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‘Greek Panorama’ Expo to Bring Hosted Buyers from 22 Countries to Athens

Travel agencies and tour operators from 22 countries, specializing in alternative tourism, will participate in the hosted buyers program of the 1st Greek Panorama to be held in Athens in November.

Lufthansa to Expand Network to US and Thailand for Summer 2019

Lufthansa has announced that for summer 2019 it will further expand its route network to Austin in the US and Bangkok in Thailand.

T+L: Crete Among 12 Best Tropical Destinations for Solo Travelers

Crete has been included on the list of the 12 Best Tropical Destinations for Solo Travelers, which was recently released by the Travel + Leisure (T+L) magazine.

UNWTO: China Remains World’s Top Tourism Spender

Tourism expenditure from major outbound markets reflected an increasing demand for international tourism in 2016, with China, the U.S. and Germany as the world's top spenders.

UNWTO, WTTC on Deadly Bomb Attack in Bangkok

The UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) have expressed their sadness and shock on the bomb attack that took place in the centre of Bangkok, Thailand, on Monday, 17 August.
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Argo Travel Expands To Thailand and Vietnam

The Argo Travel group recently expanded to Southeast Asia, establishing its base in Bangkok, aiming to develop inbound tourism to Greece from the Thailand and Vietnam markets.

Lufthansa Passengers Donate Miles

A year after Lufthansa launched the program "Miles to help," the airline's passengers have already donated some 70 million award miles to a good cause. Members of Lufthansa's "Miles & More" frequent flyer program have the option to donate the miles they have collected to...

Returning Greek Citizens Permitted Entry Using Old Passports

Greek citizens who left Greece by December 31, 2006 with their old passports will be allowed reentry into the country despite the fact that their old passports are no longer valid as of the first of this month.

Skal International Elects New President

Litsa Papathanassi from Rodos was elected as the new president of Skal International during the 67th Skal International World Congress held in Pattaya, Thailand last month. This is only the second time in the organization's 72-year-history, that a woman president was elected.

Government Expands Ties with Asia

Boosting tourism and trade with Asia was a key theme last month, with the government signing agreements with South Korea and Thailand. Progress also was made on direct flights to Beijing.

Skal World Congress Set For Thailand in Mid-October

The 67th Skal International World Congress will take place October 15-20 in Pattaya, Thailand. This year's program has numerous highlights. For example, for the first time, the Congress' Tourism Forum will take the form of a Business-to-Business workshop with numerous keynote...

Cosmopolitan Mykonos Entices Discerning Travelers

The brilliant-white, cube-shaped homes and bluegreen seas of Mykonos island are among the most popular images of Greece's island tourism.

Forty-nine New Hellenic Tourism Organization Offices Planned

The tourism ministry is planning to establish 49 new Hellenic Tourism Organization offices around the world, in addition to the current 23 international offices, Tourism Development Minister Dimitris Avramopoulos said during a press conference called last month.

Amazing Holidays Honored by Thailand

At its fairly recent holiday awards ceremony, Thailand's tourism minister honored the tour operators it considered the most important and best for Thailand's tourism industry. On the top of the list was Amazing Holidays, a subsidiary company of Athens-based Cel Tours.