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‘Fun’ Greece at the Top of Dutch Travelers’ Wish List for 2020

Fun and entertainment are the top points in the mind of Dutch travelers when selecting Greece, with local tour operators expecting bookings to rise this year.

New Provision for Greece’s Thomas Cook-hit Tourism Businesses

Greece’s Independent Authority for Public Revenue will allow an income tax deduction for businesses affected by the Thomas Cook collapse.

Greece Cruise Tourism Recovers with Increased Arrivals and Revenue in 2019

Greece’s cruise tourism industry generated more revenue in 2019 thanks to increased passenger and ship arrivals, according to the Bank of Greece.

Greece’s Jan-Sept 2019 Tourism Receipts Concentrated in Five Regions

Five regions in Greece, including South Aegean and Crete, generated the strongest highest tourism revenue in the January-September 2019 period.

Greek Tourism Body Chief Says ‘Time is Ripe’ for Structural Changes

Securing the competitiveness of the Greek tourism product through a series of measures is the top priority for the year ahead, said SETE President Yiannis Retsos.

New Faces: Elias Linardopoulos, Founder of Luxury Yacht Parties

This week, GTP Headlines introduces Elias Linardopoulos, the founder of Luxury Yacht Parties, a company specializing in social and private events at sea.

Hellinikon Casino Tender Closer to Finalization

Greece’s gaming commission is proceeding to the next phase of procedures for the 30-year license to operate an integrated resort and casino at Hellinikon.

Greece in Top 5 Mediterranean Tourism Destinations

Greece ranks fourth in terms of its share in the Mediterranean tourism market, according to an analysis by the Bank of Greece.

Travel Industry Developments Take Center Stage at Amadeus Events in Greece, Cyprus

Amadeus held events for its partners in Greece and Cyprus to inform on the NDC standard and the latest developments in the travel industry.

Larissa: A Central Greece City Break Destination in the Making

Larissa stakeholders in tourism and trade are now joining forces to attract tourism to the region with a focus on culture.

Athens and Thessaloniki Airports Welcome Most of Greece’s November Arrivals

The airports of Athens and Thessaloniki welcomed the majority of Greece's international air arrivals in November 2019.

Greece’s Travel Receipts in Jan-Oct 2019 Exceed Total 2018 Revenues

Travel receipts in Greece during the first ten months of 2019 exceeded the total amount of the country's revenues in 2018, according to INSETE.

Athens Welcomes Back Ethiopian Airlines

Ethiopian Airlines, the largest aviation group in Africa, has resumed flights between Addis Ababa and Athens, which now marks the carrier's 20th destination in Europe.

Aer Lingus Adds Direct Dublin – Rhodes Route for Summer 2020

Ireland's Aer Lingus has announced its first direct route from Dublin to the island of Rhodes in Greece, taking off in May 2020.

EBRD ‘Green Funding’ to Back Hellinikon Project

The EBRD will invest 22.7 million euros in the share capital increase of Lamda Development, the company behind the 'Hellinikon' venture.

Lampsa: High Expectations for New Luxury Hotel in Athens

Greek hospitality group Lampsa Hellenic Hotels has high expectations for its new five-star Athens Capital Hotel – MGallery, which will open its doors in central Athens.

Greek Investments Minister Says Works on Hellinikon to Start ‘As Planned’ in 2020

The Hellinikon project will move ahead as planned despite the recent delays, according to Greek Investments Minister Adonis Georgiadis.

Greece Casino Competition Marred by Conflict

A tender for the 30-year license to operate an integrated resort and casino in Hellinikon, has run into another glitch, with one of the two bidders claiming it has been excluded from the game.

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.