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INSETE: City Breaks, Winter Destinations ‘Hot’ in February for Greeks

Αthens, Thessaloniki and Arahova welcomed the most Greek visitors in February, according to recent data released by INSETE.

Ferry Connecting Turkey’s Cesme and Izmir with Lavrio Set for June 2

A daily ferry service connecting the coastal Turkish towns of Cesme and Izmir with the Greek port of Lavrio is slated to begin on June 2.

Greek Gov’t to Name Financial Advisor for 23 Smaller Airport Projects 

The Greek Transport Ministry will name a financial advisor in the coming period to move ahead with the exploitation of 23 smaller airports across Greece.

Kountoura Agrees to Back Syros Tourism, Revival of Nautical Week

Increasing incoming tourism to Syros, as well as reviving its "Nautical Week" were discussed between Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura and island officials.

Fraport Greece Traffic Revenue Rise Boosts Mother Company Profits

Fraport’s Greece and Brazil airports accounted for two-thirds of the parent company’s increase in revenue last year, which rose by 18.5 percent to almost 3.5 billion euros.

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.

Greek Travel Agencies Report Improved Performance in 2018

Greek travel agency activity increased by 28.4 percent in 2018 compared to 2017, demonstrating the ongoing dynamic of the tourism sector.

Central Macedonia Bike Paths ‘on Show’ in Holland

Central Macedonia authorities presented the region’s cycling and mountain biking trails to the Dutch market during the "Fiets en Wandelbeurs" travel fair.

New Guide Out on Thessaloniki’s Ottoman Monuments

A 20-page pocket guide of the Ottoman Era Monuments in Thessaloniki has been released by the city's tourism organization, aiming to assist visitors in their discovery of the northern port city.

Central Macedonia Backs Tourism Ventures for Growth

More than 152 tourism investments are already taking shape while 32 are in the pre-approval stage in the Central Macedonia Region in northern Greece.

Greece Seeks to Shape Mediterranean Tourism Strategy for the Future

Greece aims to evolve into a leading policy-maker on tourism development in the Mediterranean region, says Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura.

Airlines Slash Scheduled Seats to Greece by 7% in 2019

Airlines have slashed the number of scheduled seats to Greece by 7 percent, or 1.3 million, this year compared to 2018, according to findings released by INSETE.

Greek Hoteliers Chief Urges Gov’t to Take Action, Pay Attention to Their Needs

Hellenic Federation of Hoteliers (POX) President Grigoris Tasios expressed his dissatisfaction with government officials who "have failed to effectively address hoteliers’ problems".

Western Greece Region Sets Aside €1m for Tourism Promotion until 2021

The Region of Western Greece has secured 1 million euros in EU funding for tourism promotional activities for the 2019-2021 period.

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.

More Greeks Choose Tourism Studies Thanks to Best Career Outlook

All the more young people in Greece are choosing to study tourism thanks to its strong professional outlook, according to the Labor Ministry's Ergani system.  

Corinth, Kavala to Promote Religious Tourism via the ‘Footsteps of St Paul’ Tour

The municipalities of Corinth and Kavala have agreed to jointly promote the "Footsteps of St Paul" tours, aiming to further develop religious tourism in Greece.

Thessaloniki Tour Guide School Set to Take Training to a New Level

The Thessaloniki Tour Guide School is getting ready to open its doors to Greek and Greek-speaking EU and non-EU nationals.

Individual Travelers to Greece Outdo Package Tourists in Nine-month Spending

Individual travelers have stepped in the lead in terms of tourism-related revenue in the January-September 2018 period, according to the Bank of Greece.

Central Macedonia Seeks to Diversify Tourism Product

Central Macedonia tourism stakeholders are examining ways to diversify the tourism product and extend the season through synergies and innovation.