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Applications Open for Thessaloniki’s School for Tourist Guides

Applications for enrollment in the Tourist Guide School of Thessaloniki, for the 2019-2020 year, will open on October 14.

Greece’s Thomas Cook Repatriation Operation in Full Swing

The repatriation process of the tourists stranded in Greece due to the collapse of Thomas Cook, should be completed in the next few days.

WTD 2019: Greek Tourism Celebrated at Public Event in Athens

Greece on September 27 celebrated World Tourism Day (WTD) 2019 with an event at Syntagma Square in Athens where everyone was invited.

Greek Gov’t Lays Groundwork for Advanced Tourism Education

The Greek Tourism Ministry is preparing the groundwork for the upgrade of the tourism education system in view of the sector’s robust performance.

Plans for Greek Tourism Upgrade Announced

Changing diving tourism regulations and establishing rules for short-term rentals in Greece are among the current focus areas of the Greek Tourism Ministry.

SETE Calls for Tourism Alliance Between Sector and Ministry

SETE has called for an "alliance" between the tourism sector's stakeholders and the Tourism Ministry in order for crucial issues to be resolved.

Minister Theoharis Brings Rhodes on Board New Regional Tourism Council

Greek Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis recently visited Rhodes to brief local sector professionals on the creation of a Regional Tourism Council.

Greece Expects Over 5.2 Million Cruise Passengers by End of 2019

Greece by the end of 2019 is expected to have welcomed over 5.2 million cruise passengers, a year-on-year increase of some 10 percent.

Diving Tourism Regulations in Greece to Change

The Greek Tourism Ministry has announced that it intends to make changes to the institutional framework that concerns diving tourism in Greece.

Minister Announces Northern Greece Tourism Agenda

The tourism product of Northern Greece was on the meeting agenda of Greek Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis and Central Macedonia Governor Apostolos Tzitzikostas.

Greek Tourism Minister Starts Regional Tour from Epirus

Greece's Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis recently launched a series of policy meetings with regional governors from Epirus, for the creation of a regional tourism council.

Evia Hoteliers Reach Out for Aid after Fires Stifle Tourist Flows

Evia hoteliers are calling on the government to support them in restoring tourism flows following the massive fire that devastated the island earlier this month.

Accessible Tourism a Priority for Greece

Ensuring accessibility in tourism and improving the services offered to people with disabilities are key for the development of Greece’s tourism product, Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis said.

Ministry and Fraport Agree on Upgrade, Promotion of 14 Greek Destinations

The Greek Tourism Ministry has agreed on a "strategic cooperation" with Fraport Greece to promote the destinations that are home to the 14 airports managed by the company.

Greek Tourism and Transport Ministries Strengthen Ties

The Greek ministries of tourism and transport have expressed keenness to strengthen ties and boost cooperation to resolve critical issues.

Ministry Takes Action to Promote Halkidiki Tourism to Foreign Markets

The Tourism Ministry has announced measures aimed at promoting Halkidiki’s tourism offerings to its target markets.

Greece’s New Tourism Minister Takes Over

Greece's new minister of tourism, Harry Theoharis, has taken over, citing intentions of improving infrastructure and developing thematic tourism forms.

Lesvos Island Still Struggling to Keep Tourism Alive

Lesvos sees overnight stays drop by 40.63%, number of visitors by 42.58%, and tourism-related revenue by 35.18% as refugees continue to flock to the island.

Greek Travel Agent Federation Meets with Opposition ND Tourism Head

The challenges facing the tourism sector were at the center of talks between FedHATTA and opposition party New Democracy’s tourism head, MP Manos Konsolas.