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European Capital of Culture 2021: 14 Cities in Greece Running for the Title

Corfu, Delphi, Eleusina, Ioannina, Kalamata, Larissa, Lesvos, Messolonghi, Piraeus, Rhodes, Salamina, Samos, Tripoli and Volos are candidate cities for the title of European Capital of Culture in 2021.

Greece Refugee Crisis Warding Off German Travelers

The ongoing refugee crisis in the Aegean, and Greece's economic instability are taking a toll on bookings by German holidaymakers, according to figures released by tourism group DER Touristik during its annual meeting held in Athens on Tuesday.

Russian Volvo Regatta Set to Sail Off Rhodes

The Dodecanese island of Rhodes will be the host of this year’s Russian Volvo Regatta during the week of April 30-May 6 as well as of two more high-profile sailing events in June and October.

S. Aegean Region Tourism Plan Launch on Jan. 26

The South Aegean Region has placed Rhodes at the forefront of its 2016 tourism strategy due to its central role as a major tourist hotspot and as one of the region’s best performing destinations.

Greek Islet Alimia to Host Survival Challenge

The uninhabited Dodecanese islet of Alimia, situated between Rhodes and Halki, will host 20 daring travelers wishing to try their luck and skills in “The Island” travel concept game to kick off in October.

Alex Beach Hotel Awarded the Travelife Gold Award Certification for Sustainability in Tourism

The Alex Beach Hotel & Bungalows on the Greek island of Rhodes was recently honored with the prestigious Travelife Gold award for Hotels & Accommodations.

Easyjet to Launch Routes from Rhodes, Mykonos to European Cities in 2016

Low-cost carrier EasyJet on Tuesday announced the addition of three new routes connecting the Greek islands of Rhodes and Mykonos to European cities as of next summer.

Rhodes Selected as Host Destination for TripAdvisor’s First ‘Destination Academy’ Event in Europe

The island of Rhodes has been selected as the first European destination to host the Destination Academy with TripAdvisor (DATA) event.

WTM 2015: ‘The Warm Embrace Makes Greek Tourism a Leader’, Says Rhodes Hotels Chief

Why Greece? It’s hospitable, safe, a value for money, offering a quality product at good prices. Why the Greek island of Rhodes? It’s diversity, the sheer variety and caliber of its offerings and the warmth of its people.

Thomas Cook’s New ‘Bohemian’ Hotel Concept to Launch from Rhodes, Greece

Thomas Cook has announced the launch of a new hotel concept brand for the bohemian spirit named “Casa Cook”, with a first property in Rhodes, Greece, due to open in May 2016.

Face of the Week: Leontios N. Orphanos, Owner of HOTELIGENT Management & Consulting Company

This week, GTP introduces Leontios N. Orphanos, the owner of HOTELIGENCE Management & Consulting Company in Athens.

Exploring the ‘World Beyond Global Disorder’ at Rhodes’ Aldemar Amilia Mare

Luxury resort Aldemar Amilia Mare, on the Dodecanese island of Rhodes, is hosting the 13th World Public Forum (WPF) “Dialogue of Civilizations” through to October 12.

TUI Distinguishes Greece’s ‘Alex Beach Hotel’ with ‘2015 Environment Champion’ Award

Alex Beach Hotel & Bungalows on Rhodes has received the prestigious TUI Environmental Champion award “TUI Umwelt Champion” for the year 2015 presented by the German leading tour operator.

All the More Say ‘I Do’ in Greece

Greece is steadily growing into a leading destination for those ready to tie the knot, with all the more resorts and boutique hotels across the country and on its isles ready to offer everything from legal arrangements to the best cake.

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.

Global Travel Group Reports 40% Rise in Bookings to Greece

The Global Travel Group has revealed that bookings to Greece are 40 percent up compared to the same time last year and are showing no signs of slowing down.

Ellinair is Offering 10,000 One-way Tickets for Domestic Travel at Special Prices

Greek carrier Ellinair has announced that it will charge the cheapest fare of 20 euros on 10,000 one-way tickets for domestic flights.

Greece Suggests 13% VAT Rate for Hotels in its Bailout Proposal to Creditors

A value-added-tax (VAT) rate of 13 percent on Greek hotels and the elimination of discounts on the country's most popular islands, are included in the proposal the Greek government submitted to its international creditors on late Thursday, in hope of reaching an agreement on a...

Ancient Rhodes Treasures on Show at the Louvre, Come Home

Following a successful run at the Louvre Museum, a section of the Rhodian archaeological exhibit “Rhodes: A Greek Island and Gateway to the East” will be coming home.

SETE Lays Groundwork for Central Macedonia Tourism Boost

In efforts to tune in to the increasing needs of its members, the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) held its 3rd regional event on Tuesday, in the northern port city of Thessaloniki, and presented its comprehensive strategic marketing plan for the Central Macedonia Region.