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Greece: Upward Battle for North Aegean Island Tourism

Regional authorities in the North Aegean region are expressing their concerns over the decreased numbers of tourists visiting the islands as a result of the ongoing influx of refugees there and the negative media coverage.

‘Technology Essential for Greek Tourism Growth’, Minister Kountoura Talks Tech

Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura recently presented the ministry's plans to invest in new innovative technologies to develop tourism in Greece.

Greece has Potential to be Frontrunner in Sustainable Tourism Development

Greece has the potential to be a frontrunner in sustainable tourism development in the coming years, according to UNWTO Secretary-General Taleb Rifai.

Tourism Awards 2017 Getting Ready To Honor the Best in Greece

"An experience worth sharing": The Tourism Awards 2017 awards ceremony will take place on Tuesday, March 21, at the Athenaeum InterContinental hotel.

Ministry Joins Forces with Greek Island Representatives to Boost Tourism

The Tourism Ministry is focusing on actions to boost tourism on Greek islands that experienced a string of negative publicity due to refugee flows.

Lesvos Day Event Explores Ways to Restore Island Image, Spur Tourism

Ways to revive tourism in the North Aegean Region and specifically on the island of Lesvos were the focus of an event held recently in Mytilini.

Greece Submits Candidacy for UNWTO Executive Council Position

Greece has submitted its application to occupy one of the seats allocated to the Executive Council of the UNWTO for the years 2018 – 2021.

Which Greek Tourism Businesses are Eligible for Subsidies

Investors seeking to launch tourism businesses can benefit from subsidies of up to 200,000 euros, as part of a a new NSRF program.

Fam Trips, Foreign Productions Promoting Aegean Isles

Foreign show productions and fam trips for bloggers, journalists and tour operators are keeping the Aegean islands in the spotlight.

Greece Top Choice for French Travelers, 2018 Pre-bookings up by 10%

Greece is among the top three destination choices for French holidaymakers with the number of arrivals in 2017 up by 15 percent compared to 2016.

Emirates Supports ASTA Destination EXPO 2018 in Athens

Emirates will support and sponsor the ASTA Destination Expo 2018, the annual international conference of the American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA), to be held in Athens in April.

Greek Thematic Tourism Projects to Get ‘Interreg’ Funding

Greek thematic tourism projects are to receive funding through the EU’s Interreg V (Greece-Cyprus 2014-2020) program.

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.

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.

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.

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.