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Kountoura: All-year Tourism to Spur Investments, Create Jobs

Year-round tourism will provide the impetus for investments, Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura said during the Capital + Vision 2017 conference recently held in Athens.

Increasing Investment Going into Crete Hotel Sector

Crete is attracting greater investment with the island’s five-star hotels ready to host an additional 25,000 people in the next five years, according to Regional Governor Stavros Arnaoutakis.

IMIC 2017: ‘Smart’ Travel Tools to Ease Congested Tourist Destinations

More tourism - an inevitability - does not have to be a bad thing … thanks to new technologies - more specifically cell phone sensing platforms.

South Aegean Region Using Culture to Attract the Crowds

Film screening events, jazz concerts and much more took center stage across the Cyclades this year as part of the South Aegean Region’s  efforts to promote cultural tourism.

Greek Airports Record Surge in Nine-Month Passenger Traffic

An additional 4.1 million passengers have gone through Greece’s airports so far this year compared to the first nine months of 2016, the Hellenic Civil Aviation Administration (HCAA) said.

Study Looks into the Desires of the Female Traveler

Comfort, quiet and wellbeing are the three basic demands women travelers have, according to a study carried out by MGallery and global marketeers IPSOS.

Turkey Lifts Greece-bound Boat Ban

A ban on all Greece-bound Turkish-flagged boats was lifted, following a meeting between Greek Shipping Minister Panagiotis Kouroublis and Turkish Transport Minister Ahmet Arslan.

Athens Airport Among EU’s 30 Busiest in 2016

Athens Airport was among the 30 busiest airports in the EU in 2016 handling increased traffic by 10.6 percent, according to data released by Eurostat.

Kountoura Sees Great Potential for Thessaly Region via Tourism

Offering fresh experiences and attracting investments are key to making Thessaly a year-round sustainable destination, Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura said.

China, Greece Discuss Tourism, Business Travel, Investments

More investments and cooperation in tourism were at the center of talks between Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura and SRCIC Chairman Jianzhong Lu.

Boat Ban to Top Turkish Transport Minister’s Agenda in Athens

Turkey’s Transport Minister Ahmet Arslan will arrive in Athens to discuss the decision to ban all Turkish-flagged yachts from travelling to Greece.

Chania Tourism Pros Call for Crisis Management Plan in Time of Disruptions

Tourism professionals in Chania, Crete, are calling for a crisis management plan to take effect when incidents impacting tourism occur.

Emirates Supports ASTA Destination EXPO 2018 in Athens

Emirates will support and sponsor the ASTA Destination Expo 2018, the annual international conference of the American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA), to be held in Athens in April.

Thessaloniki and its Gastronomy Hit the Spot with French Travelers

Thessaloniki’s diverse cultural offerings and gastronomic wealth are winning over more French tourists, according to feedback from the Top Resa Int'l Tourism Fair.

Athens Set to Host IMTJ Medical Travel Summit Next Year

The International Medical Travel Journal (IMTJ) and medical tourism council Elitour will hold the 2018 IMTJ Medical Travel Summit at Wyndham Grand Athens.

SETE Chief, Crete Governor Meet, Lay Out Tourism Agenda

The vast potential of Crete’s tourism offerings was discussed between Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) President Yiannis Retsos and Crete Governor Stavros Arnaoutakis.

Greece-led OECD Meeting Urges Sustainable, Social Inclusive Tourism Practices

Greece chaired the 100th session of the OECD Tourism Committee meeting that focused on “ecologically sustainable and socially inclusive” tourism.

Turkey Hopes Transport Minister’s Athens Visit to Resolve Boat Ban Issue

Turkey expressed its wish to lift a ban on Greece-bound yachts and ferries when the country’s transport minister, Ahmet Arslan, visits Greece this month.

DiaNEOsis Study: More Home Ports Key to Stronger Cruise Tourism to Greece

Making Greece a home port for luxury liners and securing strategic investments are crucial to a robust cruise travel sector, according to diaNEOsis.

Monarch Stops Trading, Cancels Flights

The UK’s fifth largest carrier Monarch has ceased trading and cancelled all its flights affecting thousands of customers.