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Athens Popular Airbnb Option, Rental Registry Set to Launch

Athens is among the most popular destinations for travelers seeking accommodation via online sharing platforms, according to data recently released by Inside Airbnb.

Athens Wins Three Honors in World Travel Awards Europe Gala 2018

Athens has received three honors in the 25th World Travel Awards Europe Gala Ceremony 2018, which was recently held in the Greek capital.

GNTO Accelerates Greece Promo Drive with FAM Trips

The GNTO is continuing its promotion of Greece through a series of familiarization (FAM) trips organized for foreign journalists, bloggers and tour operators.

Central Macedonia Shows its Best in ‘3rd Greek Weekend’ in Belgrade

The Region of Central Macedonia presented the tourism offerings of its destinations, during the 3rd Greek Weekend fair held in Belgrade.

Greece to See Over 20% Rise in Arrivals from Lebanon in 2018

Greece in 2018 is expected to see tourist arrivals from Lebanon increase by more than 20%, according to the conclusions from the 3rd Greek Tourism Workshop held in Beirut.

Airbnb Runs into Obstacles Worldwide

Airbnb is facing all the more obstacles since it first entered the market, as authorities try to restrict the expansion of the home-sharing practice that has taken popular destinations by storm.

French Tourists’ ‘Love’ for Greece to Spur Traffic by 10-12%

Inbound travelers from France are set to rise this year by approximately 10-12 percent, according to data of the Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO).

Crete ‘Big Meet’ Casts Spotlight on Greek Cuisine, Products

Greek products will take center stage during the “Crete: The Big Meet - Local Flavors of Greece” show, scheduled to run from April 28 until May 6 in Thessaloniki.

Tax-evading Airbnb Owners ‘Nabbed’ in Greece

The first Airbnb owners, who failed to declare their earnings from home-sharing practices, were recently uncovered by Greece’s Independent Authority for Public Revenue (AADE).

Kountoura: South Aegean Region Key Player in Greek Tourism Growth

The South Aegean Region is a key player in Greek tourism growth, achieving increases in arrivals and revenues, according to Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura.

Thailand, Vietnam Get Taste of Greece’s Tourism Offerings

Greek destinations were presented for the first time in Southeastern Asia during the “Greece Meets Thailand & Vietnam” series of events held in the two countries.

Athens Half Marathon 2018 Breaks Last Year’s Record, Authentic Marathon Wins Gold

Some 21,000 sport lovers from 55 countries participated in this year’s Athens Half Marathon 2018 held in the Greek capital.

Greece Named Second Favorite Cruise Destination in the World

Greece has been honored as the second Favorite Cruise Destination in the world at the Wave Awards 2018, the premier awards of the UK cruise industry.

Athens Half Marathon 2018 Set to Go on March 18

The Greek capital is ready to welcome thousands of amateur and professional runners for the 7th Athens Half Marathon on March 18.

Greece Finalizes Airbnb Online Registration Platform

Property owners leasing their homes via Airbnb or other platforms will be required within the month to register all rental activity on an electronic registry.

Countdown to Athens Half Marathon 2018

It’s the final countdown ahead of the 7th Athens Half Marathon on March 18, with a record number of participants set to make it the largest sporting event in spring.

Greece’s Year-round Tourism Scheme to Take Off from Rhodes

Aiming to establish Greece as a 365-day a year destination, the Tourism Ministry plans to launch its new ambitious campaign from the island of Rhodes.

Greece-Russia Year of Tourism: Regional Authorities Discuss Options

The Greece-Russia Year of Tourism 2017-2018 recently kicked off with a two-day forum held by Greek and Russian regional authorities in Moscow.

Halkidiki Gaining Ground in Dutch Travel Market

Halkidiki, northern Greece, is gaining ground in the Dutch travel market, according to the Halkidiki Tourism Organization (HTO).

Amsterdam to Impose 30-day Limit on Airbnb-style Rentals

In efforts to rein in short-term home rentals, officials in Amsterdam said the city would be imposing a cap of 30 nights per year as of 2019.