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Central Macedonia Region Reaches Out to US Market at NY Times Travel Show

Aiming to gain a share of the US travel market, the Central Macedonia Region participated in this year’s New York Times Travel Show.

Greece Sees ‘Impressive’ 43.2% Increase of Tourists from Spain in 2018

Greece in 2018 saw an "impressive" rise in arrivals from Spain by 43.2 percent to 255,883, compared to 2017, according to the GNTO.

Düsseldorf 50th boot Show a Stepping Stone for Greek Sea Tourism

Aiming to diversify its tourist offerings, Greece enhanced its presence at the 2019 boot Düsseldorf International Boat and Watersports Show.

Travelers from Finland to Greece Set for 11% Rise

A 20 percent rise in travelers to Greece from Finland last year is set to further increase by an additional 11 percent in 2019, according to data released by the GNTO.

Greece’s Upgraded Sea Tourism Offerings on Show at 50th ‘boot Düsseldorf’

Greece's best in sea tourism is on display at the worlds largest boat show‎ "boot Düsseldorf", running in Germany until January 27.

Greece in Talks for Direct Shanghai-Athens Air Link in 2019

Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura held talks with Juneyao Air's head, aiming to establish a direct Shanghai-Athens air link to increase Chinese arrivals to Greece.

Thessaloniki Travel Guide Published in Hebrew

A new Thessaloniki pocket-sized travel guide, featuring the tourism offerings of the city and the greater region, was recently published in Hebrew.

China ‘Travels’ to Greece Via ‘Assassin’s Creed Odyssey’ Promo

Some 40 million social media users in China now have the chance to virtually “visit” Greece, through the "Assassin’s Creed Odyssey" video game.

Rhapsody Travel Among Best Performing Greek Companies in 2018

Athens-based Rhapsody Travel has been included among the Best Performing Companies for 2018 at the 2nd Treasures of Greek Tourism Awards.

HAPCO Sees Interest for Greece as Conference Tourism Destination

Greece attracted the interest of international conference organizers during Spain's IBTM World exhibition, according to the Hellenic Association of Professional Congress Organizers (HAPCO).

Pre-bookings by Belgian Travelers for Greece Up in 2019

The number of Belgian holidaymakers booking in advance for Greece is on the rise, according to data released by the Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO).

Nat Geo Traveler Russia: Greece Among Most Popular Destinations for Family Holidays

Greece has been announced as the second most popular destination for family holidays by the Russian edition of the National Geographic Traveler magazine.

Greece Reaches Out to Jordan Market with Tourism Workshop

Approximately 180 tourism professionals participated in over 510 B2B meetings during the 1st Greek Tourism Workshop, held in Amman, Jordan.

Greece Revenue Body Says Short-term Rental Registry Bearing Fruit

The registry for property owners leasing their homes for the short-term via online platforms, is producing results, according to Greece's revenue body AADE.

Ministry: Upgrading Greece’s Tourism Training and Education a Priority

The upgrading of the training and education offered to Greek tour guides is among the Tourism Ministry's top priorities.

Greece: Best Heritage Destination by Travel + Leisure India & South Asia

Greece was named “Best Heritage Destination” at India’s Best Awards 2018, organized by the prestigious travel magazine Travel + Leisure India & South Asia.

CIFFT: Greece Tourism Film Tops Public Vote as ‘World’s Best’ for 2018

Over 7,000 votes from the public named the “Greece – A 365-day Destination” video as the winner of the CIFFT "People's Choice" Award World's Best Tourism Film 2018.

‘Athens Marathon. The Authentic’: A Party Like No Other

The 36th "Athens Marathon. The Authentic" brought over 55,000 runners to the Greek capital, in a celebration of sports, support and willpower.

Athens, Thessaloniki Feature in Greece’s New City Break Promo Video

The Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) and Aegean Airlines launched a new video campaign promoting Athens and Thessaloniki as city break destinations.

Santorini’s Caldera Yachting Wins ‘Best in Luxury’ Award at WTM London 2018

Caldera Yachting received the silver award in the “Best in Luxury” category at the 2018 International Travel and Tourism Awards, which was held at WTM London.