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Greek Hotels Chamber Eyes Chinese Tourism Market with the Help of Baidu

The Hellenic Chamber of Hotels (HCH) announced its plans to tap into the Chinese market on Wednesday using China’s leading search engine as its primary tool.

Starwood Shows “Destination Greece” in New Promotional Video

Starwood Hotels & Resorts recently released a new video that introduces Athens, Crete, Santorini, Mykonos, Rhodes and Peloponnese to members of the SPG loyalty program.

Lamway Eyes Mykonos Market, Welcomes Relux Ios to its Roster

Lamway Hotel Management Group said 2014 has been a successful year with its client hotels increasing their average occupancy by 16 percent and average turnover by 21 percent.

Greece’s Airline Representatives Deliver Positive Messages for Aviation

Τhe important role aviation plays in the Greek tourism chain was discussed during a recent conference held by the Hellenic Association of Airline Representatives (SAAE) and attended by representatives of the airline industry, associations and Athens International Airport (AIA).

TBEX Athens Travel Bloggers Tour Aegean Courtesy of Louis Cruises

Travel bloggers attending this year’s TBEX Europe event in Athens were treated to a four-day cruise of the Aegean as part of a fam trip organized by Cyprus-based cruise line Louis Cruises.

HATTA Introduces Greece To Indian Tour Operators

Seventy-two outbound tour operators from India are currently attending a mega familiarization trip in Greece to gain firsthand experience of what the country has to offer as a destination.

Condé Nast Traveler Readers Rank Two Islands In Greece Among World’s Top 30

Condé Nast Traveler readers have ranked Santorini and Skiathos in Greece among the top 30 islands in the world in the luxury travel magazine’s globally respected survey.

Greek Hotels Among 25 Best In Europe

Three hotels in Greece are included on the 25 Best Hotels in Europe list, drawn up by the Australian edition of Business Insider.

Paros: The Island With The Many Faces

Without a doubt, Paros is among the top Cycladic destinations, up there with Santorini and Mykonos.

Summer 2014: Greece Makes Headlines In The Foreign Press

A selection of mentions of Greece in the international press during the summer.

Introducing The Parkour Sport To Greece

This autumn, some of the best free running athletes of the world will gather on Santorini Island in Greece and participate in a Parkour competition. But... what exactly is Parkour?

Greece: Cruise Tourism Needs A Strategic Plan

Greece expects record number of tourists this year. However, the future of tourism, which in recent years has created great expectations for the country, may be in danger, according to a recent report.

USA Today Takes A Santorini Wine Tour

USA Today recently made a few stops along the Santorini wine trail and revealed what exactly makes the island's wine so special.

The Telegraph Gives Tips On How To Find The Ideal Holiday Destination In Greece

Greece has "miles and miles of mainland coastline and over 1,000 islands, of which 227 are inhabited," so how does one find the ideal holiday destination?

US News: Santorini Is The #1 Honeymoon Destination In The World, Crete Is 5th Best

Santorini was ranked the best honeymoon destination in the world by the editors of US News.

Cyclades Islands To Receive Funds For New Investments

"Leader" is the name of a new program that will launch in late August or early September and finance new or existing businesses on islands of the Cyclades region in Greece.

Travel + Leisure: Santorini, Greece, Tops World’s Best Islands List For 2014

Discerning readers of Travel + Leisure magazine voted and chose the Greek island of Santorini as the World's Best Island for 2014.

Greece Is Lonely Planet’s Best Destination In Europe For 2014

Greece will be the top travel destination in Europe this summer, according to the editors of travel guide Lonely Planet.

Summer 2014: Greece Tops Mediterranean Destinations

Six Greek destinations are among the most favorite Mediterranean spots this summer, according to hotel comparison website Trivago.

Chinese Movie Filmed On Santorini, Greece, Hits Theaters In China

The romantic comedy "Beijing Love Story," which was filmed in Greece, took a fantastic opening with 2,500,000 Chinese viewers and grossed $33.15 million in its first four days after opening in China.