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More Greeks Traveling in Summer 2018

Greeks appear to be traveling more in the three months of summer 2018, marking a 10 percent increase compared to the same period last year, according to data by Greek travel agents.

Israeli Visitors Boost Thessaloniki Overnight Stays in 1HY

The number of visitors to Thessaloniki edged higher in the first half of the year, with Israeli travelers boosting overnight stays by 113.16 percent.

Greek Gov’t Eyeing PPP Deals for Development of 10 Ports

Greece aims to develop 10 ports belonging to the country’s assets fund, through public-private partnerships (PPPs), according to Secretary-General for Port Policy Christos Lambridis.

Western Greece Region to Set Up Tourism Info Desks at Ports, Airports

The Region of Western Greece has announced that it would set up tourism information offices at major entrance points in the area.

Minister Invites Private Investment in Greek Tourism Sector

Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura recently invited the private sector to take advantage of the new investment opportunities in Greek tourism.

Novotel Athens GM Tours ‘Energy Observer’ Hydrogen Vessel in Flisvos, Athens

Novotel Athens General Manager Evripidis Tzikas toured the Energy Observer, the world’s first vessel powered by hydrogen, which recently arrived at the Flisvos marina in Athens.

‘Cultural Routes’ 2020 Forum a Huge Success for Chania, Kountoura Says

Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura met with sector professionals in the city of Chania, which in 2020 will host the 10th “Cultural Routes” advisory forum of the Council of Europe.

‘Thematic Tourism Key to Boost Arrivals to Greece’ – Interview with Hellenic Chamber of Hotels President Alexandros Vassilikos

Greece should focus on thematic infrastructure in order to further develop its tourism product, according to HCH President Alexandros Vassilikos.

Incoming Tourism to Greece from Russia on the Rise, Says Minister

Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura reiterated estimates for a positive year for Greece, citing the growing number of incoming travelers from Russia.

Tender for Construction of Eleonas KTEL Bus Depot in the Cards

The Greek government is set to launch a tender for the construction and management of an intercity bus (KTEL) depot in Eleonas, Athens.

Greek Think-tank Calls for ‘Brain Gain’ Strategy

The Hellenic Federation of Enterprises (SEV) is urging the Greek government to draw up a ‘brain gain’ strategy, in view of the growing potential of the tourism industry.

Eurobank: Peak Interest in Greek Tourism, Energy, Logistics Set to Create Jobs

The tourism, energy and logistics sectors are set to create 605,000 new jobs in Greece over the next decade, according to a study released by Eurobank.

Minister Charitsis: Diversification of Greek Tourism Product Key to Island Growth

Alternate Economy Minister Alexis Charitsis stressed the importance of the diversification of the tourist product for the growth of North Aegean islands.

Kountoura: More Targeted Actions to Boost Tourism in North Aegean

The government is supporting North Aegean islanders towards securing a better future, according to Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura.

Marketing Greece’s Publicity Actions Shine Spotlight on Greek Tourism in Q1 2018

Athens' Keramikos district was among the destinations that received international promotion through actions of Marketing Greece during Q1 2018.

Kountoura Presents Central Macedonia Region Tourism Priorities

Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura recently spoke of ways to boost investments in the Central Macedonia region.

‘Avance Rent a Car’ Appoints New General Manager

Athens-based car rental company Avance Rent a Car has appointed Stavroula Spiliopoulou as the company's new General Manager.

German Tour Experts Concerned About Greece Room Capacity

German tour operators are concerned about a shortage of rooms at Greek destinations in view of an increase in summer sales from Germany.

Quality, Stronger Capacity Tops Greek Accommodation Body SETKE Agenda

Increasing room capacity, introducing a new hotel rating system, and laying out quality standards topped the agenda of SETKE's annual conference.

GNTO Chief: 2018 Starts with Increase in Tourism Arrivals by 15-30%

Tourism arrivals to Greece have increased by 15-30% since the beginning of the year, according to GNTO President Charalambos Karimalis.