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Holiday Inn Athens Introduces ‘Open Lobby’ Concept

The Holiday Inn Athens, Attica Ave., Airport West hotel recently introduced an innovative Open Lobby concept for both business and leisure travelers.

Creta Maris Guests ‘Live Like a Cretan’ for a Day

The Creta Maris Beach Resort on Crete held a “We do Local Days” thematic event and invited its guests to live like a Cretan for a day.

Lufthansa Group Introduces New Economy ‘Light’ Fare on North American Routes

Lufthansa group passengers, as of summer 2018 will be able to book a so-called Economy “Light” fare on routes to North America.

Tourism an Investment in the Future, Kountoura Tells EU Parliament

Placing tourism at the top of EU policy-making agendas will strengthen local economies, according to Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura.

Greek Hotel Chamber Issues GDPR Guidelines for Members

The Hellenic Chamber of Hotels has informed its members on the requirements as foreseen by the GDPR privacy law, which comes into force across the EU on May 25.

Greece Examines Lifting Banking Limits After Bailout Exit

As Greece prepares to exit its bailout program in August, the government is looking into ways to further ease and ultimately lift capital controls.

Greece to Host ‘IRONMAN 70.3’ Triathlon Event in 2019

The Greek destination of Messinia in April 2019 will host the IRONMAN 70.3, a challenging sports event that takes place in various locations around the world.

Athens’ Parks to Host 145 Events in June

Parks in Athens will host a series of events, including concerts, guided tours, programs for children and sports activities, for the whole month of June.

Zakynthos’ Turtle Nesting Grounds in Danger, Warn Environmental Groups

Four environmental groups are warning that the nesting grounds of the threatened loggerhead sea turtle on the island of Zakynthos are in danger.

Sea-inspired Activities for All at ‘Sea Days 2018 – Go Piraeus’

The port city of Piraeus is set to welcome dozens of visitors over 10 days full of activities within the “Sea Days 2018 - Go Piraeus” event to take place on June 1-10.

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.

Eurostar is First Rail Operator to Benefit from Travelport’s ‘Rich Content and Branding’

Eurostar has joined over 260 airlines as Travelport’s first rail operator benefiting from its merchandising solution Rich Content and Branding.

Revamped ‘Terra Maltese Natural Retreat’ Welcomes Guests to Mykonos

Following extensive renovation works, the Terra Maltese Natural Retreat hotel on Mykonos has opened its doors to welcome its guests for the 2018 summer season.

Lemnos to Treat Guests at ‘Philema’ Gastronomy and Wine Festival in July

The island of Lemnos will “offer guests a treat” at its second “Philema” gastronomy and wine festival to take place between July 27-29.

Tender for Construction of Eleonas KTEL Bus Depot in the Cards

The Greek government is set to launch a tender for the construction and management of an intercity bus (KTEL) depot in Eleonas, Athens.

Two Greek Preservation Ventures Clinch Natura 2000 Awards

The Callisto NGO based in Thessaloniki, dedicated to the protection of the brown bear, was among the six projects that won the 2018 European Natura 2000 Awards.

Lesvos Promoted to German Market Through Joint Campaign

The Molyvos Tourism Association and Germania have joined forces to attract more German tourists to the northern Aegean island of Lesvos.

Emirates’ Superjumbo A380 to Operate Athens-Dubai Service in June

Emirates’ superjumbo A380 aircraft will return to the Greek capital for the second half of June to operate the Athens – Dubai route.

DNA Travel: New Experiential Tours on Santorini for Budget Travelers

DNA Travel has announced the launch of a new series of low budget experiential tours that will run this summer on the island of Santorini.

Greek Think-tank Calls for ‘Brain Gain’ Strategy

The Hellenic Federation of Enterprises (SEV) is urging the Greek government to draw up a ‘brain gain’ strategy, in view of the growing potential of the tourism industry.