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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.

Thomas Cook: €6 Million Revamp of Sunwing Kallithea Hotel on Rhodes

Thomas Cook will invest 6 million euros to renovate its Sunwing Kallithea family hotel complex on the Greek island of Rhodes.

Creta Maris: Sustainability and Local Community High on Priority List

The Creta Maris Beach Resort throughout the year organizes a number of activities for its guests, aiming to promote sustainable tourism and Crete's traditions.

Ten Cities Competing for ‘2020 European Capital of Smart Tourism’ Title

Ten European cities have been shortlisted for the 2020 European Capital of Smart Tourism competition, an initiative that aims to promote smart tourism in the EU.

Bluegr Hotels & Resorts Wins Three ‘Blue Flags’ for its Beaches on Crete

Three member hotels of the bluegr Hotels & Resorts group, located on Crete, have received the Blue Flag eco-label for the high-quality of their beaches.

Creta Maris Holds ‘Tree Preservation Day’ Event for its Guests

The Creta Maris Beach Resort on Crete recently held a “Tree Preservation Day” event with the participation of its guests and employees.

Greek PM Announces 10-year Strategic Plan for Tourism

Greece's government will work together with the tourism sector's bodies to prepare a 10-year strategic plan for tourism, PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced.

Carpe Diem Santorini Hotel Supports ‘Doctors of the World Greece’

The Carpe Diem Santorini hotel supports the work of medical humanitarian non-governmental organization “Doctors of the World Greece”.

Astir Odysseus Kos Resort Participates in ‘Blue Flag Mediterranean Week 2019’

The Astir Odysseus Kos Resort & Spa participated in the “Blue Flag Mediterranean Cleanup Week 2019”, an international campaign that aims to raise awareness for the protection of the marine environment.