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Visitors Get Hersonissos Virtual View Via ‘Google Cardboard’ at ITB Berlin

Crete’s Municipality of Hersonissos announced its latest collaboration with Google Developers Group on an innovative virtual traveller project, during this year’s ITB held earlier this month in Berlin.

Greece @ ITB 2015 – Photo Report by GTP

The 49th edition of ITB Berlin, held in March at Messe Berlin in Germany, gave quite a promising outlook for the 2015 tourism season in Greece.

Erasmus Students to Exchange Ideas at 1st Training Forum in Athens

The 1st ESN Greece Training National Platform will take place on March 28-29 in Athens, organized by the Technological Educational Institute (TEI) and the Erasmus Student Network (ESN).

Major Tourism Investment on Crete Gets Green Light

The Greek Council of State, the highest court in Greece, has approved the draft presidential decree which refers to the development plan and strategic environmental impact study of a major tourism project on Crete.

Lufthansa Group Announces More Flights to Greece this Summer

The airlines of Lufthansa Group this summer will increase their frequencies to and from Greece and include new popular destinations to their flight schedules.

Crete Honored in Russia as ‘Best Regional Presence’ at MITT 2015

The Region of Crete saw a double win at this year's Moscow International Exhibition Travel & Tourism (MITT) which is running in Russia.

Blue Palace Resort & Spas’ Ultimate Greece Experience Offers Fitness and More

Recognizing the vital role of fitness and nutrition in today’s hectic lifestyle, Crete’s luxury Blue Palace Resort and Spas has focused this year on offering guests the latest in fitness technology and the finest in Greek cuisine.

Russian Pre-bookings in Halkidiki Drop

Halkidiki authorities expressed their concern over the significant drop in the number of pre-bookings by Russian tourists this year, following the region’s participation in the 22nd Moscow International Exhibition Travel & Tourism (MITT) held in Russia, earlier this month.

Greece’s ‘Cosmopolitan Islands’ May Lose Special Tax Status

The reduced Value Added Tax (VAT) rates that apply on the Greek islands of Mykonos and Santorini may possibly be axed, according to statements made today by Alternate Finance Minister Nadia Valavani.

Greek Travel Bloggers to Spread the Word About Hersonissos, Crete

The Municipality of Hersonissos in Crete will host a group of Greek travel bloggers aiming to promote the area's beauty and customs to a wider audience.

Heraklion Port Authority Receives Tez Worldberry Award

Crete's Heraklion Port Authority recently received the TEZ Worldberry 2014 Award for best partner in cruise tourism by Tez Tour, a leading tour operator in Russia.

Click Your Way to Greece… Through Google Street View

Google’s popular Street View map service has enhanced its Greece visual offerings with additional panoramic photos of more destinations.

Minoan Group Eyes UK Expansion, Expects Greek Project Go-ahead

After posting losses due to bureaucratic delays in its Greek five-star-plus project to be developed on the island of Crete, Minoan Group, active in travel and leisure, announced plans to expand its Stewart Travel services across the UK.

Greece in Talks with Chinese for Kasteli Airport Project

Kasteli airport, to be constructed on the island of Crete, will be on the agenda of talks in the coming days between Economy Minister Giorgos Stathakis and a delegation from China’s State Construction Engineering Corporation (CSCEC).

Young Face of the Week: Eva Kanellopoulos – Social Media Manager, Crete

This week, GTP introduces Eva Kanellopoulos, the social media manager of the brand new and soon-to-open, 5-star Cretan Pearl Resort & Spa in Chania.

Greece’s Marine Tours Lends PIKPA’s Challenged Children a Helping Hand for Easter

As part of its ongoing social responsibility program, travel group Marine Tours will offer its staff Easter gifts made by the youngsters of the PIKPA Rehabilitation and Children’s Centre.

Attica Group Welcomes the ‘Blue Galaxy’ to its Crete Itinerary

As part of its fleet expansion program, Attica Group announced on Wednesday, that its subsidiary Blue Star Ferries received the Blue Galaxy under a long-term charter agreement (bareboat) from Hellas 2 Leasing.

Greek Tourism Industry Concerned About Effects of Illegal Migration

Tourism sector professionals in Greece are expressing their concern that the increasing number of illegal migrant incidents will negatively affect the smooth operation of the upcoming tourist season.

Crete Governor Calls on Tourism Professionals to Put Best Face Forward

Attracting quality tourism by putting on its best face is the Region of Crete’s motto ahead of the summer tourist season set to kick off this month.

Greece May Impose Luxury Tax on “Expensive Holidays”

The Greek Government may impose a new tax on holidaymakers that choose to spend their vacation on very expensive island destinations and reside in luxurious hotels.