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Central Greece Thermal Springs Get Green Light

Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura gave the green light for the operation of two thermal springs in Smokovo and Soulanta in Thessaly, Central Greece.

Report Gives Tourism Destinations a More Accurate Picture of Health Tourism

The UNWTO and the ETC have launched a new report on health tourism that defines the motivations behind travelers looking for health-related services.

Study Says Greek Thermal Springs an Untapped Treasure

Greece’s thermal spring facilities can triple revenues to some 390 million euros per year if they are upgraded, according to a study conducted by Palmos Analysis.

Santo Maris Oia: ‘Best Resort Spa’ in Greece and Europe

Santorini's "Santo Maris Oia" was honored at 4th World Spa Awards as the “Best Resort Spa” in both Greece and Europe.

Greece’s 4th Thermal Medicine Meet Urges Creation of Natural Springs Network

Ways to tap into Greece’s thermal springs for the development of health and wellness tourism were discussed during the 4th Panhellenic Congress of Thermal Medicine held in Kammena Vourla.

SWOT Partners with Thermae Sylla Spa Wellness Hotel, Promotes Health Tourism

SWOT has partnered with the Thermae Sylla Spa Wellness Hotel and will develop its sales, focusing on health and wellness tourism.

Kos: Hippocrates Birthplace to Host KEDE Int’l Health Tourism Conference

The Greek island of Kos, the birthplace of Hippocrates, Father of Medicine, will host the 2nd International Conference on Health Tourism, organized by the Central Union of Municipalities of Greece (KEDE).

LA Workshop Focuses on Greek Health Tourism Potential

Greece’s potential as a leading health tourism destination was the focus of a day event, recently held at the Huffington Center in Los Angeles.

Greece Must Step Up Efforts to Secure Health Travelers

Despite the significant potential of health tourism, Greece is lagging behind its rivals in terms of market share, according to Athens Medical Association President George Patoulis.

ELITOUR, Kountoura Meet to Set Out Medical Tourism Plan

Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura and Greek Medical Tourism Council head George Patoulis discussed on ways to promote Greece as a health destination.

Promotion of Health and Wellness Tourism on Greece’s Agenda

The Tourism Ministry is interested in promoting health and wellness tourism in its aim to establish Greece as a 365 days a year destination.

Thermal Springs in Greece: An Opportunity for Investors

Investors were recently informed on Greece's effort to develop its thermal springs, an untapped and rich national resource.

Local Gov’t Key in Making Greece a Health Tourism Destination

Local government must play a key role in establishing Greece as a leading medical and wellness tourism destination, KEDE President George Patoulis said.

Attica Gets Second Certified Thermal Spring

Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura has certified a thermal spring located in the coastal suburb of Glyfada, southern Athens.

Greek Spa Tourism Needs Regulatory Framework to Take Off

Technical specifications and setting out protected zones are the prerequisites for the development of thermal springs and spa tourism in Greece.

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.

Greece Still Needs Actions to Achieve Medical Tourism Growth

Greek experts, academics and authorities explored ways to tap into the growing health tourism market, during the Greek Tourism Expo recently held in Athens.

‘All-spa’ Line-up at WTM London 2017 for Wellness Symposium

WTM London 2017 will once again host the Wellness Symposium organized by Global Wellness Institute at the ExCeL exhibition center in November.

Licensing Procedure for Greek Spa Tourism Enterprises Extended

Entrepreneurs active in spa tourism will be able to apply through to December 12, 2017 for the licensing of their businesses.

Greece Spa Towns Mark Tourism Growth

Spa towns across Greece reported 8 percent growth in terms of tickets issued in 2016 compared to 2015, according to the National Center for Social Research.
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