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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.

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.

Safety is Greece’s Top Tourism Advantage, Says Greek Chambers Chief

Safety is the most strongest tourism advantage that Greece has compared to other East Med destinations, says UHC President Konstantinos Mihalos.

Athens Gains Ground, Moves Up to 43rd Spot on Euromonitor Cities Report

Athens, Greece, ranks 43rd among the top 100 most visited city destinations, according to Euromonitor.

US Ambassador Pyatt: Greece is a Safe Destination

"Greece is a safe destination," said US Ambassador to Greece Geoffrey Pyatt, following a US embassy travel warning concerning the Christmas holidays.

ITB-IPK: Greece Among ‘Outperforming Destinations’ So Far in 2019

Greece is among the top five “outperforming destinations” in the first eight months of 2019, according to ITB Berlin and IPK International.

Greece Allocates €30m to Thomas Cook-hit Businesses

Thirty million euros will be allocated to tourism enterprises impacted by the collapse of Thomas Cook UK, according to Greek Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis.

Five Greek Mariners Join Celebrity Cruises’ 1st All-female Crew

Five professionals from Greece, will be joining an entirely female bridge and officer team on the “Celebrity Edge” which sails away on March 8, 2020 demonstrating Celebrity Cruises’ commitment to #BRIDGEthegap.

Influencers Should Portray Real Tourism Experiences, Say Experts

Experts are calling on brands and influencers to make sure they are offering genuine and realistic portrayals of tourism destinations and experiences.

ITB-IPK Study Predicts Slower Growth for Global Tourism

International tourism is set to grow again this year but at a slower pace, with city breaks and round trips winning over the crowds more than ever.

Experts Urging Tourism Stakeholders to Lead Climate Change Battle

Scientists and environmental experts are calling on the tourism industry to take the lead in addressing the climate change challenge and work harder towards a carbon-free sector.

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.

Thomas Cook Germany Goes Down Too

The Thomas Cook domino effect continues to be in full swing with its Germany subsidiary, Thomas Cook GmbH, announcing that it has cancelled all trips for 2020.

China’s Fosun Acquires Thomas Cook for $14.2m

Chinese conglomerate Fosun said it would be purchasing Thomas Cook for $14.2 million, weeks after the travel giant collapsed leaving thousands of holidaymakers stranded.

Athens Tactual Museum Invites the Visually Impaired to Touch & Learn

The Athens Tactual Museum, located in the suburb of Kallithea, is one of the few in the world that offers the visually impaired the chance to touch exhibits on show.

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.

Greece 2019 Tax Free Shopping on Upward Trend

Greece’s tax free shopping market is showing growth, with the total number of transactions marking a 22 percent increase in the January-September 2019 period.

Long-haul Markets Still Have Travel to Europe High on Agenda

Europe is winning over travelers from across the globe despite trade tensions and a weakening global economy, a recent study reveals.

Free Access Policy for Greek Sites and Museums Announced

The Greek Culture Ministry has announced its new pricing policy and discounted rates for entrance to sites and museums across Greece, effective as of November 1.

Greek Gov’t Examining Provisions for Condo Hotels

The Greek government is looking into ways to facilitate investments and simplify procedures for the development of condo hotels in Greece.