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City Trips World’s Top Holiday Option, Says ITB Study

City trips are the leading holiday option worldwide and the US the most popular country destination in 2017, according to a world travel report released by ITB Berlin.

Greece’s First Energy Independent Community on Fourni

The tiny island of Fourni in the north Aegean is set to host the first energy independent community in Greece with the introduction of technologies based on renewables.

Corfu Considered as Filming Location for Foreign ‘Survivor’-like Reality Show

The Greek island of Corfu is among the candidate filming locations for the South African "Survivor"-like reality TV show “Tropika Island of Treasure”.

South Aegean Region to Compete in ‘European Young Chef Award 2018’ Event

The South Aegean Region is searching for the perfect candidate that will represent the Aegean islands at the European Young Chef Award 2018.

ITB Berlin Adds New Segment on Technology, Tours, Activities for 2019

The ITB Berlin 2019, scheduled to take place between March 6-10, will include a new exhibition area devoted exclusively to Technology, Tours & Activities (TTA).

In Memory of Pericles Lytras

Pericles Lytras, president and professor of the Tourist Enterprises Department at the Athens Technological Educational Institute, passed away at the age of 65, on Wednesday, August 29.

Applications Open for Athens Tour Guide Schools, Vocational Training Units

The Athens Tour Guide School and eight vocational training units are accepting applications for the 2018-2019 academic year through to September 14.

Greek Tourism Drives Down May 2018 Jobless Rate

Greece’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate eased by 20 percent in May 2018 for the first time in seven years driven in large part by the tourism sector.

Crete Region Teams Up with German Minister for Tourism Promotion

In efforts to increase inbound tourism from Germany, the Region of Crete announced that it would be hosting the German-Greek Assembly (DGV) in November.

Applications Open for Tourism Training Programs in 13 Greek Cities

Waged-workers or short-term unemployed seeking to further their education can apply as of Monday, July 16, for state-run post-graduate programs in tourism.

Sabre Connects Hoteliers and Tour Operators on SynXis Enterprise Platform

Sabre Corporation has announced the launch of the SynXis Tour Manager, a solution which aims to help hoteliers seamlessly manage distribution to tour operators.

Creta Maris’ Kastri Beach Once Again Celebrates Blue Flag

The Creta Maris Beach Resort on Crete, recently held a number of environmental activities to celebrate the “Blue Flag” quality award, which its Kastri beach received earlier this year.

Discover Santorini’s Hidden Treasures with DNA Travel

DNA Travel this summer is giving travelers - including history buffs and wine lovers - the chance to explore the alternative tourism side of Santorini.

Greek Tourism Creates Most Jobs in June

Accommodation and food services created the most new job openings in June, according to the Greek labor ministry's Ergani system.

Qatar Airways Extends Seasonal Routes from Doha to Mykonos

Qatar Airways has announced that it will extend its four-weekly seasonal direct service from Doha to Mykonos until October 14.

Greece’s Paggaio Readies ‘2019 European City of Sport’ Bid

The municipality of Paggaio near Kavala in Eastern Macedonia and Thrace, has set its sights on becoming a European City of Sport for 2019.

Chios Forum Explores Future of European Port Policy

European port policy was the focus of the two-day Jean Monnet symposium, which was recently held on the Aegean island of Chios.

‘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.