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EBRD Remains Committed to Greece, 2018 Funding Reaches €846m

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) shareholders agreed to extend its mandate in Greece through to 2025.

Greek MPs Back Tsipras with Confidence Vote, Pave Way for Macedonia Deal

A confidence vote on Wednesday, has given Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras the go-ahead to proceed with the ratification of a highly-debated name deal with FYROM.

Athens Half Marathon 2019 to Welcome Over 25,000 Runners in March

More than 25,000 professional and amateur athletes are expected to participate in the Athens Half Marathon 2019, scheduled to be held on March 17 in the Greek capital.

‘My Emirates Pass’ Returns with Exclusive Membership Discounts in UAE

Emirates has announced the return of “My Emirates Pass”, which is now providing travelers with discounts and benefits in over 500 locations across the UAE.

Traffic Through Greek Airports Hits Historic High in 2018

A total of 63.7 million travelers went through Greek airports on 532,631 flights in 2018, marking a historic high, according to the Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority (HCAA).

Greece to Promote Tourism in Shanghai Free-Trade Zone

Greece will be present in the Shanghai Free Trade Zone for the next 10 years, showcasing and promoting Greek tourism, culture, gastronomy and products.

Seajets Honors Fishermen and Crew for Saving Lives in Attica Wildfire

Seajets has honored 26 fishermen and four of its “Tera Jet” crew members, for their heroic actions in the July 2018 wildfire in Mati, Attica.

Athens Forum to Explore Gastronomy Tourism Opportunities for Hoteliers

Greek travel and food experts will attend a forum in Athens on January 18 and discuss the potential of gastronomy tourism for hotels in Greece.

Kallichoron Hotel Keeps ‘Green Key’, Receives High Guest Reviews

The Kallichoron Art Boutique Hotel on Astypalea has retained its Green Key certificate and also received the Guest Review Award 2018 for its top hospitality services.

Evros’ Nature and Wildlife on Display at Ramada Plaza Thraki Hotel

The Ramada Plaza Thraki hotel in Alexandroupolis is hosting a photo exhibition featuring landscapes of Evros and Rodopi in northern Greece.

AccorHotels to Open First Ibis Styles Hotel in Athens

AccorHotels has signed a franchising agreement with Greek company G. Lymperakis Invest OE for the launch of the first ibis Styles hotel in central Athens.

Three Greek Groups Leading US LNG Shippers

Three Greek-owned groups are the top shippers of LNG (liquefied natural gas) in the US, followed by shipping giants from South Korea, China, and Europe.

Different Ticket Rates for Acropolis Museum in Summer and Winter

Ticket prices for the Acropolis Museum are subject to change to 10 euros in the summer and 5 euros in winter, according to the Greek ministry of culture.

Golden Star Ferries, Fast Ferries to Operate Rafina-Cyclades Islands Route

Golden Star Ferries and Fast Ferries announced that their Golden Express high-speed ferry will be connecting the port of Rafina with the Cyclades Islands for summer 2019.

DiscoverEU: More than 14,500 Young People to Explore Europe

More than 14,500 young people have been selected from almost 80,000 applications to receive a DiscoverEU pass and travel around Europe.

Air France: La Première and Business Menus by Michelin-starred Chefs

Air France has partnered with Michelin-starred chefs, providing its passengers with the opportunity to enjoy culinary delights worthy of the finest restaurants throughout the year.

Crete’s Elianthos Villas Once Again Wins Guest Review Award by Booking.com

Elianthos Villas, located on Crete, has once again been honored with the Guest Review Award by online booking platform Booking.com.

Kountoura Looks to Increase Greece-Canada Flights for Summer 2019

Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura and Transat Tours' Renée Boisvert discussed on the potential of increasing flights between Greece and Canada.

Greek Gov’t Revises Golden Visa Law to Tackle Shady Dealings

The government is revising the legal framework covering Greece’s golden visa scheme in efforts to ensure transparency after reports of illegal dealings.

Athens Airport Concession Deal Stalled

AIA SA is calling on the relevant authorities to set a specific timeframe for the completion of the Athens International Airport concession agreement.