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TUI Group Taking Active Steps Towards Sustainable Travel

With over 20 million “greener and fairer” holidays delivered over the last three years, TUI Group is setting ambitious goals for the future.

Greek Tourism Developments on SETE Brussels Agenda

Ways to attract higher quality visitors and bring in investments topped the agenda of talks between the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) and EU officials.

Moscow Gets Ready to Host ‘MeetingPlanners Russia 2018’ MICE B2B Event

Dozens of hosted buyers and MICE solution providers from Russia, CIS and Asian countries will participate in the MeetingPlanners Russia 2018 set to take place in September.

Greek Draft Law on Thematic, Special Interest Tourism Up for Discussion

A draft law covering thematic and special interest tourism is now open for public consultation through to June 27, on the Tourism Ministry's website.

Incoming Tourism to Greece from Russia on the Rise, Says Minister

Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura reiterated estimates for a positive year for Greece, citing the growing number of incoming travelers from Russia.

Study Says Brits Lavish, Danes Frugal on Summer Holidays 2018

Research in seven European countries reveals that the Brits are set to spend more on their summer holidays compared to the Danes, who are the thriftiest vacationers.

Ten Single-use Plastics on EU Black List

In efforts to preserve waters and beaches across its territories, the European Union is aiming to cut the use of plastics with a new proposed EU-wide regulation.

Ferry Service to Link Thessaloniki with Cyclades and Crete

Islands of the Cyclades will be linked with Thessaloniki and Crete via a ferry service to be launched in the upcoming period.

Aegean Islands Promoted as Wedding Destinations for Chinese Tourists

The South Aegean Region is reaching out to the Chinese market, with a focus on promoting Rhodes and other islands as ideal wedding tourism destinations.

Spyrou Hotels Marks 40 Years in Skopelos Hospitality

The Spyrou Hotels Group, which started off as a small family business in 1978, has marked four decades of Skopelos hospitality.

SETE Study: Tourism Greece’s Main Employer

Tourism is the sector that supports employment more than any other in Greece, with the number of employees reaching 398,700 in the third quarter of 2017.

Cyclades Aim for Tourism Growth with Sustainability and Balance

Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura spoke of ways to achieve tourism growth with sustainability and balance, during the 15th Development Conference on Syros.

Promotion of Greek Island Culture a Ministry Priority

A number of projects are currently underway or in the pipeline focusing on the renovation or construction of cultural sites on the Cyclades islands, according to Culture Minister Lydia Koniordou.

New SETE Digital Campaign Highlights Value of Tourism

The value of tourism in terms of employment, growth, revenue and social cohesion takes center stage in the new digital campaign of the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE).

Tourism an Investment in the Future, Kountoura Tells EU Parliament

Placing tourism at the top of EU policy-making agendas will strengthen local economies, according to Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura.

Greek Hotel Chamber Issues GDPR Guidelines for Members

The Hellenic Chamber of Hotels has informed its members on the requirements as foreseen by the GDPR privacy law, which comes into force across the EU on May 25.

Lira Tumble a Bonus to Turkish Tourism, a Setback for Greece

Tourism flows to Turkey have begun to soar, as authorities expect over 40 million travelers this year, while sector insiders expect this trend to impact Greece as a destination.

Greek Travel Show 2018 Casts Spotlight on Serbia

Serbia and its tourism offerings were presented to Greek sector professionals and company executives at this year’s Greek Travel Show 2018 held in Athens.

Senior Tourists in Greece Spent €2 Billion in 2016

Senior tourists in 2016 accounted for 6.1 percent of all trips to Greece and some 2 billion euros in tourism-related revenue, according to SETE Intelligence.

Int’l Driving Permit a Must for Vehicle Rental in Greece

Non-EU travelers will be required to hold an International Driving Permit together with a valid national driver's license if they wish to rent vehicles in Greece.