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More Greeks Traveling in Summer 2018

Greeks appear to be traveling more in the three months of summer 2018, marking a 10 percent increase compared to the same period last year, according to data by Greek travel agents.

‘Japan Week’ Festival Coming to Athens in 2019

Athens will host the Japan Week festival in November 2019, giving residents and visitors the chance to learn about the tradition and culture of Japan.

Greece Announces New Framework to Regulate Agrotourism Businesses

The terms and conditions for the regulated operation of agrotourism enterprises in Greece have been laid out in a special framework.

Greek Tourism Ministry Approves Revised Rating Scheme for Rooms to Let

The Greek Tourism Ministry has approved a revised rating scheme for rooms to let, laying out the terms for classification.

Greece’s Paggaio Readies ‘2019 European City of Sport’ Bid

The municipality of Paggaio near Kavala in Eastern Macedonia and Thrace, has set its sights on becoming a European City of Sport for 2019.

‘Cultural Routes’ 2020 Forum a Huge Success for Chania, Kountoura Says

Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura met with sector professionals in the city of Chania, which in 2020 will host the 10th “Cultural Routes” advisory forum of the Council of Europe.

Greek Draft Law on Thematic, Special Interest Tourism Up for Discussion

A draft law covering thematic and special interest tourism is now open for public consultation through to June 27, on the Tourism Ministry's website.

Incoming Tourism to Greece from Russia on the Rise, Says Minister

Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura reiterated estimates for a positive year for Greece, citing the growing number of incoming travelers from Russia.

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.

Tziallas: Ministry Focused on Sustainable Tourism, Fair Distribution of Tourist Flows

Ensuring sustainable tourism development and stronger performance is a priority for the Greek government, according to Secretary General for Tourism Policy George Tziallas.

Kountoura to Address EU Parliament Tourism Event

Tourism development and infrastructure will be among the issues to be covered by Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura, during a European Parliament event on May 22.

Minister Charitsis: Diversification of Greek Tourism Product Key to Island Growth

Alternate Economy Minister Alexis Charitsis stressed the importance of the diversification of the tourist product for the growth of North Aegean islands.

Kountoura: More Targeted Actions to Boost Tourism in North Aegean

The government is supporting North Aegean islanders towards securing a better future, according to Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura.

Athens Getting Ready to Host World Travel Awards Europe Gala Ceremony 2018

Athens will welcome the 2018 World Travel Awards (WTA) on June 30, with industry leaders from across the continent in attendance.

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.

Kountoura Presents Central Macedonia Region Tourism Priorities

Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura recently spoke of ways to boost investments in the Central Macedonia region.

Eastern Macedonia-Thrace Region Invests in Year-round Tourism

On the back of a positive trend in tourist traffic for 2017, the Eastern Macedonia-Thrace Region expects to achieve even stronger results by extending the tourism season.

IHTC: Medical Tourism to Greece Can Bring in $2bn in Next Three Years

Revenue from medical tourism to Greece can reach $2bn in the next three years, according to International Health Tourism Center (IHTC) head George Patoulis.

Greece and Japan Look to Enhance Tourism Cooperation

Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura and Japan's Ambassador to Greece Yasuhiro Shimizu discussed ways to boost bilateral tourism cooperation.

Kountoura: All-year Tourism to Spur Investments, Create Jobs

Year-round tourism will provide the impetus for investments, Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura said during the Capital + Vision 2017 conference recently held in Athens.