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Greece Wins ‘Star Family Holidays Destination’ Title by Travel Bulletin

Greece has been announced as the “Star Family Holidays Destination” at the Travel Bulletin Star Awards 2018 held recently in London.

‘BlueFest Crete18’ Festival Promotes Art, Music, Theater

A number of cultural events - focusing on art, theater, music, and cinema - were held during the" blueFest Crete18", which was recently held in Agios Nikolaos on Crete.

UK Survey Says Box-office Blockbusters Spur Travel Bookings

A survey carried out across the UK showed that one in five Britons went ahead and booked a vacation, days after watching a film. 

Spyrou Philoxenia Hosts Fam Trip on Skopelos for Leading Serbian Tour Operator

Representatives of Kon Tiki – Big Blue, a leading tour operators in Serbia, recently visited the island of Skopelos, during a fam trip hosted by Spyrou Philoxenia.

International Reality Show Producers Eyeing Greece

UK and Swedish reality show producers will be in Greece over the next few months to shoot their latest projects in Chania, Crete, among other locations.

‘Mamma Mia!’ Croatia Choice Spurs Greek Tourism Ministry Reaction

Greece's tourism ministry says it has no say in foreign film production decisions with regard to “Mamma Mia, Here we Go Again”. 

Mamma Mia! Sequel Says ‘No’ to Greece, Takes a Chance on Croatia Instead

The sequel to Hollywood blockbuster "Mamma Mia!" that put the small Greek island of Skopelos in the international spotlight will be filmed in Croatia instead.

Spyrou Philoxenia Introduces Skopelos to Serbian Travel Agents, Journalists

Spyrou Philoxenia and Serbian tour operator Sabra Travel organized a fam trip on the island of Skopelos for 50 tour operators and journalists from Serbia.

Skopelos to be Seen by Millions in the US as Featured Destination of ‘Mediterranean Blue’ Show

Skopelos' beautiful beaches, lush green landscapes, traditional cuisine and rich history and culture will be broadcast to over 16 million viewers across the U.S. through the new travel show "Mediterranean Blue" to air on American television stations PBS and Create TV.

Anamar Group Unveils Pelion Luxury Resort in Central Greece

Luxury accommodation group Anamar announces the opening of its latest boutique hotel, the Anamar Pilio, located in the picturesque area of Mount Pelion, central Greece.

Spyrou Hotels Set on Bringing German Holidaymakers to Skopelos

Aiming to boost incoming tourism to the Northern Sporades island of Skopelos, the Spyrou Hotels Group announced the launch of promotional activities that will include an ecotourism workshop on ways of tapping into alternative forms of tourism as a means of extending the season.

Lonely Planet: Lights, Camera… Greece!

Lonely Planet has recommended 10 Greek locations, which have been the perfect backdrop for many Hollywood blockbusters, as holiday hotspots for its readers: "Pick a few and plan your trip, tracing the footsteps of the stars."

Condé Nast Traveler Readers Rank Two Islands In Greece Among World’s Top 30

Condé Nast Traveler readers have ranked Santorini and Skiathos in Greece among the top 30 islands in the world in the luxury travel magazine’s globally respected survey.

Elios Holidays Hotel On Skopelos, Greece, Added To Spyrou Hotels Portfolio

The Elios Holidays Hotel has joined the Spyrou Hotels & Companies portfolio.

Finance Minister To “Mamma Mia” Director: “We Are Not Privatizing The Greek Coastline”

"Let me assure you that we are not privatizing our coastline," Greek Finance Minister Gikas Hardouvelis wrote to the director of the "Mamma Mia!" movie, Phyllida Lloyd.

“Mamma Mia!” Film Director Appeals To Tourism Minister Against Coastal Development Plans In Greece

Mamma Mia! director Phyllida Lloyd has joined the voice of environmental groups and citizens in Greece against the government's coastline privatization plans and recently sent a letter to Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni.

Miss Austria 2013 To Use Pelion, Greece, As Photoshoot Backdrop

Miss Austria 2013 Ena Kadic will travel to Greece in late May for a photoshoot scheduled to take place in East Pelion where film takes of the Mamma Mia movie were shot.

Philoxenia 2009 Hangs On Strong

The 25th Philoxenia International Tourism Exhibition, held together with the hotel furnishing exhibition Hotelia, saw trade visitors increase this year by some 28 percent compared to last year's exhibition as 4,782 trade visitors were counted, the exhibition's organizer Helexpo said.

Mamma Mia! Shields Skopelos From Crisis

Mayor of Skopelos Christos Vasiloudis recently expressed his optimism for 2009 as he expects a 10-15 percent rise in arrivals.