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Minoan Lines: ‘Knossos Palace’ Ferry Gets Environmental Upgrade

The “Knossos Palace” cruise ferry of Minoan Lines has returned to its Piraeus-Crete scheduled itineraries, following its environmental upgrade.

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.

UK Nationals Get Visa-free Access to EU Post-Brexit

British nationals wishing to travel to EU countries will be able to do so without a visa after the UK leaves the Union, even in a no-deal scenario, according to European lawmakers.

INSETE: City Breaks, Winter Destinations ‘Hot’ in February for Greeks

Αthens, Thessaloniki and Arahova welcomed the most Greek visitors in February, according to recent data released by INSETE.

Scoot Connects Athens and Laos with Services via Singapore

Scoot offers travelers from Athens the opportunity to fly to Laos via Singapore, following the launch of services between the two Asian countries.

Emirates Celebrates 23 years of Connecting Greece to the Far East

Emirates is celebrating 23 years of presence in the Greek market, having offered its services to approximately 2.4 million passengers.

JAL and Travelport to Launch GDS for Japanese Travel Market

Japan Airlines and Travelport Worldwide have formed a joint venture for the operation of a Global Distribution System (GDS), tailored to the needs of the Japanese travel industry.

STR Survey: Limited Impact of Brexit on Travel, but UK Image Hurt

The Brexit issue has had little impact on travel plans, but has created a negative perception of the UK among European travelers, according to a survey by STR.

Vazeos Limousine Tours Appoints Lydia Tsekoura as Operations Manager of New Branch

Vazeos Limousine Tours has appointed Lydia Tsekoura as the Operations Manager of its newly established branch in the suburb of Glyfada, south of Athens' city center.

Nelios Expands to Spain, Cyprus with New Partnerships

Greek digital marketing agency Nelios is expanding its activities abroad with two new partnerships in Spain and Cyprus.

‘Divani Collection Hotels’ Among Greece’s Most Dynamic Enterprises

The Divani Collection Hotels group was announced as one of Greece's 19 most dynamic enterprises at the Growth Awards 2019.

India’s Top MICE Tour Operators Visit Athens and Thessaloniki

Six leading tour operators from India recently visited Athens and Thessaloniki, during a fam trip organized by ASIT-Anatolia Travel.

Ryanair to Launch 12 New Routes from Greece for Winter 2019

Irish low cost carrier Ryanair has announced its Greek 2019 winter schedule, which offers 12 new routes connecting Greece with 10 countries.

Kountoura Optimistic About Greece’s Tourism Progress in 2019

Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura is optimistic about Greece’s progress in the tourism sector in 2019, following the country's record year in 2018.

Silver Tourism is a Golden Opportunity for Greece, Says DiaNEOsis Study

Greece can become a leading destination for silver travelers, however it is lagging behind in terms of specialized products and services, says diaNEOsis.

Bloomberg: Greece Working to Keep UK Travelers Coming After Brexit

The Greek government is reportedly taking measures ahead of a no-deal Brexit, in efforts to facilitate incoming tourism from the UK.

Paros Launches New Tourism Campaign for 2019

The Municipality of Paros has announced the launch of a new tourism campaign for 2019 to promote the island's offerings and attract even more quality visitors.

Greek-Dutch Expo Looks to Boost Ties Between Greece and The Netherlands

Residents and visitors in Utrecht, The Netherlands, will have the chance to “Feel, Taste, Live Greece!” during the 2nd Greek-Dutch Expo/Fest in March.

IATA: Travel Up in the Air After Brexit Deal Rebuffed

Travel may be affected after UK lawmakers turned down Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit agreement, according to the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

Athens Forum to Explore Gastronomy Tourism Opportunities for Hoteliers

Greek travel and food experts will attend a forum in Athens on January 18 and discuss the potential of gastronomy tourism for hotels in Greece.