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USA Today: Greek Islands Among Best Destinations for Solo Travel

The Greek islands are among the best destinations for solo trips in 2016, to meet new people and gain some independence, according to a feature published in USA Today on Sunday.

Chinese Investors Set Sights on Corfu Waterway

Chinese investors will be visiting the Ionian island of Corfu, on Sunday, to discuss collaborating with the operators of the Corfu waterway, which is the first and thus far only enterprise granted official licensing.

Condor Opens Up New Destinations in Greece for 2016 Summer Season

Condor, the leisure airline of Thomas Cook AG, announced that it will add four new destinations in Greece to its short/medium haul network in summer 2016.

Greece May See Seaplane Flights as of Summer 2016

Hellenic Seaplanes expects to operate its first hydroplane waterways in Greece as of this summer.

Region of Ionian Islands Improves Beach Access for Persons with Disabilities

The Region of Ionian Islands has installed special mobility ramps, powered by the sun, at the popular beach of Benitses on Corfu and Skala on Kefalonia to provide swimming access to people with disabilities.

Greece-Italy: €105 million of EU Funds to Boost Growth and Quality Jobs

The European Commission on Tuesday adopted a new interreg programme that aims to increase the economic competitiveness in the Greece-Italy border area by supporting entrepreneurship, innovation and the clustering of economic activities.

TUI Germany to Expand, Offer Cheaper Rates, New Greek Destinations

In efforts to win back its share of the German market, TUI Germany announced the launch this week of a far-reaching strategy which will include a massive expansion of its hotel program, rate reductions and a more focused TUIfly flight schedule for the summer of 2016.

Greece: Top Destination for Polish Travellers, Scandinavians’ Favorite

Greece comes in first place on a list of top destinations for Polish tourists in 2015, while Scandinavian tour operators agree that this year is turning out to be one of the best in regards to bookings to the country.

Greece’s Crist Textile Company Announces Exclusive Cooperation Agreement with Azure Resort Hotel & SPA

Crist, a leading company in the Greek textile sector, will exclusively provide hotel linen to the luxury complex Azure Resort Hotel & SPA.

Flight of Icarus on Zakynthos, BASE Jumping Hot Spot

Professional athletes eager to jump off new heights visited the Ionian island of Zakynthos earlier this month for the annual Go Fast Games, where the world’s best BASE jumpers took more than 300 leaps in four days.

Finnair to Open New Scheduled Flights to Greece in 2016

In summer 2016, Finnair has announced that new scheduled flights will replace previously chartered flights to five Greek destinations.

Ellinair is Offering 10,000 One-way Tickets for Domestic Travel at Special Prices

Greek carrier Ellinair has announced that it will charge the cheapest fare of 20 euros on 10,000 one-way tickets for domestic flights.

British Ambassador: All is Well Οn the Greek Islands

There are no reports from tour operators to suggest that there are disruptions to services on the Greek islands, British Ambassador to Greece John Rittmer said in a statement on Tuesday.

Zakynthos Welcomes Increased Travel Traffic for June

Tourist traffic to the Ionian island of Zakynthos recorded a modest rise, up by 5.01 percent for June, compared to the same period in 2014, marking an overall 4.12 percent increase for the first six months of the year.

Greek Referendum Toll on Tourism in the Spotlight

The Greek tourism sector is calling on all professionals to remain collected and optimistic as they look for ways to save the season, following a week of closed banks, negative media coverage and a referendum calling for no more stringent austerity measures imposed from abroad.

TBG Celebrates Six Months of Travel Blogging Teamwork

The members of the first network of Greece-based travel bloggers recently gathered at Athens and celebrated six months of teamwork.

Governor of Ionian Isles Calls for Equal Tax Treatment

Representing the Ionian islands, the regional governor Theodoros Galiatsatos is calling on the government to extend the special reduced VAT rate applicable on the Aegean islands to apply to the Ionian and remaining isles of the country as well.

Tourism to Zakynthos Slightly Up in May but Unpredictable

The negative media portrayal of Greece and the lingering talk of a potential tax hike in tourism are the making it impossible to draw conclusions for the upcoming tourism season on Zakynthos.

Greece an Increasingly Popular Holiday Destination for UK Families

Greece appears to be one of the top destinations to visit this year for families from the United Kingdom, as bookings to the country continue to rise, research by one of the UK's leading online travel agencies has shown.

Ellinair Summer Flights Schedule Takes Off

Greek carrier Ellinair presented its enhanced summer 2015 schedule with new connections between Greek destinations and hubs abroad, increased flight frequency, competitive rates, and for the first time, six new domestic links.