Crete will celebrate a tourism comeback this year as some 25 percent of Austrian travelers will spend their summer holiday on the Greek Island, according to a feature in the latest Austrian weekly news magazine "NEWS."
Off the southwestern tip of Crete and about 75 kilometers from the town of Chania, lies Elafonissi, an island that is within walking distance from the mainland, sometimes without even getting one’s toes wet.
A new initiative by Google, the Greek Tourism Ministry, the Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) and the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE) dubbed "Grow Greek Tourism Online" will launch in Crete.
If Greece's travel industry can extend the holiday season, then it could play an even more important role in Greece's economic recovery, according to Christopher Egleton, Executive Chairman of Minoan Group Plc.
Greece remains among the favorite tourism destinations of the Germans even though the summer is over, according to German online travel agency Opodo. Four Greek destinations appear among the 20 most popular holiday spots of German travelers this autumn.
A cooperation protocol to develop tourism, trade and culture between Crete in Greece and China's Hainan province was recently signed between the island's regional governor, Stavros Arnaoutakis, and the chairman of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC)...
Promoting Crete as a leading tourist destination to the Chinese market and establishing strong ties between the two countries was the aim of a recent visit to China by Region of Crete representatives and the Heraklion Port Authority.
Crete’s Heraklion Port Authority was awarded for its public management at this year’s "Disrupt, Startup, ScaleUP" conference held at the Athens Concert Hall on 15-16 November, officially launching Global Entrepreneurship Week.
In efforts to upgrade the Greek tourist product and ensure that quality standards are being met, a new accreditation body has been set up in collaboration with tourist professionals of the island of Crete.
Under the motto "Crete - The Island Inside You", the Region of Crete in collaboration with advertising agency McCann Athens and production company Indigoview recently launched the island’s latest tourist campaign.
Blue Palace, a Luxury Collection Resort and Spa, in Elounda, Crete, was has ranked third in the top 10 European Resorts of US Condé Nast Traveler Readers Choice Awards 2014, for the third consecutive year.