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Athens Gains Ground, Moves Up to 43rd Spot on Euromonitor Cities Report

Athens, Greece, ranks 43rd among the top 100 most visited city destinations, according to Euromonitor.

Accor and Alibaba Group Enter into Strategic Partnership

Hospitality group Accor and the Alibaba Group have partnered to develop new digital applications and loyalty programs to improve the traveler experience.

HotelBrain Group: Six New Properties Added to ‘HotelKeys’ Portfolio

HotelKeys, a subsidiary of the HotelBrain Group, has added six new leased hotels, located on Paros, Crete, Naxos and Rhodes, to its portfolio.

Cyprus Airways Announces Athens – Paphos Service

Cyprus Airways will connect Greece’s capital Athens with the city of Paphos in Cyprus as of December 21 with three flights per week.

Out of the Blue Resort Again Takes Home the ‘Signum Virtutis’ Seal of Excellence

The Out of the Blue Capsis Elite Resort for the third consecutive year received the ‘Signum Virtutis” seal of excellence at the Seven Stars Luxury Hospitality and Lifestyle Awards event.

Greek Cruise Ship Owners Pave Way for Port Upgrades

Greece’s Association of Cruise Ship Owners met with island mayors, port and local authorities to discuss ways of improving the accommodation of cruise ships.

Celestyal Cruises to Debut in Adriatic in 2020

Celestyal Cruises next year will set sail in the Adriatic for the first time with its new 7-night “Romantic Adriatic” itinerary, as part of its 2020-2021 schedule.

Crete Welcomes Mobile Exploration Children’s Museum

Crete's first Exploration Children's Museum has opened its doors to create and offer new educational experiences to families and their young ones.

Shipping Bodies Say Greek Island Ports Need Immediate Upgrades

Prompted by the recent Samothrace port issue, shipping professionals and marine tourism bodies are calling for the immediate upgrade of 92 ports across Greece.

Aria Hotels Expands to Sifnos, Adds ‘Patriarca’ to Portfolio

Aria Hotels has expanded its activities to the island of Sifnos by adding the Patriarca boutique hotel to its portfolio of properties.

Heraklion Home-porting Boosts Cruise Passenger Traffic by 39%

Thanks to increasing home-porting actions, the Cretan town of Heraklion marked a 39 percent rise in cruise traveler numbers in 2018 against 2017.

Minoan Lines: Extra Itinerary from Piraeus to Cyclades and Crete on April 23

Minoan Lines will add an extra itinerary from Piraeus to the Cyclades islands and Heraklion (Crete) on Holy Tuesday, April 23, due to increased passenger traffic expected for the Greek Orthodox Easter holiday.

Crete’s Olive Green Hotel Among TripAdvisor’s 25 Best in Greece

Crete's Olive Green Hotel is among the 25 best in Greece, according to TripAdvisor's Travelers’ Choice Awards for Hotels 2019.

Lufthansa Group Flies Record Number of Passengers to/from Greece in 2018

The airlines of Lufthansa Group last year carried some 2.7 million passengers to/from Greece, a record number compared to 2017, up by 18 percent.

Cyprus Airways and Blue Air Extend Codeshare Agreement

Blue Air and Cyprus Airways have agreed to extend their codeshare partnership, which was launched in December 2018.

Minoan Lines’ Mykonos Palace Ferry Becomes Eco-friendly

Greek passenger shipping company Minoan Lines has installed an exhaust gas cleaning system (often referred to as scrubbers) on its Mykonos Palace cruise ferry.

The Boutique Hotel Workshop Tour 2019: Όλα όσα χρειάζεται να ξέρετε

Η νέα δράση του 100% Hotel Show 2019 με τίτλο "The Boutique Hotel Workshop Tour" ξεκινά το ταξίδι της με αφετηρία την Αθήνα, στις 9 και 10 Φεβρουαρίου.

Minoan Lines Announces Heraklion – Cyclades Itineraries

Minoan Lines has announced that its ultra-modern high speed ferry Santorini Palace will start its itineraries on the Heraklion - Cyclades islands route on April 25.

Cyprus Airways Adds Heraklion, Rhodes, Skiathos to 2019 Summer Schedule

Cyprus Airways has announced the addition of Heraklion, Rhodes and Skiathos to its network of destinations for summer 2019.

AEGEAN Contributes to Extension of Tourism Season in Greece

AEGEAN's November 2018 figures reveal the airline's contribution to the extension of the tourism season in Greece during the winter months.