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Action Plan to Transform Arcadia into the ‘Tuscany of Greece’

The Arcadia Chamber has plans to turn the area into the “Tuscany of Greece” and Tripoli into a citybreak destination that will serve as a base for the entire region.

Santorini to Get its Own Luxury Nikki Beach Resort & Spa this Year

A lavish Nikki Beach hotel is set to open this year on the Greek island of Santorini, according to the international luxury lifestyle and hospitality group.

EU Leaders Set to Give UK More Time for Brexit with Terms

British Prime Minister Theresa May is expected to receive a much-needed extension to prepare for Brexit, as EU leaders meet in Brussels for a two-day emergency summit.

WTTC Global Summit Gets Glimpse of Greek Tourism Actions Ahead

Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura presented Greece’s tourism sector goals during the WTTC Global Summit held recently in Seville, Spain.

EU Lawmakers Vote for Securer ID Cards for All States

In efforts to boost border safety, EU lawmakers have approved new rules aimed at establishing a uniform identity card format across all member states.

Over 1m Bulgarian Travelers Chose Greece in 2018

More than 1 million travelers from Bulgaria visited Greece in 2018, with the country being among the top three leading choices for holidays, according to Bulgarian Tourism Minister Nikolina Angelkova.

UK Nationals Get Visa-free Access to EU Post-Brexit

British nationals wishing to travel to EU countries will be able to do so without a visa after the UK leaves the Union, even in a no-deal scenario, according to European lawmakers.

Greek Wonder Navagio Beach Re-opens to Visitors  

Greece’s Navagio beach, located on the Ionian island of Zakynthos, will re-open for the summer season after authorities and experts identified safe zones.

INSETE: City Breaks, Winter Destinations ‘Hot’ in February for Greeks

Αthens, Thessaloniki and Arahova welcomed the most Greek visitors in February, according to recent data released by INSETE.

EU Tackles Marine Pollution, Bans 10 Single-use Plastic Items

In view of dangerously increasing pollution of waters and beaches across its territories, the EU has approved a law that bans a wide range of single-use plastic items.

Lesvos’ Sigri Port Scheduled for Completion by Year-end

Lesvos authorities are aiming for the construction of a new port at Sigri to be completed by year end, enabling quicker access to the island.

Ferry Connecting Turkey’s Cesme and Izmir with Lavrio Set for June 2

A daily ferry service connecting the coastal Turkish towns of Cesme and Izmir with the Greek port of Lavrio is slated to begin on June 2.

Access by Boat to Famed Navagio Beach Banned

The Port Authority of Zakynthos has prohibited access to the world-famous Navagio beach after a landslide last fall injured seven people.

Strong Tourism in Greece Driving Investment Activity

The dynamic growth of tourism is stimulating investment activity in Greece, with more than 400 projects submitted to the Tourism Ministry in the last three years for approval.

Lebanon Seeks to Learn from Greek Tourism ‘Success Story’

Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura outlined the policies implemented for the upgrade of Greece's tourism product and services, during her recent visit to Lebanon.

STR Survey: Limited Impact of Brexit on Travel, but UK Image Hurt

The Brexit issue has had little impact on travel plans, but has created a negative perception of the UK among European travelers, according to a survey by STR.

Cruise Industry Commits to Sustainable Practices for Cleaner Seas

The Cruise Line International Association (CLIA) underscored the global cruise industry’s commitment to sustainability, during recent events in Abu Dhabi and Berlin.

Greek Hospitality Market Good Choice for Brands, Says Report

Greece is an attractive option for international hotel brands seeking to enter new markets, according to a report recently released by hotel, tourism and leisure consultants Horwath HTL.

SETE Chief Says Short-term Rental Boom Needs ‘Same Rules for All’

Rules must apply to all equally, said SETE President Yiannis Retsos referring to actions announced by three home-sharing associations in Greece.

WTTC Says Travel and Tourism to Save the Day After Brexit

As March 29 draws near, new research by the World Travel & Tourism Council found that the industry may keep the UK economy strong after Brexit.