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Kos Island Awarded ‘Bike Friendly’ Seal

The Dodecanese island of Kos has received “Bike Friendly” certification, making it one more Greek destination to integrate cycling activities into its tourism offerings.

Google Praises Greece’s Kallichoron Hotel for its Commitment to Sustainable Practices

Google’s president of EMEA Business & Operations, Matt Brittin, praised the Kallichoron Art Boutique Hotel on the Greek island of Astypalea for its commitment to sustainable practices.

Rethymno Encourages Cycling as Part of ‘Bike Friendly Days’ Event

The city of Rethymno on the Greek island of Crete will hold its first “Bike Friendly Days” event during April 26-30.

Greece Partners with Google to Accelerate Sustainable Development of Tourism SMEs

The Greek Tourism Ministry and Google will launch a joint educational program aiming to accelerate the sustainable development of SMEs in Greece.

GNTO Promotes Alonissos and Astypalea to UK Market

The Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) introduced the islands of Alonissos and Astypalea to the UK market during an event in London.

Greece Sets Rules for Ship – Plane Wreck Diving Tourism

Authorities in Greece have approved a set of rules that will allow recreational divers to access dozens of ship and plane wreck sites across the country.

‘Explore France’ 2021 Magazine Shines Spotlight on Green and Slow Tourism

French tourist bureau Atout France has focused on sustainable, green and slow tourism in the new Greek edition of ‘Explore France’, its official travel magazine.

Grecotel Kos Imperial Receives Certifications for Quality Services

The Grecotel Kos Imperial hotel has received two significant certifications that highlight the quality of the services offered to its guests.

Greece Participates in Transition Pathway for ‘Greener’ Tourism

Greece took part in a meeting of EU tourism ministers to discuss the creation of a "Transition Pathways” pact for the green transformation of Europe’s tourism industry.

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.