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Lebanon Seeks to Learn from Greek Tourism ‘Success Story’

Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura outlined the policies implemented for the upgrade of Greece's tourism product and services, during her recent visit to Lebanon.

Hellas Cert Says Greek Tourism Law Revisions to Create Certification Problems

Hellas Cert, a Greek association of inspection bodies, is calling on the government to re-examine a law that changes the way rented rooms are certified.

Hellas Cert Calls on Gov’t to Re-examine Certification Procedure in Tourism Law

The Hellenic Association of Certification Bodies - Hellas Cert is calling on the government to make revisions to a law covering thematic and special interest tourism, with regard to certification procedures.

Greek Tourism Rivals Turkey, Cyprus, Spain Make Comeback in 2018

Greece’s main tourism competitors appear to be recovering their share of the market with 11-month arrival figures indicating an upward trend.

Kountoura Aims to Continue Growth Dynamic in Greek Tourism in 2019

Greek tourism broke all records in 2018, paving the way for an even stronger dynamic in 2019, according to Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura.

NJV Athens Plaza Hotel Receives ‘BRAVO’ Award for CSR Initiatives

The NJV Athens Plaza hotel was honored for its CSR initiatives at the Bravo Sustainability Awards 2018 in the Greek capital.

Greek MPs Pass Thematic/Special Interest Tourism Bill by Majority Vote

Greece has passed a bill covering thematic and special interest tourism, the upgrade of tourism training and the strengthening of entrepreneurship.

Full-scope Greek Tourism Bill Paves Way for Growth

A draft law covering thematic and special interest tourism, the upgrade of tourism training and the strengthening of entrepreneurship in tourism has been tabled in Greek parliament.

Greek Eco Campaign ‘Keep Aegean Blue’ Kicks Off on Islands

The South Aegean Region is launching an environmental campaign titled "Keep Aegean Blue” with a series of awareness-raising activities on Rhodes, Kos, Patmos, Kalymnos and Leros.

Samothraki Open Forum Focuses on Sustainable Island Growth

Tapping into smart technology and setting up walking paths around Mt Saos were among the key discussions of the 1st Samothraki Open Forum, held recently on Samothrace.

Greece’s Sustainable Tourism Practices Presented at 7th UNWTO Global Summit

Greece's practices for the sustainable development of its destinations were presented during the 7th UNWTO Global Summit in Seoul.

SETE Discusses Tourism Promotion of Naxos, Small Cyclades

The Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) shined the spotlight on the island of Naxos, the host destination of its 16th regional meeting, and the nearby Small Cyclades.

‘Samothraki Open Forum’ to Focus on Sustainability, Cultural Heritage

The Greek island of Samothraki in September will host the the Samothraki Open Forum, which will focus on sustainable development and cultural heritage.

Minoan Lines Travels Plastic Straw Free

Minoan Lines has replaced plastic straws used in the bars, self-service & a la carte restaurants of its ships with a bio-degradable alternative.

UNWTO Launches Online Platform to Achieve SDGs Through Tourism

The UNWTO has launched the new "Tourism for SDGs" online platform to promote a greater engagement of the tourism sector with sustainable development.

Greece Announces New Framework to Regulate Agrotourism Businesses

The terms and conditions for the regulated operation of agrotourism enterprises in Greece have been laid out in a special framework.

World Tourism Day 2018 to be Celebrated in Budapest, Hungary

The importance of digital technologies in tourism, providing opportunities for innovation, will be at the center of World Tourism Day 2018, to be celebrated in Budapest, Hungary on September 27.

World’s First Hydrogen Vessel ‘Energy Observer’ Arrives in Athens

Energy Observer, the world's first vessel powered by hydrogen and renewables, has arrived in Athens, the 20th stopover of its global tour.

Hapimag Celebrates Reopening of Porto Heli Resort

Following an 18-month renovation, the Hapimag Resort Porto Heli in the Peloponnese has reopened, offering its guests even more comfort.

Greek Draft Law on Thematic, Special Interest Tourism Up for Discussion

A draft law covering thematic and special interest tourism is now open for public consultation through to June 27, on the Tourism Ministry's website.
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