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Amadeus to Sponsor ‘Travel Forward’ Startup Competition at WTM 2019

Amadeus will again sponsor the Startup Showcase and Competition, a global travel technology event to be held during the World Travel Market (WTM) 2019.

Greek Ministry Secures EU Funding for Renovation of Cultural Monuments

A number of restoration and renovation projects at cultural sites across Greece have secured EU funding, according to the Greek Ministry of Culture.

Israel Technology Firms Interested in Greek Tourism Projects

Israeli tech firms have expressed interest in working with Greece to promote tourism synergies through new technologies.

Greek Startup Scene Growing, More Investments Pouring In

Investors have extended 2.4 billion euros in funding to Greek startups over the last nine years, according to research by Marathon Venture Capital.

Yoleni’s: New Meeting Point for Greek Startup Community

The Yoleni’s Greek Gastronomy Center in Athens has been announced as the meeting point of the “START your night UP” series of events, organized by Envolve Entrepreneurship for startup entrepreneurs.

Greek Economy Ministry Triples Funding for SMEs in Tourism

Greek small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) active in tourism will be able to tap into additional subsidies after the economy ministry announced that it was increasing funding.

Greek Ministry Looking to Double Tourism Venture Funding

The economy ministry is set to announce the allocation of 120 million euros for the funding of tourism ventures and plans to double subsidies.

UNWTO Joins Ministers’ Call on G20 Leaders to Prioritize Tourism

The UNWTO called on world leaders to consider including tourism in their agenda, during the 8th Meeting of Tourism Ministers of the G20 Economies.

NBG – EIF Deals Secure €640 Million for Greek Businesses

Some 5,000 small businesses, startups and mid‑sized enterprises in Greece will gain access to 640 million euros in loans at favorable terms, following three deals signed between EIF and NBG.

2ο Συνέδριο Hotel Tech: Το μέλλον του τουρισμού είναι το Smart Hotel

Το 2ο Συνέδριο Hotel Tech πραγματοποιήθηκε στην Αθήνα με βλέμμα προς το μέλλον του τουρισμού και κεντρικό πυρήνα το Smart Hotel.

Spain’s Nautal Acquires Greek Yachting Startup ‘incrediblue’

Spanish intermediate charter agency Nautal has taken over Greek online yachting rental platform incrediblue, for an unrevealed sum.

Kountoura Pledges Support for Tourism SMEs at SETKE Congress

Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura expressed her support for tourism SMEs, which form the “backbone of Greek tourism”.

EU Funds for Tourism at €120m, Applications Open in December 

A total of 120m euros has been earmarked for the establishment of new and the completion of incomplete tourism enterprises, while applications open in December.

Chivas Venture Invites Social Entrepreneurs to Apply for Contest

Chivas Venture invites the next generation of Greek entrepreneurs to apply for its annual competition by November 13 and be selected for funding.

Greek Hospitality Startup blueground Expands to New York

blueground, a hospitality startup that upgrades and leases high quality residential properties to business travelers, has expanded to New York.

ITB Asia’s 10th Edition Looks to the Future of Travel

Cementing its status as ‘Asia’s Leading Travel Trade Show’, ITB Asia 2017 will celebrate its 10th anniversary with an exciting view to the future of travel and tourism.

Greek Travel Startup ‘Welcome Pickups’ Clinches Funding, Ready for Expansion

Greek travel startup Welcome Pickups has clinched seed funding of 1.65 million euros to be used to expand services and boost its network of destinations.

Ministry to Launch 10 Funding Programs for SMEs in Tourism and More

In the upcoming period the Greek economy ministry will launch ten EU funding programs totalling 600 million euros for the support of new business ventures.

New Startup Offers Unique Holidays in Greece to People with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

A team of experts in Autism Spectrum Disorder set up "A Million Senses” to offer individuals with ASD and their families the chance to get away and relax in Greece.

Travel Massive Athens Invites Local Tourism Experts to Networking Event

The Athens chapter of the Travel Massive platform is holding a meet up on May 31 to connect people in the local tourism industry.