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Greece Looking to Speed Up Procedures to Attract ‘Digital Nomads’

Greece is speeding up procedures to launch a special visa in its aim to attract digital nomads from other countries to relocate to Greece.

Greece May Ease Cap on Russian Traveler Arrivals

Greek authorities are looking into the possibility of changing a Covid-19 aviation directive to allow more Russian visitors to enter Greece each week.

Hybrid Events Gaining Ground, Vital for Greek Tourism Recovery

Hybrid events combining live participation and a virtual component are gaining ground and set to become the next big thing in MICE events.

Covid-19: Coordinated EU Air Transport Plan is Essential, Says Greek Minister

Coordinated EU actions for the restart of air transport, including a unified border decision, are essential for tourism's recovery, says Greek Alternate Foreign Minister Militiadis Varvitsiotis.

Greece Unveils Presidency Logo for the Council of Europe

The Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs has unveiled the logo of Greece’s Presidency in the Council of Europe, which is set to begin in May 2020.

E-Ticket System to Make Greek Ferry Travel Easier

Travelling by ferry will be easier thanks to a new e-ticket system to be launched in Greece in the coming months.

Over Ten Confirmed Dead In ‘Norman Atlantic’ Ferry Fire

Over ten people were confirmed dead in the latest reports of rescue operations late Monday night of the Norman Atlantic, which caught fire off the Ionian island of Corfu on Sunday, when a blaze broke out on the lower car deck.

Over 300 Evacuated from ‘Norman Atlantic’ as Rescue Operations Continue

Some 316 passengers have been rescued while hundreds remain stranded aboard the Norman Atlantic ferry as evacuation and rescue efforts continue despite the bad weather conditions.

Greece’s Tourism, Shipping Ministries Aim to Boost Home Porting

Cruise tourism to Greece posted a 13 percent rise, with luxury liners arriving at Greek ports beyond the regular tourist season, Shipping Minister Miltiadis Varvitsiotis said recently.

Patmos Τo Get Ferry Connection To Samos, Kos And Kalymnos In 2015

A ferry route that will connect Patmos to the islands of Samos (Pythagoras), Kos and Kalymnos will be available as of next year, Greek Shipping Minister Miltiadis Varvitsiotis informed the local authorities of Patmos during a recent meeting.

Greece’s Tourism Minister Reveals Plans To Boost Tourism On Patmos

Τhe uniqueness and religious tradition of Patmos are factors that can be further highlighted to boost arrivals to the island, according to Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni.

Qatar Airways Welcomes Greek PM At Posidonia 2014 Shipping Exhibition

Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras visited the stand of Qatar Airways during his tour of the international shipping exhibition Posidonia 2014 at the opening ceremony held on 2 June.

“Athens Declaration” Sets Future Priorities For EU Maritime Transport Policy

The Greek Presidency has reaffirmed the importance of the maritime transport sector for Europe's prosperity with the adoption of the "Athens Declaration," which sets the policy priorities for European shipping.

Yacht Show On Poros, Greece, Attracts Brokers From All Over The World

For the 13th consecutive year, during 2-7 May, the harbor of Poros welcomed international charter professionals, private yacht brokers, travel agents and tour operators and offered a broad display of 55 Greek-flagged luxury crewed yachts for charter.

Greek Government, Professionals Talk Tourism

The Greek Government and tourism professionals are seeing eye to eye on the importance of tourism for the country's economy, according to the outcome of a meeting that took place at the Maximos Mansion.

Small Cyclades Lines Wins Lloyd’s List “Passenger Line of the Year 2013” Award

Small Cyclades Lines was voted the "Best Passenger Line of the Year 2013" at the 10th Annual Lloyd's List Greek Shipping Awards 2013 that celebrated achievements in the Greek maritime industry.

Greek Cruise Industry Development Conference To Be Held In Heraklion, Crete

Greek Maritime industry experts will turn their attention to the need to develop Greece's cruise industry at a conference to be held 8-9 November in Heraklion, Crete.

First Diving Parks To Open Next Year In Greece

By the summer of 2014 the first two diving parks are expected to operate in Greece, according to a joint decision of the Ministers of culture and sport, Panos Panagiotopoulos, and Marine, Miltiadis Varvitsiotis, that was recently published in the Government Gazette.
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Seaplanes Included On Greek Merchant Marine Minister’s Agenda

Merchant Marine Minister Miltiadis Varvitsiotis said the Greek Government would offer its full support to the bill that simplifies the licensing and operation of waterways in Greek waters.
To domestic tourism, ITEP predicted a drop since the cost of living has increased significantly and wages have been cut due to the government’s austerity measures.
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Greek MPs Lose Ferry Travel Freebies

Greek MPs and PNO unionists are among those who will now have to pay for their tickets when traveling on a Greek ferry just like everybody else.
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