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EU Air Traffic Control Delays and Flight Cancellations Peak in 2018

The number of air traffic control delays and flight cancellations appear to have peaked this year, "achieving" the worst record in almost a decade, according to Eurocontrol.

Athens to Party at New Merchants’ Arcade & Theatrou Sq Shops on Dec 22-23

Festive activities, happenings and music events will take place at the new shops in the Merchants’ Arcade in central Athens, during December 22-23.

TUI Hotels and Cruise Segments Drive Growth in 2018

TUI Group has presented double-digit earnings growth in 2018 - for the fourth consecutive year - driven by the strong performance of its hotels and cruise products.

GBR: More 5-star Hotels in Greece Running Under Brand Names

The majority - 59 percent - of five-star hotels in Greece are running under a brand name, according to a survey recently released by GBR Consulting.

Declared Home-sharing Revenue Boosts Greek State Coffers by 160%

Greek State revenue has increased by a massive 160 percent, driven by declared home-sharing income, according to the Independent Authority for Public Revenue (AADE).

Commission Promoting Cultural Heritage for Cohesive, Resilient Europe

The European Commission has announced the first-ever "European Framework for Action on Cultural Heritage" aimed at safeguarding and promoting Europe's cultural heritage.

Greek MPs Pass Thematic/Special Interest Tourism Bill by Majority Vote

Greece has passed a bill covering thematic and special interest tourism, the upgrade of tourism training and the strengthening of entrepreneurship.

Cultural Tourism Key to Sustaining Communities, Safeguarding Heritage

A clear and strong link between tourism, culture and local community stakeholders is essential, according to the UNWTO and UNESCO.

Jan-Aug Visitors to Greece Up by 19%, Dynamic to Continue into 2019

Greece saw its visitor numbers rise by 19 percent during January-August 2018, with the upward trend expected to continue into 2019.

SETE to Support Wine Tourism Initiatives

Integrating wine activities into tourism to create a comprehensive product and bring added value to the overall Greece tourist experience, was the focus of a SETE workshop.

Alltours Set for Super Year Ahead with New Offerings in Greece

German tour operator Alltours aims to boost its sales for trips to Greece in 2019 by 10 percent and bring 340,000 visitors to the country.

ITB-IPK Study Shows Global Tourism Dynamic Going Strong into 2019

International tourism is expected to continue its upward trend into 2019, on the back of a 6 percent rise in global outbound trips in the first eight months of 2018.

Full-scope Greek Tourism Bill Paves Way for Growth

A draft law covering thematic and special interest tourism, the upgrade of tourism training and the strengthening of entrepreneurship in tourism has been tabled in Greek parliament.

Thessaloniki New ‘Happening’ City Break Destination, ABTA Says

The Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA) has included the Greek city of Thessaloniki among the destinations to watch for in 2019.

Greece Reaches Out to Jordan Market with Tourism Workshop

Approximately 180 tourism professionals participated in over 510 B2B meetings during the 1st Greek Tourism Workshop, held in Amman, Jordan.

Greek Airports See 12.4% Rise in Incoming Traffic Overall

Greece’s major airports have seen a 12.4 percent rise in incoming traffic since the beginning of the year until the end of October.

Come for the Theater, Stay for the Epirus Experience

Offering the best of all (travel) worlds, Epirus is a dream come true for those restless souls who simply want it all.

Athens Joins Cities Alliance to Address Sharing Economy Impact

Athens Mayor Georgios Kaminis has signed a declaration with mayors from all over the world, which aims to address the impact of sharing economy practices on the economy and citizens’ rights.

Arta of Byzantine Monuments and Wetlands Takes Steps to Tap into Tourism

Like most of Epirus, Arta's secrets… are still secret... waiting to be discovered. The town can serve as an ideal base for one of the most rewarding travel experiences in Greece.

Greek Tourism’s Success Story Told to the World

Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura spread the word on Greek tourism's success story, during a series of events held during the WTM London 2018 trade show.