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German Bookings to Greece Show 10% Increase

Bookings from Germany to Greek destinations have shown a 10 percent increase at present, according to the German Travel Association (DRV).

Greek Destinations In The News Over The Summer

A selection of important announcements concerning various Greek destinations that took place during the summer.

TUI To Connect Greece To Germany And Austria Via New Air Routes In 2015

As of May 2015, TUIfly airline will launch six new routes connecting Germany and Austria to the Greek destinations of Heraklio, Rhodes, Araxos, Kos, Corfu and Chania.

Lufthansa Connecting Greece To The World For 55 Years

This year, Lufthansa German Airlines marks 55 years of successful operations in Greece and celebrated this milestone by continuing to be a bridge between Greece and the world.

Greece’s South Aegean Islands Promoted In Athens

The Region of the South Aegean is participating in the 5th Greek Tourism Destinations & Traditions Exhibition that is in full swing in the multipurpose area of the Athens metro at Syntagma Square.

“Discover Greece” Launches In German, French and Russian

As holiday bookings for Greece continue to heat up, the non-profit private sector tourism initiative Marketing Greece recently launched its destination portal Discovergreece.com in Russian, German and French.

Louis Cruises: Nine New Cruise Destinations For Summer 2014

New Greek destinations and themed cruises are included on the summer 2014 schedule of Louis Cruises.

SWISS Adds Greek Destinations To New Summer 2014 Schedule

This summer, SWISS will add Thessaloniki to its Zurich-based network, while Geneva will see new services to Corfu and Heraklion.
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Greek Destinations To Be Showcased In Polish Expo

Greek destinations will promote their main tourism products at the 21st edition of TT Warsaw Tour & Travel - International Tourism Industry Exhibition in Poland on 28-30 November 2013.
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Domestic Tourism Remains Weak This Easter Holiday

The 2013 summer season for most hotels on popular (and once expensive) Greek destinations is beginning with the “worst prospects" due to a decrease in bookings made by Greeks for the Easter holiday, press reports said recently.
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German Tourists Warm Up To Greece

German tour operators have reported an increase in bookings for Greek destinations, according to Torsten Schaefer, spokesman of the German Travel Association (DRV).
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Greece To Approach Gay Market This Week At 33rd Fitur Expo

Hotels located in over 10 Greek destinations will be presented and promoted this year in the Gay & Lesbian segment at the 33rd Fitur International Tourism Trade Fair to be held this week in Madrid, Spain (30 January- 3 February 2013).

Domestic Tourism Leaves Unclear Picture In August

Special offers at Greek destinations and discounts on hotel prices did the trick during the peak August holiday season as Greek holidaymakers did in fact travel domestically although in obviously lesser numbers compared to last year, press reports said last month.

Aegean Airlines Enhances Network

Aegean Airlines last month announced its principle growth targets for 2011 that include new destinations abroad, additional frequent flights to major existing destinations and direct connections of Greek regional destinations to foreign markets in order to support tourism.
GNTO's stand at ITB Berlin 2011.
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Greece Shows Determination At ITB 2011

Business deals worth over six billion euros were made at this year’s ITB among 11,163 exhibiting companies and organizations from 188 countries (2010: 11,127 companies from 187 countries) that presented tourism products and the latest travel trends. The travel trade show counted...

SETE Promotes Fresh Model For Greek Tourism

“The proposal for a new development model for Greek tourism is basically a policy proposal primarily aimed at bringing about a major mentality change,” President of the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE) Nikos Angelopoulos said at the presentation of the “Greek...

Greeks Stayed Home For The Holidays

Many Greeks chose to stay home this past holiday season and avoided traditional Christmas and New Year domestic destinations as travel within the country declined some 25 percent, Yiorgos Telonis, president of the Hellenic Association of Travel and Tourist Agencies (HATTA) told...

Deputy Minister Attends International Cruise Convention

Deputy Culture and Tourism Minister George Nikitiadis presented significant opportunities provided for cruise tourism and investments in Greek port projects, following the lifting of cabotage restrictions (currently in process by the Greek government), last month at the 8th...

Ryanair Announces New Route

The Culture and Tourism Ministry announced last month that it aims to encourage airlines to add routes to Greek destinations or enhance existing flights to Greece from many destinations especially in Europe.

Greece and Israel Explore Closer Ties

Greek Prime Minister Yiorgos Papandreou and his visiting Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu agreed last month to form a joint committee to strengthen ties between the two countries.