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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.

Airlines Participating in ‘Low-cost Travel for Greeks’ Initiative

Athens International Airport has called on to a number of airlines to participate in an initiative and offer a total of 15,000 one-way, low cost tickets (priced 0-10 euros) to Greek passengers for travel to Greek destinations in July.

TUI: Greece at the Center of Our Attention

Greece may be a leading choice among TUI’s clients but the international tour operator stressed that stability and modern infrastructure must be in place if Greece wants to experience growth in the tourism sector.

Ryanair Extends Chania Routes to Athens and Thessaloniki in August

Ryanair on Friday announced that it will increase the frequencies to its flights on its Chania routes to Athens and Thessaloniki this August due to overwhelming demand, as part of its Chania summer 2015 schedule.

German Tour Operators Optimistic, See Crete, Rhodes, Kos as Top Spots

German tour operators are insisting that German tourists are planning to hit Greek shores in droves despite recent media reports about dwindling tourism figures.

Civil Aviation Authority Expects 50 Million Passengers in Greek Airports This Year

Some 50 million passengers are expected to pass through Greek airports this year, according to data released by the Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority (HCAA).

Record Bookings on Ryanair’s Athens Summer Schedule

Ryanair on Thursday announced record advance bookings on its Athens summer 2015 schedule, during a media event in the Greek capital.

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.