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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.

SETE: Road, Sea, Air Travel to Greece on the Rise

Incoming traffic to Greece by road, air and sea is increasing, paving the way for improved figures in 2017, according to the monthly bulletin of the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE).

North Aegean Governor Urges Resolution of Turkish Sailing Restriction

North Aegean Governor Christiana Kalogirou is calling for immediate action in order for Turkey's ban on Greece-bound yachts, sailboats and ferries to be lifted.

Greek Island Tourism Stakeholders Invited to Join S. Aegean Region Action Plan

South Aegean Region authorities are inviting local government bodies, municipalities and tourism professionals to join its promotional strategy.

Diane Kochilas Sets the Greek Table on US Public Television

The sights, sounds and tastes of Greece will travel to the US with "My Greek Table” set to air on American Public Television on October 6.

Turkey Bans Greece-bound Sailing

Turkey’s transport ministry said it was banning travel to Greece on yachts, sailboats and ferries after Greek authorities seized 11 vessels for violating maritime regulation.

ITB, IPK: Tourism Strong Despite Terror Fears, Safer Destinations a Priority

Travel has not been hindered by fears of terrorism but destination choices have changed, according to a survey by IPK International on behalf of ITB Berlin.

Greece-Russia Tourism Year Takes Off

Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura and Russian Alternate Culture Minister Alla Manilova recently inaugurated the Greece-Russia Year of Tourism 2017-2018.

Greece Looking to Tap into Benefits of Sports Tourism

The Culture Ministry's General Secretariat of Sports is seeking ways to create integrated packages for sport and leisure and promote major athletic events.

Fam Trips, Foreign Productions Promoting Aegean Isles

Foreign show productions and fam trips for bloggers, journalists and tour operators are keeping the Aegean islands in the spotlight.

UNWTO: Greece Tourism Hits Gold in July

Greece has taken the lead over its rival Spain in terms of tourism performance in the first half of the year, according to the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).

Tourist Flows Still Strong in September for Greece

Summer is still on in Greece this September with hotels fully booked, flights on the rise and cruise travel marking its best month of the year this far.

Electra Metropolis: A Year of Success, Guests and Awards

More than 100,000 visitors and three awards later, the 5-star Electra Metropolis Hotel marks its one-year anniversary with plans to continue winning over the crowds.

Thessaloniki Hoteliers Concerned About Airport Revamp Deadlines

The Thessaloniki Hotels Association (THA) is voicing concerns over the need and timing of upgrade works at the city’s Macedonia Airport and of the completion dates.