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Greek PM Sets Out Culture Ministry Agenda with Ambitious Projects

The Greek government's priority is to link culture with tourism and sport, according to Greece's Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis.

Greece Calls Off ID Card Competition, Relaunches Citizen Card Tender

Greece’s citizen protection ministry has called off tender for the issue of new IDs, saying it will relaunch a competition for securer cards.

Planned Airline Seats for Greek Summer Season Down by 7%

The number of airline seats planned on international flights for the summer season are down by 7 percent, according to the Greek Tourism Confederation's research body, INSETE.

EBRD – SETE Team Up for Destination Management Project

Greece's tourism confederation SETE has joined forces with the EBRD for a pilot destination management plan running on the islands of Rhodes and Santorini.

‘Too’ Popular Destinations Off French Travelers’ Bucket Lists

French travelers are steering clear of overly popular destinations that are too crowded citing security concerns and inconvenience as factors, according to a study.

Lavrio – Cesme Ferry Link a ‘Step to Friendship’ for Greece and Turkey

The Greek port of Lavrio and the Turkish town of Cesme now have their own ferry service that runs three times a week by Turkey-based shipping company Aegean Seaways.

Santorini, Rhodes Tourism Stakeholders Invited to Design Destination Plan

Tourism stakeholders and residents on the islands of Rhodes and Santorini have until July 31 to provide feedback for the creation of a viable destination management plan.

Ancient Greek Monuments Facing Climate Change Impact

A number of Greek monuments that have stood intact since antiquity now appear to be facing the consequences of climate change, according to scientists.

Greek Political Parties Express Views on Yachting Tourism

Prior to the upcoming national elections in Greece, three parties - Syriza, New Democracy and KINAL - presented their policies for marine tourism at an event held by professional yacht owners.

Alimos Marina: Privatization or Professional Yachting Hub

Greek professional yacht owners are claiming that the privatization of the Alimos marina will lead to the decline of the sector, which boosts state coffers by 100 million euros annually.

WTTC – JLL New Report to Prepare Destinations for Tourism Growth

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has launched ‘Destination 2030’, the first comprehensive assessment of cities’ readiness for tourism growth.
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Ministry: Greek 2019 Tourism Performance Robust

Greek tourism flows and revenue have retained the upward momentum recorded in previous years, with international arrivals up by 13 percent in the first four months of 2019.

Zakynthos Authorities Allow Access to Famed Navagio Beach

Zakynthos authorities have given the green light for access via boat to the world famous Navagio Beach, which had been cordoned off earlier this year after a rockfall.

Brits, Germans, French Driving April Tourism in Greece

Travelers from the UK, Germany and France were in the lead in terms of hotel bookings in Greece for the month of April, according to data released by INSETE.

INSETE: Greek Tourism Drives Growth, Creates Jobs in 2018

The Greek tourism industry’s direct contribution to the country's GDP came to 21.6 billion euros in 2018, according to data released by INSETE.

Greek Island Paros Steps Up Plastic-free Efforts

Paros has joined a number of other Greek islands in implementing measures to do away with plastic trash in tune with EU targets.

Santorini Named Best Island in Europe by ‘Global Traveler’ Readers

Santorini has been voted “Best Island in Europe” by the readers of US monthly travel magazine Global Traveler.

UK Prime Minister to Step Down as Brexit Saga Keeps Brits Home for the Holidays 

British Prime Minister Theresa May has announced that she would be stepping down from her post in June, following inner-party pressure to reach a viable Brexit solution.

Lavrio – Cesme Ferry Ready for Routes in June

The Greek port of Lavrio and the Turkish town of Cesme will get their own ferry service next month, according to an announcement by Aegean Seaways.

Zakynthos Authorities Submit Navagio Theme Park Plan to Ministry

Zakynthos authorities have submitted a plan to the tourism ministry, for the overhaul of the area at the Navagio beach, in the aftermath of a landslide incident earlier this year.