on the much-awaited project in a report for its investors.

More Israeli Travelers Seeking Greek Hotel Services in October

All the more Israeli travelers are booking hotels in Greece, making Israel one of Greece’s top five booking markets for the first time.

Lufthansa: Flights to Rhodes and Zakynthos for Summer 2020

Lufthansa has announced new flights to the Greek destinations of Rhodes and Zakynthos for summer 2020 that will begin operation in April.

Greek Airport Passenger Traffic Up in First 10 Months

The number of passengers passing through Greek airports rose 5.1 percent annually in the first 10 months of 2019, says the Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority.

AEGEAN Expands Activity in Cyprus

AEGEAN has announced the expansion of its activity in Cyprus with the addition of two new routes, Pafos - Athens and Larnaka - Beirut.

Thessaloniki to Get Promoted as Destination for City Breaks

The Greek Tourism Ministry is planning to promote Thessaloniki as a destination ideal for a city break in Europe.

China’s Fosun Acquires Thomas Cook for $14.2m

Chinese conglomerate Fosun said it would be purchasing Thomas Cook for $14.2 million, weeks after the travel giant collapsed leaving thousands of holidaymakers stranded.

Athens Tactual Museum Invites the Visually Impaired to Touch & Learn

The Athens Tactual Museum, located in the suburb of Kallithea, is one of the few in the world that offers the visually impaired the chance to touch exhibits on show.

Greece Ready for WTM London 2019 Expo

Main points of Greece's new tourism strategy for 2020 will be presented at the WTM London trade show, set to open its doors on Monday, November 4, at ExCel.

Qatar Airways Signs Interline Agreement with Sky Express

Qatar Airways and Sky Express have signed an interline agreement that enables passengers to travel seamlessly between Greece and Doha and onwards to destinations in Asia, the Middle East and Australasia.

Greeks Choose Athens, Thessaloniki and Tinos for Travel in September

Athens, Thessaloniki and Tinos topped the list of the most popular destinations in Greece for Greek travelers during September, according to INSETE.

Free Access Policy for Greek Sites and Museums Announced

The Greek Culture Ministry has announced its new pricing policy and discounted rates for entrance to sites and museums across Greece, effective as of November 1.