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Transport Ministry to Launch Tender for Santorini Port Upgrade

The Greek Transport Ministry has set aside 8.4 million euros to be used to fund the upgrade of the Athinios port on the Cyclades island of Santorini. 

South Aegean Islands Tapping into Sports Tourism

Aiming to enrich its tourism options, the South Aegean Region is tapping into sports tourism with a wide variety of sporting events taking place across the islands.

New Delhi Welcomes 1st Greek Tourism Workshop

Greece was promoted to some 140 tourism professionals in New Delhi, India, during the 1st Greek Tourism Workshop held recently.

Nelios Marks Decade of Activity with New Projects

Marking 10 years in action, pioneering marketing agency Nelios has announced a series of activities promoting social responsibility and sustainable entrepreneurship.

ETC: European Destinations Break All Records, Greece Gains Ground

Greece in 2017 recorded a 10.3 percent increase in tourist arrivals compared to 2016, the ETC said.

Greece Shoreline Use Law Revision Paves Way for On-the-Spot Checks

The Greek Economy Ministry is putting the finishing touches on a revised shoreline use law, paving the way for on-the-spot inspections.

TUI Group’s Positive Q1 Results Set Pace for 2018

TUI Group has announced a good start to financial year 2018 with bookings for Greece, Turkey and Cyprus paving the way for a strong summer ahead.

Liquidity, Return of Rival Markets Break Greek Tourism Spell

Limited access to cash on top of recovering rival markets are taking a bite out of Greece’s tourism sector in terms of arrivals and revenue, according to market experts.

Greek Regional Airport Works Underway, Ios Island Awaits Study Findings

While upgrades are underway at Greek airports, a pre-survey for the construction of an airport on the island of Ios has been submitted to regional authorities.

Greek Hotels Chamber Sets Out Goals for 2018

Key issues that must be addressed so as to "unlock" the Greek hotel sector’s full potential were underlined at the 7th Hellenic Chamber of Hotels General Assembly in Athens.

VISA Study: More Travel, Shorter Trips, Cash Still Rules

People are traveling more but trips are getting shorter while travelers still prefer to pay in cash, according to VISA's Global Travel Intentions Study.

Minister Says Western Greece Ideal for Cultural, Sports Tourism

Sports and cultural tourism can be the driving force of local economies in Western Greece, paving the way for growth, according to Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura.

Athens Trade Chamber Talks With Mayor on City Upgrade

Ways to resolve pending issues concerning the Greek capital were discussed between representatives of the Athens Chamber of Tradesmen and Athens Mayor Giorgos Kaminis.

GBR: Greek Hoteliers Expect Higher Occupancy Rates in 2018

More than half of Greece’s hoteliers are expecting occupancy rates to increase by at least two percent this year compared to 2017, according to GBR Consulting.

Greece-Russia Year of Tourism: Regional Authorities Discuss Options

The Greece-Russia Year of Tourism 2017-2018 recently kicked off with a two-day forum held by Greek and Russian regional authorities in Moscow.

North Aegean Region – SETE Join Forces in Tourism

The North Aegean Region and the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) plan to jointly develop tourism training and promotion programs.

UN Body: Aviation Handles Record 4.1bn Passengers in 2017

The aviation industry handled a record 4.1 billion passengers on scheduled air services last year, marking a 7.1 percent increase over 2016.

EU Ministers OK Brexit Phase-out Period Guidelines

In efforts to minimize disruption in business, tourism and security, EU ministers agreed to a set of guidelines in order to finalize post-Brexit relations with the UK.

INSETE: Greece Air Arrivals Up in December 2017

International arrivals at Greece’s main airports grew in December 2017 by 5.3 percent and 8.6 percent since the beginning of the year, according to INSETE.

ABTA: Aviation ‘Critical Issue’, EU Air Deal a Must Before Brexit

The Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA) is calling on the UK government to reach an aviation agreement with the EU before the Brexit deadline in March 2019.