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‘The Times’ Reveals ‘Idyllic’ Secret: Halkidiki’s Ammouliani Islet

Under the title “Empty Beaches, Sleepy Villages and Quiet Tavernas” the London Times featured this month the tiny Halkidiki island of Ammouliani for its white sand, spectacular view, warm hospitality and great food.

From Santorini with Love… HotelBrain, Intimissimi Project Goes Viral

It took some 17,000,000 viewers, 7,000,000 likes and 445 posts in 48 hours to prove that the HotelBrain and Intimissimi joint project for Santorini struck gold.

GNTO Roadshows Bring Greece Tourism to 10 German Cities

German tour operators had the chance to learn more about Greece’s travel offerings during the Greek National Tourism Organization’s “Roadshows” series which was recently held in 10 cities across Germany.

EU Talk of Visa Requirements for US, Canada Causing Commotion

The European Union may do away with the current visa waiver program applicable to US and Canadian citizens as a retaliatory move for restrictions imposed by the U.S. and Canada on some EU countries.

Sector Ready to Handle Tourists Dropping Turkey for Greece

The Greek tourism sector is rubbing its hands in expectation of the tourists who have dropped neighboring Turkey from their holiday agenda and instead opted for Greek shores.

Greek Cruise Industry Calls for Measures to Keep it Afloat Amid Refugee Crisis, Attacks

The Greek cruise travel industry is calling on the government, companies and relevant bodies to take measures to keep it afloat in view of the recent attacks in Ankara, and the resultant travel directives issued by the US and several EU countries.

Ankara, Berlin Bombings Trouble Tourism Industry

A bomb explosion Tuesday morning in central Berlin, which killed a man in his car, and the Sunday night blast in Ankara leaving at least 37 dead and 125 wounded, has raised concerns in the tourism industry that violence may become a major hindrance to travel.

Passport Clout: Who’s Got it? Greece Does

Greek passport holders have visa-free access to 171 countries, ranking the Greek travel document as one of the world’s most powerful, according to Henley & Partners' Visa Restrictions Index, released recently.

‘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...

Mt Athos Area Promo Plan Takes Center Stage at Turkey’s EMITT

The Halkidiki region, its tourism offerings and options were presented during the East Mediterranean Tourism and Travel Exhibition – EMITT held in Istanbul, Turkey, last week.

‘Daily Mail’ Tells All to ‘Explore History & Heartbreak’ at Greece’s Spinalonga

Daily Mail writer Helen Atkinson may describe Spinalonga, the Greek island off Crete, as a “tiny speck”, but she’s quick to point out that if you’re into history and fiction then this is the place to visit.

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...

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.

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.

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.

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.

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...

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.

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.

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.