connect with us
Travel & Tourism industry news by Greek Travel Pages (gtp)

Tourist Arrivals from Iran to Greece Expected to Soar in 2016

The number of visitors from Iran to Greece could soar to more than 20,000 this year if visa procedures are improved, Iranian travel agents said during the second Greek Tourism Workshop that took place recently in Tehran.

Tedious Visa Procedures Sends Turkish Travelers Away From Greece

Eastern Macedonia and Thrace Prefect Giorgos Pavlidis recently stated that thousands of tourists are being turned away due to the time-consuming procedure, which is leading to a loss in revenue and business.

Greece and Iran Strengthen Tourism Ties

Iranian airline Mahan Air has announced it will operate two flights a week to Athens in May and is also considering the launch of direct flights to Crete and Thessaloniki.

UNWTO Commends Greece On Strong Tourism Results

UNWTO Secretary General Taleb Rifai commended the excellent results of Greece's tourism sector, indicating that 2014 will come to an exceptional close.

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.

VAT Reduction Keynote At Philoxenia 2010

The 26th Philoxenia International Tourism Exhibition, held this year on 18-21 November at Helexpo in Thessaloniki, roughly hosted 500 exhibitors from Greece and 12 other countries (Egypt, Albania, Brazil, Bulgaria, Ghana, India, Cyprus, Russia, Serbia, Syria, Turkey, and Tunisia).

Turkish Tourists Want To Visit Greece Visa-Free

Greece, as a Schengen country, cannot unilaterally abolish visa procedures as this requires a joint decision from all of the Schengen countries, Alternate Foreign Minister Dimitris Droutsas said in a recent interview to Turkish daily newspaper Sabah.