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Attica Gets Second Certified Thermal Spring

Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura has certified a thermal spring located in the coastal suburb of Glyfada, southern Athens.

Medical Tourism Gains Ground, Says IPK Survey

Nearly 70 percent of all international health and medical outbound trips in 2016 were made for health-oriented reasons, according to a survey by IPK International.

Conference to Focus on Health Tourism Benefits for Greek Local Authorities

The benefits of health tourism for Greek local authorities will be focused on during a conference on January 8 in Athens.

Greece Still Needs Actions to Achieve Medical Tourism Growth

Greek experts, academics and authorities explored ways to tap into the growing health tourism market, during the Greek Tourism Expo recently held in Athens.

IHTC: Medical Tourism to Greece Can Bring in $2bn in Next Three Years

Revenue from medical tourism to Greece can reach $2bn in the next three years, according to International Health Tourism Center (IHTC) head George Patoulis.

‘Greek Tourism Expo 2017’ Puts Health Tourism High on Agenda

A conference focusing on health tourism will be held during the 4th Greek Tourism Expo that will take place on December 8-10 in Athens.

Health Tourism Tops Greek Tourism Ministry’s Agenda

New investments and infrastructure works regarding the development of health, wellness and thermal tourism are included in the Tourism Ministry's agenda.

Greece Readies Legal Framework for Health Tourism

A legal framework to cover health tourism in Greece is the next step in a series of actions by the Tourism Ministry to expand the thematic travel sector.

Athens Doctors Say ‘Guardian’ Story a Blow to Greece’s Health Tourism

The Athens Medical Association (ISA) is calling on the government to immediately step up efforts to put the Greek health system in order, following a shameful report in the Guardian this week titled ‘’Patients Who Should Live are Dying: Greece's Public Health Meltdown’’.

Thermal Springs Key to Boosting Wellness Tourism in Greece

On December 17, experts and local authorities will meet for the 2nd Panhellenic Conference of the Thermal Medicine Academy to discuss ways to tap into the more than 700 thermal springs across Greece to promote wellness tourism and attract travelers to Greek destinations all year round.

Greek Medical Association Calls on Gov’t to Tap into Health Tourism

The Greek medical system is in dire need of reforms, which once implemented and completed will pave the way for the establishment of Greece as a leading medical tourism destination, Athens Medical Association President George Patoulis said recently.

New York Meet Explores Greece as Medical Tourism Destination

The prospects of establishing Greece into a leading medical tourism destination were discussed during a conference last week in New York, organised by the Athens Medical Association, the Central Union of Greek Municipalities and the Federation of Hellenic Societies of Greater New York.

ELITOUR Teams Up with UK Marketeers to Make Greece Top Health Tourism Destination

The Greek Medical Tourism Council (ELITOUR) has joined forces with UK-based health tourism marketeers Intuition Communication for the promotion of Greece to international markets as an ideal medical tourism destination.

Local Authorities to Get Involved in Promotion of Greek Health Tourism

Alternate Minister Elena Kountoura and the president of the Central Union of Municipalities of Greece (KEDE) Yiorgos Patoulis last week explored the role of the country's local authorities in regards to health tourism.

Athens Event Examines Ways to Make Greece Major Medical Destination

Greece is setting its sights on becoming a strong medical tourism destination and sector professionals expressed their confidence on Wednesday, that this is possible with the modernization of Greek hospitals, reforms to the institutional framework, improved cooperation between...

Ukraine’s 4th Healthcare Travel Expo to Focus on Medical, Wellness Tourism

Healthcare and wellness professionals from across the globe will gather on April 15-17 for the 4th International Medical Tourism, Spa & Wellness - Healthcare Travel Expo at the KyivExpoPlaza in Ukraine.

Health Tourism Challenges in the Spotlight at IHTC Convention in Greece

The challenges and potential of health tourism will be the focus of the International Health Tourism Convention (IHTC) to take place in March 11-14 at the Royal Olympic Hotel in central Athens.

Conditions for Growth of Greece Conference Tourism in Place

Developing a strong conference tourism network and forming metropolitan centers with excellent infrastructure are at the center of the national tourism promotion strategy, according to Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni.

Greece’s Medicines Organization (EOF) Steps in to Take Conference Tourism to the Next Level

Citing a considerable increase in conference tourism to Greece and the significant benefits to the country’s economy, the National Organization of Medicines (EOF) said on Monday that it was planning to actively promote conference tourism by bringing to the country large medical...

Greek Tourism Ministry Tables Draft Bill In Parliament

The Greek Tourism Ministry, on 27 June, tabled a new draft bill in Parliament that aims to strenthen tourism entrepreneurship and resolve various issues in the sector.