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Athens Art Scene Gets it on NYT’s 2017 Places to Go List

The New York Times has included Athens in its "52 Places to Go in 2017" list, adding that "the Greek debt crisis has not dampened Athens’ thriving arts scene" and backed by a photo of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC).

Athens Mayor Discusses His Agenda on Tourism, Culture

The Greek capital’s strong tourism performance this season and the prospects for growth in arrivals were discussed in a meeting on Friday between Athens Mayor George Kaminis and interim Alternate Tourism Minister Alkistis Protopsalti.

Airlines Announce New Routes to/from Athens, Greece

In view of the summer 2015 schedule of Athens International Airport, airlines have announced a series of new routes to/from the Greek capital.

Finnair To Open Route To Athens, Greece, In 2015

Next year Finnair will add a seasonal service to Athens, Greece, on 5 April.

Syntagma Square’s Refurbishment Signals Greece’s Emergence From Crisis

The Bloomberg news agency has noticed that something is changing in Athens one day after Eurostat confirmed that Greece had achieved a primary surplus of 3.4 billion euros in 2013, four years after the country had requested international bailout funds.

Athens To Welcome An Additional 700,000 Tourists In 2014

Athens is changing and is expected this year to accommodate an extra 700,000 tourists compared to 2013, the mayor of the Greek capital, Giorgos Kaminis, said on 14 April.

Gulf Air Resumes Flights To Greek Capital Athens

Gulf Air recently announced that it will resume flights to the Greece's capital city Athens with four weekly flights launching on 16 June.

Over 160 New Airline Routes From Athens, Greece, This Summer

Passenger numbers at Athens International Airport (AIA) are expected to continue to grow significantly during the summer 2014 period as over 160 new weekly flights are scheduled to connect the Greek capital with international destinations.

Travel Trade Athens Event Attracts High Interest From Professionals

International and Greek tourism professionals have expressed a high interest to participate in the second edition of the annual Travel Trade Athens event to be held 14-15 April 2014 at the Megaron Athens International Conference Center.

European Backpacker Index 2014: Santorini Is More Affordable Than Athens

The popular Greek island of Santorini is one of the four new cities added to the European Backpacker Index For 2014 due to high demand.

Athens Hoteliers Team Up With Private Marketing Company To Promote Greek Capital

A cooperation agreement aimed to focus on a common strategy for the promotion of the Greek capital to markets abroad was signed between the Athens-Attica & Argosaronikos Hotel Association and private marketing company Marketing Greece.

“Athens Expects A Very Good Tourism Season This Year”

Travel Trade Athens 2014 - Interview with George Broulias, President of the Athens Development & Destination Management Agency.

Travel Trade Athens: Major Trade Event Returns To The Greek Capital

The Greek capital will once again be in the spotlight with the launch of the second edition of the annual Travel Trade Athens event at the Megaron Athens International Conference Center.

The New York Times Includes Athens Among 52 Places To Go In 2014

Athens is a city out of an economic crisis and is making a comeback, according to the New York Times. The American daily newspaper has included the Greek capital in a feature that suggests 52 places for one to visit this year.

ASTY S.A. Announcement On Cutting Ties With U.S. Hotel Giant Marriott

The Management Agreement between ASTY S.A. and MARRIOTT International, which expires on 31st December 2013, will not be extended.

31st Athens Classic Marathon Shines Spotlight On Greek Capital

Thousands of runners created an amazing image of Athens on Sunday 10 November and placed the Greek capital in the international limelight.

WTM 2013: Athens Receives Warm Reception

“If we continue to show an image of stability and calmness, Athens may have a better tourism season and enter the path of recovery in 2014,” the president of the Athens-Attica & Argosaronic Hotel Association, Alexandros Vassilikos, commented after the curtain fell for this year’s...

NJV Athens Plaza To Host Greece’s Top Wine Producers This Winter

The NJV Athens Plaza hotel this winter will host some of the most reputable wine producers of Greece in an aim to highlight and promote the country's wine to visitors and guests in the Greek capital.
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Singapore Airlines To Temporary Resume Flights To Athens Next Year

Singapore Airlines will return to the Greek capital Athens on a temporary basis between June and October 2014 to meet expected demand during the peak summer travel season.
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Hotels In Athens-Attica Still Troubled Despite Rise In Arrivals

The number of tourists staying in hotels in Athens-Attica during the first eight months of the year, showed a positive sign for the first time in six years, according to data released by the Athens-Attica & Argosaronic Hotel Association.