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Mediterranean Hotels Selects ‘BookOnlineNow’ to Increase Direct Bookings

The Mediterranean Hotels group has selected BookOnlineNow, an innovative online booking engine, for the operation of its online reservation systems.

Central Macedonia Bike Paths ‘on Show’ in Holland

Central Macedonia authorities presented the region’s cycling and mountain biking trails to the Dutch market during the "Fiets en Wandelbeurs" travel fair.

Mediterranean Hotels Selects ‘Channel Manager’ Solution of HotelAvailabilities

Mediterranean Hotels, a group of five- and four-star hotels in northern Greece, has selected to use the "Channel Manager" solution of HotelAvailabilities.

Thessaloniki Aiming to Attract Dutch Holidaymakers in 2019

Thessaloniki in northern Greece is winning over all the more Dutch holidaymakers, with forecasts for 2019 indicating an upward trend.

Ermia Hotels & Resorts Adds New Destinations to Greece Portfolio

Ermia Hotels & Resorts is introducing new destinations to visitors with the addition of three new hotels to its growing portfolio of properties in Greece.

Eight Greek Beaches Lose 2018 ‘Blue Flag’ Award

The Hellenic Society for the Protection of Nature (EEPF) announced that eight beaches in Greece were dropped from the 2018 "Blue Flag" quality award list.

Thomas Cook to Open New ‘Sunprime’ Hotel on Kos in Summer 2018

Aiming to expand its presence in Greece, British travel company Thomas Cook will open a new "Sunprime" hotel on Kos in summer 2018.

Olympian Bay Hotel Goes ‘Social’ with New Partnership

The four-star Olympian Bay Hotel, located in Pieria, has appointed the digital marketing company Social Mind to handle its social media accounts.

Summer ‘Full Moon’ Events at Cavo Olympo

Cavo Olympo Luxury Resort and Spa in Pieria has announced three summer "full moon" events.

Travel Channel to Show the World the ‘Tourism Experience’ of Central Macedonia, Greece

Greek destinations of the Region of Central Macedonia will “travel” around the world via international broadcaster Travel Channel.

‘Till Full Moon View’ Events at Cavo Olympo

Cavo Olympo Luxury Resort and Spa has announced its events schedule for all weekends until the beginning of July.

Region of Central Macedonia Reveals Plans for a 12-month Tourism Season

Extending the season to 12 months with alternative forms of tourism is the main priority of the Region of Central Macedonia’s strategy for next year.

Russian, German Journalists Tour Thessaloniki, Greece

Thessaloniki was recently promoted as a city break destination to the emerging markets of Russia and Germany during a recent press trip organized by Marketing Greece and the Thessaloniki Hotels Association.

Manessis 2010 Top 10 Hotels

The Manessis awards ceremony was held for the second consecutive year and winners were chosen based on tourist preferences and Manessis standards.

Tourists Turn Away From Thessaloniki

Thessaloniki recorded the most losses in foreign arrivals and turnover during the first ten months of 2010, Aristotelis Thomopoulos, president of the Hotel Association of Thessaloniki, said recently.

Summer Holidays Expo 2010 Attracts Thousands

Some 20,000 visitors were informed of this year’s top Greek destinations at the fourth Summer Holidays Expo international exhibition, according to organizer Helexpo. The exhibition took place 22-25 April at the Helexpo exhibition center in Thessaloniki.

Suburban Railway Launch in Northern Greece

The Thessaloniki Proastiako railway is now officially open to transport passengers from Thessaloniki to Litochoro. With Desiro Electric trains and a speed of up to 160 kilometers an hour, the new 98-kilometer rail line completes the route in 55 minutes.

Major Tourism Projects Planned This Year

At least five major tourism projects are expected to get underway this year. Two are completely new projects initiated by the Municipality of Katerinis (Pieria) and by the Elia Prefecture (Peloponissos).

Two New National Parks

In a major environmental move aimed at protecting the country's ecosystem, the government last month signed an agreement that will transform 76,000 hectares of forest and wetlands in northern Greece into two national parks.

Pieria Prefecture Plans New Promotion Program

The northern Greek prefecture of Pieria plans to spend a total of 153 million drachmas to participate at all major tourism exhibitions that take place this year.