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‘Ikos Aria’ Opens on Kos with Infinite Lifestyle Luxury

Ikos Resorts' new luxury hotel, Ikos Aria, has opened for business on Kos and is ready to offer visitors exclusive services and the finest hospitality.

Qatar Eyeing Investments in Greece

Attracting foreign investment topped the agenda of Greece's foreign minister, Georgios Katrougalos, who was recently in Qatar, to discuss ways of strengthening ties between the two countries.

Celestyal Starts Cruises Early this Year

Celestyal Cruises launched its three- and four-night “Iconic Aegean” cruises on March 15, aiming to extend the tourism season in Greece beyond the summer months.

Sports Events Key for Tourism Growth in the Peloponnese

Sports tourism can be a significant driver of tourism growth for the Peloponnese, as it is currently the fastest growing segment of thematic tourism, according to TEMES CEO Stefanos Theodoridis.

Ikos Aria Ready to Open on Kos in May 2019

The new 5-star ultra-modern hotel "Ikos Aria", located on the Greek island of Kos, is getting ready to open its doors on May 15.

Million-euro Tourism Investment Projects in Greece Get Green Light

An inter-ministerial committee for strategic investments has approved three tourism projects and a shopping/recreation center in Greece, budgeted at €333.8 million.

British Airways Announces £6.5bn Investment for Premium Economy Cabin Upgrade

British Airways’ premium economy cabin, World Traveller Plus, is set to receive a substantial upgrade as part of the airline’s five-year £6.5 billion investment plan.

Kountoura in Talks for Greece Promotion in Seoul Cinema

Promoting Greece through cinema, music and fashion, was on the agenda of talks between Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura and officials in Seoul.

Kountoura Talks Tourism with Chinese Entrepreneurs

The investment opportunities of the Greek tourism market were discussed between Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura and Chinese entrepreneurs in Athens.

Grivalia Hospitality Acquires Amanzoe Resort in Porto Heli, Peloponnese

Grivalia Hospitality has moved ahead with the acquisition of the Amanzoe luxury resort in Porto Heli, Peloponnese, Greece.

Athens to Host 2nd International Hospitality Forum in November

The latest trends and developments in the global hospitality industry will be discussed during the 2nd International Hospitality Forum, which will be held on November 24, in Athens.

Greece-based CEOs: Tourism, Food Services to Top Investor Interest

Tourism and F&B services are the key areas of interest for investors seeking to place their money in Greece, according to market experts and company CEOs.

AEGEAN Chief: Airbus A320neo Deal will Take Us Farther

AEGEAN signed an agreement with Airbus for the purchase of up to 42 A320neo Family aircraft, an investment valued at $5 billion at list prices.

‘Thematic Tourism Key to Boost Arrivals to Greece’ – Interview with Hellenic Chamber of Hotels President Alexandros Vassilikos

Greece should focus on thematic infrastructure in order to further develop its tourism product, according to HCH President Alexandros Vassilikos.

EBRD Signs ‘Largest Equity Investment in the Tourism Sector’

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) bought a stake in D-Marin, a company of Dogus Holding, which operates marinas in Croatia, Greece and Turkey.

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.

‘Kilada Hills’ Luxury Tourism Project Moves to Next Phase

The Kilada Hills luxury tourism project in the Peloponnese is moving to the next phase after authorities approved a joint ministerial decision on the investment.

UNWTO Joins Ministers’ Call on G20 Leaders to Prioritize Tourism

The UNWTO called on world leaders to consider including tourism in their agenda, during the 8th Meeting of Tourism Ministers of the G20 Economies.

Kyvernitis Travel Takes Over Tourism Company HRG Greece

The Kyvernitis Travel group recently acquired HRG Greece, a company specializing in the tourism and MICE industry.

US Ambassador, South Aegean Governor Discuss Investments

Ways of attracting investments were discussed between U.S. Ambassador Geoffrey Pyatt and South Aegean Regional Governor Giorgos Hadjimarkos.
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