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Thomas Cook to Open First ‘Casa Cook’ for Families on Crete

Cooking classes for children, painting workshops and sleepovers in a teepee are among the features of Thomas Cook's latest own-brand hotel, Casa Cook in Chania, Crete, which is scheduled to open on Saturday, May 25.

Thomas Cook Acquires Two Hotel Properties in Greece

Thomas Cook's hotel fund has acquired a further two properties in Greece, including one of the company’s flagship hotels, Casa Cook Kos.

MR&H Forum Returns to Athens, Aims to Explore Greece’s Tourism Opportunities

Greece's dynamic tourism growth will take center stage at the MR&H Forum, scheduled to be held in Athens, during October 29-31.

Greece Drops to #3 Among Popular Destinations for Brits, Says Thomas Cook

Greece dropped to third place among the top five destinations of Thomas Cook for summer 2019, says the UK tour operator’s 2019 Holiday Report.

Dutch, Austrians Pick Halkidiki for Hiking, Camping, Alternative Tourism

Camping, hiking and special forms of tourism are winning over travelers from Austria and Holland, who are choosing Halkidiki as their holiday destination.

AirlineRatings.com Announces World’s Safest Airlines for 2019

Safety and product rating website AirlineRatings.com has released its annual lists of the Top 20 safest airlines and Top 10 safest low-cost airlines for 2019.

Thomas Cook Secures Funding for Hotel Investments in Greece

Thomas Cook Hotel Investments (TCHI), a joint venture between Thomas Cook and LMEY Investments, has secured the sum of 40 million euros to invest in hotels in Greece and other Mediterranean destinations.

Investors Eye Five-star Hotels as Greek Hospitality Market Changes

All the more investors are setting their sights on Greece, as tourism flows increase and businesses with non-performing loans need a way out.

CEOs of Thomas Cook and MSC Cruises to Speak at WTTC’s first European Leaders Forum

Global leaders from the travel and tourism industry, such as the CEOs of Thomas Cook and MSC Cruises, will meet at the first WTTC European Leaders Forum in Lisbon, Portugal on September 11.

Thomas Cook’s Travel Bookings Up 11%, Greece Among Hotspots

Thomas Cook's bookings for this season are up with 79 percent of its Summer 2018 program sold, according to the tour operator's CEO, Peter Fankhauser.

Handelsblat: Robust Tourism Driving Greece out of Crisis

Tourists continue to flock to Greece despite the deadly fires, reports Handelsblat days after the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) reassured travelers that the country was a safe destination.

DNA Travel Seals New Partnerships to Promote Alternative Tourism on Santorini

DNA Travel has sealed partnerships with tourism agencies Destination Services and Hellenic Island Services to promote experiential tours on Santorini.

Thomas Cook: Strong Demand for Greece in Summer 2018

Strong demand for holidays in Greece this year have contributed to a rise in summer 2018 bookings for Thomas Cook.

Thomas Cook: Greece is Second Most Popular Destination for Summer 2018

Thomas Cook’s second most popular destination for summer 2018 is Greece with package holiday bookings to the destination up compared to last summer.

Thomas Cook to Open First ‘Cook’s Club’ Hotel on Crete

Thomas Cook has announced the launch of its new "Cook’s Club" hotel brand, with the first unit opening in June in Hersonissos on Crete.

German Tour Experts Concerned About Greece Room Capacity

German tour operators are concerned about a shortage of rooms at Greek destinations in view of an increase in summer sales from Germany.

Halkidiki Getting Ready to Welcome More German Tourists in 2018

The northern Greek destination of Halkidiki is expecting an increase of 8 to 10 percent in arrivals from Germany this year.

Deloitte Carries Out Greece’s First ‘Special Liquidation’ in Hospitality

Deloitte was appointed "special liquidator" of Lakitira S.A. and helped safeguard the holiday plans of guests residing at the company's hotels in Greece.

German Travel Interest in Greece Soaring

Greece is winning over German travelers, pushing rival Turkey aside, with tourism professionals saying 2018 will break all records.
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Stayover Tax, New Destinations, Airline Links Key to Greek Tourism 2018

It’s going to be a pivotal year ahead for Greece’s tourism sector, which broke all records in 2017 and aims to do the same in 2018.