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Greece-Cyprus Ministers Discuss Possibility of Ferry Link

Greece and Cyprus are in talks about the possibility of launching a much talked about ferry link between the two countries.

UNWTO Secretary General to Make Official Visit to Athens, Greece

The Secretary General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), Zurab Pololikashvili, will make an official visit to Athens, Greece, on Monday, February 17.

Greece Sees 60% – 70% Cancellations by Chinese Travelers

The number of Chinese travelers that have cancelled trips to Greece due to the coronavirus outbreak has already reached 60 to 70 percent.

Greece Aiming to Attract Over 1 Million Israeli Tourists

Some 1 million Israeli tourists vacationed in Greece in 2019 and the Tourism Ministry is aiming to surpass that number this year.

Greece Announced Most Popular Destination at OTM India Awards 2020

Greece was announced "Most Popular Destination" at the OTM India Awards 2020, held during the Outbound Travel Market travel trade show in Mumbai.

Reform Roadmap Sets out Greek Tourism Ministry Goals for 2020

The Greek Tourism Ministry has three wide-ranging goals to meet in 2020-2021, according to the government’s national reform strategy titled “Greece Forward”.

Greece Looks to Woo More Tourists from India

Greek Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis will attend the OTM 2020 expo in Mumbai to attract more tourists to Greece from the large and rising market of India.

Greece. Always in Season: New Campaign Aims to Attract Tourists All Year Round

The GNTO's new campaign "Greece. Always in Season" will promote Greece through a series of actions including roadshows, a Greek tourism ambassador network and the use of digital tools.

Sustainable Tourism Growth is Non-negotiable, Says Minister

Greece is looking to transition to sustainable tourism practices and to a growth model that will meet the needs and demands of the next generations.

Global Airport Retail May Go Down with Coronavirus, Study Says

The outbreak of the coronavirus and the resultant ban on travel is expected to impact airport retail worldwide, a study by GlobalData said.

Greece Aims to Boost 2020 Tourism Revenue by 10%

The Greek Tourism Ministry is aiming for Greece this year to see a 10 percent increase in tourism revenue and a 4.5 percent increase in the average per capita expenditure of tourists.

China Bans Outbound Travel Due to Coronavirus

Greek Health Minister Vassilis Kikilias held an emergency meeting with the Ambassador of China to Greece, Zhang Qiyue to discuss additional measures in view of the coronavirus outbreak.

Greek Thermal Springs Registry Available on Tourism Ministry Website

The Greek Tourism Ministry has launched a new registry to provide information on all of the certified thermal springs in Greece.

11th Sympossio Greek Gourmet Touring Opens with Athens Event

The 11th Sympossio Greek Gourmet Touring 2020, the culinary initiative of Aldermar Resorts, recently launched with an event held at the Domotel Kastri hotel in Athens.

Sustainability Matters for the Greek Tourism Ministry

The Greek Tourism Ministry has begun its transition to the "NO Plastic" era by placing recycling bins on its premises.

Ministry to Set Up Steering Committee for Greece’s Strategic Tourism Plan

The Greek Tourism Ministry will set up a steering committee to oversee the actions of Greece's upcoming strategic tourism plan.

New Provision for Greece’s Thomas Cook-hit Tourism Businesses

Greece’s Independent Authority for Public Revenue will allow an income tax deduction for businesses affected by the Thomas Cook collapse.

Greece Cruise Tourism Recovers with Increased Arrivals and Revenue in 2019

Greece’s cruise tourism industry generated more revenue in 2019 thanks to increased passenger and ship arrivals, according to the Bank of Greece.

Special Tourism Promotion Planned for Greek Islands Overwhelmed by Migration Surge

Special tourism campaigns will launch for the Greek islands that have been affected by migrant flows.

Jet2: Over Half a Million More Seats to Greece in Summer 2020

Jet2.com and Jet2holidays are expanding their 2020 summer program in Greece with the addition of over half a million airline seats to the country.