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Thessaloniki Hoteliers Reach Out to German Market at ITB 2015

History, entertainment, gastronomy and culture are at the center of the Thessaloniki Hotels Association’s ongoing promotional campaign, which it had the chance to present at this year’s ITB 2015 in Berlin earlier this month.

British Airways Announces New Routes to Greece for Summer 2015

British Airways announced today that it will connect the UK with four new destinations in Greece this summer.

Google Plans to ‘Grow Greek Tourism Online’ in 6 More Destinations

Google's initiative dubbed “Grow Greek Tourism Online” will expand to six more destinations in Greece, it was announced at a press conference on Tuesday.

ITB 2015: Aegean Airlines Shows Support to Greek Tourism

Aegean Airlines will invest in brand new aircraft this year and launch multiple new routes and services to support the quality of the Greek tourism product.

Greek Employee Bodies Join Forces for Equality in the Workplace

The country’s employee and worker bodies have joined forces with the International Labor Organization (ILO) to promote equality in the workplace through a series of nationwide activities and events to be held on Wednesday.

Interview with Claus Sendlinger, Design Hotels Founder & CEO

GTP presents Claus Sendlinger of Design Hotels who outlines his insights on the "design hotel" concept.

Greece and Iran Strengthen Tourism Ties

Iranian airline Mahan Air has announced it will operate two flights a week to Athens in May and is also considering the launch of direct flights to Crete and Thessaloniki.

Thessaloniki Nominated for ‘InterRail Destination of the Year Award 2015’

Northern Greece's Thessaloniki has been included in a shortlist of 15 of some of Europe's most-loved cities to run for the title of "InterRail Destination of the Year Award 2015".

Thessaloniki Hotels Hope for Better Year

The increase of leisure tourists, the significant rise in overnight stays and the low revenue per available rooms, summarizes Thessaloniki's tourism performance in 2014, the Thessaloniki Hotels Association informed during its customary cutting of the Vasilopita (Greek New Year’s...

Ryanair Announces New Routes, Finds Athens Airport Charges ‘Too High’

Irish low cost carrier Ryanair yesterday announced "strong bookings" on its six new Athens Summer 2015 routes to Bratislava, Brussels, Budapest, Rome, Santorini and Warsaw.

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.

Greece is the Word in Sweden After Grekland Panorama Steals the Show

Greece, its products, its culture, its gastronomy and its diverse tourist offerings took Sweden by storm on February 13-15, when some 11,000 visitors flocked to the 2nd Grekland Panorama, which took place at Stockholm’s Ericsson Globe, making it one of the largest tourism expos...

Kalamata Airport Launches 18 New International Connections

Kalamata Airport will connect 18 new international destinations with the central Peloponnese, the municipality announced last week.

Tourism in Thessaloniki Enjoys Increase in Overnights but Revenue is Weak

Thessaloniki, Greece’s second largest city, saw double digit growth in overnight stays by 16.75 percent last year compared to 2013.

Larissa to Follow Tourism Strategy of Halkidiki

The tourism strategy of Halkidiki has attracted the attention of professionals from Larissa, the capital and largest city of the Thessaly region, who are interested in creating a similar model to promote their destination to a wider audience.

Alt. Minister Kountoura Outlines Priorities for Greek Tourism

“Tourism for All” is Greece's basic philosophy for tourism, Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura said during the debate on the government's policy statements in Parliament.

Greece Hotel Rates Rise Up to 11% for Carnival

Greek hotels have increased their prices ahead of the Carnival season, according to trivago.com’s pricing index released earlier this week.

Sweden Goes Greek This Week @ 2nd Grekland Panorama

Greece, its products, its culture, its gastronomy and its diverse tourist offerings take Sweden by storm on February 13-15, when the 2nd Grekland Panorama kicks off at Stockholm’s Ericsson Globe.

Spiros Pengas takes on Thessaloniki Tourism Portfolio

Spiros Pengas, Deputy Mayor for Tourism and International Relations and Council Member of the Municipality of Thessaloniki, has been appointed by Thessaloniki Mayor Yiannis Boutaris to take over all responsibilities concerning tourism issues.

Thessaloniki Mayor Named in World’s Top 10

Thessaloniki Mayor Yiannis Boutaris joins the ranks of the best mayors around the globe as he was named one of the top 10 awardees for the 2014 World Mayor Prize.