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Sustainability Matters for the Greek Tourism Ministry

The Greek Tourism Ministry has begun its transition to the "NO Plastic" era by placing recycling bins on its premises.

EBRD-led Sustainable Tourism Plan for Rhodes Underway

Rhodes is next in line for the implementation of a pilot plan for the sustainable development of the destination.

EBRD Proposes Ticketing to Limit Santorini Overtourism

Santorini authorities have teamed up with the EBRD to create a destination management plan that will keep the inflow of tourists at sustainable levels.

Sports Tourism in Greece’s Strategy to Attract More Visitors

The Greek Tourism Ministry will support the Ironman 70.3 Greece 2020 mega sporting event as part of its strategy to diversify the country's tourism product and attract more visitors.

Greek Gov’t Sets Developing Wine Tourism as a Priority

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has pledged to support efforts for the development of wine tourism in Greece.

Thessaloniki to Get Promoted as Destination for City Breaks

The Greek Tourism Ministry is planning to promote Thessaloniki as a destination ideal for a city break in Europe.

Greece – China Boost Connectivity with Juneyao Air Direct Flight

Greece has entered a deal with Chinese carrier Juneyao Air for direct flights between Shanghai and Athens starting July 2020.

EBRD Unveils 10-year Destination Management Plans for Santorini, Rhodes

EBRD has unveiled two pilot destination management schemes for Santorini and Rhodes, setting priorities and providing action plans for the next decade.

Greece to Expand Tourism Studies Options and Programs

Focused on improving the quality of tourism services, the Greek Tourism Ministry announced plans for the upgrade of tourism studies across all levels.

Post-graduate Tourism Studies Program Kicks off in Greece

Students interested in post-graduate tourism studies for the 2019-2020 period can apply by November 1, at tourism ministry departments in 11 Greek cities.

Greece’s New Tourism Campaign to Focus on New Markets, Affluent Travelers

Greece's new tourism strategy for 2020 will focus on new markets and affluent travelers, according to GNTO Secretary General Dimitris Fragakis.

Thomas Cook Collapse: Useful Info for Hoteliers, Tourists in Greece

The Greek Tourism Ministry released information for hotels in Greece that are hosting Thomas Cook customers from Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium.

Greece Looks to Support Travelers, Businesses Affected by Thomas Cook Collapse

The Tourism Ministry in Greece is exploring ways to support Greek tourism businesses affected by the collapse of UK travel giant Thomas Cook.

SETE Calls for Tourism Alliance Between Sector and Ministry

SETE has called for an "alliance" between the tourism sector's stakeholders and the Tourism Ministry in order for crucial issues to be resolved.

ETC: Greece-Russia Tourism Year Fails to Hit the Mark

The Greece - Russia Year of Tourism 2017-2018 did not generate the anticipated results, according to a report by the European Travel Commission (ETC).

Greece Strives to Attract Tourists Back to Samothrace

The Greek Tourism Ministry is looking to attract visitors back to Samothrace after the island's problematic ferry service tarnished its image.

Greek Tourism Ministry Updates Terms for Operation of Playgrounds in Hotels

All playgrounds in hotels in Greece must now be licensed prior to their opening to guests, according to the Greek Tourism Ministry.

Ferrari Club Passione Rossa ‘Drives’ to Greece for 20th Birthday

Passione Rossa, the most popular Ferrari car owners’ club in Italy, is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a journey that includes stops in Greece.

‘Attica Wine & Food Experience’ Takes Greek Hospitality a Step Further

Aiming to promote enotourism, Attica wine producers and related businesses have joined forces to create the Attica Wine and Food Experience network.

Ministry Announces New Programs in Tourism Studies

The Greek Tourism Ministry announced that it would be introducing 10 new tourism studies programs for the 2019-2020 period.