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Survey: Travelers Give Greece Thumbs Up

Travelers to Greece are giving the country thumbs up in terms of overall tourism experience and quality, according to a survey conducted by QED Market Research.

Bill for Short-term Rentals Goes to Greek Parliament

A bill set to regulate an ever-growing shadow economy in Greece, resulting from short-term rentals of residential properties, was tabled in parliament.

Greece Sharing Economy Bill Set for Parliament

A bill expected - once passed into law - to regulate an ever-growing shadow economy in Greece, is set to be tabled in parliament in the upcoming period.

Greece and Serbia to Explore Cooperation in Tourism

A bilateral tourism forum between Serbia and Greece will be held at the Metropol Palace Hotel in Belgrade, on Wednesday, December 14.

Greece Shines at 2nd Grecka Panorama Poland

Greek sunshine spread across Poland last week during the 2nd Grecka Panorama which attracted more than 7,000 visitors and over 600 B2B meetings between Greek producers and Polish buyers.

Plans for Athens-Attica City Break Destination Underway

The Tourism Ministry is joining forces with the Municipality of Athens, the Region of Attica and public and private stakeholders, for the international promotion of the Greek capital and region as a city break destination.

Thessaloniki Wins Over Brits at WTM London 2016

All the more British tourists are seeking to visit Thessaloniki for its “city break” offerings including cultural, nightlife and culinary options, according to the Thessaloniki Hotels Association.

Attica Region Lays Out Tourism Goodies for Global Travel Agents, Media

In efforts to highlight the sea tourism options available in the Attica Region and see them included in international tour packages, local authorities are currently running a series of fam trips and promotional activities.

Greece’s Last-minute Call to Tourists via #nowisthetime Promo

The Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) is sending out a last-minute call to travelers and holidaymakers to visit Greece while the summer is still here through its “Now is the Time” online campaign and contest.

Minister Kountoura Backs 1st AegeanBall Fest for Syros’ Tourism

Basketball and sports can go a long way towards the promotion of Greece as a leading holiday destination, Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura said during the 1st AegeanBall Festival 2016 held earlier this month on the Cycladic island of Syros.

Mediterranean Panorama & Stockholm Travel Week to Promote Greece in Scandinavia

The organizers of the successful Grekland Panorama - which has been promoting Greece to the Scandinavian market in the past years - are taking the event to the next level by incorporating other Mediterranean destinations and re-naming it into “Mediterranean Panorama”.

GNTO Promotes Greece Across the Globe, Now on Travel Channel

US explorer Josh Gates adds Greece to his long list of adventures with his TV series “Expedition Unknown” set to feature the Minoan Civilization and the secrets of its demise on the Travel Channel this coming fall.

Halkidiki Beaches Take the Lead with Most Blue Flags in Greece

Fifty-two of Greece’s 430 beaches awarded for their quality are located in the Halkidiki peninsula in northern Greece, the Halkidiki Tourism Organization (HTO) said recently, demonstrating the region’s commitment to “responsible tourism”.

Greece Hoists ‘Blue Flags’ at 430 Beaches Countrywide

With 430 beaches and nine marinas, Greece clinched third spot during the 1st International "Blue Flags" Awards ceremony held in Halkidiki on Wednesday, at the Porto Carras Grand Resort.

GNTO Gets the Word Out About Greece with Fam, Press Trips

Summer in Greece has taken off at full speed and the Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) is doing everything to bring in more visitors with a series of initiatives including fam and press trips as well as on-the-spot filming of Greek destinations.

Kountoura: World Still Has Confidence in Greece, Tourism Figures on the Rise

With the tourism season ready to take off, Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura expressed her optimism during the recent 24th annual general assembly of the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE), adding that she expects a record year and sees international interest in Greece...

Mt Athos Area Cuisine Takes the Spotlight @ Kouzina 2016

With the Mediterranean Diet at its core, this year’s Mount Athos Area Kouzina events kick off on May 15 featuring a month full of food and culinary events dedicated to the products and cuisine of the Mount Athos region in northern Greece.

Police-manned Help-desks at Greek Airports to Assist Tourists

Thessaloniki, Heraklion, Rhodes, Chania, Corfu, Mykonos, Kos, Santorini and Zakynthos airports are currently hosting tourist police offices in their arrival area. A tourist police office will soon be opening at Athens International Airport.

Qatar Airways Flies Star Sailors to Greece for 2016 Hellenic Match Racing Tour

The Hellenic Match Racing Tour is back on May 13-15 with an international lineup of sailors ready to offer fans of the sport a thrilling experience with the transportation support of Qatar Airways.

Athens Meet to Explore Russia-Greece Cooperation in Tourism

Ways to work together in tourism will top the agenda of the "Russia-Greece: Prospects for Cooperation in Tourism” conference which kicks off on May 10 in Athens.