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Greece’s ‘Kyrimai’ and ‘Allegory’ Win in Historic Hotels of Europe 2018 Awards

Two Greek hotels are among the eight luxury properties that were named winners of the sixth Historic Hotels of Europe 2018 Awards.

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.

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.

Tirana-Rhodes Chartered Flight to Open for Summer Season

Albanian travel agencies Jona Travel & Key Tours Agency will launch a weekly charter flight connecting Tirana to Rhodes from late May until October 10.

Greece Tourism Arrivals Surge 15.4% in 2014, Kalamata Sees Biggest Increase

International visitor arrivals to Greece's main airports surged 15.4 percent to 14.5 million during the January-December 2014 period, according to processed data released by the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE).

Greek Islands among Top 10 Global Destinations for 2015

The Irish Independent has included the Greek islands in its top ten countdown of the best global destinations for 2015.

Prime Minister Underlines Importance of Greek Tourism

Tourism and uncertainty do not go together, Prime Minister Antonis Samaras said on Friday from Rhodes in the context of New Democracy's pre-election campaign just two weeks until elections.

Blue Star Ferries Announces 2015 Ferry Schedules To Greek Islands

Passenger shipping company Blue Star Ferries has announced new ferry schedules to the Greek islands running until 31 March 2015.
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TURSAB: Xanthi Has Treasures But Lacks Infrastructure

“Maybe it is my fault that as a professional I did not know Xanthi, but Xanthi is also to blame as the destination is not promoted in Turkey,” the representative of TURSAB for the European side, Aziz Ciga, said recently while speaking at a conference held by the Chamber of Xanthi.
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Visa-Free 2013 Pilot Program For Turks To Kick Off

Last summer’s visa facilitation pilot program that allowed non-European Union citizens from Turkish ports to visit selected Greek islands in the eastern Aegean without a visa from a Greek consulate will run again this season.
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Greece To Launch Visa-Free Program For Turks Again This Year

Last summer’s visa facilitation pilot program that allowed non-European Union citizens from Turkish ports to visit five Greek Eastern Aegean islands without a visa from a Greek consulate will run again this year, according to Greek Foreign Minister Dimitris Avramopoulos.
North Events Limited private stand at a previous exhibition in Norway.
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Greece To Shine In Norway Expo

Crete, Rodos and Lesvos will represent Greece at this year’s Reiselivsmessen travel trade exhibition at the Telenor Arena in Oslo, Norway. The trade show will take place 11-13 January.
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Dodecanese Chamber Seals The Deal With Ryanair

Ryanair will fly to Kos and Rodos for the next two years as the carrier renewed its agreement with the Dodecanese Chamber, an announcement said today, Monday, 3 December.

WTM 2012 – Rodos Launches 2013 Promotional Campaign

Rodos saw a significant increase of British tourists this year and the Greek island aims to achieve the same in 2013, the president of the Rodos Hoteliers Association, Antonis Kambourakis, said yesterday, 5 November, while inaugurating the island’s pavilion at the 33rd World...

Visa-Free Pilot Program Proves A Success

The visa facilitation pilot program launched in June that allows non-European Union citizens to enter Greece from Turkey and visit five Greek Eastern Aegean islands without a visa from a Greek consulate was said last month to be making big progress.

Visa Centers To Open In Turkey

Deputy Culture and Tourism Minister George Nikitiadis last month paved the way for the creation of visa centers in Antalya and Bodrum (Halicarnassus) so to facilitate the movement of tourists to Rodos and Kos and other islands of the Dodecanese.

Greece To Make Visa Services Easier For Russians

The Greek Government has undertaken extensive initiatives to facilitate the arrival of Russian tourists to Greece and visitors from countries such as India and China, Deputy Culture and Tourism Minister George Nikitiadis said at the 18th Moscow International Travel and Tourism...

Aegean Airlines Enhances Network

Aegean Airlines last month announced its principle growth targets for 2011 that include new destinations abroad, additional frequent flights to major existing destinations and direct connections of Greek regional destinations to foreign markets in order to support tourism.

Olympic Air To Appeal Merger Rejection, Halts Routes

Olympic Air announced last month that together with Aegean Airlines it would appeal against the decision of the European Competition Commission that blocked their plans to merge. The commission had said that such a merger would monopolize the Greek market.

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