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Greek Destinations Rivaling Each Other, Says Study

Greece’s destinations are in competition with each other in terms of winning over the potential holidaymaker exploring his options online, an INSETE study reveals.

Alonissos Sets Example with Marine Economy Best Practices

The Greek island of Alonissos contributed to a workshop on how to develop marine tourism that will benefit the local and national economy without causing damage.

Quality and Sustainability Can Drive Tourism Growth in Greece

Quality and sustainability could be the main drivers of growth for Greece’s tourism industry, according to Sani SA CEO Andreas Andreadis.

Greek Tourism on a Steady Path in 2019, SETE Chief Says

Greek tourism in 2019 is expected to remain at steady level after a record of arrivals in 2018, according to Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) President Yiannis Retsos.

NJV Athens Plaza First Hotel in Greece to Achieve ‘EarthCheck’ Certification

NJV Athens Plaza is the first Greek hotel to receive a sustainability certification by EarthCheck, a leading benchmarking and advisory group.

Athens Named European Capital of Innovation 2018

Athens has been named European Capital of Innovation 2018, a title awarded to the city that is best able to improve the lives of its citizens through innovation.

NJV Athens Plaza Becomes Member of Global Sustainable Tourism Council

The NJV Athens Plaza, located in the heart of the Greek capital, has become a member of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC).

UNWTO & WTM Ministers’ Summit to Focus on Tourism Technology

Cutting edge technology innovations will be shared during the 12th UNWTO & WTM Ministers’ Summit that will take place during the WTM London 2018 in November.

EU Announces Finalists for ‘European Capital of Smart Tourism 2019’ Competition

The European Union has shortlisted 10 cities as finalists in the competition for the European Capital of Smart Tourism 2019 title.

Athens Shortlisted for 2018 European Capital of Innovation Award

Athens is up for the 2018 European Capital of Innovation Award, a prize awarded to the city that is best able to improve the lives of its citizens through innovation.

‘Clean Islands’ Project Launches in Greece – First Stop: Naxos

In efforts to keep the sea and coasts of the Greek islands clean, HELMEPA and Aegean Rebreath recently launched the “Clean Islands” project.

Crete’s Minos Beach Hotel Celebrates 25 Years of Blue Flags

The Minos Beach Art Hotel on Crete is celebrating 25 years of Blue Flag awards, as its beach has once again received the quality eco-label.

Kallichoron Becomes Astypalea’s First Bike Friendly Hotel

The Kallichoron Art Boutique Hotel has become the first on the Greek island of Astypalea to be certified as a Bike Friendly Hotel.

Creta Maris’ Kastri Beach Once Again Celebrates Blue Flag

The Creta Maris Beach Resort on Crete, recently held a number of environmental activities to celebrate the “Blue Flag” quality award, which its Kastri beach received earlier this year.

TUI Honors Creta Maris for Quality and Sustainability

The Creta Maris Beach Resort on Crete has been honored as a “TUI Umwelt Champion 2018” and also received the “TUI Top Quality 2018” award by travel giant TUI.

KLM to Launch New Economy Class Service

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines is launching a new Economy Class service concept aboard its intercontinental flights, starting on July 1.

Maris Hotels Joins ‘Clean Up the Med’ Campaign

Maris Hotels has joined the “Clean up the Med” campaign and recently held a cleanup operation on the beaches located in front of its three hotels on Crete and Santorini.

Zakynthos’ Turtle Nesting Grounds in Danger, Warn Environmental Groups

Four environmental groups are warning that the nesting grounds of the threatened loggerhead sea turtle on the island of Zakynthos are in danger.

Two Greek Preservation Ventures Clinch Natura 2000 Awards

The Callisto NGO based in Thessaloniki, dedicated to the protection of the brown bear, was among the six projects that won the 2018 European Natura 2000 Awards.

WWF: Majority of Greek Islanders Open to Renewable Energy Systems

The residents of 15 Greek islands want to revert to renewable energy sources, according to a study carried out by WWF Greece.