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Greek PM Announces 10-year Strategic Plan for Tourism

Greece's government will work together with the tourism sector's bodies to prepare a 10-year strategic plan for tourism, PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced.

Hilton Athens Celebrates Brand’s 100 Years of Hospitality

The Hilton Athens in the Greek capital recently celebrated the milestone 100th anniversary of Hilton, the global hotel chain.

Glion: New Master’s Degrees in Entrepreneurship, Finance & Luxury Management in Hospitality

The Glion Institute of Higher Education has announced its new portfolio of master’s degrees in hospitality, luxury management and finance, available across campuses in Switzerland and the UK.

Athens Residents, Visitors Can Report City Issues on New Novoville App

Athens residents can now make requests to city authorities on everyday issues, using their smartphones through the new interactive Novoville app.

EU Sets New Rules to Ensure Online Fairness, Transparency

EU authorities have agreed on the first-ever rules aimed at ensuring a transparent business environment for traders and businesses selling online.

Israel Technology Firms Interested in Greek Tourism Projects

Israeli tech firms have expressed interest in working with Greece to promote tourism synergies through new technologies.

Greek Startup Scene Growing, More Investments Pouring In

Investors have extended 2.4 billion euros in funding to Greek startups over the last nine years, according to research by Marathon Venture Capital.

Nelios Launches New Hybrid CMS Platform for Hotel Websites

Greek digital marketing agency Nelios has launched the “Hotel Ease”, an innovative Hybrid CMS platform, designed to cover the needs of hotel websites.

Athens Digital Lab Contest Looking for Innovative Ideas

In efforts to make Athens a friendlier city, the municipality invites young innovators and creators to submit ideas for the 2nd Athens Digital Lab contest.

Athens’ Central Ermou 15th Most Expensive Retail Street in the World

Athens’ central thoroughfare, Ermou street, has been ranked 15th most expensive retail street in the world, moving up four spots from 19th in 2017.

Athens Named European Capital of Innovation 2018

Athens has been named European Capital of Innovation 2018, a title awarded to the city that is best able to improve the lives of its citizens through innovation.

Greece’s Tourism Strategy Presented at 109th UNWTO Executive Council Meeting

Greece's tourism strategy was presented to tourism leaders from around the world at the 109th session of the UNWTO Executive Council in Bahrain.

UNWTO Calls for Tech and Investment in Tourism at WTM London 2018

The UNWTO will focus on investment in tourism technology at this year’s Minister’s Summit at WTM London 2018 and also examine the role of music in tourism.

Athens One of Six Cities Up for 2018 European Capital of Innovation Award

Athens is among the six candidate cities to remain on the shortlist to win the 2018 European Capital of Innovation Award (iCapital).

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.

SETE ‘Thinks Different’ and Spreads the Word on Importance of Technology for Greek Tourism

Greece needs to move quickly to respond to the new challenges of the digital revolution, according to SETE President Yiannis Retsos.

15th UNWTO Awards to Recognize Sustainability in Tourism – Applications Open

The United Nations World Tourism Organization is inviting submissions for its 15th UNWTO Awards, which will recognize innovation, job creation and sustainability in tourism.

Sabre Integrates Booking.com Listings into Lodging Platform

Sabre Corporation's agency customers will soon have access to all Booking.com listings, following an agreement signed between the two companies.

UNWTO: Five Pillars to Boost Tourism Sector

Aiming to boost tourism development, the UNWTO will focus on five pillars during the period 2018-2019, with special attention towards scaling up innovation and digitalization in the sector.

Central Macedonia to Present Innovative Tourism Products at Thessaloniki Tech Event

The Region of Central Macedonia will present innovative tourism products on sustainable transportation, “smart” tourism ecosystems and new technologies during the “thessweek” event in Thessaloniki.