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‘Too’ Popular Destinations Off French Travelers’ Bucket Lists

French travelers are steering clear of overly popular destinations that are too crowded citing security concerns and inconvenience as factors, according to a study.
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Thessaly Region Cultural Tourism Projects Secure Funding

Three key cultural and tourism projects in the Thessaly Region have secured 4.4 million euros in EU funding for upgrades.

‘Skiathea Villas’ on Skiathos Receives Bike Friendly Seal

The Skiathea Villas, located on the island of Skiathos, has been certified as a Bike Friendly hotel and received the special seal from NATTOUR.

CLIA Expects 5% Rise in Cruise Travel for 2019

Some 30 million passengers are expected take cruises in 2019, a 5 percent increase from 2018, according to CLIA Europe.

Greece’s First Diving Park in Tyros, Peloponnese Gets Green Light

The Greek environment ministry has given the go-ahead to the country’s first diving park to be created in the Kynouria Province in the eastern Peloponnese.

Peloponnese Paves Way for Alternative Tourism with 1st ALTE Show

The 1st ALTE Peloponnese Tourism Exhibition is a fact aiming to serve as a reference point for alternative tourism offerings in the Peloponnese region.

Peristera Shipwreck off Alonissos to Become Underwater Museum

Authorities on the Northern Sporades island of Alonissos have announced plans to create an underwater museum around the 5th century shipwreck of Peristera.

EU Parliament Warns Unregulated Tourism May ‘Hurt’ Santorini

A European Parliament report on overtourism is warning that if tourism flows continue to increase on Santorini, the island will suffer dire consequences.

Finalists of 15th UNWTO Awards for Sustainable Tourism Announced

The finalists to win the 15th UNWTO Awards, which recognize inspirational projects having made an invaluable contribution to advance sustainable tourism, have been announced.

TEMES SA Expands into Real Estate with New Residential Tourism Products

Taking its multi-awarded luxury tourism resort Costa Navarino in Messinia, a step further, TEMES SA is expanding into real estate with two new residential tourism products.

BlueMed Program Aiming to Make Greek Shipwrecks ‘Visitable’

The shipwrecks of Alonissos and the Pagasitikos Gulf will soon be accessible to "visitors" following works carried out within the framework of the BlueMed program.

Mitsis Hotels’ Blue Domes Resort Certified with ‘Travelife Gold Award’

Mitsis Hotels’ Blue Domes Resort & Spa on Kos has been certified with the Travelife Gold Award for its sustainable operation, social and environmental practices.

Foreign Visitor Spending in Greece on the Rise

Greece is ranked 18th among 30 countries that have seen the largest growth in spending from international visitors in the past seven years, according to a report released by WTTC.

Peloponnese Region Hosts WTFL Chief, Promotes Sustainable Tourism

Peloponnese Region Governor Petros Tatoulis recently discussed sustainable tourism practices with Martin Barth, CEO of World Tourism Forum Lucerne.

TUI Group Taking Active Steps Towards Sustainable Travel

With over 20 million “greener and fairer” holidays delivered over the last three years, TUI Group is setting ambitious goals for the future.

‘Green Surfing Mare Villa’ on Paros Welcomes Guests After Renovation

Following extensive renovation works, the Green Surfing Mare Villa on Paros is ready to welcome its guests for the summer season.

UNWTO Joins Ministers’ Call on G20 Leaders to Prioritize Tourism

The UNWTO called on world leaders to consider including tourism in their agenda, during the 8th Meeting of Tourism Ministers of the G20 Economies.

Naxos, Small Cyclades Call on Local Tourism Enterprises to ‘Consume-Less’

Aiming to promote sustainable tourism, the Naxos and Small Cyclades Municipality is calling on local enterprises to participate in the European "Consume-Less" program.

Peloponnese, DRV to Join Forces in Tourism

German Travel Association (DRV) representatives and Peloponnese governor Petros Tatoulis discussed on tourism issues during the ITB Berlin 2018.

Travelife for Tour Operators Achieves ‘GSTC-Accredited’ Status

The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) recently announced that the Travelife for Tour Operators program has achieved the "GSTC-Accredited" status.