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Virtuoso: Greece Among World’s Top 10 Travel Destinations for Summer 2019

Greece is included on luxury travel network Virtuoso’s Top 10 list, as one of the world’s leading destinations for summer 2019 based on future bookings.

Azamara Club Cruises: 2020 Itineraries to Offer More Destinations, Experiences

Azamara Club Cruises recently announced its extensive itineraries for 2020, which include additional features and new destinations.

Turkish Airlines Launches Flights to Durban, South Africa

Turkish Airlines recently launched flights to Durban in South Africa, increasing its flight destinations in Africa to 46.

Aegean Airlines to Join Star Alliance

Star Alliance recently accepted Greece's Aegean Airlines as a future member carrier, according to an official announcement at a press conference held in Athens.

New Strategy and Changes in Greek Tourism Sector

After the change of the tourism minister in January, the president of the Greek National Tourism Organization, Athanasios Oikonomou, resigned from his post and was replaced by Yiannis Kofinis.

Tourism Minister Optimistic

Tourism Minister Aris Spiliotopoulos called a press conference recently and expressed his conclusions on Greek tourism and his optimism in regards to the current image Greece has within the sector.

Philoxenia Affords Opportunity to Flaunt Government Tourism Policies

The 23rd Philoxenia opened its gates to buyers and sellers from all around the world last month with little different to present compared with previous years. The most significant business event took place on opening day as some 100 hosted buyers from some 30 countries met with...

British Airways Gives Children a Voice

British Airways recently invited twelve young travelers from all over the world to its London headquarters in Waterside, in order to participate in a kid's council that would inquire into the needs of this age group.

Prime Minister Inaugurates Tourism Conference

Aspiring investors in Greece's tourism industry will at last be able to plan their schemes with much greater certainty, as a result of the first ever investment charter, Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis told the full house of tourism delegates recently.

New Olympic Air Carrier Before Summer

Transport Minister Michael Liapis told reporters last month that he would soon appoint a board of directors for the proposed new Olympic Airways company, which he expects to start flying this spring (press reports say September at the earliest).

Qatar Airways Expanding at Rapid Rate

Qatar Airways, one of the fastest growing airlines in the world, does in Greece what it is doing and will do in all major European cities; it's expanding at a rapid rate. In just months since it opened offices in Athens, the airline has staffed modern offices with more than 20...

Economic Death Toll for Royal Olympia Cruises

Royal Olympia Cruises, Greece's only international player in the sector, has been forced by creditors to auction off its two star vessels, Olympia Voyager (launched June, 2000) and Olympia Explorer (launched April, 2002).

Tourism Panorama 2003 Opens March 28

Greece's domestic travel fair, Tourism Panorama, runs this year from March 28-31 at the Piraeus Port Authority exhibition center. At a recent press conference, the fair's organizer, the Kalofolias Group, said even though we are experiencing difficult times for tourism, the...