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‘No Need to Cancel Just Plan Ahead’, CNT Tells Holidaymakers to Greece

Luxury travel magazine Conde Nast Traveler has advised those traveling to Greece to plan carefully, adding that the closed banks and withdrawal restrictions at the country’s ATMs will in no way affect them.

Travel Agency Body Chiefs to Meet in Basque Country in November

The heads of the trade bodies representing travel agencies worldwide will meet in Euskadi, Basque Country, on November 4-6, for the 3rd Summit of Travel Agencies Associations.

Berlin-based Travel Board Says German Tourists Safe in Greece

With negotiations between Greece and its creditors culminating during the peak of the summer season, German tourists are wondering if it’s safe to visit. "Definitely!" says the German Travel Association (DRV).

New Athens Business Council to Boost Innovation, Entrepreneurship

Athens Mayor Giorgos Kaminis announced the establishment of a business council aimed at boosting investment during the municipality’s 1st Development Conference held at the Zappeion Megaro on Thursday.

SETE Lays Groundwork for Central Macedonia Tourism Boost

In efforts to tune in to the increasing needs of its members, the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) held its 3rd regional event on Tuesday, in the northern port city of Thessaloniki, and presented its comprehensive strategic marketing plan for the Central Macedonia Region.

Italy Travelers Shy Away from Greece in Jan-Apr

Incoming traffic from Italy has dropped by 14 percent in the first four months of 2015, Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) figures released last week reveal. Arrivals from the Italian ports of Ancona, Brindisi, Bari, Venice, Trieste and Ravenna, declined by 14 percent between...

Thessaloniki Hoteliers Shine at Korea Travel Fair

As part of its ongoing tourism strategy to promote the northern port city of Thessaloniki and its surrounding regions, the Thessaloniki Hotels Association (THA) added South Korea to its roster with its first-time participation in the Korean World Travel Fair (KOTFA) in Seoul,...

Deloitte: Tourism Players Still Not Tapping Into Social Media Advantage

International consultants Deloitte found that tourism enterprises still haven’t tapped into the far-reaching benefits of the social media, and travel operators have a long way to go before reaping the rewards of a strong digital presence.

Expedia Adds Orbitz to its Roster of Acquisitions

After its purchase of Travelocity last month, online travel booking giant Expedia has just added rival Orbitz Worldwide to its interests, buying the firm for approximately 1.4 billion dollars, it said on Thursday.

Greek Tourism Experts Hopeful About 2015

Tourism professionals are optimistic that 2015 will be a fruitful year, expecting even more arrivals to the country compared to last year.

IOBE: Tourism Driving the Greek Economy

Tourism fuelled the Greek economy in the third quarter of 2014, according to a Foundation for Economic & Industrial Research (IOBE) survey, released last week.

Club Med to Go to China’s Fosun, Aims to Satisfy Chinese Appetite for Luxury Travel

Aiming to tap into Chinese travellers’ increased interest in high-end travel, Chinese conglomerate Fosun International is set to win the bid for Club Méditerranée in France's longest-running takeover battle after Italian tycoon Andrea Bonomi pulled out of the race.

Climate Change to Take Toll on Greek Tourism, Study Finds

Greek tourism will have to implement strategies to deal with the negative effects of climate change, according to a study presented by the Bank of Greece.

UNWTO-WTM Ministers’ Summit To Address Mega Events, Tourism & Creating Lasting Legacies

The 2014 UNWTO and WTM Ministers’ Summit at World Travel Market (WTM) will put a spotlight on the essential connection between tourism and mega events, looking in particular at how such events can create a lasting legacy.

Greece, Argentina Sign Joint Declaration To Cooperate On Tourism Issues

A joint declaration of cooperation in the field of tourism was signed between Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni and her Argentine counterpart, Carlos Enrique Meyer, in a meeting held in Buenos Aires on Wednesday 13 November.

Russia Will Depend On Greece For EU Visa Deal

Russia looks forward to restarting cooperation and visa talks with the EU under Greece's upcoming presidency of the bloc, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said in Athens on 30 October.

Tourism, Aviation Policies To Be Discussed At UNWTO and WTM Ministers’ Summit

The 2013 UNWTO and WTM Ministers' Summit at the upcoming World Travel Market (WTM) in London will put a spotlight on the essential connection between air transport and tourism, debating the challenges and opportunities of promoting higher policy coordination between aviation and...

Greece Wants To Abolish Entry Visas For Russians

Tourism officials in Moscow have been assured by Greece that the necessary initiatives to further simplify the visa application process would be taken, while the ultimate aim is to abolish the visa requirement altogether.
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Xanthi Opts For Tourism Development To Boost Local Economy

A tourism office for the development and promotion of Xanthi is part of a series of initiatives the Chamber of Xanthi plans to launch within its effort to establish Greece's northeastern destination as a tourism magnet for Greek and international visitors.
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Greek PM Invites Chinese To Become Part Of “Greek Success Story”

Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras today, 16 May, invited Chinese entrepreneurs to invest in Greece and become part of the "Greek success story."