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Greek Hotels Chamber Eyes Chinese Tourism Market with the Help of Baidu

The Hellenic Chamber of Hotels (HCH) announced its plans to tap into the Chinese market on Wednesday using China’s leading search engine as its primary tool.

Greece’s Action Plan for Tourism Bearing Fruit

The utilization of NSRF (National Strategic Reference Framework) funds in order to boost entrepreneurship, create the framework for new investments and modernize the tourism product is a top priority, Tourism minister Olga Kefalogianni said on Wednesday.

Hydra’s Donkeys and Mules Introduced to Russian Audience

Russian television station "TV Zvezda" in Moscow recently aired a feature on the beloved donkeys and mules found on the Greek island of Hydra. TV Zvezda is one of the largest Russian TV channels and counts some 17 million viewers.

Greece Comes Closer to Travel Markets of Kuwait and Bahrain

The Hellenic Association of Travel and Tourist Agencies (HATTA) introduced Greece as a tourism destination to tour operators and journalists from Kuwait and Bahrain during a familiarization trip in Athens held 4-8 December.

Plaka Residents Sound Alarm Bells, Warn of Action

The Plaka district in central Athens is in danger its residents say, calling on the government to put a stop to an amendment of a bill that foresees change of property use.

Athens Municipality Boosts Business with ‘Vgenoume Athina’ Tuesday Discount Day

Athens restaurants, bars and cafes have joined forces to offer customers their best at lower prices as part of the Municipality of Athens’ latest “Vgenoume Athina” (Going Out in Athens) initiative launched this week.

Athens Mayor, Europa Nostra Slam Bill Affecting Plaka, Call for Public Discussion

Athens Mayor Giorgos Kaminis and citizens’ movement Europa Nostra have joined the residents of the Plaka district, calling on the government to put a stop to amendments of an environment ministry bill that foresee change of property use.

Debated Bill Affecting Plaka Up for Scrutiny, Ministry Withdraws Provisions

The contentious bill that has citizens’ movements, environmental groups and Plaka residents up in arms over the dire consequences it will create should it go into effect is under re-examination, the environment ministry said over the weekend.

Greece 100% Hotel Show Set to Take Off with International Hosted Buyers Ready for Action

Hoteliers, entrepreneurs and international tourism professionals will have the chance to exchange ideas, concerns and solutions at this year’s 100% Hotel Show, to be inaugurated by Tourism Ministry Secretary General Anastasios Liaskos on 24 January at the MEC exhibition center in...

Athens Tops European League with Hotel Occupancy Growth in November

The Greek capital, Athens, once again reported the largest occupancy increase and revenue per available room (RevPAR) growth in Europe, according to data released by STR Global on the European hotel industry for November 2014.

Record-Setting Year for Athens International Airport with over 15 Million Arrivals

Athens International Airport announced a record-setting year with passenger traffic climbing to over 15 million for 2014, demonstrating the ongoing growth rate of Greek tourism.

Seeing the Unseen at the National Archaeological Museum in Greece

In a new project titled “Unseen Museum”, the National Archaeological Museum in Athens will bring to the fore artifacts and findings stored in its vaults that have never been exhibited before to the public.

Byzantine Museum Launches Free Guided Tours for Exhibition Dedicated to El Greco

The Byzantine and Christian Museum in Athens has announced a series of free guided tours for the exhibition "Domemicos Theotokopoulos before El Greco", which was inaugurated last month.

Ministry Invites Greek Cities to Vie for 2021 European Cultural Capital

The Greek culture ministry announced on Wednesday, the launch of website ecoc2021.culture.gr, inviting Greek cities interested in becoming Europe’s Cultural Capital in 2021 to submit applications.

US Company Pleasant Holidays Adds Greece to its Package Deals

One of the largest American travel companies, Pleasant Holidays, has added Greece to its roster of destinations, as well as two Windstar Cruises from Athens to Istanbul.

‘Conde Nast Traveller’ Sees Athens Gaining Momentum Thanks to Innovative Start-ups

Athens is slowly but steadily making its way back into the international travel spotlight thanks to a group of young Greek entrepreneurs who are using novel start-ups to boost local production and bring in visitors.

Tourism Ministry Proposes Slew of Actions to Improve Athens Center

"Our goal is for Athens to become a metropolitan center for tourism at a European and global level and a strong and attractive city break destination," Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni said on Tuesday.

Athens Airport and Art-Athina Partner for Six Exhibitions

Athens International Airport (AIA) is teaming up with the Art-Athina International Exhibition of Contemporary Art to host six special exhibitions throughout the year.

Rise in Number of Americans Planning to Visit Greece

More Americans are interested in traveling to Greece in 2015, the Hellenic-American Chamber of Tourism (HACT) said on Wednesday, adding however that US tour operators are on standby until the election period is over and the situation stabilizes.

Health Tourism Challenges in the Spotlight at IHTC Convention in Greece

The challenges and potential of health tourism will be the focus of the International Health Tourism Convention (IHTC) to take place in March 11-14 at the Royal Olympic Hotel in central Athens.