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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.

Ellinair Adds Greece Links, Ups Flights, Offers Competitive Fares

Greek carrier Ellinair announced its boosted summer 2015 program with new connections between Greek destinations and hubs abroad, greater flight frequency, competitive prices, and for the first time, six new domestic links.

Santorini Wins 2015 TripAdvisor Traveler’s Choice #4 World Island and #1 Europe Island Awards

Santorini, one of Greece's most popular destinations, has been honored this year as part of the 2015 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Islands, ranking as the fourth on the list of top 10 islands in the world and top island in Europe for 2015.

AEGEAN Adds Special Flights to Transfer Holy Flame to Greek Destinations

AEGEAN Airlines will provide three extra aircraft (non commercial flights) to distribute the Holy Flame to as many Greek destinations as possible once it arrives in Athens from Jerusalem on Holy Saturday, April 11.

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.

SWISS Announces 2015 Summer Schedule, Includes Greek Destinations

Swiss International Air Lines will add Thessaloniki to its networks in Zurich and Geneva this summer. Geneva will also see new services to Zakynthos.

Bulgarian Travel Agents Come Closer to Greece

Greek hotels based in Halkidiki, Thessaloniki, Agia Triada, Ioannina and Sivota, Evia, Mykonos and Zakynthos were presented to Bulgarian travel agents in Sofia last week.

Swiss Air Shows Confidence in Greece, Plans to Increase Flight Capacity

Switzerland's national airline Swiss Air is planning to increase flight capacity to Greece by 297 percent this summer.

Greek Breakfast Gaining Ground

The Greek breakfast concept is gaining momentum with all the more regions joining the initiative in efforts to promote eating Greek as well as local products.

‘Telegraph Travel’ Tribute to 19 Best Greek Islands

In its latest photo series, Telegraph Travel has selected the 19 best Greek islands for all tastes.

Laconia will Serve ‘Greek Breakfast’ at 10th HORECA Show

Laconia will be among the Greek destinations that will present their “Greek Breakfast” menus at the 10th HORECA show scheduled to take place 6-9 February 2015 at the Metropolitan Expo in Spata.

Greece’s Top 25 Hotels – Tripadvisor’s 2015 Travelers’ Choice Awards

The top 25 hotels in Greece for 2015, based on the reviews of millions of travelers, have been announced by travel review site TripAdvisor.

Greek Hotels Among Tripadvisor’s Best for 2015

Several Greek hotels are included among the winners of Tripadvisor's 2015 Travelers’ Choice awards announced on Wednesday.

Greece Tourism Arrivals Surge 15.4% in 2014, Kalamata Sees Biggest Increase

International visitor arrivals to Greece's main airports surged 15.4 percent to 14.5 million during the January-December 2014 period, according to processed data released by the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE).