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‘Cultural Routes’ 2020 Forum a Huge Success for Chania, Kountoura Says

Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura met with sector professionals in the city of Chania, which in 2020 will host the 10th “Cultural Routes” advisory forum of the Council of Europe.

TUI Group Taking Active Steps Towards Sustainable Travel

With over 20 million “greener and fairer” holidays delivered over the last three years, TUI Group is setting ambitious goals for the future.

Greek Draft Law on Thematic, Special Interest Tourism Up for Discussion

A draft law covering thematic and special interest tourism is now open for public consultation through to June 27, on the Tourism Ministry's website.

May 2018 Job Figures Reveal Seven in 10 Hired in Greek Tourism

Hospitality and F&B services accounted for seven in 10 hirings in Greece in May, according to data from the labor ministry’s Ergani system.

LA Workshop Focuses on Greek Health Tourism Potential

Greece’s potential as a leading health tourism destination was the focus of a day event, recently held at the Huffington Center in Los Angeles.

Direct Air Links Key to Greece Tourism Growth, Says Ministry

Direct air links with new markets worldwide, secured by the Tourism Ministry, have helped boost the number of international arrivals to Greece.

Greece Must Step Up Efforts to Secure Health Travelers

Despite the significant potential of health tourism, Greece is lagging behind its rivals in terms of market share, according to Athens Medical Association President George Patoulis.

Tourism an Investment in the Future, Kountoura Tells EU Parliament

Placing tourism at the top of EU policy-making agendas will strengthen local economies, according to Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura.

Report: Emotional Impact Latest Trend in Luxury Travel

Luxury hospitality is undergoing an evolutionary shift, as travelers are now seeking a transformative soul-enriching experience, according to a report by Horwath HTL and Soul Luxury.

‘Kilada Hills’ Luxury Tourism Project Moves to Next Phase

The Kilada Hills luxury tourism project in the Peloponnese is moving to the next phase after authorities approved a joint ministerial decision on the investment.

Greece has Tourism Education Upgrade on the Agenda

The Tourism Ministry aims to update Greece's tourism education in view of the sector’s leading role as a pillar of the Greek economy.

Piraeus Port Authority Working to Slash Carbon Emissions

The Piraeus Port Authority (PPA) is taking measures to reduce its carbon footprint by effectively reducing its emissions.

Central Macedonia Deputy Governor Calls for Sustainable Tourism Practices

Sustainable tourism practices are essential for Central Macedonia, according to the region's deputy governor Ioannis Giorgos.

International Museum Day 2018: Free Admission to Greek Museums on May 18

Museums across Greece will celebrate International Museum Day 2018 on Friday, May 18, with free admission and a number of cultural events.

Greek Tourism Curbs Joblessness in April

Greece’s tourism sector is tackling unemployment head on, creating 100,246 new jobs in April this year, marking a third consecutive month on the positive, according to data from the Ergani system.

Kountoura to Address EU Parliament Tourism Event

Tourism development and infrastructure will be among the issues to be covered by Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura, during a European Parliament event on May 22.

TUI Increases Turnover to €6.81b in H1, Sees Strong Growth in Bookings for Greece

Strong demand for holiday experiences and cruises have boosted TUI Group’s first half (H1) turnover by 7.2 percent to 6.81 billion euros.

TUI Study: Pro-Europe Support Makes Comeback Among Young Adults

Only one in three young Europeans trust EU institutions while fewer trust trade unions, churches and the media, according to a study by the TUI Foundation.

Athens Airport Sees April Arrivals Up by 13.6%

Arrivals at Athens International Airport (AIA) increased by 13.6 percent in April compared to the same month in 2017 and reached 1.87 million.

Piraeus Port Authority Deputy CEO Li Jianchun Steps Down

Li Jianchun has resigned as Piraeus Port Authority (PPA) Deputy CEO and will take up another position in Cosco Shipping.