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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.

Tourism Solutions Provider FORTHcrs Enters New Era as ‘Liknoss’

Following its acquisition by Liknoss Holding SA, Greek e-tourism solution provider FORTHcrs has entered its new professional era under the name of "Liknoss".

Ionian Island Council Ups Funding for Waterway Projects

The Ionian Island Regional Council will increase the budget for waterway projects on the islands of Lefkada, Meganissi, Kefalonia and Ithaki.

Peloponnese to Secure EU Funding to Become Accessible Destination

The Peloponnese Region is aiming to create the conditions that ensure safe and equal access to all of its public, tourist, social and cultural spaces.

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.

Jan-Aug Visitors to Greece Up by 19%, Dynamic to Continue into 2019

Greece saw its visitor numbers rise by 19 percent during January-August 2018, with the upward trend expected to continue into 2019.

SETE to Support Wine Tourism Initiatives

Integrating wine activities into tourism to create a comprehensive product and bring added value to the overall Greece tourist experience, was the focus of a SETE workshop.

ITB-IPK Study Shows Global Tourism Dynamic Going Strong into 2019

International tourism is expected to continue its upward trend into 2019, on the back of a 6 percent rise in global outbound trips in the first eight months of 2018.

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.

Santorini Mayor Calls for Closer Cooperation on Crucial Issues

A brighter, healthier future for Santorini depends on ensuring closer cooperation, tighter regulations and upgraded infrastructure, according to the island's mayor Nikos Zorzos.

Come for the Theater, Stay for the Epirus Experience

Offering the best of all (travel) worlds, Epirus is a dream come true for those restless souls who simply want it all.

New Destinations, Fresh Products Key to Stronger Greek Tourism Dynamic

Promoting lesser-known destinations and introducing innovative products are the next step if Greece wants to capitalize on the strong dynamic of its tourism sector.

Arta of Byzantine Monuments and Wetlands Takes Steps to Tap into Tourism

Like most of Epirus, Arta's secrets… are still secret... waiting to be discovered. The town can serve as an ideal base for one of the most rewarding travel experiences in Greece.

Athens, Thessaloniki Feature in Greece’s New City Break Promo Video

The Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) and Aegean Airlines launched a new video campaign promoting Athens and Thessaloniki as city break destinations.

Poll: Millennials Keen on Luxury Travel, Know Their Stuff

The largest age group traveling at the moment are the millennials, who are better educated, prefer city breaks and love luxury, according to ITB-IPK’s World Travel Monitor.

Ancient Theaters of Epirus: A Doorway to the Full Travel Experience

The Epirus Region launched over the weekend its new tourism product and branding concept - the Ancient Theaters of Epirus cultural route.

BlueMed Program Aiming to Make Greek Shipwrecks ‘Visitable’

The shipwrecks of Alonissos and the Pagasitikos Gulf will soon be accessible to "visitors" following works carried out within the framework of the BlueMed program.

ITB Sees Sharp Rise in City Trips, Athens Set to Hit 5.5m Mark in 2018

City trips have grown nearly four times as much in the last decade than any other form of tourism, according to a recent analysis.