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International Tourism Numbers on the Rise, Says UNWTO

International tourism continues to perform strongly worldwide fuelled by a positive economy, increased air capacity and visa facilitation, according to the UNWTO.

Greece Commits to Design, Development of New Tourism Routes in the Balkans

Greece’s leading role in the design and development of new tourism routes in the Balkan countries, topped the agenda of an international conference recently held in Sofia.

UNWTO Invites Ideas for 1st Global Gastronomy Tourism Startup Contest

The World Tourism Organization is inviting startup companies to submit their ideas for its 1st UNWTO Gastronomy Tourism Startup Competition.

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.

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 Bolsters Teamwork in Tourism with EU

The UNWTO and the European Parliament signed an agreement in Brussels towards the advancement of sustainable tourism across the EU.

Kountoura Sets Goals for Peloponnese Tourism Growth

Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura spoke of ways to enhance the tourism product of the Peloponnese and attract travelers all year round during an event in Tripoli.

Asian Markets Next Big Thing for Greek Tourism

Greece can serve as a gateway to Europe and a winning destination for Asian travelers, according to findings generated during Philoxenia’s  "Tourism from Asia" conference.

UNWTO, UNODC and UNESCO Launch Anti-Trafficking Campaign

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) have joined forces to promote a global campaign urging travellers to support the fight against a number...

IRAN HT&T 2014

The 7th Iran Hotel, Travel & Tourism International Exhibition is going to be held as the only official event in this field, which is supported and authorized by the Iran Trade Promotion Organization to invite and encourage the companies, agents and all people who are dealing...

UNWTO Offers Position For PHD Researcher

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) is searching for a PHD researcher.
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UNWTO Awards 2013 – Call For Nominations

UNWTO is inviting submissions for the 2013 Awards for Excellence and Innovation in Tourism, which acknowledge the achievements of exceptional leadership in the sector.
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Greece Revokes Free Entrance To State Museums And Sites On World Tourism Day

The Greek Government recently decided to abolish the free admission to state museums and archaeological sites on World Tourism Day (27 September), according to blog Tourism Lobby.

Mixed Forecasts For Greek Tourism

“It is unrealistic to expect an increase in arrivals to Greece this year,” Taleb Rifai, the secretary general of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) said last month during a joint press conference in Athens with Culture and Tourism Minister Pavlos Yeroulanos.

Schengen Visa Regime Topic Of Debate In Athens

“The commission is looking into the issue of long waiting lines to obtain a visa, but also member states do not put their money where their mouths are as they should include more staff in consulates,” argued Diederik Paalman, deputy head of the visa policy unit of the European...

Joint Report: High Prices Hit Greece’s Competitiveness

Greece dropped five places in the fourth Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report 2011 as it ranked 29th among 139 countries. The report was released by the World Economic Forum at the Global Tourism Forum 2011 held in Andorra last month.

Religious Tourism Expo To Kick Off In March

European Expo will host the first International Cultural, Religious and Pilgrimage Tourism Exhibition from 31 March to 3 April in Athens. The four-day tourism exhibition will focus on religious, cultural and historical treasures.

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).

Greece’s Competitiveness Drops

Greece dropped two places in the third annual Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Report 2009, published by the World Economic Forum, as it ranked 24th among 133 countries.

SETE to Hold Tourism Conference in the Fall

The Association of Greek Tourist Enterprises is to hold its seventh annual Tourism & Development Conference on 6-7 October.