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TUI Hotels and Cruise Segments Drive Growth in 2018

TUI Group has presented double-digit earnings growth in 2018 - for the fourth consecutive year - driven by the strong performance of its hotels and cruise products.

Greek MPs Pass Thematic/Special Interest Tourism Bill by Majority Vote

Greece has passed a bill covering thematic and special interest tourism, the upgrade of tourism training and the strengthening of entrepreneurship.

Jan-Aug Visitors to Greece Up by 19%, Dynamic to Continue into 2019

Greece saw its visitor numbers rise by 19 percent during January-August 2018, with the upward trend expected to continue into 2019.

ITB-IPK Study Shows Global Tourism Dynamic Going Strong into 2019

International tourism is expected to continue its upward trend into 2019, on the back of a 6 percent rise in global outbound trips in the first eight months of 2018.

Full-scope Greek Tourism Bill Paves Way for Growth

A draft law covering thematic and special interest tourism, the upgrade of tourism training and the strengthening of entrepreneurship in tourism has been tabled in Greek parliament.

Sommet Education and ‘Traveller Made’ Develop Talent for Luxury Travel Industry

The Sommet Education group and luxury travel network Traveller Made have entered into a partnership to develop talent for the luxury travel industry.

Greece Coastal Shipping Showing Signs of Improvement, Says SEEN Chief

Demand for coastal shipping transport services in Greece is picking up pace thanks to indications of an extended tourism season.

Poll: Millennials Keen on Luxury Travel, Know Their Stuff

The largest age group traveling at the moment are the millennials, who are better educated, prefer city breaks and love luxury, according to ITB-IPK’s World Travel Monitor.
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Jens Plötner, Ambassador of Germany to Greece

Ambassador of Germany to Greece, H.E. Jens Plötner, joins GTP's initiative on underlining the importance of Greek tourism.

HAPCO to Promote Greece’s MICE Tourism Product at Philoxenia, IBTM World Expos

The Hellenic Association of Professional Congress Organizers (HAPCO) will promote Greece’s potential as a destination ideal for MICE tourism at the Philoxenia and IBTM expos.

ITB Sees Sharp Rise in City Trips, Athens Set to Hit 5.5m Mark in 2018

City trips have grown nearly four times as much in the last decade than any other form of tourism, according to a recent analysis.

Mirum Hellas Moves Ahead with Elounda Luxury Hotel, Holiday Home Venture

Mirum Hellas is moving ahead with a 410-million-euro luxury tourism project including the construction of holiday homes in Elounda, Crete.

Airlines Making Contingency Plans Ahead of Potential Brexit Upset

Unclear air traffic regulations due to Brexit, may lead to disruption, or even worse, to the complete halt of operations for up to a week.

Greece’s 4th Thermal Medicine Meet Urges Creation of Natural Springs Network

Ways to tap into Greece’s thermal springs for the development of health and wellness tourism were discussed during the 4th Panhellenic Congress of Thermal Medicine held in Kammena Vourla.

ABTA: Refunds for Cancelled Trips Due to Brexit, but No Compensation

The Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA) has confirmed that travelers will be entitled to a full refund should their holidays be cancelled due to Brexit.

Brits Have Soft Spot for Europe, Tourism Figures Rising

All the more Brits are packing their bags, many eyeing Greece, as demonstrated by the rising outgoing tourism figures presented by the Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA).

Top Global Bodies Urge Closer Cooperation on Trade and Tourism

International bodies are urging closer global cooperation on trade and tourism, calling for greater participation of the tourism sector in trade policy.

Eastern Macedonia-Thrace Spatial Plan Focusing on Tourism Investment

The Eastern Macedonia-Thrace Region has presented a spatial plan, which aims to attract investments and establish a strong tourism brand.

Rhodes Ready to Host 3rd Architecture and Tourism Conference

Architecture and its connection with tourism will be the focus of the 3rd Architecture and Tourism Conference to be held on the island of Rhodes, on October 20-21.

Greece Salutes World Tourism Day 2018

On the occasion of World Tourism Day 2018, key figures in Greek tourism underline the importance of tourism and the digital transformation.