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GNTO Looking into ‘Creative Tourism’ Potential of Greece

The Greek National Tourism Organization is exploring Creative Tourism, a form of tourism that showcases the creativity of a destination through local products and handicrafts.

Tourism Bodies Call for End of Color-coded Travel Guidance for the Vaccinated

European travel and tourism associations are requesting an end to the use of color-coded Covid-19 travel guidance systems and to travel restrictions for Digital Covid Certificate holders.

ETC Releases Handbook on Encouraging Sustainable Tourism Practices

The European Travel Commission (ETC) has published a new handbook to encourage tourism stakeholders to build sustainable practices into their everyday operations.

Athens Vying to Achieve Global Sustainability Status

The Municipality of Athens has joined forces with the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) to assess the sustainability status of the Greek capital based on the UN’s 17 goals.

Kallichoron Art Boutique Hotel Invests in New Bicycle Service

The Kallichoron Art Boutique Hotel on popular eco-friendly island Astypalea has announced the launch of its new “Astypalea Bicycle Rentals”.

Corfu Becomes Member of Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC)

The Municipality of Central Corfu and Diapontia Islands, located in the Region of the Ionian Islands in Greece, has become a member of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC).

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.

EU Launches European Destination of Excellence (EDEN) 2022 Competition

The EU has launched the EDEN 2022 competition that rewards the best achievements in sustainable tourism in smaller destinations across Europe.

Greece Looking to Achieve Carbon Neutral Tourism

Greece will look to achieve ‘carbon neutral tourism’ and reduce the sector’s environmental footprint, through a new energy upgrade scheme expected to launch in June.

Angela Gerekou Appointed to Advisory Board of World Tourism Forum Institute

The World Tourism Forum Institute (WTFI) has welcomed Greek National Tourism Organization President Angela Gerekou to its advisory board.

Greece Gives Divers Access to 91 Ship and Plane Wrecks

The Greek Culture Ministry is allowing recreational divers to have access to 91 ship and plane wrecks across Greece.

ETC Releases 7-step Guide for Sustainable Tourism Development

The European Travel Commission (ETC) has published a seven-step guide for the sustainable tourism development of European destinations.

European Tourism Manifesto Launches #Tourism4Recovery Campaign

The European Tourism Manifesto alliance has launched the new #Tourism4Recovery campaign to raise awareness of the devastating impact of the Covid-19 crisis on European tourism.

Crete’s Rethymnon Becomes ‘Bike Friendly’ Destination

The city of Rethymnon on Crete has received the "Bike Friendly" seal by NatTour and the Hellenic Society for the Protection of Nature.

National Geographic Gives 6 Countries a ‘Tour’ of Alonissos’ Underwater Museum

National Geographic is offering its readers in six countries a complete introduction to Greece's first underwater museum, located near the island of Alonissos.

Greece’s Trikala Invests in Sustainability to Boost Tourism Growth

The Municipality of Trikala, located in central Greece, is investing in sustainable practices aiming to attract travelers and achieve growth.

Mediterranean Palace Hotel Gets Green Key Award for Sustainability Program

Thessaloniki’s Mediterranean Palace Hotel has been awarded the Greek Key eco-label for its sustainable tourism practices and eco-friendly management.

ETC and Eurail Launch Award to Recognise Best Rail Tourism Campaigns

The European Travel Commission (ETC) and Eurail have launched a joint competition for the Best European Rail Tourism Campaign 2021, as part of the European Year of Rail (EYR) initiative.

CLIA and GSTC Pave the Way for Sustainable Cruise Tourism Development in Greece

CLIA's Maria Deligianni and GSTC's Ioannis Pappas are inviting port destinations in Greece to join the effort towards a more sustainable tourism industry.

Covid-19 and Sustainable Tourism on Agenda of ITB Virtual Convention

Travel industry experts, on December 10, will discuss how the pandemic has impacted sustainability efforts in tourism, during the ITB Virtual Convention.