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‘YES to Sea Tourism Forum’ Opens in Athens on Wednesday

The YES to Sea Tourism Forum will feature renowned speakers who will address key issues on cruise travel and yachting on Wednesday, May 24, in Athens.

Greece has High Hopes for More Chinese Visitors

Secretary General for Tourism Policy and Development Georgios Tziallas attended the Greek-Chinese Entrepreneurship Conference, which focused on tourism.

Cruise Sector to Inject €0.5bn into Greek Economy in 2017

The cruise sector is expected to inject 0.5 billion euros into the Greek economy this year, according to Theodore Vokos, executive director of Posidonia Exhibitions.

Shipping is Greek Government’s Top Priority

The Greek government's economic policy council has decided to set up an inter-ministerial working group, with the aim to strengthen shipping and support maritime education.

‘YES to Sea Tourism Forum’ to Focus on Cruise Travel and Yachting

Key issues on cruise travel and yachting will be discussed during the “YES to Sea Tourism Forum” on May 24, during the 4th Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum.

Greece Shipowners at the Top with $2.36bn in Investments

Greek shipowners are in the lead yet again with investments to the tune of 2.36 billion dollars in the first four months of the year.

EU Prepares to Change Ship Passenger Registration Process

A European Parliament Committee for Transport and Tourism on February 27 will explore ways to modernize the legislation on the registration of persons traveling within the EU.

Greece Shipping Chamber Sets Up 1st Maritime Cluster

The Hellenic Chamber of Shipping has launched "Maritime Hellas", the first Greek maritime cluster, to promote the interests of the Greek shipping sector.

Low-cost Air Travel Taking a Bite Out of Greek Ferry Share

Greek ferry service providers have repeatedly warned that the emergence of low-cost airlines will have an irreversible impact on the sector. Now, a European Parliament study has come to back that up.

Greece’s 28-Member Cruise Affairs Coordinating Committee Meets for 1st Time

The framework of operation, challenges, developments and priorities of Greece’s cruise industry were the focus of the first meeting of the National Coordinating Committee for Cruise Affairs held on Wednesday, at Piraeus Port Authority headquarters.

Cruising the Mediterranean & Challenges for 2017

Terrorism, capital controls, the economic crisis, the refugee influx, Brexit and the Turkey coup last week have forced cruise companies to change their itineraries for 2017 cutting out many Mediterranean destinations.

Air France-KLM Teams Up with Argo Travel Group at Posidonia 2016

The Air France - KLM Group and the Argo Travel Group will present their products at this year’s Posidonia 2016 shipping exhibition to open on June 6 and run through to June 10 at the Metropolitan Expo Center in Athens.

Maritime Trends Athens Conference Tackles Shipping Matters

The annual Maritime Trends Conference to be held on May 14 at the Metropolitan Hotel is set to cast the spotlight on current issues affecting Greece's shipping sector.

Tenders Kick Off for Remote Island Ferry Services in Greece

The Greek Shipping and Island Policy Ministry recently announced the launch of tenders to secure exclusive three-year contracts for 93 remote island ferry routes.

Superfast Ferries Celebrates 20th Anniversary with New Destinations

Attica Group announced last week that it is planning to include two new ships to its fleet while its subsidiary Superfast Ferries celebrates two very active decades sailing Greek and Italian waters with the addition of new destinations in the Mediterranean, Northern Europe and...

MYBA: Greece’s Yachting Sector Sailing Win(d)ward

Greece’s yachting sector has grown into a driving force of tourism in the last decade, the Worldwide Yachting Association (MYBA) said in a statement released on the occasion of the Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum to be held next week in Athens.

Piraeus Port Marks European Maritime Day with Conference, Events and Shows

On the occasion of European Maritime Day, celebrated annually throughout Europe on May 20, Piraeus will hold a conference focusing on ports and coasts as engines for Blue Growth.

Attica Group Welcomes the ‘Blue Galaxy’ to its Crete Itinerary

As part of its fleet expansion program, Attica Group announced on Wednesday, that its subsidiary Blue Star Ferries received the Blue Galaxy under a long-term charter agreement (bareboat) from Hellas 2 Leasing.

Greek Shipowners Call for the Creation of a National Cruise Committee

A national committee that will oversee matters of cruise travel was the focus of a recent meeting between the board of the Union of Cruise Shipowners and Associated Members (EEKFN) and government officials.

Heraklion Port Authority Sets Summer Season Priorities, to Attend Miami Cruise Shipping Event

The HPA will be attending one of the industry’s largest industry shows, the Cruise Shipping Miami conference, as part of the promotion actions for Heraklion as a prime cruise destination.