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UNWTO Invites Ideas for 1st Global Gastronomy Tourism Startup Contest

The World Tourism Organization is inviting startup companies to submit their ideas for its 1st UNWTO Gastronomy Tourism Startup Competition.

Incoming Tourism from Scandinavia to Greece Strong in H1

Incoming tourism to Greece from Scandinavian countries increased by 10.64 percent in the first half of the year compared to the same period in 2017.

Rhodes, Ionian Isles Mark Record-breaking Tourist Arrivals in Sept 2018

Rhodes and the Ionian Islands are breaking incoming tourism records for September with flows continuing strong into October.

Thessaloniki Overnight Stays Edge Up in Jan-Aug 2018

The number of overnight stays at Thessaloniki's hotels edged up in the first eight months of 2018 compared to the same period in 2017, according to the Thessaloniki Hotels Association.

INSETE Handbook to Aid Greek Tourism Enterprises in Waste Management

SETE's research department INSETE has released a handbook on "Recycling and Solid Waste Management” for tourism enterprises.

KTEL Intercity Bus Service to Get Baggage Tracking System

Travelers using Greek intercity buses (KTEL) will soon be able to track luggage after the launch of new baggage tagging system at bus depots.

PM Tsipras Shares Vision for Greece at Thessaloniki Fair

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras shared the government's vision for Greece, during the opening ceremony of the 83rd Thessaloniki International Fair (TIF).

Greek Assets Body Aims to Launch Third Port Privatization Phase in Fall

Following the sale of the Thessaloniki Port Authority, Greece's assets body is aiming to launch the third privatization phase of 10 ports across the country in fall.

Greek Commerce Body Seeks Cooperation with Tourism Ministry

Greek commerce body ESEE is calling for the support of the tourism ministry in order to strengthen the link between tourism and retail with joint initiatives.

INSETE Re-examines Greek Tourism-Retail Trade Link

SETE's research institute, INSETE, has released a response to findings published by commerce body ESEE, according to which the Greek tourism sector has failed to stimulate trade.

Greek Gov’t Betting on Tourism to Strengthen Islands

The construction and upgrade of tourism infrastructure on the Greek islands will pave the way for further development, according to Alternate Shipping Minister Nektarios Santorinios.

Commerce Body Says Greek Tourism Failing to Boost Retail Trade

The growing inflow of tourists to Greece has failed to stimulate trade, according to findings released by the Hellenic Confederation of Commerce and Entrepreneurship (ESEE).

Die Presse Warns Greece’s Reliance on Tourism Risky

The Greek tourism sector may have helped the country emerge stronger from the crisis but Austrian paper Die Presse claims reliance may prove to be risky in the coming years.

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.