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Booking.com Activities Suspended in Turkey

The activities of online hotel booking platform Booking.com have been suspended in Turkey, following a decision by an Istanbul court.

Turkish Lira’s Nosedive a Blow to Tourism, Economy

The Turkish lira's record low in the first week of the year has come on top of extremist attacks, a failed and fatal coup, and a diplomatic row with Russia, to take a toll on the country’s tourism.

EMITT 2017: 60 Countries Already Applied for Foreign Buyers Delegation Program

Recognized as one of the top five tourism exhibitions in the world, the 21st International East Mediterranean Tourism and Travel Exhibition – EMITT will be held at Tuyap Fair, Convention and Congress Center between January 26 – 29, 2017.

Ivory Coast: UNWTO Condemns Beach Resort Attacks

UNWTO Secretary-General Taleb Rifai has condemned the terrorist attacks that reportedly killed 16 people, including four Europeans, and wounded many in Ivory Coast's beach resort town of Grand Bassam on Sunday.

Greece Steps Up Presence at Turkey’s EMITT 2016 Expo – GTP Photo Report

Greek destinations and enterprises once again drew in the crowds at the recent East Mediterranean Tourism and Travel Exhibition – EMITT, which ran at the Tuyap Fair and Congress Center in Istanbul, Turkey.

WTTC Condemns Istanbul Attack: ‘Tourism is a Force for Good’

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) condemns Tuesday’s suicide bomb attack in Istanbul's tourist district Sultanahmet that has caused the loss of many innocent lives.

Greek-Turkish Tourism Relations to Be Explored in Mytilini

A two-day Greek-Turkish conference and exhibition will take place in Mytilini, Lesvos and Ayvalik, northwestern Aegean coast of Turkey, this weekend, August 22-23.

Lesvos Mayor Calls For Immediate Action as Migrant Influx Gets Out of Control

The mayor of Lesvos is ringing alarm bells over the influx of migrants to the island, calling on the government to step in immediately and take the necessary actions on a national and international level for fear that things will get out of control.

Athens Mayor Talks Tourism with Turkish Ambassador

The tourism cooperation between Athens and Turkey was one of the main topics discussed in a meeting today at City Hall between the Greek capital's mayor Giorgos Kaminis and the Turkish Ambassador to Athens Kerim Uras.

Turkish Travel Agents Get Informed on Greece

Travel agents from Turkey were recently introduced to seven Greek hotels and informed on their special features that could attract the average Turkish visitor.

Greece Expects To Welcome 1 Million Turkish Tourists This Year

For the first time in history, around one million Turkish tourists are expected to visit Greece.

Euromonitor International: Travel And Tourism In Greece Performs Well Despite Recession

Last year was a good year for the travel and tourism industry in Greece despite the economic downturn, Euromonitor International said in its annual report on the country.

Rhodes To Get New Air Link With Istanbul, More Turkish Tourists Expected

Rhodes, Greece, will be welcoming more tourists from Turkey this summer thanks to a new direct flight by Turkish airline Bora Jet starting in early June, according to an announcement.

EU, Turkey Take Step Towards Visa-Free Travel

The European Union took steps on Wednesday (4 December) towards lifting visa requirements for Turkish citizens, in a move underscoring a new thaw in relations between Ankara and the 28-member bloc.

Greek Tourism Promoted At Special Event In Turkey

This year was one of the best in terms of Turkish arrivals to Greece, Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni said during a special event for the promotion of Greek tourism to the Turkish market held in the Greek Consulate in Istanbul, Turkey.

Kefalogianni To Attend Special Event For Greek Tourism In Turkey, Meet With Officials

Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni will begin a two-day visit to Istanbul, Turkey, from Tuesday 26 November, to promote Greece and attend a special event dedicated to Greek tourism.

GNTO Office To Operate In Istanbul, Turkey

Greece will open a Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) office in Istanbul to boost arrivals.

Halkidiki’s Tourism On The Upswing

Greek destination Halkidiki recorded a seven percent rise in revenue during the 2013 tourism season from the same period last year, bolstered by a 10 percent increase in overnight stays by German, Russian, Ukrainian, British and Turkish tourists.
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Athens: Black Sea Tourism B2B Event Set To Launch

Selected tour operators, trade representatives and top buyers of the European tourism market will be in Athens, Greece, 10-11 October to participate in the “Black Sea Tourism Forum & Workshop” that will be held at the Acropolis Museum.
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TUI Travel: Europe Opts For Greece, Turkey And The Balearic Islands

The most popular holiday destinations for the majority of European markets this year are Turkey, Greece and the Balearic Islands, according to TUI Travel’s summer holiday trends for 2013.