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Karpathos’ Nature and Traditions on the Focus of German Media

The island of Karpathos has been on the focus of German media for its authenticity, traditions and nature following a press trip organized by local authorities.

Romania’s ‘Cocktail Holidays’ Joins Entrada Network

Online travel reservations platform Entrada has welcomed Cocktail Holidays to its network, a Romanian tour operator and member of IATA.

Applications Open for Athens Tour Guide Schools, Vocational Training Units

The Athens Tour Guide School and eight vocational training units are accepting applications for the 2018-2019 academic year through to September 14.

Greek Tourism Drives Down May 2018 Jobless Rate

Greece’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate eased by 20 percent in May 2018 for the first time in seven years driven in large part by the tourism sector.

Best Beaches in Greece Revealed by ‘Beach Inspector’

Beaches on Crete, Corfu, Rhodes, Mykonos and Kos are are among the best in the world for 2018, according to online platform Beach-Inspector.com.

TripAdvisor: Four Greek Water Parks Voted Best in Europe for 2018

Four Greek water parks are included in the Top 25 of the 2018 Travelers’ Choice Awards for Amusement and Water Parks in Europe, released by TripAdvisor.

South Aegean Region Partners with Airlines to Promote Greek Islands

The South Aegean Region has partnered with Ryanair, AEGEAN and Ellinair in efforts to attract more visitors to the Cyclades and Dodecanese islands.

Grecotel Completes 42-million-euro Investment Plan

Grecotel Hotels & Resorts has completed a 42-million-euro investment plan, which included the total makeover of five luxury hotels in four destinations in Greece.

Blue Star Ferries Promotes the Aegean Islands’ Gastronomy via Online Campaign

Greek ferry company Blue Star Ferries has launched an online campaign to promote the gastronomy and products of the Aegean Islands.

Crete’s Minos Beach Hotel Celebrates 25 Years of Blue Flags

The Minos Beach Art Hotel on Crete is celebrating 25 years of Blue Flag awards, as its beach has once again received the quality eco-label.

Aldemar Resorts Launches Nine New Websites

Greek hospitality group Aldemar Resorts has announced the launch of nine new websites, aiming to offer information on its hotels.

Five Greek Islands Claim Most Beachfront Hotels in the Med

Five Greek island destinations out of 10 in the Mediterranean, top the list of the holiday locations with the most beachfront hotels, according to accommodation search engine Travelmyth.

Applications Open for Tourism Training Programs in 13 Greek Cities

Waged-workers or short-term unemployed seeking to further their education can apply as of Monday, July 16, for state-run post-graduate programs in tourism.

Greek Tourism Creates Most Jobs in June

Accommodation and food services created the most new job openings in June, according to the Greek labor ministry's Ergani system.

Rhodes Records Rising Tourist Figures in June

Rhodes welcomed 34,238 more visitors in June, compared to the same month in 2017, posting a 9.27 percent rise, according to airport operator Fraport Greece.

Greece Top Choice for Luxury Holiday Home Rental in the Med

Interest for high-end properties on the Greek islands of Mykonos, Santorini, and Paros is peaking this summer, according to an annual report released by Algean Property.

Grecotel Renovates and Upgrades its Resorts in Greece

Grecotel Hotels & Resorts is welcoming guests this season in its upgraded and renovated hospitality units throughout Greece.

Rhodes Airport Welcomes Refurbished Hellenic Duty Free Shops

Rhodes International Airport "Diagoras" recently celebrated the inauguration of its refurbished Hellenic Duty Free Shops in the Intra and Extra Schengen areas.

May 2018 Job Figures Reveal Seven in 10 Hired in Greek Tourism

Hospitality and F&B services accounted for seven in 10 hirings in Greece in May, according to data from the labor ministry’s Ergani system.

Aegean Islands Promoted as Wedding Destinations for Chinese Tourists

The South Aegean Region is reaching out to the Chinese market, with a focus on promoting Rhodes and other islands as ideal wedding tourism destinations.