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“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.

Young Face of the Week: Kostas Gkogkos – Owner of Hotel Amfithea, Ioannina

GTP has launched a new weekly column that will introduce the young professionals in the Greek hospitality industry.

Italian Tour Operators ‘Discover a Unique Greece’ in Epirus

Italian tour operators pledged to include tours of the Epirus region, in northern Greece, in their packages for the coming summer after a five-day fam trip to the region organized by the Region of Epirus, the Greek National Tourism Organization - Italy (GNTO) and Minoan Lines.

HotelBrain Takes On Management Of 5-Star Grand Forest Metsovo

HotelBrain has announced the addition of the five-star Grand Forest Metsovo in Greece to the company’s under management hotels list.

Epirus, Greece, Announces Action Plan To Extend Tourism Season

The Region of Epirus has launched a strategic marketing plan to extend the tourism season and give Epirus the title of the "ideal destination for all four seasons."

Greece’s Fourth “Zagori Mountain Running” Event To Take Place In July

The mountainous region of Zagori, Greece, will shine this summer with the launch of the Zagori Mountain Running event to be held for the fourth consecutive year.

Trivago: 10 Most Popular Winter Destinations Of The Greeks

Greece may be a popular summer destination but the country also sports a variety of winter "treasures" that the Greeks know all about and foreign travelers are invited to discover.

Goldair Handling Signs With Olympic Air

Greek Goldair Handling recently launched an agreement for the provision of airport ground handling services to Olympic Air.
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Turkish Tour Operators Attend Epirus Fam Trip

Tour operators from Turkey recently attended a familiarization trip to the Sivota Diamond Spa Resort located in Thesprotia, Epirus, northwestern Greece.
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No Big Price Hikes in Greek Hotel Rooms This Month

Greek hotels did not show any major variations in their rates this month compared to January and other European destinations, according to data from the online booking company Trivago. The average price per night for February stands at 72 euros.

Turkish Airlines Shows Interest In Ioannina

Turkish Airlines has announced the possibility of expanding its network in Ioannina, the largest city of Epirus, northwestern Greece.

Prospects For Conference Tourism

The conference tourism market is aware of the global financial crisis, but manages to minimize its effects to a large extent, was the conclusion of the 5th Pan-Hellenic Conference for Business and Conference Tourism in Thessaloniki. The Hellenic Association of Professional...

Ioannina and Preveza at Cyprus Travel Exhibition

The prefectures of Ioannina and Preveza had a dynamic presence—with stands and new information material—at the 11th Cyprus tourism exhibition "Taxidi 2008" (9-11 May) in Nicosia.

HATTA Elects A New Board of Directors

The Hellenic Association of Travel and Tourist Agencies (HATTA) recently held its annual general assembly and voted for its new board of directors. The general assembly was attended by a plethora of members from the travel sector, tourism industry dignitaries, travel...

Corfu Takes Action for Promotion in Japan

A recent independent survey conducted in Japan showed Corfu as the second most popular destination for Japanese tourists in 2007 amongst UNESCO world heritage site destinations. Japanese tourists are renowned for picking destinations from UNESCO's list of world heritage sites, of...

New Possibilities for Greece’s Ecotourism Sector

A step taken last month by the Greek government opens new possibilities for the country's Ecotourism sector. Ecotourism, a sub-category of sustainable tourism, is considered the fastest growing market in the tourism industry, according to the World Tourism Organization, with an...

New Railway Section Cuts Travel Time

Prime Minister Costas Simitis, along with Transport Minister Christos Verelis, last month inaugurated a new, improved section of the Athens-Thessaloniki railway that cuts travel time between Greece's two major cities by 27 minutes, to four hours and 30 minutes. "What was once...