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Transport, Exports Offset Greece’s Current Account Deficit in February

Greece’s current account deficit in February came to 990 million euros, down by 407 million euros year-on-year, according to the country's central bank.

Greek Railway Operator Aims to Reinstate Obsolete Tracks and Trains for Tourism

TrainOSE has announced plans to create new tourist-interest routes by reinstating old train lines through public-private partnerships (PPPs).

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.

Obama Says ‘Concrete Demands’ Necessary for Gov’ts to Take Tourism Seriously

“Concrete and specific” demands from stakeholders can take tourism to the next level," said former US president Barack Obama during the WTTC 2019 Global Summit in Seville, Spain.

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.

Price, Hotel Category and Visitor Reviews Top trivago User Searches

Price is the leading factor for more than half of users searching for travel options, according to a study recently released by search engine trivago.

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.

Travelers Give Chania Thumbs Up for Hospitality, Safety

Visitors to Crete give Chania thumbs up for its hospitality, local products and hotels but are not satisfied with the infrastructure and cleanliness, an annual survey reveals.

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.

Region Aiming to Promote Each Attica Destination in its Own Right

The Attica Region has allocated 2.7 billion euros for the promotion of each area within the region as a distinct destination, aiming to offer an array of tourism options all year round.

Greek Museum Admission Fees to Rise Next Year

Admission fees to 24 of Greece’s leading museums, sites and monuments will increase next year, according to Greece's tourism and archaeological authorities.

Boeing Stops All 737 Max 8 Flights, Limited Disruption Expected

New evidence by Ethiopian authorities has prompted US company Boeing to terminate all 737 Max 8 flights following a second deadly accident in less than six months.

Greece Joins Countries Suspending All Boeing 737 MAX Flights

Greece has suspended all Boeing 737 MAX 8 flights out of its airports, after the fatal Ethiopian Airlines flight crash.

Greek Travel Agencies Report Improved Performance in 2018

Greek travel agency activity increased by 28.4 percent in 2018 compared to 2017, demonstrating the ongoing dynamic of the tourism sector.

Antigon Urban Chic Hotel Experience Winning Awards and Traveler Hearts

In under six months of operation, the Antigon Urban Chic Hotel in Thessaloniki, northern Greece, has managed to win over crowds and awards.

EU Clarifies: Americans Can Still Visit Visa-free but Need Pre-Travel Screening

As of 2021, US travelers wishing to visit an EU country will be required to spend 10 minutes online applying for authorization under the EU’s security policy.

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.

Industry Stakeholders Call for Integrated European Tourism Policy

Tourism and travel bodies have appealed to EU authorities to move towards an integrated European tourism policy with strategic funding at EU level.

Airbus to Halt Production of A380 Superjumbo Due to Shrinking Sales

European aircraft manufacturer Airbus has decided to end the production of its A380, the world's largest passenger airliner, due to the lack of orders.