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Heraklio Port Welcomes New Cruise Ship Terminal

Secretary General for Ports, Port Policy and Maritime Investment Christos Lambridis recently visited Heraklio on Crete, to inaugurate the port’s new cruise terminal.

Halkidiki Hoteliers: Sharing Economy Accounting for €30m in Losses

Hotels and rented room owners in Halkidiki are being deprived of 30 million euros in revenue from the operation of Airbnb-style properties, the Halkidiki Hotel Association said.

London 1st Stop for Athens Roadshow’s MICE Tourism Promo

London was the first stop in a series of actions within the "Athens Roadshow" program aiming to promote the Greek capital, its tourism offerings and conference capacity to a wider market.

Rhodes Study Explores Tourism Trends, 1 in 3 Have Not Visited Medieval City

The majority of travelers to Rhodes come primarily for the sea and sun, while one in three has not visited the landmark Medieval city, a study by the Rhodes Association of Hotel Managers reveals.

ITB Berlin, IPK: Travelers Want Luxury

Despite harder economic times, travelers are seeking luxury experiences with holidaymakers spending more, according to the World Travel Monitor.

New Security Checks for All US-bound Travelers Take Effect

American and foreign nationals flying into the US will now have to face enhanced security controls and questioning at airports.

MTC Group Takes on Astypalea Island Promotion

The municipality Astypalea has assigned MTC Group to design and implement a year-long strategy for the promotion of the island and its tourist product.

IMIC 2017: The End of Tourism as We Know It

Redefining the way we market and manage tourism and refocusing the attention on the traveler were the key findings of this year’s IMIC 2017 conference.

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.