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Getting to Know the Region of Central Greece: Fthiotida & Fokida

This week we explore Fthiotida and Fokida, two regional units of Central Greece, a destination of rich contradictions and unexpected experiences.

UNWTO Chief Applauds Greece’s Progress in Tourism

Greece is making excellent progress in tourism, UNWTO Secretary General Taleb Rifai said to the President of the Hellenic Republic Prokopis Pavlopoulos on Wednesday in Athens.

SETE Says Consumer Confidence Index Can Aid in Boosting Tourism

The Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) has added a consumer confidence index to its monthly report to identify key markets as well as travel trends.

GTA Focuses on Greek Beach Destinations, Sees Room Nights on Islands Surge

GTA, a distributor of accommodation and destination services, has seen business to Greece grow after focusing on beach destinations for the past 3 years.

Mykonian Mare Luxury Boutique Hotel Renovation to be Unveiled in Spring 2017

The Mykonian Mare Luxury Boutique Hotel, located in Agios Stefanos on Mykonos, has a new face and is ready to welcome its guests for 2017.

Greece Ranks 23rd on Most Valuable Passport Index by Nomad Capitalist

The Greek passport is the world’s 23rd most valuable travel document, according to an index released recently by the Nomad Capitalist company.

Athens Airport Honors Airlines that Stood Out for 2016 Performance

Athens International Airport has honored airlines that recorded the fastest development and the highest increases in passenger volumes in their 2016 scheduled services.

Greece Gears Up for ITB Berlin 2017 Travel Trade Show

Greece will be exhibiting at a new space at the ITB Berlin 2017 travel trade fair that opens its doors on Wednesday, March 8.

ITB 2017: Strong Demand for Travel from Germany to Greece

Bookings for travel packages to Greece are recording an increase of some 70 percent this year compared to 2016, according to the president of the German Travel Association (DRV), Norbert Fiebig.

TUI: Crete to Become Model Destination for Sustainable Food on Holiday

The TUI Care Foundation and Futouris have launched a joint project on Crete that aims to link the most important economic factors of the Greek island - tourism and agriculture.

Kountoura: Greece Among Top Destinations for German Tourists in 2017

Following the recent ITB Berlin expo, Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura states that Greece is among the top destinations of German travellers this year.

Athens Celebrates Spring with Sunday’s 6th Half Marathon

The 6th Athens Half Marathon will take place in the Greek capital this Sunday, March 19, and celebrate the beginning of spring.

Diaspora Lends Support to 1st Greek Panorama NY Event

Associations and bodies of the Greek diaspora in New York are lending their full support to the 1st Greek Panorama set for May 11-13 in Manhattan.

Thomas Cook: Bookings for Holidays in Greece Up 40%

Bookings for holidays in Greece are up 40 percent on last year, according to tour operator Thomas Cook.

New Pedestrianized Streets in Athens

The City of Athens is proceeding with its scheme to revamp the commercial center of Athens by creating two new pedestrianized streets, which will be accessible as of April 1.

B2B Travel Event Thessaloniki 2017 Deemed a Success

Over 600 business meetings were held in just two days between Greek tourism enterprises and travel professionals from target international markets at the B2B Travel Event held recently in Thessaloniki.

Turkish Airlines Stands Out for Excellence, Hospitality

Turkish Airlines won three distinctions in Greece for adding new destinations to its network, increasing passenger traffic and offering quality services.

‘Concierge Club by Mideast’ Receives Gold Tourism Award

Mideast was honored at the Tourism Awards 2017 for providing its customers with a variety of concierge services, which combine hospitality and luxury, with elements from Greece and the East.

Travelgems Distinguished in the Digital Travel Industry

Web platform Travelgems won two awards for its innovative concept and its unique digital destination guides at the Tourism Awards 2017.

Porto Carras Grand Resort Collects Five Hospitality Distinctions

The Porto Carras Grand Resort in Halkidiki was honored at the Greek Hospitality Awards 2017, for its golf course, congress facilities, casinos, marina and coastal area.