connect with us
Travel & Tourism industry news by Greek Travel Pages (gtp)

Hotels on Amorgos and Syros Now Serve ‘Greek Breakfast’

Hotels on Amorgos and Syros will now include Greek products and dishes on their breakfast menus as the two Cycladic islands recently became the latest destinations to join the “Greek Breakfast” program, an initiative of the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels.

Run Greece Heraklio 2015

Following two successful years, Run Greece begins again its journey around the Greece. The second stop of 2015 events will be the town of Heraklion, where the Run Greece race will be held on 26th April2015.

“Run Greece 2015” to Dash to Six Greek Towns, Dates Announced

Following two successful events, "Run Greece" is inviting residents and visitors of six towns in Greece to take part this year in a major celebration of sports and culture that will last all the way until October.

British Airways to Fly Direct to Rhodes and Heraklion in Greece

British Airways has officially announced that it will add direct flights to Rhodes and Heraklion in Greece to its 2015 Gatwick summer schedule.

Air Transport News Leaders Forum 2014

The Air Transport News Leaders Forum will be held 31st of October 2014, at the Basilica of Saint Mark, Heraklio.

British Airways To Add Greek Sunshine Routes To 2015 Gatwick Summer Schedule

British Airways will add flights to two Greek destinations to its 2015 Gatwick summer schedule.

June-July 2014: Aegean Registers Growth In Int’l Passenger Traffic At Greek Airports

Aegean Airlines has registered significant growth in international passenger traffic at the Greek airports of Thessaloniki, Chania, Heraklio and Rhodes during the two summer months of June and July.

TUI To Connect Greece To Germany And Austria Via New Air Routes In 2015

As of May 2015, TUIfly airline will launch six new routes connecting Germany and Austria to the Greek destinations of Heraklio, Rhodes, Araxos, Kos, Corfu and Chania.

Sky Express To Launch Summer Routes From Volos To Greek Islands

Sky Express, a Greek airline based in Crete, has announced additions to its flight schedule for summer 2014.

Hellenic Cruises Ports: Best Practices & Sharing Knowledge

The Heraklio Port Authority S.A. in cooperation with Shipping & Aegean Ministry organize on Friday 8th and Saturday 9th of November a conference with subject the development of cruising in Greece.

Greek Homeporting Sees Decline, European Cruise Council

The number of passengers that disembarked on Greek cruise destinations from circular cruises that homeported in Greece continued to drop in 2011, according to a report presented during the sixth annual conference of the European Cruise Council (ECC) in Brussels.

HATTA Board of Directors

Within the framework of the Hellenic Association of Travel and Tourist Agencies’ (HATTA) annual general assembly, the association announced its new Board of Directors.

Aegean Airlines Enhances Network

Aegean Airlines last month announced its principle growth targets for 2011 that include new destinations abroad, additional frequent flights to major existing destinations and direct connections of Greek regional destinations to foreign markets in order to support tourism.

Olympic Air To Appeal Merger Rejection, Halts Routes

Olympic Air announced last month that together with Aegean Airlines it would appeal against the decision of the European Competition Commission that blocked their plans to merge. The commission had said that such a merger would monopolize the Greek market.

Hotel Chamber Opens First Branch On Crete

The Hellenic Chamber of Hotels established its first branch in Heraklio, Crete, last month and announced in a meeting that the establishment of other regional offices in key Greek tourism destinations would soon follow.

Grecotel Shuts Classical Acropol In Athens Center

Centrally located hotel Classical Acropol on Omonia Square was recently closed down due to Greece’s economic crisis, according to an announcement of the Daskalantonakis Group in late January. The group controls the Grecotel chain of hotels.

Rodos And Kos See Major Non-Resident Arrival Increase

Although non-resident arrivals showed a 1.3 percent decrease from last year levels in the first seven months of 2010, Greek islands Kos and Rodos enjoyed more visitors despite the economic downturn, according to figures released by the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE).

Greek Tourism Revenue Drops, Arrivals Improve

Greece’s tourism revenue dropped 11.9 percent during the first six months of the year and 15.7 percent in June, according to data from the Bank of Greece.

Blue Flags For 421 Greek Beaches

Greece once again ranked second place on the Blue Flag quality award list among 41 countries, according to the Hellenic Society for the Protection of Nature. Spain is in first place.

Domestic Tourism Shows Losses

Overnight stays of Greeks at various destinations in the country reported significant reductions, which in some cases reached over 20 percent, the Research Institute for Tourism and Forecasting (ITEP) and the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels said recently. ITEP said that hotel revenue...