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Greece Bets on Athenian Riviera to Boost Tourist Arrivals

The Greek Tourism Ministry is counting on the Athenian Riviera to attract thousands of travelers to Greece and particularly to Athens.

Thessaloniki Lights its Christmas Tree at Aristotelous Square

Thessaloniki, Northern Greece, officially kicked off the 2022 Christmas season with the lighting of its Christmas tree at Aristotelous Square.

Greece Air Traffic up 86% in 2021, Athens Airport Leads the Way

Greece ranked third in the EU in terms of air passenger transport, marking an 86% increase in 2021 with Athens International Airport leading the way.

Greece’s Attractiveness Score for Private Business Ventures Rises

Greece is emerging as an attractive destination to do business, improving its attractiveness score in 2022, according to a survey released by PwC.

Ministry Promotes 4 Greek Islands as Ideal Wedding Spots

The Greek Tourism Ministry takes action to promote the islands of Tinos, Milos, Elafonissos and Paros as top wedding destinations.

Thessaloniki’s Landmark Modiano Market Opens as Foodie Paradise

The Modiano Market in Thessaloniki reopened its doors with some 75 shops, stalls and eateries offering food lovers the best Greek and international specialty products.

Greece to Tighten Rules on Multiple Airbnb Rentals

Airbnb operators leasing out dozens of properties in Greece will be seeing changes to the legal framework, according to Greek Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias.

Global Air Travel Recovery Going Strong into October

International air traffic in October grew by 44.6% compared to 2021, recouping 74.2% of 2019 levels, according to data provided by the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

Eurogroup Approves Final Tranche of Debt Measures for Greece

The Eurogroup has approved the release of the eighth and final tranche of policy-contingent debt measures for Greece.

Europe’s CEOs Revising Business Plans in View of Challenges

CEOs in Europe are adjusting business plans to cope with challenges including inflation, Covid-19 and geopolitical instability, found a survey released by EY.

19th East Med Yacht Show to Take Place on Poros in May 2023

The East Med Yacht Show, one of the largest yacht events in the maritime industry, will take place on the Greek island of Poros in May 2023.

Greece’s 2022 Tourism Revenues Set to Exceed Forecasts by €3bn

Greece’s tourism revenues for 2022 are set to exceed forecasts by 3 billion euros, according to Greek Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias.

Greece 10-month Airport Arrivals Outdo 2019 Levels

Airport arrivals to Greece in the January-October period exceeded pre-pandemic 2019 levels by 0.8% or 169,000 arrivals, according to INSETE data.

Eurobank: Greece’s Tourism Sector a Top Foreign Investment Magnet

Greece’s tourism sector is one of five industries expected to attract foreign investment through to 2025.

Athens – NYC Mayors Agree to Work Together Under Sister City Deal

Athens Mayor Kostas Bakoyannis and NYC Mayor Eric Adams have signed a sister city agreement, which paves the way for joint initiatives in several fields including tourism.

New Marina Planned for Meganisi Islet in the Ionian

The Greek islet of Meganisi near Lefkada in the Ionian sea will be getting a 94-berth marina valued at 5.5 million euros.

Athens in Top 10 Most Attractive European Cities for Hotel Investments

Athens is among the most attractive European cities for hotel investments in 2023, found a survey released by Deloitte.

South Aegean Region Presents ‘Flexible’ 2023 Tourism Promo Drive

The South Aegean Region, which includes many popular Greek islands, has announced a “flexible” tourism strategy for 2023 that is adaptable to the changing conditions of each source market.

AEGEAN to Boost Air Connectivity Between France and Greece in 2023

Greece’s flagship carrier AEGEAN will be increasing seats for the French market in 2023 to meet strong demand.

Greece – Saudi Arabia Take Actions to Boost Tourist Flows

Saudi Arabian airline companies are planning to increase flights to Greek destinations in 2023.