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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.

Lebanon Seeks to Learn from Greek Tourism ‘Success Story’

Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura outlined the policies implemented for the upgrade of Greece's tourism product and services, during her recent visit to Lebanon.

Israel Technology Firms Interested in Greek Tourism Projects

Israeli tech firms have expressed interest in working with Greece to promote tourism synergies through new technologies.

Hellas Cert Says Greek Tourism Law Revisions to Create Certification Problems

Hellas Cert, a Greek association of inspection bodies, is calling on the government to re-examine a law that changes the way rented rooms are certified.

Greek Tourism Ministry Announces Georgia Karastathi as New Secretary General

Georgia Karastathi, an attorney to the Supreme Court of Greece, has been appointed as the new Secretary General of the Greek Tourism Ministry.

Greece to Introduce its Accessible Tourism Side

The Greek Tourism Ministry is looking to position Greece among the top accessible tourism destinations and is promoting its beaches that are friendly to persons with mobility problems.

Greece Looks to Lessen Impact of Brexit on Tourism

The Greek Tourism Ministry is looking to lessen the impact of Brexit on travel and tourism in case of a no-deal scenario between the UK and the EU.

Greek Tourism Secretary General Evridiki Kourneta Steps Down

Evridiki Kourneta, the secretary general of the Greek Tourism Ministry, has resigned from her post, an announcement by the ministry said on Monday.

UNWTO Praises Greece for 2018 Record Tourism Results

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has applauded the Greek Tourism Ministry and Minister Elena Kountoura for Greece's "record results" in 2018.

Greece Breaks All Tourism Records, Welcomes 33 Million Travelers in 2018

A total of 33 million people visited Greece in 2018, generating more than 16 billion euros in revenues and breaking all performance records to date.

Hellas Cert Calls on Gov’t to Re-examine Certification Procedure in Tourism Law

The Hellenic Association of Certification Bodies - Hellas Cert is calling on the government to make revisions to a law covering thematic and special interest tourism, with regard to certification procedures.

Greek Tourism Rivals Turkey, Cyprus, Spain Make Comeback in 2018

Greece’s main tourism competitors appear to be recovering their share of the market with 11-month arrival figures indicating an upward trend.

Kountoura Aims to Continue Growth Dynamic in Greek Tourism in 2019

Greek tourism broke all records in 2018, paving the way for an even stronger dynamic in 2019, according to Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura.

China ‘Travels’ to Greece Via ‘Assassin’s Creed Odyssey’ Promo

Some 40 million social media users in China now have the chance to virtually “visit” Greece, through the "Assassin’s Creed Odyssey" video game.

Cooperation, Sustainable Tourism Policy Top First Meeting of Greek Regions

Greece's 1st Regional Meeting for Tourism recently took place in Athens with the participation of 13 Greek regional authorities.

Greek MPs Pass Thematic/Special Interest Tourism Bill by Majority Vote

Greece has passed a bill covering thematic and special interest tourism, the upgrade of tourism training and the strengthening of entrepreneurship.

Full-scope Greek Tourism Bill Paves Way for Growth

A draft law covering thematic and special interest tourism, the upgrade of tourism training and the strengthening of entrepreneurship in tourism has been tabled in Greek parliament.