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Greek Tourism Gets Organized on the WWW

Greek tourism has been offered a unique opportunity to benefit from a more organized worldwide online promotion through the adoption of the ".travel" domain ending for destinations, organizations and travel companies.

New Tourism Awards 2014 To Celebrate Excellence in Greek Hospitality & Travel

Greek tourism's best practices and the most innovative initiatives launched by the country's enterprises will be rewarded this Spring at the upcoming new tourism awards.

KEELPNO Gives Guidance For Preventing MERS Virus From Spreading In Greece

The Hellenic Center for Disease Control and Prevention (KEELPNO) has released guidance for preventing the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) from spreading in Greece following a confirmed case in the country.

Greece’s Meteora Goes Global Thanks To TBEX Bloggers

The compelling sandstone cliffs of Meteora took the Net by storm following this year’s Travel Bloggers Exchange - TBEX Europe 2014 conference, held in Athens recently.

ITB 2015: ‘Technology is Changing the Tourism Sector’

During this year's ITB Berlin, UNWTO Secretary-General Taleb Rifai underscored how the travel and the technological revolutions are shaping our society and how technology is changing the tourism sector.

SETE Reaches Out to Tourism Pros through Regional Offices

Reaching out to local sector professionals, the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) held its 2nd regional event on the island of Corfu, with the aim to present the highlights of its “Roadmap 2021 for Greek Tourism”.

Hersonissos Day Event Finds Germans Still Choosing Crete

German travelers have a soft spot for Crete, which they chose to visit more than once, according to the findings of a recent workshop on “German Market: Trends and Challenges” held in Hersonissos.

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.

SETE Lays Groundwork for Central Macedonia Tourism Boost

In efforts to tune in to the increasing needs of its members, the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) held its 3rd regional event on Tuesday, in the northern port city of Thessaloniki, and presented its comprehensive strategic marketing plan for the Central Macedonia Region.

Tsagarada Escape Fest Promises Adventure in Paradise

It’s all fun 'n' games and plenty of adventure at this year’s Tsagarada Escape Festival to be held in the traditional Mt Pelion village of Tsagarada on July 2-5.

TUI Group Says Greek Tourism Still Strong, Sees More Bookings in 2015

TUI Group said that Greek tourism is still strong and called on sector authorities and government officials to focus on maintaining the momentum and tapping into the needs of visitors to the country.

Emirates Expands with Bangkok Airways Codeshare Deal

Dubai-based carrier Emirates announced this week that it had entered a codeshare agreement with Thailand’s Bangkok Airways, aiming to expand its network in Southeast Asia.

GTP – WTM 2015 Partnership Successful, Ready to Join Forces Again Next Year

The Greek Travel Pages (GTP) has announced the completion of its partnership with international tourism fair, World Travel Market 2015, held in London last week.

World Travel & Tourism Council Launches Online Tool to Help Understand ESG Laws

Stressing that success for the sector relies on the preservation of the environment, cultures and their peoples, the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) announced the launch of an online tool that helps companies understand the laws and regulations relating to the reporting of...

World Travel Agents Associations Alliance Welcomes Spain’s CEAV

The World Travel Agents Associations Alliance (WTAAA) in December announced its newest member, the Spanish Confederation of Travel Agencies (CEAV), which also hosted the 3rd Summit of Presidents of Travel Agents Associations last month.

Aegean Apologizes for Tel Aviv Flight Incident

Greek carrier Aegean Airlines apologized on Wednesday, to the Palestine Liberation Organization for an incident on Sunday, which saw two men - an Israeli-Arab and a Palestinian - voluntarily disembark after angry protests from Jewish Israeli passengers, who cited security fears.

Alpha Bank Bets on Greek Tourism

Greek tourism is moving in the right direction, with 2016 set to be a promising year, according to a recent Alpha Bank report.

‘Tourism Awards’ Head Skoulas Sees Innovation as Key to Growth

For Greek tourism to grow to its fullest potential there must be rewards for those who upgrade, who take initiatives, who risk with the ultimate aim to offer only the best, former tourism minister and current Tourism Awards judging committee president Nikos Skoulas said in a...

UNWTO: Visa-free Travel on the Rise

The number of tourists traveling the world visa-free is growing, paving the way for further growth of the sector, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) reports.

Tourism Sector Seeks to Capitalize on ‘Cross-Year Greece & Russia’

The tourism sector has its sights set on promoting Greece offerings, forging ties and forming partnerships on the occasion of the “Cross-Year Greece & Russia” events and is calling on the government to ensure that reinforced consular services are in place to handle the growing...