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US Looking to Rejoin World Tourism Organization

The US is moving closer to rejoining UNWTO, after a high-level delegation from the US Department of State met with the organization's chief Zurab Pololikashvili.

‘Greek Panorama’ Expo to Bring Hosted Buyers from 22 Countries to Athens

Travel agencies and tour operators from 22 countries, specializing in alternative tourism, will participate in the hosted buyers program of the 1st Greek Panorama to be held in Athens in November.

Emirates SkyCargo Transports Horses for FEI World Equestrian Games

Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, has successfully transported the first group of 67 horses to the US, for the FEI World Equestrian Games Tryon 2018.

Wild West Museum to Open at Thessaloniki Fair

A museum dedicated to the Wild West will open on the premises of TIF-Helexpo in Thessaloniki to welcome the visitors of the 83rd Thessaloniki International Fair.

Medical Tourism Gains Ground, Says IPK Survey

Nearly 70 percent of all international health and medical outbound trips in 2016 were made for health-oriented reasons, according to a survey by IPK International.

Trump Hails US Participation in Thessaloniki International Fair in 2018

US President Donald Trump commented on the United States being the honored country at next year’s 83rd Thessaloniki International Fair (TIF).

Lufthansa Expands Winter, Summer Long-haul Services

Lufthansa is expanding its long-haul services and as of November 8 will be flying nonstop from Berlin to New York five times a week.

Home Swapping Platform Aims to Further Expand in Greece – Interview with ‘GuestToGuest’ President

GuestToGuest President Emmanuel Arnaud speaks on the prospects of home swapping in the global and the Greek markets.

UNWTO Condemns US Travel Restrictions on Cuba

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) expressed its firm resentment over the decision by the United States Administration to restore travel restrictions with Cuba.

Aqua Vista Hotels Presents Growing Portfolio to US Market at 1st Greek Panorama

Professionals, residents and tourists in New York City were introduced to Aqua Vista Hotels' hospitality concept and extensive portfolio of hotels, during the 1st Greek Panorama exhibition, which took place May 11-13 at Grand Central Station in Manhattan.

Les Roches Among Top 5 Education Institutions for Hospitality Studies

Les Roches has been ranked among the top 5 higher education institutions worldwide for hospitality and leisure management studies.

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.

Turkish Airlines Expands Network, Inaugurates New Services

Turkish Airlines is expanding its network to new destinations in Russia and Ukraine and introducing new, quality services to passengers,

Oman Air Moves Both Daily Muscat to London Flights to T4 at London Heathrow

Oman Air recently announced that both of its daily Muscat to London flights will move to Terminal 4 at London Heathrow Airport as of January 31, 2017.

Bookings To Greece Pick Up Pace After Elections

“The political stability that has resulted from the 17 June elections and the formation of the Government already has influenced recent reservations on a positive level,” Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni said while addressing a conference last month.

Tourism Professionals Optimistic On Summer Bookings

“In regards to Easter holiday overnights, early bookings and the latest data from Greek airport arrivals for the first four months of the year, tourism traffic is showing positive signs with an upward trend at least in terms of arrivals,” President of the Hellenic Federation of...

GNTO Spending Cuts Affect Offices Abroad

The Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) saved some 62 million euros last year as its operating expenses in 2010 were reduced by 36.85 percent compared to the year before, according to an announcement the organization made last month.

Greece And Israel Sign Tourism Protocol

A tourism cooperation protocol aimed to tighten the ties between Greece and Israel was signed last month in Athens between Culture and Tourism Pavlos Geroulanos and his Israeli counterpart, Stas Misezhnikov.

easyCruise Welcomed By Amadeus Cruise

easyCruise recently announced that it is now available on Amadeus Cruise, an innovative and unique Graphical User Interface booking tool, as it actively targets the travel agency distribution channel to shift the balance towards industry sales.

Aviation Crisis to Hit “Eleftherios Venizelos”

The crisis within the aviation market, which has already reached alarming proportions in the USA, is slowly beginning to have an impact on Greece, say representatives from Athens International Airport “Eleftherios Venizelos.”