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Greece will Open to 29 Countries on June 15 – Official list

The Greek Tourism Ministry has announced the official list of countries from which visitors will be able to arrive and holiday in Greece, with flights to Athens and Thessaloniki, as of June 15.

The Olympic Flame Goes from Athens to Tokyo

The Olympic Flame began its journey from Greece to Japan for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, following the Handover Ceremony that took place in Athens.

Greek Passport Ranked 8th Most Powerful in the World

The Greek passport remains among the strongest in the world, ranking eighth in the 2020 Henley Passport Index.

Japan Week 2019 Event Kicks Off in Athens on November 23

Theater performances, music shows, art exhibitions and workshops will be part of the Japan Week 2019 events in Athens during November 23-28.

‘Greek Panorama’ Expo to Bring Hosted Buyers from 22 Countries to Athens

Travel agencies and tour operators from 22 countries, specializing in alternative tourism, will participate in the hosted buyers program of the 1st Greek Panorama to be held in Athens in November.

Emirates Flies Top Chefs to Greece for ‘Sani Gourmet’ Festival

Renowned chefs from New York, Dubai, Melbourne and Japan flew with Emirates to northern Greece, to participate in the Sani Gourmet culinary festival that took place in Halkidiki.

JAL and Travelport to Launch GDS for Japanese Travel Market

Japan Airlines and Travelport Worldwide have formed a joint venture for the operation of a Global Distribution System (GDS), tailored to the needs of the Japanese travel industry.

Singapore Airlines’ First Boeing 787-10 to Serve Osaka, Japan

Singapore Airlines has announced that Osaka, Japan, will be the first scheduled destination for its new Boeing 787-10 fleet.

All Nippon Named ‘Airline of the Year 2018’ by Air Transport World

All Nippon Airways (ANA) has been named "Airline of the Year" by the Air Transport World (ATW), a leading magazine covering the global airline industry.

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.

Greece and Japan Look to Enhance Tourism Cooperation

Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura and Japan's Ambassador to Greece Yasuhiro Shimizu discussed ways to boost bilateral tourism cooperation.

Crete Unveils its History, Culture, Gastronomy to Japanese Media

Crete's local authorities and Enterprise Greece organized a familiarization trip for Japanese journalists, aiming to promote the island's culture and gastronomy.

Hong Kong Airlines & Air Seychelles Signed Codeshare Agreement

Hong Kong Airlines and Air Seychelles have signed a codeshare agreement to provide travellers with enhanced connections in Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

Korean Air Launches Special Winter Offer

Korean Air is offering special winter prices for travel from 11 cities of its network to Korea, China, Japan, Oceania and South East Asia.
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Athens’ Trade Event Gets Thumbs Up From Greek Professionals

For two days, Greek tourism professionals presented and promoted their services and products to over 60 hosted buyers from markets that included the UK, Germany, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Spain, Portugal, Lithuania, Israel, Japan and India and explored ways to launch new...
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Thessaly Region Joins Forces With Turkish Airlines

Thessaly will be promoted to new markets and Japan is first on the list, according to an agreement between the region's governor Kostas Agorastos and the general director of Turkish Airlines in Athens, Gulay Ozturk.
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Qatar Airways Launches Daily Non-Stop Flight To Tokyo

Qatar Airways has introduced a non-stop flight to Tokyo, Japan, de-linking the daily Doha to Tokyo route via the Japanese city of Osaka.

Greece And Israel Sign Tourism Protocol

A tourism cooperation protocol aimed to tighten the ties between Greece and Israel was signed last month in Athens between Culture and Tourism Pavlos Geroulanos and his Israeli counterpart, Stas Misezhnikov.

Domestic Tourism May Tumble This Year

The number of Greeks going on holiday at home this year may see a 20 percent drop compared to the year before that will affect tourism revenue at a rate of three to four percent, according to recent statements made to the press by the Hellenic Federation of Hoteliers last month....

Kalymnos… An Ideal Destination For All

Every Greek island has a special characteristic that works as an individual holiday attraction. What really makes a destination special is when that certain characteristic gains worldwide status… Kalymnos is considered one of the best destinations worldwide for rock climbing....
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