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Hoteliers Call on Ryanair to Re-examine Chania Base Termination

Chania hoteliers are calling on low-cost carrier Ryanair to re-examine its decision to shut down its base at Chania Airport on Crete.

Greece a Favorite Luxury Travel Destination in 2016, Says SETE Intelligence

Greece welcomed 402,000 luxury travelers in 2016, making it the third most popular destination in this category for European markets after Italy and Spain.

Greece Tops TUI UK’s Summer 2019 Offerings

Greece features on TUI UK’s list of top travel options for the summer of 2019, with Europe’s largest leisure group offering its customers more choice and value.

Incoming Traffic at Greek Airports on the Rise in February 2018

February tourist arrivals increased at major Greek airports by 24.9%, reinforcing estimates of a good year ahead for Greek tourism, according to SETE Intelligence.

TUI Brings ‘Hotelbeds’ Onboard to Boost Leisure Options

TUI Group is expanding its leisure and personalized offerings by adding Spanish hotel room specialist Hotelbeds Group to its roster.

Kountoura Presents Central Macedonia Region Tourism Priorities

Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura recently spoke of ways to boost investments in the Central Macedonia region.

Athens Half Marathon 2018 Breaks Last Year’s Record, Authentic Marathon Wins Gold

Some 21,000 sport lovers from 55 countries participated in this year’s Athens Half Marathon 2018 held in the Greek capital.

EU Approves Post-Brexit Transition Plan

The leaders of 27 EU states approved a set of guidelines on key issues, paving the way for the next phase of Brexit negotiations.

Athens Chamber’s New Tourism Committee Sets Goals

The Athens Chamber of Commerce and Industry has announced the activities and actions to be undertaken by its newly set-up Trade and Tourism Committee.

Athens Half Marathon 2018 Set to Go on March 18

The Greek capital is ready to welcome thousands of amateur and professional runners for the 7th Athens Half Marathon on March 18.

CLIA: German, UK, Ireland Markets Driving European Cruise Growth

German, UK and Ireland markets are driving European cruise travel growth up by 2.5 percent compared to 2016, according to the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA).

ITB Berlin Ends With Positive Tourism Growth Prediction for 2018

It’s going to be an outstanding year for tourism in 2018 with all signs and insights collected at the 52nd ITB Berlin, pointing to booming business and travel.

Greek Property Market Showing Signs of Recovery

Greece’s property market appears to be recovering thanks to returning confidence and to increased tourism which is propelling demand for holiday homes.

International Arrivals to Greece Soar in January 2018

International arrivals to Greece increased by 22.4 percent in January 2018, according to the latest data released by INSETE.

STR: 2018 One More Stellar Year for Europe Hotels

Hotels in Athens, Moscow and Paris among other cities, are set to drive Europe’s hospitality industry to new all-time highs in 2018, STR reports.

South Aegean Property Market Booming, Investors Eyeing 5-star Hotels

Foreign buyers seeking to buy property in Greece are focusing on 3-4 bedroom villas on Mykonos, Paros, Santorini and Rhodes.

Central Bank Head Sees Positive Year Ahead for Greek Tourism

The Greek tourism sector is moving full speed ahead for an even stronger year, said Bank of Greece Governor Yannis Stournaras in his 2017 report.

Analysts See Robust Year for Greece, Turkey Ahead of ITB Berlin Expo

Analysts are seeing positive signs for tourism in Greece and Turkey ahead of the 52nd ITB trade show set to kick off in Berlin on March 7.

Kountoura Sets Goals for Peloponnese Tourism Growth

Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura spoke of ways to enhance the tourism product of the Peloponnese and attract travelers all year round during an event in Tripoli.

Countdown to Athens Half Marathon 2018

It’s the final countdown ahead of the 7th Athens Half Marathon on March 18, with a record number of participants set to make it the largest sporting event in spring.