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Henley Index: Japan Passport World’s Most Powerful

Japan’s passport is the most powerful with holders enjoying access to the highest number of countries in the world, according to the 2018 Henley Passport Index.

Greek Hotel Chamber Issues GDPR Guidelines for Members

The Hellenic Chamber of Hotels has informed its members on the requirements as foreseen by the GDPR privacy law, which comes into force across the EU on May 25.

Report: Emotional Impact Latest Trend in Luxury Travel

Luxury hospitality is undergoing an evolutionary shift, as travelers are now seeking a transformative soul-enriching experience, according to a report by Horwath HTL and Soul Luxury.

GDPR Regulation to Change Health Travel Practices

Health travel professionals must redesign their security risk strategies in view of a new privacy law known as General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which takes effect on May 25.

Fraport Sets Sights on 23 Smaller Greek Airports

Fraport Group, currently running 14 regional airports in Greece, has expressed interest in taking over the management of 23 smaller airports across the country.

European Commission Suggests Visa System Update in View of Refugee Flows

In view of increasing refugee flows, the European Commission is proposing an upgrade to its Visa Information System (VIS).

Tourism to Milos Set to Soar with Cruise Stops, New Routes 

Some 28 cruise ships are set to approach Milos by October 17, according to the Municipal Port Fund, with new ferry links making the island even more accessible.

Topos by Yoleni’s – A Taste of Greece and its Products

Yoleni's introduces Topos, a new dining experience offering a taste of traditional Greek cuisine and whetting your appetite for more to be discovered on your travels.

Survey: Crete Among Eurozone’s Top Value-for-Money Travel Spots

Crete resorts are offering UK holidaymakers their money’s worth, according to the 12th Post Office Travel Money Holiday Costs Barometer.

Ancient Corinth Goes 3D as Part of Google – CyArk Project

Google Arts & Culture and CyArk are offering internet users the chance to ‘experience’ some of the world’s greatest wonders in 3D, among them Greece’s Ancient Corinth.

Vehicles Banned Along Chania’s Venetian Harbor

Vehicles will no longer be allowed along and around the Venetian Harbor and the Firkas Fortress in Chania on Crete, according to the Municipal Port Fund.

Makedonia Airport Ready for Take Off, Airlines Requesting Slots

Thessaloniki’s Makedonia Airport is set to 'take off’ in the upcoming tourism season with more airlines requesting landing slots.

Greece Wins Over More Chinese Tourists in Jan-Feb 2018

Greece welcomed more Chinese travelers during the first two months of 2018, with tourism professionals expecting even larger growth in the coming months.

Mouzenidis Travel Official ‘Greece-Russia Year of Tourism’ Partner

Mouzenidis Travel has been named official partner of the Greece-Russia Year of Tourism 2017-2018 after signing a relevant agreement in Moscow.

EU’s PNR Directive Tightens Security for Travelers

The European Parliament and Council PNR (Passenger Name Record) Directive, being adopted across the EU, will require travelers to provide detailed personal information ahead of travel.

GDPR: What Greek Travel Agents Need to Know About EU’s New Privacy Law

A new privacy law, known as GDPR, will take effect across the EU, as of May 25, restricting how personal data is collected and handled.

WTTC: Tourism and Travel Accounts for 1 in 5 New Jobs in 2017

Travel and tourism accounted for some 7 million new jobs globally in 2017 or one in five, according to the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC).

Robust Revenue for Fraport in 2017 Driven by Greek Airports

Fraport Group announced strong revenue for 2017 driven by significant traffic growth at its airports, with those in Greece boosting revenue by 234.9 million euros.

German Tour Experts Concerned About Greece Room Capacity

German tour operators are concerned about a shortage of rooms at Greek destinations in view of an increase in summer sales from Germany.

EU Proposes Stronger Visa Policy for More Security

The European Commission has tabled a new proposal on visa procedures, ahead of a plan to update the Visa Information System (VIS).