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Linking Tourism with Trade Key for Market, Says Greek Commerce Body

The Hellenic Confederation of Commerce and Entrepreneurship (ESEE) is calling for ways to channel the strong tourism dynamic towards stimulating retail trade.

Athens Marathon: A Celebration of Sports, Culture, Tourism

The 37th Athens Marathon will take place in the Greek capital during November 9-10 and once again will promote Greece's sports ideals, culture and tourism.

Greek Gov’t Lays Groundwork for Advanced Tourism Education

The Greek Tourism Ministry is preparing the groundwork for the upgrade of the tourism education system in view of the sector’s robust performance.

Plans for Greek Tourism Upgrade Announced

Changing diving tourism regulations and establishing rules for short-term rentals in Greece are among the current focus areas of the Greek Tourism Ministry.

Hotel Chamber Discusses Greek Tourism’s Major Challenges with Minister

The major challenges that Greek tourism is up against - competitiveness, infrastructure and Brexit - were discussed between the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels and Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis.

Mykonos Crowned Best LGBTQ+ Destination for 2019

The Greek island of Mykonos was recently named best Star LGBTQ+ Destination and received the first prize at the Travel Bulletin Star Awards 2019.

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).

Greek Tourism Minister Sees ‘Business as Usual’ with Thomas Cook

Greek Tourism Minister Haris Theoharis sees business proceeding as usual with Thomas Cook, following a meeting with the company's CEO Peter Fankhauser.

T+L: Grace Santorini Among World’s Best Hotels for 2019

Grace Hotel Santorini, Auberge Resorts Collection has been recognized as one of the best hotels in Travel + Leisure’s (T+L) 2019 World’s Best Awards survey.

‘The Alex’ Hotel Opens ‘ΝΕΣΤ’ Restaurant in Kastella

The Alex hotel of the Santikos Collection, recently opened the doors to the ‘ΝΕΣΤ’, its brand new rooftop restaurant in the area of Kastella, Piraeus.

Zeus International Awarded Kaningos 21 Hotel Lease for 30 Years

Greek hotel management and consulting group Zeus International has been awarded the 30-year lease of the former Kaningos 21 hotel in central Athens.

IOBE Scales Back Greek GDP Growth Outlook to 1.8%

The Greek economy is set to grow by 1.8 percent this year, the Foundation for Economic & Industrial Research (ΙΟΒΕ) said, revising downward its previous forecast.

Greek Tourism Stakeholders Call for National Plan, Coordination

The Greek tourism sector has high expectations of the new center-right government and its leadership, said Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) President Yiannis Retsos.

Greek Hotel Chamber Chief Calls for Consensus, Strong Tourism Strategy

Hellenic Chamber of Hotels President Alexandros Vassilikos cites five areas that are key to ensuring that Greece's strong tourism dynamic continues into the future.

SETE: Fine-tuning Tax Policy Key to Stronger Tourism in Greece

Implementing a friendlier-to-investments taxation policy in Greece is key to ensuring the tourism sector’s dynamic future, according to SETE.

TÜV Hellas Gives Certification to the New Lifts of Athens’ Four Seasons Hotel

TÜV Hellas (TÜV Nord) has carried out the inspection and certification process of the 19 new lifts of the Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel Athens.

SETE: Tourism Supported Greek Economy by €125 Billion Since Crisis

Since the start of the financial crisis in Greece, tourism has supported the economy by 125 billion euros, according to data of SETE.

CNT: Santorini’s ‘Istoria’ Hotel Among the Coolest New Island Hideouts for 2019

The Istoria Hotel on the Greek island of Santorini is included on Condé Nast Traveller's "Coolest New Island Hideouts for 2019" list.

‘Wanderlust Greece’ Creates Social Media Buzz for North Aegean Islands

The North Aegean islands of Ikaria, Lesvos, Samos, Chios and Limnos recently went viral through the new digital travel campaign of "Wanderlust Greece".

Seajets’ Tera Jet Vessel Connects Piraeus with Paros-Ios-Santorini

Seajets has launched a new itinerary from Piraeus to the Greek islands of Paros, Ios and Santorini, which will be operated by its highspeed Tera Jet vessel.