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Greece Guests Gratified, Customer Satisfaction Index Up

Greek hotels, the quality of services and the hospitality offered are winning over more visitors as demonstrated by the high guest satisfaction index for April 2015 compared to rival destinations.

Ellinair Summer Flights Schedule Takes Off

Greek carrier Ellinair presented its enhanced summer 2015 schedule with new connections between Greek destinations and hubs abroad, increased flight frequency, competitive rates, and for the first time, six new domestic links.

German Travelers Shy Away from Greece, Bookings Drop by 1.2%

German vacationers are having second thoughts about traveling to Greece as a 1.2 percent drop in bookings reveals, opting instead for Spain and Turkey.

Conde Nast Traveller: Greece Among Top Destinations for British Travellers

Greece is featured in the top 10 of the visited destinations of British travellers, according to the customary reader survey of Conde Nast Traveller (CNT), the premier travel and lifestyle magazine.

Greek Destinations Included Among Best Gay Honeymoon Spots in the World

Three Greek destinations are included among the best honeymoon spots in the world for gay travellers.

Young Face of the Week: Konstantinos Riavoglou, Vacation Department Manager at blueground

This week, GTP introduces Konstantinos Riavoglou, the vacation department manager at blueground.

UK Tour Operators Treated to Halkidiki Wonders

A total of 13 UK-based travel agents were given a tour of the Halkidiki region and treated to its local cuisine during the 3rd fam trip recently organised by the Halkidiki Tourism Organization.

Thessaloniki Goes Up ICCA Ranking of Business Events

Thessaloniki, Northern Greece, registered a remarkable rise in the newly released ICCA (International Congresses and Conventions Association) rankings for city destinations, moving up from 209th to 108th place worldwide. The data, which refers to 2014, shows that Thessaloniki...

2015 Holy Spirit Monday Holiday: Mykonos is Top Destination for the Greeks

Greek travellers’ holiday preferences for the Holy Spirit Monday holiday have been revealed by Trivago booking and price comparison site, which showed just what those in Greece have been searching online for their long weekend getaway.

Ellinair Adds Greece Links, Ups Flights, Offers Competitive Fares

Greek carrier Ellinair announced its boosted summer 2015 program with new connections between Greek destinations and hubs abroad, greater flight frequency, competitive prices, and for the first time, six new domestic links.

Greece Slips to Third in the World on ‘Blue Flag’ Beaches List

Greece this year slipped one place to third spot on the Blue Flag quality award list after Spain and Turkey. In total, 395 beaches and 9 marinas in Greece have received the prestigious "Blue Flag" recognition.

Doors Open at Ikos Olivia in Halkidiki

From May 1, Ikos Resorts counts a brand new hotel in its portfolio with the Ikos Olivia in northern Greece.

Traffic and Flights Pick Up Pace at Athens Airport

As the summer season sets in, travelers are flocking to Greece and more new flights are landing by the day at Athens International Airport, which is recording a 20 percent increase in passenger traffic, 140 new routes, 189 boosted flights plus 10 new destinations.

Thessaloniki’s ‘No Finish Line’ Running Event to Raise Cash for a Cause

Starting on May 20 and for three days, over 5,000 runners, amateurs and professionals, will be running, walking or even strolling for charity in the northern port city of Thessaloniki, during the 2nd “No Finish Line” sporting event to be held at the TIF-Helexpo center.

Transavia is Now Represented in Greece By Air France-KLM Group

In Greece, Transavia operates 69 flights a week on 19 different routes, from 11 airports in the country and transports some 585.000 passengers per year on those routes.

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).

Erasmus Students Gain Valuable Insight at Athens Event

The 1st ESN Greece Training National Platform event organized recently by the Technological Educational Institute (TEI) of Athens and the Erasmus Student Network (ESN) was a great success.

Young Face of the Week: Nikos Morantis, Strategy Specialist of Online Platform ‘Destsetters’

This week, GTP introduces Nikos Morantis, a strategy specialist of the online platform "Destsetters", a leading and influential travel channel for the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Market, covering more than 150 destinations in 30 countries.

Over 3,000 Local Businesses Turn to Google’s Grow Greek Tourism for Training

Some 3,000 tourist sector enterprises benefitted from the know-how of Google’s ambitious Grow Greek Tourism Online initiative, which kicked off last September.

Argo Travel Opens for Business on Santorini Island

Argo Travel Group, in addition to Athens, Thessaloniki, London, Geneva and Shanghai, has now opened a branch office on Santorini, one of the most popular islands in Greece and travel mecca for those seeking luxury experiences.