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Greece Lifts Partial Ban on Notorious Quad Bikes

A partial ban on the notorious quad bikes, seen in dozens roaming the Greeks islands during the summer months, has been lifted.

Visitor Numbers to Greek Museums Down, Revenue Up

Visitor numbers to Greek museums dropped by 5.5 percent in March compared to the same month a year ago, with revenue recording a 6.6 percent rise.
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Thomas Cook – Fosun Examine Rescue Plan

Thomas Cook Group is in advanced talks with its largest shareholder, Fosun Tourism Group, to secure a 750-million-pound cash injection.

Azur Boutique Hotel a Doorway to the Athenian Riviera

Azur Boutique Hotel’s top quality, subtle elegance and warm hospitality are sure to make your stay in Vouliagmeni on the Athenian Riviera, memorable.

Donoussa Island Gastro Event Showcases Cyclades Products

Greek and Italian food experts got together for the 'Avli Meets Donoussa' event with the aim to showcase Cyclades products and flavors.

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.

Greek Sites and Museums Get New Entrance Fees

New rates for admission to Greek archaeological sites and museums, as well as discounted rates for certain visitor categories, have been announced.

E-ticket Extends to More Greek Sites, Museums

The Greek Culture Ministry is extending its upgraded e-ticket to a number of new sites and museums across Greece, aiming to improve the overall tourist experience.

Greeks Opt for Domestic Travel, Longer Stays – Eurostat

Greeks prefer to travel in their own country and take the longest trips in the European Union, according to a Eurostat survey covering 1.3 billion leisure and business trips in the EU in 2017. 

KEPE: EU Tourists Generate Almost Half of Greece’s 10-year Revenue

During the 2008-2018 period, EU travelers generated 59.9 billion euros to Greece, which accounts for 44 percent of the total revenue, says KEPE.

Kalamata Stakeholders Create Greece’s First Gastronomy Cluster

A total of 25 Kalamata professionals representing a range of business interests- including vinegar and wine makers, chefs, restauranteurs and hoteliers - have created Greece's first gastronomy cluster.

Greek Consumer Group: Know Your Beach Rights

Greek beaches, whether private or public, are required by law to provide access to all bathers, according to Greece’s main consumers group, EKPIZO.

Europeans Boosting Budget for Travel in 2019

Europeans are boosting their budget for travel aiming to spend 3 percent more on their holidays this year, according to the Europ Assistance Annual Holiday Barometer.

‘Attica Wine & Food Experience’ Takes Greek Hospitality a Step Further

Aiming to promote enotourism, Attica wine producers and related businesses have joined forces to create the Attica Wine and Food Experience network.

Mouzenidis Group Reports Growth in 2018

Mouzenidis Group's turnover for 2018 came to 350 million euros driven by the improved performance of its companies Ellinair, Mouzenidis Travel and Grekodom.

World’s First Lost Atlantis Museum Opens on Santorini

A new museum that aims to shed light on the lost city of Atlantis has opened its doors on the popular Greek island of Santorini.

Newly Evolving Chinese Market Seeking Customized Travel to Greece

All the more Chinese nationals seeking to travel to Greece are interested in tailor-made holidays, according to research presented at ITB China 2019.

IATA Expects Boeing 737 MAX to Remain Grounded Until August

Boeing’s fastest-selling aircraft, the 737 MAX 8, is most likely to remain grounded until August the earliest, according to estimates by the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

Chinese Travelers Stimulating Greece’s Tax Free Market

Chinese travelers account for more than 40 percent of all 2018 tax free sales in Greece, according to findings released by solutions firm Global Blue.

Greece Evolving into Tax Free Shopping Destination

Greece is slowly but steadily evolving into a strong tax free shopping destination, according to data for 2018 released by solutions firm Global Blue.