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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.

Emirates to Reduce Single-use Plastic On Board its Aircraft

Emirates has introduced eco-friendly paper straws on board its aircraft, as part of its network-wide commitment to reduce single-use plastics.

Lufthansa Group Airlines Increase Fuel Efficiency by 30% Since 1994

The airlines of Lufthansa Group increased their fuel efficiency by 30 percent since 1994, according to "Balance", the group's 25th sustainability report.

Xanthi Ready to Host Conference on Alternative Tourism and Sustainability

The Greek city of Xanthi will host the American Farm School's 1st International Business Conference focused on the interconnection of alternative tourism and sustainability.

Interview – Alain Dupeyras: ‘Sustainable Long-term Practices Vital for Greek Tourism’

Greek tourism must adopt long-term sustainable practices in order to achieve further growth, according to Alain Dupeyras, Head of Regional Development and Tourism Division at the OECD.

Emirates: ‘Expo 2020 Dubai’ Pavilion to Focus on Future of Commercial Aviation

Emirates, the premier partner and the official airline of Expo 2020 Dubai, has unveiled the design and visitor experience concepts of its ultra-modern pavilion for the six-month mega event.

Athens and Trikala Exchange Know-how on ‘Smart City’ Programs

The Municipalities of Athens and Trikala have agreed to exchange know-how on “smart” programs to facilitate life in the two cities for residents and visitors.