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#TastingEurope to Guide Traveling Foodies

The European Travel Commission (ETC) will present Europe’s official portal of food and gastronomy tourism “TastingEurope.com” during the Food Tourism Week to be held at the Milan EXPO on September 28-30.

Corfu Cruise Traffic Down, Set to Gain Ground in Fall

A total of 388,129 cruise passengers visited the Ionian island of Corfu in the first eight months of the year, down by 7.6 percent against the same period last year, welcoming 256 luxury liners compared to 260 in 2014.

Athens, Santorini Airports Top Europe’s with Surging Passenger Traffic in 1st Half of 2015

Athens and Santorini airports welcomed an increasing number of travelers in the first half of 2015, recording the strongest growth in passenger traffic in Europe, in their respective categories, according to data released this week by the Airports Council Europe (ACI Europe).

DRV: German Travelers Still Booking Greece

Planned holidays, new destinations, demand for alternative travel and overall bookings through travel agents to Greece, are still high, according to a recent DRV (Deutscher ReiseVerband) report of market trends.

Charter Flights to Greece’s Regional Airports Drop Slightly

The number of charter flights to six regional airports in Greece, has dropped by 2 percent, according to a Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority (HCAA) report released last week.

Bloomberg Says Tourism ‘Lifeboat’ for Greek Economy

With talks between Greece and its international lenders at a deadlock and Germany hinting at a "Grexit", Bloomberg is pointing to tourism as the only way to save a drowning economy and keep Greece above water.

Move Over Ibiza, Here Comes Mykonos

Times change and so do destinations with the Cycladic island of Mykonos making yet another boom as the place to be to catch a glimpse of your favorite stars, party till you drop and swim in some of the bluest waters to recover from a night of revelry.

Greece Among Virtuoso Luxury Travelers Top 10 Choices, Ranked 5th for Boosted Bookings

Greece has been included in luxury travel network Virtuoso’s Top 10 list as one of the world’s leading destinations for summer holidays and among the 10 leading countries recording increased bookings.

Greece Among the World’s Top Offering Visa-free Global Travel Freedom

Greece is among the top six country groups in the world offering visa-free travel freedom, according to consultants Henley & Partners’ annual Visa Restriction index for 2014.

From Russia… to Greece With Love: Santorini, Sani Resort Top Tourist Picks

Russian holidaymakers seem to have a soft spot for Greece, and more specifically, for the Cycladic island of Santorini and the luxury Sani Resort, according the Russian edition of monthly travel magazine Conde Nast Traveler.

US Travellers Dream of Destination Greece

Greece is among the Top 5 Dream Destinations for US travellers, according to TripAdvisor’s TripBarometer Study released on Wednesday.

ITB 2015: Germans Keen on Travel, Greece Among Top Five Picks

More and more Germans are expressing interest in travelling abroad and willing to spend more and do more, according to a study of German travel trends presented at this year ITB 2015 in Berlin, by tourism research company FUR.