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WTTC – JLL New Report to Prepare Destinations for Tourism Growth

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has launched ‘Destination 2030’, the first comprehensive assessment of cities’ readiness for tourism growth.

Rhodes and Santorini Get EU-funded Destination Management Program

A pilot destination management planning initiative has rolled out on the popular Greek islands of Rhodes and Santorini, the EBRD announced.

CLIA Europe Says Locals and Travelers Must Both Benefit from Cruise Travel

The sustainable development of cruise destinations will benefit both cruise passengers and host communities, according to CLIA Europe.

IPK: Global Outbound Trips for 2019 Slightly Down

With predictions of the global economic growth slowing down in 2019, also the forecast for international travel for this year is slightly below the performance of 2018.

Santorini’s Athina Luxury Suites Ready to Open its Doors After Renovation

The Athina Luxury Suites, a boutique hotel located in Fira on Santorini, will open its doors on April 1 to the first guests of the season, following a period of renovation.

Int’l Tourism Leaders to Discuss Future of Travel at ITB Berlin Convention 2019

Some 400 leading figures from tourism and entrepreneurship will discuss the future of travel at the ITB Berlin Convention 2019 during March 6-9.

EU Parliament Warns Unregulated Tourism May ‘Hurt’ Santorini

A European Parliament report on overtourism is warning that if tourism flows continue to increase on Santorini, the island will suffer dire consequences.

Planning Needed to Address Increased Tourism Flows to Europe

Greece and other leading European tourism destinations will be working in the coming months on addressing the sector’s main challenge: overtourism.

Santorini Mayor Calls for Closer Cooperation on Crucial Issues

A brighter, healthier future for Santorini depends on ensuring closer cooperation, tighter regulations and upgraded infrastructure, according to the island's mayor Nikos Zorzos.

UNWTO Releases Report to Help Cities Manage Impact of Tourism

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has released a new report to help manage growing urban tourism flows and their impact on cities and residents.

IPK – ITB Berlin: Record-breaking Growth for Global Travel

ITB 2018 kicks off today with great news: According to IPK, global travel in 2017 grew by 6.5 percent, reaching some 1.2 billion trips.

ITB to Become a New International Umbrella Brand

In the future, ITB will present itself as an international umbrella brand and focus not only on promoting the annual event in Berlin, according to trade fair organizer Messe Berlin.

Quality, Year-round Tourism the Answer to Overtourism

Quality and year-round tourism could be the answer to the phenomenon of overtourism, according to Celestyal Cruises CEO Kerry Anastasiadis.

World Travel Monitor Urges Solutions for Overtourism

Experts who gathered in Pisa, Italy, for the 25th World Travel Monitor Forum agreed that the tourism industry must draw up new strategies to manage overtourism.

WTTC-McKinsey Report Attempts to Address Overtourism Issues

Ways of managing overcrowding in tourism destinations are included in a report released by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) and McKinsey.

Akrotiri Event Brings Overtourism on Santorini into the Spotlight

Santorini Mayor Nikos Zorzos reiterated his concerns over the toll of overtourism, during an event marking 50 years since excavations at Akrotiri.

Celestyal Focuses on Greek Market, Aims to Offer Year Round Cruises

Celestyal Cruises will focus on the Greek market in 2018 and extend the season, aiming to offer year round cruises by 2020.

Santorini’s ‘Akrotiri’ Site to be Presented in Athens Event

The Municipality of Thira will feature Santorini's archaeological site of Akrotiri during its fourth annual meeting in Athens.

Kountoura: Greece Can Tackle ‘Overtourism’ By Attracting Visitors 365 Days a Year

Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura was among the main speakers to talk about "overtourism" during the 11th UNWTO/WTM Ministers Summit in London.

UNWTO/WTM: Tourism Protests are a ‘Wake-up Call’ for Destinations

The tourism industry must act now to tackle overtourism, UNWTO Secretary General Taleb Rifai underlined while speaking at the WTM London 2017.
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