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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.

Corfu and Heraklion Team Up with GSTC and CLIA for Sustainable Tourism Development

Local authorities on Corfu and Heraklion, Crete, have teamed up with CLIA and GSTC to draw up a plan for sustainable tourism development.

IATA Calls on Governments to Support Sustainable Aviation Fuel

IATA is calling on governments worldwide to support the development of Sustainable Aviation Fuel as a critical step to cut net emissions.

Olympia Golden Beach Resort & Spa Receives Travelife Gold Award

The Olympia Golden Beach Resort & Spa in the Peloponnese has received the Travelife Gold Award for its sustainable tourism practices.

ABTA Calls for Tourism Recovery in a More Responsible Way – Report

The travel industry must be rebuilt in a more responsible way in the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic, according to the Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA).

Astypalea Could Lead the Way to Greece’s ‘Green’ Transition

The island of Astypalea could be the starting point for Greece’s transition into a greener economy, says Deputy Tourism Minister Manos Konsolas.

G20 Tourism Ministers Agree to Public-Private Actions for Sector Recovery

In a historic meeting, in the midst of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, G20 Tourism Ministers addressed the current challenges to the tourism sector and the way forward.

Sustainable Tourism: UNWTO Supports EBRD’s Web Tool for Green Technologies

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) are joining forces to promote sustainable tourism.

Tourism Ministers of the World Pledge to Make International Travel Safe Again

The Executive Council of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has signed the “Tbilisi Declaration” with a commitment to make international travel safe again.