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‘Corrective Action’ for Greek Tourism Comes First, Says Minister

The Greek Tourism Ministry will focus on reaching out to last-minute bookers, with additional efforts aimed at speeding up visa procedures.

Minister Takes Action in Three Key Areas for Greece’s Tourism

Three areas in Greek tourism will be seeing changes in the immediate future, according to Tourism Minister Haris Theoharis.

Angela Gerekou Appointed New President of the Greek National Tourism Organization

Angela Gerekou has been appointed as the new president of the Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO), according to an announcement by the Tourism Ministry.

Greece Selected as Filming Location for Chinese Travel Show

The Greek islands of Santorini and Kefallonia were selected as locations for the filming of two episodes of the popular Chinese travel TV show, “Slow life: Feel the world”.

Greece and Poland Celebrate 100 Years of Diplomatic Relations

The 100th anniversary since the establishment of the diplomatic relations between Greece and Poland was celebrated with a cultural festival in Zgorzelec.

GNTO Launches Actions to Support Halkidiki in Target Markets

A special video campaign and fam trips are among the actions launched by the GNTO to promote Halkidiki, following the flash storm that hit the area on July 10.

Greek Gastronomy to be Featured in UK’s National Geographic Traveller Food Festival

Greece’s gastronomy and products will be featured in the National Geographic Traveller Food Festival, which will take place in London, on July 20-21.

Transavia Sees Increase in Ticket Sales from France to Greece

Transavia, a Dutch low-cost carrier and member of Air France-KLM Group, is seeing its sales for travel to Greece on the up following the launch of its direct Paris-Rhodes flight.

GNTO Promotes Best of Greek Tourism to Target Markets

The Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) recently highlighted Greece’s thematic tourism options through a number of promotional events to target markets.

GNTO and CNT Promote Greece to Luxury Holidaymakers in the UK

The Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) and Condé Nast Traveller (CNT) on July 1 will hold a special event in London to promote Greece to UK luxury holidaymakers.

GNTO Supports Cultural, Sports Events in Greece

The Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) has announced its support to a number of cultural and sports events during the summer and fall, taking place in various locations around Greece.

Greece Stars in Travel TV Shows in France and Estonia

Popular travel TV shows in France and Estonia are shining the spotlight on the beauties and tourism offerings of central and northern Greece.

Santorini Named Best Island in Europe by ‘Global Traveler’ Readers

Santorini has been voted “Best Island in Europe” by the readers of US monthly travel magazine Global Traveler.

Le Figaro Presents ‘Eternal Athens’ Special Edition

French newspaper Le Figaro recently released “Eternal Athens”, a special edition dedicated to the Greek capital’s classical and contemporary features.

ASTA Event Introduces US Travel Agents to South Aegean Islands

Aiming to increase tourism flows from the US to destinations in the Dodecanese and the Cyclades, the South Aegean Region recently hosted the ASTA International Showcase event on Rhodes.

GNTO Supports Greece’s Entry in 2019 Eurovision Song Contest

The Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) is supporting Greece’s participation in the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest, which will take place in Tel Aviv, Israel.

Peloponnese to Host ‘Oceanman Greece’ Open Water Swimming Competition

Oitylo village in the area of Mani, in the Peloponnese, during June 29-30, will host the Oceanman Greece - Oitylo Bay 2019 open water swimming competition.

Chinese Travelers Stimulating Greece’s Tax Free Market

Chinese travelers account for more than 40 percent of all 2018 tax free sales in Greece, according to findings released by solutions firm Global Blue.

‘The Sunday Times Travel’ Magazine Presents Greece’s Islands to UK Travelers

Greece’s islands are featured in the May edition of “The Sunday Times Travel”, one of Britain's best-selling magazines that includes tourism news, features and insider guides..

GNTO Promotes Greece at ‘Travel Bulletin Showcases’ Events

The Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) this May and June will take part in the "Travel Bulletin Showcases" events to promote Greece in the UK market.