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Greece 10-month Air Arrivals Mark Historic High

Air traffic to Greece is stronger than ever with an additional 680,000 passengers going through Greek airports during January-October 2018, according to the Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority.

Philoxenia – Hotelia 2018 Expos See Increase in Visitor Numbers

The Philoxenia and Hotelia hospitality exhibitions, which took place recently in Thessaloniki, saw a significant rise in commercial visitors by 36 percent.

Philoxenia: Greece Needs Actions to Get Share of Silver Tourism Market 

Greece must take immediate actions to create the conditions that will allow senior tourism to expand, according to expert opinions.

Athens, Thessaloniki Feature in Greece’s New City Break Promo Video

The Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) and Aegean Airlines launched a new video campaign promoting Athens and Thessaloniki as city break destinations.

TCB Promotes Thessaloniki to MICE Professionals from Spain

Spanish MICE professionals recently visited Thessaloniki within the framework of a fam trip organized by the Thessaloniki Convention Bureau (TCB).

Tumbling Turkish Lira Takes Toll on Tourism to Northern Greece

The tumbling Turkish lira has taken a toll on tourism flows from the neighboring country of Turkey into Northern Greece, local tour operators say.

Silver Tourism in Greece on Agenda of 34th Philoxenia Expo

The potential of silver tourism as a way to extend the season in Greece will be discussed during the 34th Philoxenia expo on November 10 in Thessaloniki.

Athens Hotel Performance Holding Strong in Q3

Revenue and occupancy rates at Athens hotels are holding strong in the third quarter of 2018, with sights now set on the upcoming Athens Marathon next week.

Ellinair Promotes South Aegean Islands to Passengers

Aiming to promote more Greek destinations to its passengers, Ellinair will feature the South Aegean islands in its inflight magazine "Anemos" until April 2019.

Greece-Serbia Forum Aims to Boost Tourism Exchange 

The 1st Greek-Serbian Tourism Forum will be held in Thessaloniki on November 9 to strengthen the exchange of tourist flows between the two countries.

HAPCO to Promote Greece’s MICE Tourism Product at Philoxenia, IBTM World Expos

The Hellenic Association of Professional Congress Organizers (HAPCO) will promote Greece’s potential as a destination ideal for MICE tourism at the Philoxenia and IBTM expos.

Metropolitan Hotel in Thessaloniki Upgrades to 4 Stars

The Metropolitan, located in Thessaloniki, northern Greece, will operate as an official four-star hotel as of November 1.

Turkish Airlines Promotes Greek Tourism at Athens Event

As part of its efforts to promote Greek destinations, Turkish Airlines held a workshop in Athens, with the participation of 60 travel agencies.

Thessaloniki’s 7th Night Half Marathon Sees Over 18,000 Runners Take Part

Thousands of runners took to Thessaloniki streets to test their limits in the 7th International Thessaloniki Night Half Marathon.

Athens Hosts Discussion on Airbnb Phenomenon in Europe

Ways to regulate the home sharing market and deal with the issue of overtourism in European cities were discussed between the mayors of Athens, Santorini and Florence.

Anatolia Hotel Thessaloniki Partners with ‘Thalgo La Beauté Marine’ Cosmetics

Aiming to offer the best beauty treatments, the Anatolia Hotel Thessaloniki has partnered with Thalgo La Beauté Marine, a company offering marine cosmetics.

Tourism Minister Inaugurates Greek Mythology Theme Park in Thessaloniki

Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura inaugurated Greece’s first theme park and museum in Thessaloniki, which is dedicated to Greek mythology and the 12 Labors of Hercules.

MCE South Europe 2018: MICE Industry Pros Get Ready to Experience Thessaloniki

Some 200 professionals from the MICE industry are getting ready to attend the MCE South Europe 2018 B2B event, during October 21-23 in Thessaloniki.

Greece Keen on Developing Tourism Along the Silk Road

Collective action is essential for the idea of Silk Road Tourism to soon become a reality, according to Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura.

GNTO: Pre-bookings from UK to Greece Up 10% for 2019

Pre-sale tourist bookings for 2019 from the UK to Greece are up by 10 percent, according to the GNTO UK & Ireland Office Director Emy Anagnostopoulou.