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Attica’s ‘City Break’ Side Promoted to Russian Tour Operators

Attica’s tourism offerings and city break options were introduced to leading Russian tour operators in Moscow and St Petersburg.

Russia’s e-Visa to St Petersburg Available for Greeks

Greeks wanting to travel to St Petersburg and the surrounding Leningrad Region in Russia can now simply apply for an online visa from their home.

GNTO Sees Boost in Arrivals and Early Bookings from Russia to Greece

Autumn arrivals from Russia to Greece are on the rise compared to the same period in 2018, according to the Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO).

Russia to Host Two Major Travel Events in September 2019

All eyes of the travel industry will be on Moscow and Saint Petersburg this September, as the two Russian cities will host two landmark events for the Russian tourism industry.

Korean Air Announces 2018 Winter Schedule, Launches New Routes

Seoul-based Korean Air has announced changes to its flight schedule for the 2018 winter season, which include the launch of new routes.

Air Malta to Offer Direct Services to Casablanca, Venice, St Petersburg

Air Malta in summer 2018 will launch new direct services to the destinations of Casablanca, Venice and St Petersburg.

SWISS Dedicates New Aircraft to Romandy Citizens

Aiming to strengthen its presence in the French-speaking part of Switzerland, SWISS added an CS300 in its Geneva fleet and commissioned a special livery.

Greece Condemns St. Petersburg Subway Blast

Greece condemned the blast that took place on the St. Petersburg metro on April 3 when a train was traveling between two stations in the city center.

EFEA 2017: Events Industry Professionals Get Ready to do Business in St. Petersburg

Russian and international events industry professionals are getting ready to attend the Europe+Asia Event Forum (EFEA) 2017 in the PetroCongress Congress Centre in St. Petersburg during January 18-20.

‘Byzantium through the Centuries’ @ Russia’s Hermitage

A foremost event of the ongoing “Cross-year Greece and Russia” events, the “Byzantium through the Centuries” exhibition kicked off recently at the State Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg.

Hermitage Welcomes ‘Greece in Russia’ Events

An imposing statue of the archaic Kore 670 is the center piece of the newly launched 'Greece in Russia' events at the State Hermitage in St Petersburg.

Greece Frowns Upon British Museum’s Loan of Parthenon Marbles Sculpture to Russia

The decision of the British Museum to send a Parthenon sculpture on a loan to the State Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg to celebrate its 250th anniversary, has sparked an angry reaction in Greece.

Another Russian Tour Operator Calls It Quits, Some 2,000 Tourists Stranded In Greece

St. Petersburg-based tour operator Versa is halting operations and cutting off services to some 9,000 customers who bought trips to destinations including Greece, Spain, Turkey, Cyprus, Tunisia, Italy, Bulgaria, Croatia and Montenegro.
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Hotel Chamber: Athens Tourism To Benefit From AIA-Aegean Airlines Cooperation

The Hellenic Chamber of Hotels applauded the joint initiatives launched recently by Athens International Airport (AIA) and Aegean Airlines that aim to boost tourism in Athens and have a beneficial outcome for Greece's entire tourism industry this year.

Athens Airport And Aegean Airlines Join Forces To Support Athens Aviation Market

Athens International Airport (AIA) and Aegean Airlines recently announced joint initiatives for the summer season 2013 that aim to create a favorable framework in the aviation market of Athens and further enhance passenger traffic.
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Aegean Takes You There!

Aegean Airlines has launched the “Take Me There” contest and will give out one return ticket every day throughout 2013 to any destination of the airline’s network in Greece and abroad.

FAM Trip for Russian Tour Operators in Greece

A familiarization trip was co-organized by the Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) and the Hellenic Association of Travel and Tourist Agencies (HATTA) for 19 tour operators from St. Petersburg who flew to Athens on Rossiya Airlines, which recently launched this direct...

Dynamic Promotion of Greece in Russia

Tourism Development Minister Aris Spiliotopoulos recently visited Moscow where he attended the International Travel Fair Intourmarket and Moscow International Travel & Tourism exhibition (MITT). He then visited the exhibition "The Greek Tourist Poster; Time Travel with the...

Virtuoso 2008 in Athens

The annual conference of travel organization "Virtuoso" was held at the Hotel Grand Bretagne in Athens from February 28 to March 3rd. Members of the elite travel industry, established tour operators, travel agents and providers met in Athens last month to discuss the latest...

ITEP Urges Greece to Open Info Offices in Russia

Because Russians are just now emerging as serious tourists, and because Greece could attract them with the right strategy, the Institute of Tourism Research and Forecasts urges the government here to open information centers and meeting points for tourists in several major...
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