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Patra Next Focus of Greece’s ‘greekend’ City Break Campaign

Patra will be at the center of the Greek Tourism Ministry’s upcoming “greekend” campaign which promotes city breaks across Greece.

Greek Tourism Body Proposes Hiring Pensioners, Teachers to Fill Staff Shortages

The Hellenic Confederation of Tourist Accommodation Entrepreneurs (SETKE) is proposing that the government recruit pensioners and teachers to fill shortages in staff at tourism facilities across the country.

Athens Gastronomy, Hospitality Winning Over Tourists

Hospitality and gastronomy are winning points with travelers making Athens a highly sought-after destination, according to findings released by INSETE.

Tourism Ministry Promotes Western Greece as Next Place to Visit

The Greek Tourism Ministry is casting the spotlight on Western Greece as part of its ongoing promotion plan which includes introducing lesser-known destinations.

Greece Simplifies Rules to Tap into Port and Marina Potential

Greece is simplifying a legal framework covering the operation of ports and marinas allowing important investments to take off, according to Secretary General for Tourism Policy and Development Olympia Anastasopoulou.

Deal Paves Way for ‘Revival’ of Akadimia Platonos Archaeological Site

Actions will soon be taken to redevelop the archaeological site of Plato’s Academy, following the signing of a memorandum of cooperation between the Municipality of Athens, the Greek Culture Ministry and the Academy of Athens.

Brits Place Greece Among Top 3 Best Value Destinations

British travelers have placed Greece among the Top 3 travel destinations offering value for money, according to a recent Post Office survey.

Eurocontrol Revises Downward Flight Forecast for 2022

A total of 9.5 million flights are expected in Europe this year recouping 85% of pre-pandemic 2019 levels, said Eurocontrol, revising a previous forecast downward from 89%.

Athens Named Europa Nostra Heritage Hub

Athens has been named “Europa Nostra Heritage Hub” and will work to strengthen the voice of local stakeholders in the protection of Europe’s heritage.

EU Transport Commissioner: Greece Leading the World in Shipping

“Greece leads the world in shipping,” said EU Transport Commissioner Adina Valean opening the first post-Covid “Posidonia 2022” shipping exhibition in Athens.

Greece Strengthens Tourism Ties with Armenia at UNWTO Meeting 

Ways of further strengthening ties between Greece and Armenia were discussed during Deputy Tourism Minister Sofia Zacharaki’s visit to Yerevan.

GNTO Promotes Greece on Global Booking Platforms

Greece has included online platforms Expedia and Booking in its marketing drive to promote its destinations to the international travel market.

Greece to Bolster Consular Services to Meet Travel Demand from India

Greece is moving ahead with the immediate reinforcement of its consular services in India to meet the increase in visa applications for travel.

UNWTO: Tourism to Mediterranean Destinations Recovering Fast

Mediterranean destinations are showing the fastest rates of tourism recovery having recouped nearly 75% of pre-pandemic 2019 levels in terms of arrivals, says the UNWTO.

Thessaloniki Welcomes 250% Rise in Cruise Arrivals

Τhe Thessaloniki Port Authority has revised upwards its figures from an expected 180% increase in cruise ship arrivals to a 250% rise.

Tourism Investments in Greece Reveal Unknown Destinations 

Greece is shifting its tourism strategy to showcase lesser-known destinations and attract foreign investments, says Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias.

Greece Acts on Climate Change with Astypalea Project

Greece is taking revolutionary steps to address climate change, incorporating all the tools technology has provided to lead the way, according to Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis.

Greece’s Iconic Corinth Canal to Re-open in July

One of the country’s most-visited sites, the Corinth Canal will be re-opening in July, entering a new era with the parallel launch of a portal and e-commerce services.

Athens Metro to Reach Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center

Attiko Metro’s expansion works include a metro stop at the popular Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center, which houses the Greek National Opera and a 210,000m2 park.

Greek PM Welcomes Strong Traveler Demand for Greece

Greece will continue to win over more international travelers as the reputation and brand name of the country becomes stronger, says Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis.