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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....

Greece Shines in South Korea

Greece received a double-distinction recently at KOFTA 2008 travel fair in Seoul, South Korea where it won "Best Booth Design Award" and "Best Music Performance," realized by Greek Soprano Anastasia Zani. Greece received much admiration from the fair's 100,000 visitors who showed...

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...

Qatar Airways Completes a Successful Year in Athens

Last month Qatar Airways, one of the world's fastest growing airlines, completed its first year of successful operations in Athens. The company's acceptance in the Greek market, by both individuals and travel agents, exceeded all expectations and is driving the company to boost...

Cosmopolitan Mykonos Entices Discerning Travelers

The brilliant-white, cube-shaped homes and bluegreen seas of Mykonos island are among the most popular images of Greece's island tourism.

New Accessibility Plan Promises Tourism for All

Preparations for the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2004 jumpstarted the long-needed improvements to make Greece, and Athens in particular, more accessible to people with special needs. Ongoing initiatives for improved access are being made through the Ministry of Environment's...

Huge New York Company Buys European Travel Giants Octopus and Gullivers Travel

Cendant Corporation recenlty announced that it has agreed to acquire privately held, UK-based Gullivers Travel Associates, the trading name of Donvand Ltd., and Octopus Travel Group Ltd. (together: "Gullivers") for approximately $1.1 billion in cash.

Arrival Decline Continues

In the recent release of their annual study on Greece's tourism sector, the directors of Hellenic Tourism Organization offices abroad estimate that arrivals this year will drop by 5.5% against last year, and that the initial outlook for 2005 is not particularly promising...

Tourism Organization Considers Additional Tourism Promotion Activities

The Hellenic Tourism Organization is now in the process of increasing promotional activities of Greece abroad. Besides agreements with major television companies in the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Japan, a major television crew from China just left Greece after...