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Cruise Industry Commits to Sustainable Practices for Cleaner Seas

The Cruise Line International Association (CLIA) underscored the global cruise industry’s commitment to sustainability, during recent events in Abu Dhabi and Berlin.

Ministers Present Greece’s New Shipping E-registry

The ministries of economy and shipping presented the new e-registry for Greek-flagged private and professional leisure boats and professional boats under foreign flags.

Greece Launches E-registry for Private and Professional Boats

Greek-flagged leisure boats, professional boats under foreign flags and daily cruise ships must be enlisted by their owners on the new AADE electronic registry.

Environmental Protection, Sustainability Top ICOMIA Athens Agenda

Greece's marina infrastructure and environmental protection policies topped the agenda of the ICOMIA World Marinas Conference 2018 held in Athens.

Less Red Tape to Propel Greek Sea Tourism, Says Kountoura

Enacting laws which will facilitate licensing procedures and cut red tape will allow for the development of marina infrastructure in Greece, according to Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura.

Greek Shipping Minister Talks Investment at ICOMIA Marinas Conference

Ways to attract investments in marina infrastructure were discussed during the ICOMIA World Marinas Conference in Athens.

Greek Shipping Minister Says VAT on Professional Watercraft to be ‘Resolved’

Greek Shipping Minister Fotis Kouvelis has pledged to resolve the issue of value added tax (VAT) on professional watercraft imposed by the EU.

Piraeus to Welcome ‘East Med Yacht Show 2018’ in May

The Greek yachting industry and marine tourism options will be promoted at the East Med Yacht Show 2018 at the Zea Marina in Piraeus in May.

Cruise Travel to Greece Recovering Slowly Amid Challenges

Cruise travel to Greece is picking up pace albeit slowly after a major drop last year due to the geopolitical situation in Turkey, Egypt and Israel.

Investments, Greek Port Upgrades a Must for Cruise Travel Growth

Extending the tourism season, improving the tourist experience, boosting private investments and port upgrades are basic for the development of cruise travel.

Greece’s Museum of Tourism Sets New Goals, Launches Website

With the ambition to grow further, Greece’s Museum of Tourism has launched a website and a special publication on its exhibits.

Tourism Awards 2018 Releases Entry Guidelines

New categories will be featured in the fifth edition of the Tourism Awards, with the deadline for entry submissions closing on January 26, 2018.

Amended Bill Sees Stronger Greek Ferry Passenger Rights

Reinforcing passenger rights, changes to the scheduling of hydrofoils and high-speed sea craft are among the amendments of a ministry bill tabled in parliament.

Cruise Operators, Passengers Rate Greek Ports

The ports of Chios, Lesvos, Mykonos, Piraeus and Santorini are among the Greek ports leaving behind not so favorable impressions, according to a report.

Cruise Sector to Inject €0.5bn into Greek Economy in 2017

The cruise sector is expected to inject 0.5 billion euros into the Greek economy this year, according to Theodore Vokos, executive director of Posidonia Exhibitions.

ORC European Championship 2016: Porto Carras Hosts Sailing Games, Promotes Marine Tourism

Top sailing games will take place once again at the Porto Carras Grand Resort in the Sithonia peninsula, Halkidiki.

George Vernicos Re-elected to Shipping Chamber Board

George Vernicos has been re-elected to the board of the Hellenic Chamber of Shipping (NEE) overseeing yacht and marine tourism.

Duo Exhibition Boat & Fishing Show-Sea & Tourism Expo to Kick Off in March 2016

Greece's marine tourism sector will be in the spotlight of this year's duo exhibition Boat & Fishing Show-Sea & Tourism Expo to take place in Athens in March 2016.

Alt. Tourism Minister Kountoura Inaugurates New Cruise Pier at Corfu Port

Underscoring the importance of the cruise business in Greece, Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura on Saturday inaugurated Corfu's new pier at a ceremony held by the island's port authority.

New Marina on Rhodes Starts Trial Operation

A new marina on the Greek island of Rhodes has started trial operation, poised to accommodate the high level demands of mega yacht owners.