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European Capital of Smart Tourism 2022 Competition Launches

The European Commission has announced the launch of the European Capital of Smart Tourism 2022 competition, an event that rewards European cities for their sustainable tourism practices.

Deloitte Plan for Astypalea Paves Way for Sustainable Growth

Delloitte Greece has developed a strategic plan to transform the Greek island of Astypalea into a sustainable destination for residents and visitors.

IATA Calls on Governments to Support Sustainable Aviation Fuel

IATA is calling on governments worldwide to support the development of Sustainable Aviation Fuel as a critical step to cut net emissions.

Lonely Planet Names Greece ‘Best Sustainable Food Destination’ for 2021

Lonely Planet has given Greece the title of the world’s most sustainable food destination for 2021.

Greece Teams Up with Volkswagen for Astypalea Green Project

Volkswagen Group has announced a pioneering pilot project to transform Astypalea into the first smart energy and green island in the Mediterranean.

2020 GIFTTS Award: NJV Athens Plaza Recognized for Excellence in Sustainability

The NJV Athens Plaza hotel has been honored for its sustainability practices at the 11th GIFTTS Pineapple Awards 2020.

ABTA Calls for Tourism Recovery in a More Responsible Way – Report

The travel industry must be rebuilt in a more responsible way in the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic, according to the Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA).

Airbus Presents Three Concepts for World’s First Zero-emission Aircraft

Airbus has revealed three concepts for the world’s first zero-emission commercial aircraft which could enter service by 2035.

Costa Nostrum Up for European Business Award for the Environment

Costa Nostrum's “Sustainable Beaches" label is among the finalists of the European Business Awards for the Environment in the Business & Biodiversity category.

Climate Change Expected to Take Toll on Greece’s Sandy Beaches

Many of Greece’s sandy beaches stand to disappear by 2050 together with beaches in Australia, Congo and Pakistan, according to a study by the European Commission's Joint Research Center.

Accor Commits to Eliminate Single-use Plastics by 2022

Accor has committed to join the Global Tourism Plastics Initiative and remove all single-use plastic items from its hotels by the end of 2022.

Creta Maris Crowned Environmental Champion by TUI

The Creta Maris Beach Resort on Crete has been recognized as one of the “greenest” and top-quality resorts by receiving two distinctions from leading tourism group TUI.

Greece Needs a New Tourism Model, Says Minister

Greek Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis has underlined the need for all to work together towards establishing a new tourism model for Greece.

Experts Urging Tourism Stakeholders to Lead Climate Change Battle

Scientists and environmental experts are calling on the tourism industry to take the lead in addressing the climate change challenge and work harder towards a carbon-free sector.

Greece Shares its Tourism Goals at WTM London 2019

Quality, sustainability and authenticity are the three main areas that Greek tourism will focus on in the coming years, it was announced at WTM London 2019.

Stakeholders Call for ‘Transport and Tourism’ Portfolio in European Commission

Fifty European tourism stakeholders are calling for the European Commission to create a “Transport and Tourism” portfolio.

SETE Looks Ahead and Aims to Redefine Greek Tourism

A number of best practices and business models were introduced to Greek tourism professionals during SETE's annual conference held in Athens.

CWT Forecasts 8% MICE Travel Growth in 2020

MICE travel is expected to increase by 8% in 2020, despite Brexit confusion and geopolitical instability, according to a study by travel management platform CWT.

Athens Near to Last in IMD Smart City Index

Athens still has a long way to go before it moves up the newly launched IMD Smart City Index, ranking this year 95th among 102 cities in the world.

Kythera to Host Europe’s 1st ‘Green Flag Trails’ Auditor Training Course

Europe's first Green Flag Trails Auditor Training Course will take place on the Greek island of Kythera during October 4-11.