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Tourism, Shipping Ministers Lay Out Cruise Sector Plans

International cruise groups are actively demonstrating their trust in Greece, including Greek destinations on their itineraries despite the ongoing political instability in the region.

Patra Tourism Picks Up Pace Boosted by Culture & Shopping Program

The seaside town of Patra is beginning to see its efforts pay off as more than 61,000 tourists have already booked their holidays there, according to the Achaia Chamber.

Cruise Sector to Inject €0.5bn into Greek Economy in 2017

The cruise sector is expected to inject 0.5 billion euros into the Greek economy this year, according to Theodore Vokos, executive director of Posidonia Exhibitions.

Greek Tourism to Reach New Heights with More German, UK Travelers

It’s going to be a “hot" summer for Greece this year, thanks to some 30 million tourists expected to hit Greek shores compared to 27.5 million last year.

Rethymno’s Pepi Boutique Hotel Set for Summer

Known for its true Cretan hospitality, Pepi Boutique Hotel in Rethymno, is ready to welcome its first summer guests after a series of upgrades and renovations.

Commission to Clamp Down on Tricky Booking Sites

The European Commission and consumer protection authorities are calling on 235 travel-related websites to bring their practices in line with EU consumer legislation or face penalties.

Caesars Entertainment Considering Athens for Next Project?

Media reports claim that Caesars Entertainment Corporation is interested in building a massive entertainment complex in Hellenikon, south of Athens.

UK Advertising Watchdog Cracks Down on Not-so-free Tours

UK Advertising Standards Authority announced measures to curb untrained and unpaid persons from conducting "free" walking tours to unsuspecting visitors, who are often pressured at the end of their trips to give tips.

Thessaloniki Rising as Choice Tourist Destination

Thessaloniki is winning over the crowds thanks to the experiences it offers, hotel satisfaction and consistency in its services, according to a survey presented recently by the city's hotels association.

ABTA Outlines Key Points Ahead of Brexit Travel and Tourism Talks

According to ABTA, Brexit opens up possibilities for new partnerships and relationships as the EU is an important market for UK domestic and outbound travel and tourism businesses.

MCE Central & Eastern Europe B2B Event “Wows” Riga

Central & Eastern European destinations showcased their services to international event planners at the MCE Central & Eastern Europe 2017.

Hellenic Seaways Announces Start of Paros, Naxos, Santorini Ferry Route

Hellenic Seaways has launched ferry services from the port of Piraeus to Paros, Naxos and Santorini with the 'Nissos Samos'.

Tales of Magic Carpets & Floating Bars Onboard ‘Celebrity Edge’

Celebrity Cruises has gone all out with its pride and joy, the Celebrity Edge, which is set to hit the seas on December 16, 2018.

Quality, Authenticity, Consistency Will Keep Greek Tourism at the Top

Ionian Islands Region Vice Governor Spyros Galiatsatos says that quality, authenticity and consistency will keep travelers coming to Greece.

Qatar Airways Launches Customizable QSuite Concept at ITB Berlin

Doha-based Qatar Airways presented QSuite at ITB Berlin this week breaking new ground in business class travel.

Proposed Levy Raises Greek Shipping, Tourism Industry Concerns

The shipping and tourism industries are concerned over a proposed charge for recreational vessels as discussed in a draft bill tabled in parliament.

TUI Group Bus Fleet Gets Makeover

In efforts to heighten brand awareness, TUI Group’s international fleet of 1,000 buses is undergoing an extensive remake to offer a distinctive look.

Greece Tourism Body Expects Record Arrivals in 2017, Spending Key

Tourist arrivals to Greece are expected to increase yet again this year, according to initial forecasts by the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE), adding that the decisive factor will be an increase in spending.

Sabre Sees 6.9% Rise in Q3 Revenue

Travel technology solutions provider Sabre reported a 6.9 percent rise in third quarter revenue, the company said this week.

ITB Berlin Relocates Greece, Gives Arab Destinations Central Space

Greece and several other major tourism destinations will be relocated at ITB Berlin 2017 in Germany on March 8-12 with Arab destinations moving into the travel trade show’s spotlight.