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SWOT Offers Sales and Promotional Services to ‘Kydon, The Heart City Hotel’

SWOT will offer its expertise in the field of sales development and promotion for "Kydon, The Heart City Hotel", located in Chania, on the island of Crete.

ANEK LINES Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Passenger shipping company ANEK LINES, which connects Crete with numerous destinations in Greece, is celebrating 50 years of presence in the industry.

Four Out of Europe’s Top 10 Worst Airports are in Greece

Four out of the 10 airports in Europe voted as being the worst in 2016 are in Greece, according to travel site sleepinginairports.net.

August 15 Holiday in Greece: Where are the Greeks going this year?

The countdown to the August 15 holiday in Greece has begun and hotel comparison website Trivago has revealed the most popular destinations searched online by Greek users.

British Airways to Begin Flights to Kalamata and Chania

British Airways, the UK’s flagship carrier airline, has announced the start of its flights for summer 2016 in Greece launching routes to Kalamata and Chania.

Thomas Cook Group Airlines: Direct Flights to 16 Greek Destinations in Summer 2016

Thomas Cook Group Airlines will operate direct flights to 16 Greek and two Cypriot destinations from cities in Germany, Belgium and the UK, from April to the end of October, according to its flightplan for summer 2016.

Travel Massive Crete Takes Off, Announces First Event

Aiming to promote Crete as a unique tourism destination that is attractive during all four seasons, the newly-launched Travel Massive Crete chapter has announced its first event and theme for 2016.

British Airways Adds New Greek Destinations to 2016 Summer Schedule

British Airways this week announced the addition of two new Greek destinations to its 2016 summer schedule: Chania and Kalamata.

Celestyal Announces Good Year for Greek Cruise Market, New Destinations for 2016

Cruise in Greece fared well in 2015 for Celestyal Cruises, despite the financial crisis and the imposition of capital controls in the middle of the summer, as the company recorded a 20 percent increase in passenger traffic, compared to 2014.

Weekly Update: GTP’s New Partners

Greek Travel Pages (GTP) is happy to announce the start of cooperation with new clients Aldemar Cretan Village, Nikki Beach Resort & SPA Porto Heli, Odeon Tours Greece and Sea View Hotel & Apartments that have tapped into its Travel Business Network to receive effective and...

Cycling Police Officers to Patrol Athens, Thessaloniki

Police officers on bikes will be patrolling Athens’ historic center as well as Thessaloniki neighborhoods as part of a Greek Police force pilot program aiming to boost protection and services for residents and visitors.

‘Panorama Greece’ Organizers Launch Info Event on Crete, More Planned

Grekland Panorama organizers are visiting the island of Crete, as their first stop in a series of destination events aiming to inform local tourism professionals about the Polish and Swedish markets, where this year’s “Panorama Greece” exhibitions will take place.

Porto Veneziano Chania: A Little Bit of Magic, A Lot of Luxury

Whether it’s a great view, soothing comfort, delectable food or just good old hospitality you’re after, then the Hotel Porto Veneziano, located on the picturesque Venetian harbor of Chania, Crete, is the place to be.

TÜV AUSTRIA HELLAS Launches Courses for Hotel Inspectors

TÜV Austria Hellas has announced a specialized training program for hotel classification inspectors.

Ryanair Announces Extra Chania-Athens Flight On Election Day, Sept 20, in Greece

Ryanair announced that an additional scheduled flight will run on the Chania - Athens service on Sunday, September 20, to facilitate the travel of Greeks that vote in the country's capital city.

Three Beaches in Greece Lose Blue Flag Status

Three of Greece's beaches have been stripped of their coveted Blue Flag status for 2015.

Aegean Sees July Passenger Traffic Figures Soar

Greek carrier Aegean Airlines announced increased passenger traffic for July 2015, handling a total of 1,473,568 passengers, up by 19 percent compared to the same month last year.

Spain’s Goldcar Expands Presence in Greece

Goldcar, one of Spain's leading car hire firms, is adding two more Greek destinations to its list of offices, with plans to invest some 19 million euros in the coming year in the local car rental market.

Greek Ferry Ticket Prices Rise 10% for Passengers Due to VAT Hike

Ferry tickets in Greece are now 10 percent more expensive for passengers, following the rise in the value added tax (VAT) rate from 13 percent to 23 percent on many basic goods and services in the country.

Greek Airport Traffic Up in First Six Months

Passenger traffic through Greek airports increased by 14.6 percent in the first half of the year, compared to the same period in 2014, recording an 8.7 percent rise in the total number of flights over the same period, according to data released by the Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority.