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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.

All the More Czech Vacationers Eyeing Crete in 2019

More Czech travelers are set to visit Crete this year, according to data collected by Crete Region authorities at the "Holiday World Praha" travel fair.

Fraudsters Seeking to Cash in on Greece’s Airbnb Fad

Aiming to profit from the short-term rental fad, all the more individuals posing as realtors are emerging, says Greece's Real Estate Federation.

China Explores Teaming Up with Greece in Tourism

The possibility of launching a direct flight from Xiamen to Athens was discussed between Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura and a delegation from the southeastern Chinese province of Fujian.

Greece Shares Tourism Best Practices in Belgrade

Greece's best practices in tourism were presented by the country's Secretary General for Tourism Policy and Development, George Tziallas, during the annual Adria Hotel Forum in Belgrade.

Home Sharing a Lifeline for Greece’s Middle Class, Says SODIA Association

Short term rentals have played a lifesaving role for struggling middle class Greeks who were hit down by the economic crisis, according to the SODIA association.

German Tour Operators Expect Bookings to Pick Up Pace

While Germany is ready to host the ITB Berlin tourism show next week, booking activity for travel by the Germans still needs to pick up pace, say local media.

Greek Short-term Rental Bodies Join Forces to Promote Interests

Three Greek home-sharing associations have joined forces to promote their common interests and ensure the quality and services offered by their members.

Ioannina’s Silversmithery Museum: A Gem to be Admired

The Ioannina Silversmithing Museum showcases Epirus' silver working tradition, which played a key role in the region’s economy and cultural identity.

Greek Minister Calls for Unified EU Tourism Policy

While in Brussels, Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura urged European stakeholders to work together towards setting up a common EU tourism policy.

Greece Looking to Add Restrictions to Airbnb-style Rentals

In view of the soaring number of short-term home rentals in Greece, the country's government is reportedly looking into ways to restrict the practice.

More than Half of Greece’s Airbnbs Run by Management Services

More than half of Greece’s properties leased short-term on sharing platforms such as Airbnb, are being run by management companies.

Kountoura: Greece’s Tourism Success All About Hard Work, Not Circumstance

Greece has emerged as a leading tourism destination, strengthening ties and reaching out to new markets, according to Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura.

Peloponnese Tourism Body Partners with ‘Authentic Greece’ to Promote Local Products

As part of its promotional drive for 2019, the Peloponnese Tourism Organization (PTO) has partnered with Greek product promotion company Authentic Greece.

EU States Support Deal for Visa Policy Update

European Union member states are backing a Commission proposal to modernize the union’s common visa policy in order to facilitate travel and ensure internal security.

Greece Duty Free Shopping Picks Up Pace in 2018

Duty free sales with emphasis on fashion, watches and jewelry, increased in 2018 on the back of a good year in 2017 and driven by the stronger tourist flows to Greece.

Attica Region, Hotel Chamber Join Forces for Tourism

The Region of Attica and the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels have agreed to cooperate towards the development of additional tourism options in Attica.

Greece Seeks to Shape Mediterranean Tourism Strategy for the Future

Greece aims to evolve into a leading policy-maker on tourism development in the Mediterranean region, says Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura.

Athens Half Marathon to Mark the Launch of Sports Events in Greece for 2019 

The 8th Athens Half Marathon, which this year takes place on March 17, can serve as the spring launch event of all sporting events in Greece, according to the organizers.

Israel Technology Firms Interested in Greek Tourism Projects

Israeli tech firms have expressed interest in working with Greece to promote tourism synergies through new technologies.