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All the More Say ‘I Do’ in Greece

Greece is steadily growing into a leading destination for those ready to tie the knot, with all the more resorts and boutique hotels across the country and on its isles ready to offer everything from legal arrangements to the best cake.

New Marina on Rhodes Starts Trial Operation

A new marina on the Greek island of Rhodes has started trial operation, poised to accommodate the high level demands of mega yacht owners.

CNN – S. Aegean Region Ink Tourism Promo Deal, First Results at WTM

As part of its action plan to reverse the negative image of Greece, in the international media, which in many cases has bruised local tourism, the South Aegean Region is finalizing the details of its partnership with CNN, results of which will be presented at the World Travel...

Greece’s ‘Rent a Room’ Market Takes a Fall

The August 15 Dormition of the Virgin Mary holiday is the peak season for Greek holidaymakers to travel, but this year the number has dropped by 20 percent.

Οι εκδηλώσεις του Υπουργείου Πολιτισμού για την Πανσέληνο του Αυγούστου

Το Υπουργείο Πολιτισμού, Παιδείας και Θρησκευμάτων, όπως κάθε χρόνο έτσι και φέτος, το Σάββατο 29 Αυγούστου γιορτάζει την αυγουστιάτικη Πανσέληνο και οργανώνει εκδηλώσεις με ελεύθερη είσοδο - αυτή τη φορά σε περισσότερους από 140 αρχαιολογικούς χώρους, μνημεία και μουσεία σε όλ...

Greece’s Tourism Set to Withstand the Country’s Economic Woes

Greek tourism is showing strong signs of resilience, the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) said in an announcement on Monday.

Aegean Sees July Passenger Traffic Figures Soar

Greek carrier Aegean Airlines announced increased passenger traffic for July 2015, handling a total of 1,473,568 passengers, up by 19 percent compared to the same month last year.

Spain’s Goldcar Expands Presence in Greece

Goldcar, one of Spain's leading car hire firms, is adding two more Greek destinations to its list of offices, with plans to invest some 19 million euros in the coming year in the local car rental market.

S. Aegean Region, SETE Work Together to Revitalize Greek Tourism

Launching a re-imaging campaign to handle last-minute cancellations and regain lost ground resulting from Greece’s tedious negotiation efforts are the priorities of the recently announced collaboration between the South Aegean Region and the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE).

Global Travel Group Reports 40% Rise in Bookings to Greece

The Global Travel Group has revealed that bookings to Greece are 40 percent up compared to the same time last year and are showing no signs of slowing down.

Ellinair is Offering 10,000 One-way Tickets for Domestic Travel at Special Prices

Greek carrier Ellinair has announced that it will charge the cheapest fare of 20 euros on 10,000 one-way tickets for domestic flights.

Germany’s Second-largest Tour Operator Sees Rise in Demand for Greece

Despite negative headlines, demand has remained strong for Greece, according to Germany’s second-largest tour operator DER Touristik.

Greece Suggests 13% VAT Rate for Hotels in its Bailout Proposal to Creditors

A value-added-tax (VAT) rate of 13 percent on Greek hotels and the elimination of discounts on the country's most popular islands, are included in the proposal the Greek government submitted to its international creditors on late Thursday, in hope of reaching an agreement on a...

Airlines Participating in ‘Low-cost Travel for Greeks’ Initiative

Athens International Airport has called on to a number of airlines to participate in an initiative and offer a total of 15,000 one-way, low cost tickets (priced 0-10 euros) to Greek passengers for travel to Greek destinations in July.

British Ambassador: All is Well Οn the Greek Islands

There are no reports from tour operators to suggest that there are disruptions to services on the Greek islands, British Ambassador to Greece John Rittmer said in a statement on Tuesday.

Greek Referendum Toll on Tourism in the Spotlight

The Greek tourism sector is calling on all professionals to remain collected and optimistic as they look for ways to save the season, following a week of closed banks, negative media coverage and a referendum calling for no more stringent austerity measures imposed from abroad.

SETE Lays Groundwork for Central Macedonia Tourism Boost

In efforts to tune in to the increasing needs of its members, the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) held its 3rd regional event on Tuesday, in the northern port city of Thessaloniki, and presented its comprehensive strategic marketing plan for the Central Macedonia Region.

airBaltic Launches New Route Between Riga and Rhodes, Greece

Latvian airline airBaltic on Friday launched a new route between Riga and the Greek island of Rhodes.

Greece sees 10.5% Increase in Arrivals in the First Five Months

In the first five months of 2015, the number of international tourist arrivals to Greece increased by 10.5 percent compared to the same period last year, according to data released on Tuesday from the country’s main airports covering the January-May period.

SETE Reaches Out to Tourism Pros through Regional Offices

Reaching out to local sector professionals, the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) held its 2nd regional event on the island of Corfu, with the aim to present the highlights of its “Roadmap 2021 for Greek Tourism”.