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Top Global Bodies Urge Closer Cooperation on Trade and Tourism

International bodies are urging closer global cooperation on trade and tourism, calling for greater participation of the tourism sector in trade policy.

Travelworks, Poseidonion Grand Hotel Up for Int’l Travel & Tourism Award 2018

Greek marketing agency Travelworks and the Poseidonion Grand Hotel on Spetses, have been shortlisted for the Best PR Campaign at the International Travel & Tourism Awards 2018.

Greece’s Sustainable Tourism Practices Presented at 7th UNWTO Global Summit

Greece's practices for the sustainable development of its destinations were presented during the 7th UNWTO Global Summit in Seoul.

Fake TripAdvisor Reviews Land Italian Business Owner in Jail

A business owner who sold over 1,000 fake reviews to restaurants and hotels in Italy to boost their rankings in TripAdvisor, has been sentenced to nine months in prison.

UNWTO: World’s Top Tourism Spenders in 2017 – Infographics

All source markets reported higher tourism spending in 2017, reflecting continued strong demand for international tourism across all world regions, according to the UNWTO.

UNWTO Appoints Footballer Messi as Ambassador for Responsible Tourism

The United Nations World Tourism Organization has appointed professional footballer Lionel Messi as UNWTO Ambassador for Responsible Tourism.

Greece’s Winter Tourism Prospects Presented at UNWTO Congress

Greece's policy for winter tourism was presented to experts attending the UNWTO's 10th World Congress on Snow and Mountain Tourism.

UNWTO: International Tourism on Track for a Record Year

Destinations worldwide welcomed 901 million tourist arrivals during the first eight months of 2017, some 56 million more than in the same period of 2016.

Philoxenia 2017 Tourism Expo to Host Conference on Asian Market

Greece’s potential as a destination for the Asian market will be the focus of a conference to be held during the Philoxenia 2017 tourism expo in Thessaloniki.

UNWTO Marks World Tourism Day 2017 with Travelers’ Competition

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has launched a travelers’ competition to mark World Tourism Day on September 27, 2017.

Bank of Greece: Tourism Performance on the Rise in July

Greece in July saw a 5.3 percent rise in tourism-related revenue and a 10.2 percent increase in the number of incoming travelers, compared to the same month last year.

Vote for Greece in UNWTO’s Tourism Video Competition

A promotional video of the Greek National Tourism Organization titled “Greece – A 365-day Destination” will compete in UNWTO's Tourism Video Competition in China.

UNWTO Barometer Says 2017 Positive Year for Greek Tourism

Greece ranks 2nd in terms of per capita travel surplus and 5th for per capita international tourist receipts, according to the UNWTO World Tourism Barometer.

Dimitrios Buhalis Elected Vice Chairman of UNWTO Affiliate Members

Professor Dimitrios Buhalis has been elected as one of the Vice Chairmen of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Affiliate Members.

UNWTO: Europe Sees Int’l Arrivals Rebound in January-April 2017

International arrivals in Europe rebounded in January-April after mixed results last year and increased by 6%, according to the UNWTO.

Tourism Stakeholders Gather in Greece to Support Development of Western Silk Road

Alexandroupolis hosted the 1st International UNWTO Western Silk Road Workshop, the first practical step of an initiative developed by the UNWTO and the European Commission.

1st Int’l Western Silk Road Workshop in Greece Paves Way for Synergies in Tourism

Representatives from 33 countries exchanged best practices on how to advance the contribution of tourism to sustainable development goals, during the 1st International Western Silk Road Workshop in Alexandroupolis, northeastern Greece.

HACT: Greece to See Rise in Visitors, Tourism Revenue from the U.S.

The Hellenic-American Chamber of Tourism expects Greece to see a rise in visitor numbers and tourism revenue from the United States this year.

UNWTO: China Remains World’s Top Tourism Spender

Tourism expenditure from major outbound markets reflected an increasing demand for international tourism in 2016, with China, the U.S. and Germany as the world's top spenders.

UNWTO Chief Gives Tips on how Greece can Extend Tourism Season

The major way of transforming Greece into a year round destination is to transform the mindsets, UNWTO Secretary-General Taleb Rifai told GTP.