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Fraport Greece Regional Airport Upgrades Almost Complete

Fraport Greece has completed 80% of its investment program, with the airports of Thessaloniki, Corfu, Kos, Mykonos and Santorini being last on its project list.

Historic Plaka Bridge in Epirus ‘Up and Standing’

The historic single-arch bridge of Plaka in the northern Greece region of Epirus, is up and standing after extensive restoration and reinforcement works.

Greek Tourism Startup Guestflip Wins CapsuleT, Phase 2 Opens on Dec. 12

Greek travel startup GuestFlip won a 10,000-euro award after participating in phase 1 of Capsule T, Greece’s first travel and hospitality accelerator.

Greek Tennis Star Tsitsipas Aces His Way to the Top

Greek tourism stands to gain yet again after one more of its athletes, Stefanos Tsitsipas, was named ATP Finals champion on Sunday.

CapsuleT Travel & Hospitality Accelerator Presents ‘Phase 1’ Greek Startups

Greek tourism startups that made it into the first cycle of the Capsule T accelerator program presented their projects to sector professionals and angel investors.

Greek Airport Manager Fraport Calls for Complementary Infrastructure

Upgrades at Greece’s 14 regional airports are moving full speed ahead but complimentary infrastructure is needed, says Fraport CEO Alexander Zinell.

German-Greek Chamber: 50 Job Openings in Hotel Sector

Τhe German-Greek Chamber of Industry and Commerce has announced 50 new job openings in the hotel market as part of its DUAL Hellas training program.

Fraport CEO: Greece’s Regional Airport Upgrades Completed by 2021

The 14 Fraport-run airports across Greece are slated to be completed in 2021, according to the company’s CEO Alexander Zinell.

STR: Increased Accommodation Supply Drives Athens Q1 Hotel Occupancy Levels Down

An increased supply of accommodation options appears to have driven hotel demand levels down in Athens, in the first quarter (Q1) of the year.

Fraport Greece Reports Progress at 14 Regional Airports

Fraport Greece has completed works at the airports of Zakynthos, Kavala and Chania, and is moving full speed ahead with more upgrade projects at another six airports.

Makedonia Airport Runway Set to Open by Year-end

The most anticipated upgrade project of Makedonia Airport, runway 10-28, is set to open to planes by the end of the year.

Greek Gov’t to Name Financial Advisor for 23 Smaller Airport Projects 

The Greek Transport Ministry will name a financial advisor in the coming period to move ahead with the exploitation of 23 smaller airports across Greece.

Fraport Greece Traffic Revenue Rise Boosts Mother Company Profits

Fraport’s Greece and Brazil airports accounted for two-thirds of the parent company’s increase in revenue last year, which rose by 18.5 percent to almost 3.5 billion euros.

Lebanon Seeks to Learn from Greek Tourism ‘Success Story’

Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura outlined the policies implemented for the upgrade of Greece's tourism product and services, during her recent visit to Lebanon.

Greek Hoteliers Say 3-day Holidays a Boon, but Taxation Still Heavy

Greek hoteliers were rubbing their hands this week after the three-day Clean Monday weekend, which brought in the crowds and packed the hotels.

Patra, Xanthi Hotels Fully Booked for Carnival

Xanthi and Patra hoteliers are expressing satisfaction with occupancy levels for the upcoming three-day holiday weekend marking the end of carnival season in Greece.

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.

Thessaloniki Airport New Navigation System to Address Fog Issues

Performance Based Navigation (PBN) will be implemented at Thessaloniki’s Makedonia Airport to address issues of poor weather that has led to the cancellation of flights.

Eurail Adds Greek Islands Ferry Pass to New Offerings

Ferry passes covering trips to 52 Greek islands have been added this year to Eurail's array of travel options as part of its makeover.

Kountoura Aims to Continue Growth Dynamic in Greek Tourism in 2019

Greek tourism broke all records in 2018, paving the way for an even stronger dynamic in 2019, according to Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura.