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Star Alliance Honored for Third Time at Air Transport Awards Event

Star Alliance has been named "Airline Alliance of the Year" for the third time in a row at the Air Transport Awards event.

OTA Insight to Hold ‘Hotel Revenue Workshop’ in Athens and Thessaloniki

OTA Insight is co-organizing the "Hotel Revenue Workshop" in Greece, which will be held in Thessaloniki on May 15, and in Athens on May 16.

‘Dinner in the Sky’ Returns to Athens for Fifth Year

“Dinner in the Sky”, the award-winning international gastronomy concept serving dinner at a height of 50 meters, returns to Athens for the fifth consecutive year.

Attica Region Looks to Reinforce Inbound Tourism from Turkey

Officials from Attica, Greece, held a tourism workshop in Istanbul, aiming to increase the inflow of Turkish travelers to the region's many destinations.

Cultural Heritage Towards Urban Regeneration Tops ROCK’s Athens Meet

Experts from the EU’s ROCK program were in Athens, last month to discuss ways of re-inventing historic city centers through culture and cultural heritage.

More than Half of World’s Travelers Rely on Instagram for Inspiration

More than half of the world’s travelers turn to Instagram for inspiration, with Santorini, the Acropolis and Elafonissi among the top 10 most sought-after destinations.

Greece MICE Tourism Needs Larger Facilities, Experts Say

The need to increase the number and size of conference centers in Greece was discussed during the 9th Panhellenic Congress of the Hellenic Association of Professional Congress Organizers (HAPCO).

Axia Hospitality’s 2nd Press Tweetup Event Goes to Paris

Axia Hospitality held its 2nd International Press Tweetup event in Paris and informed the French media on new hotel openings, products and services.

Athens and Trikala Exchange Know-how on ‘Smart City’ Programs

The Municipalities of Athens and Trikala have agreed to exchange know-how on “smart” programs to facilitate life in the two cities for residents and visitors.

Alexander the Great Statue Finally ‘Watches Over’ Athens

A 3.5-meter bronze statue of Greek king Alexander the Great has been unveiled in the center of Athens.

NJV Athens Plaza Receives ‘Sustainable City Hotel’ Tourism Award

The NJV Athens Plaza hotel was honored with the “Sustainable City Hotel of Athens” silver award at the Tourism Awards 2019 event.

Mega Airlines Studies Again Named ‘Europe’s Top Performer’ by IATA

Mega Airlines Studies received the title of “Europe’s Top Performer 2019”, during the IATA World Congress, which was recently held in New Delhi, India.

Athens Q1 2019 Hotel Performance on the Downside

Athens hotel occupancy rates dropped by 6.8 percent in the first quarter of the year, with RevPAR down by 6.8 percent, according to the Athens - Attica & Argosaronic Hotel Association.

Croatia Airlines Celebrates 30 Years with Record Number of Passengers

Star Alliance member Croatia Airlines held an event in central Athens, marking its 30 years of service in air travel.

Greece and Poland Strengthen Tourism, Diplomatic Relations

Celebrating 100 years of diplomatic relations with Poland, Greece was the honored country in the Polish Industrial Heritage and Underground Tourism Fair.

‘Tool’ Honored with a Silver Tourism Award for 2019

Greek digital marketing services company Tool won the silver award in the “Digital Tourism - Online Presence” category at the Tourism Awards 2019 event, held recently in Athens.

Athens Revamp Phase 1 Complete, Says Mayor

Athens Mayor Giorgos Kaminis recently presented a series of completed city upgrade projects, which are part of the municipality’s multi-phase urban regeneration program. 

Athens Announces Plans for Smart Parking Project

The Athens Municipality has announced plans to install a smart parking system in the capital, as part of efforts to decongest the city center.

‘The Grand by Interni’ Offers a Menu for ‘All Senses’ in Athens

The Grand Hyatt Athens hotel is introducing its guests to “The Grand by Interni” restaurant on its rooftop, which offers unique gastronomy experiences and stunning views.

‘Prince of Athens’ Cruise Concept Shows Best of Athenian Riviera

The Kivotos Hotels and Boat Masters have joined forces and launched the “Prince of Athens”, a new cruise concept that aims to introduce travelers to the best of the Athenian Riviera.