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Greece Building an Ecosystem for Tourism Data, Statistics

Greece is aiming to build an ecosystem for tourism data and statistics, according to the Secretary General for Tourism Policy Vicky Loizou.

Greece Lifts Mandatory Quarantine for Covid-free Travelers from 7 Countries

Greece has lifted its quarantine requirement for travelers from 7 countries provided they have been vaccinated or tested negative for Covid-19.

UK Nationals Added to List of non-EU Citizens Allowed into Greece

Following Brexit, the HCAA updated the temporary ban on entry into Greece from outside the EU, adding the UK to a list of countries exempt from the restriction.

Greece will Open to 29 Countries on June 15 – Official list

The Greek Tourism Ministry has announced the official list of countries from which visitors will be able to arrive and holiday in Greece, with flights to Athens and Thessaloniki, as of June 15.

Cruise Ships to Ban Recent Visitors to China and Cities in Italy

Cruise ships around the world will deny boarding to persons who have traveled or passed through specific countries, including China, in response to the spread of the coronavirus.

Hellenic Chamber of Hotels Serves ‘Greek Breakfast’ to Foreign Diplomats

The Hellenic Chamber of Hotels held a culinary event to introduce its Greek Breakfast initiative to Greece’s foreign diplomats.

Korean Air Celebrates 30 Years of Flights to Canada

Korean Air recently celebrated the 30th anniversary since its first scheduled service between Canada and South Korea and held events at the airports of Vancouver and Toronto.

Greece’s Sustainable Tourism Practices Presented at 7th UNWTO Global Summit

Greece's practices for the sustainable development of its destinations were presented during the 7th UNWTO Global Summit in Seoul.

Bookings from South Korea to Greece Up 10%

Greece’s popularity among travelers from South Korea is on the rise, as bookings from the country have increased by 10 percent since the beginning of the year, according to GNTO.

All Nippon Named ‘Airline of the Year 2018’ by Air Transport World

All Nippon Airways (ANA) has been named "Airline of the Year" by the Air Transport World (ATW), a leading magazine covering the global airline industry.

Medical Tourism Gains Ground, Says IPK Survey

Nearly 70 percent of all international health and medical outbound trips in 2016 were made for health-oriented reasons, according to a survey by IPK International.

Hong Kong Airlines Signs Codeshare Agreement with Asiana

Hong Kong Airlines and Asiana Airlines have entered into a codeshare partnership, offering passengers additional flights between Hong Kong and Seoul.

Greece Applauds Seoul-Athens Charter Flights, Strengthens Ties with South Korea

Greek Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura applauded the upcoming launch of direct charter flights between Seoul and Athens by Hanjin, parent company to Korean Air, during her recent visit in South Korea.

Kountoura to Promote Greece in South Korea

Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura will depart for Seoul to promote Greece as a destination for travellers from South Korea. The visit is also in conjunction with Greece's participation in the Korea World Travel Fair (KOTFA).
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Thessaly Region Joins Forces With Turkish Airlines

Thessaly will be promoted to new markets and Japan is first on the list, according to an agreement between the region's governor Kostas Agorastos and the general director of Turkish Airlines in Athens, Gulay Ozturk.

Greece Shines in South Korea

Greece received a double-distinction recently at KOFTA 2008 travel fair in Seoul, South Korea where it won "Best Booth Design Award" and "Best Music Performance," realized by Greek Soprano Anastasia Zani. Greece received much admiration from the fair's 100,000 visitors who showed...

Tourism Workshop for OTEK in South Korea

The Organization of Tourism Education and Training, represented by president of the administration board of OTEK, Dr. Konstantinos Kouskoukis, recently participated in a tourism workshop between Greece and South Korea in Seoul.

Government Expands Ties with Asia

Boosting tourism and trade with Asia was a key theme last month, with the government signing agreements with South Korea and Thailand. Progress also was made on direct flights to Beijing.

Qatar Airways Completes a Successful Year in Athens

Last month Qatar Airways, one of the world's fastest growing airlines, completed its first year of successful operations in Athens. The company's acceptance in the Greek market, by both individuals and travel agents, exceeded all expectations and is driving the company to boost...

Athens 2004 Should Recoup 2004 Expenses

Counting security measures, Greece has spent a bundle when compared with other Olympic hosts - at total of five billion to seven billion euros at last count - nevertheless, if Greece doesn't recoup the expenses involved in staging the Athens 2004 Games, it will be the first in...
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