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Visitors Satisfied with the ‘Filoxenia’ of Greek Hotels in May

Holidaymakers were satisfied with the Greek filoxenia (hospitality) offered by hotels in Greece last month, according to a poll of visitor satisfaction in May.

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.

Singapore Airlines Launches Three Weekly Non-stop Flights from Athens this Summer

This summer Singapore Airlines is operating three weekly direct flights from Athens to Singapore and from there to another 90 destinations in Asia and Oceania.

Greece sees 10.5% Increase in Arrivals in the First Five Months

In the first five months of 2015, the number of international tourist arrivals to Greece increased by 10.5 percent compared to the same period last year, according to data released on Tuesday from the country’s main airports covering the January-May period.

SETE Reaches Out to Tourism Pros through Regional Offices

Reaching out to local sector professionals, the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) held its 2nd regional event on the island of Corfu, with the aim to present the highlights of its “Roadmap 2021 for Greek Tourism”.

Transavia Briefs Thessaloniki Travel Agents on New Flights

Thessaloniki-based travel agents and tourism professionals were briefed last week on new flights by Transavia that cover travel between the Northern Greek city and Paris, France.

Young Face of the Week: Katerina K. Kefala, Managing Director of Manthos Hotels, Pelion

This week, GTP introduces Katerina K. Kefala, the managing director of Manthos Hotels in Chania, Pelion.

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.