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Revision to Greek Casino Law Paves Way for Hellinikon Project, Minister Says

An amendment to a law on the licensing terms for casino operations in Greece is expected to set the Hellinikon development project into action.

Three Greek Cities Among World’s 100 Hottest Travel Spots in 2018

Athens, Heraklion on Crete, and Rhodes are included in the world’s 100 most popular travel destinations, according to Euromonitor International.

Polish Demand for Greece on the Rise, More to Come in 2019

Greece welcomed 960,000 visitors from Poland during the January-September 2018 period, remaining at the top of the Polish market.

New Faces: Christina Mitsopoulou, Sales & Reservations Manager at ‘Mykonos Pearls’

This week, GTP Headlines introduces Christina Mitsopoulou, the Sales & Reservations Manager at 'Mykonos Pearls', a fast-growing company that manages selected villas on Mykonos.

Ongoing Casino Negotiations Impeding Hellinikon Project Works

The Hellinikon project has been deferred to the end of 2019, due to negotiations for the establishment of a casino on the premise.

Greece Tourist Traffic Still Strong in September but Spending Down

Inbound tourist traffic to Greece rose in September, but travel receipts are still slow and the average spending per trip recorded a drop.

TUI to Debut ‘Adults Only’ Concept Hotel Brand on Santorini

TUI Group in 2019 will debut the "Sensimar" concept hotel brand on the Greek island of Santorini with the opening of the TUI Sensimar Meltemi Blue.

Greek Tourism Success Story ‘Troubles’ German Press

Germany’s daily business paper Handelsblatt appears to be wondering whether Greece’s unprecedented success in tourism will continue into the new year.

Qatar Airways’ Direct Seasonal Route to Mykonos Returns with Extra Flight in 2019

Qatar Airways has announced that its seasonal route from Doha to Mykonos will return from May 2019 with an extra weekly flight.

Athens Acropolis Site and Museum Attract Over 4.5m Visitors

The Acropolis site and museum have welcomed a total of 4.5 million visitors thus far in 2018, according to Greek Culture Minister Myrsini Zorba.

Athens & Epidaurus Festival Sees Rise in Revenue, Participation

The Athens & Epidaurus Festival generated revenues of 5 million euros for 2018, up by 38 percent compared to 2017 at 3.6 million euros.

Peloponnese Tourism Organization Boosts its Promotional Actions

The Peloponnese Tourism Organization (PTO) is boosting its promotional activities in Greece and abroad for 2019, aiming to attract more high-income travelers.

BlueMed Program Aiming to Make Greek Shipwrecks ‘Visitable’

The shipwrecks of Alonissos and the Pagasitikos Gulf will soon be accessible to "visitors" following works carried out within the framework of the BlueMed program.

Tourism Flows to Greece Robust for August

Tourism traffic to Greece continued its dynamic into August, with Greek destinations welcoming more than 6 million travelers, according to the Bank of Greece.

UNWTO Invites Ideas for 1st Global Gastronomy Tourism Startup Contest

The World Tourism Organization is inviting startup companies to submit their ideas for its 1st UNWTO Gastronomy Tourism Startup Competition.

Athens National Garden to Be Restored Back to Beauty

Athens Mayor Giorgos Kaminis has presented plans for the overhaul of the city’s central park, the National Garden, in the heart of the Greek capital.

Rhodes, Ionian Isles Mark Record-breaking Tourist Arrivals in Sept 2018

Rhodes and the Ionian Islands are breaking incoming tourism records for September with flows continuing strong into October.

Greece Looks to Improve Ferry Travel for Passengers with Disabilities

The Greek Shipping Ministry is looking to improve the ferry experience of persons with disabilities when traveling in Greece.

Athens Marks World Animal Day with Call for Love

On occasion of World Animal Day, the Athens Municipality invites animal lovers to step forward and adopt one of 26 strays through its animal welfare program.

Tourism Contributed €52.3 Billion to Greek Economy in 2009-2016

Tourism, one of the top four industries in Greece, generated revenue in the 2009-2016 period, contributing 52.3 billion euros to state coffers, according to INSETE.