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Fraport Greece’s new image for “Gateways of Greek tourism”

A new and modern image for the 14 “Gateways of Greek tourism” will include investments and enhanced processes for improving the travel experience. As...

Cologne Bonn celebrates Ellinair’s first flight

Cologne Bonn Airport welcomed the inaugural flight of its new airline partner, Ellinair on 8 April. Operated by its A319s, the new three times...

European Commission tells Italy, Cyprus and Greece: Unblock congestion in airspace

The European Commission has requested Italy, Cyprus and Greece to urgently clarify the measures taken to establish Functional Airspace Blocks (FABs), required under the Single European Sky (SES) legis

Strong earthquake rocks tourist island Crete, Greece

A strong 5,8 earthquake was measured in Greece Sunday night.

Help Greece: Drink more wine

We know that Greece needs our help. Most of the time, bailouts and handouts come from politicians, government administrators and think-tank economists.

Greek prime minister appeals to compatriots to welcome foreign tourists

ATHENS, Greece - The Greek prime minister, Antonis Samaras, issued an unusual appeal on Tuesday, asking his compatriots to put on their best face as the debt-choked country prepares to accept 17 milli

ETOA and Athens collaborate to boost tourism

The European Tour Operators Association (ETOA) and the city of Athens are joining forces to stimulate tourism to the capital of Greece, often referred to as the ‘cradle of Western civilization’.

Greece expects tourism revenues to bounce back this year

ATHENS, Greece - Greek tourism revenues are expected to bounce back this year to pre-crisis levels, the industry said on Thursday following the return of political stability to the country.

Cyprus crisis fails to dent Russian interest in Greece

ATHENS, Greece - The developments in Cyprus don’t appear to have had any negative effects as far as Greece’s positive outlook for the 2013 season is concerned, according to the president of the As

Israeli group to invest 500 million euros in Crete tourism project

HERAKLION, Crete - An Israeli business group intends to develop a tourism investment worth 500 million euros on a 2.5-square kilometer plot on the island of Crete, its representative has told the mayo

German tourists ditch Greece, opt for Turkey, Italy and Spain instead

German tourists will be in short supply in Greece this summer as less than one percent have made plans to visit the debt-hit country this season, according to a report released Wednesday in Hamburg.

Greek police arresting, beating tourists

Greek police have stepped up efforts to catch illegal immigrants in recent months, launching a new operation to check the papers of people who look foreign.

Five arrested for attempted fraud at GNTO

Five people, including a former executive at Greece’s National Tourism Organization (GNTO), have been arrested after they allegedly attempted to extract cash from the agency using bogus invoices.

6 tourists injured in explosion on Greek mock pirate ship

Greek officials say that a tour boat captain was killed and 6 foreign tourists were injured, when a replica cannon exploded Saturday on a mock pirate ship off the southern Aegean island of Kos.

Raging fires cause massive evacuation on Greek island of Chios

EMPORIOS, Chios, Greece - August in Greece means two things: vacation and wildfires.

Skychef founder Panos Papakokkinos died

Seychelles President James Michel has expressed his deepest sympathies and condolences to the Papakokinnos family upon the passing away of Panos Papakokkinos, the Honorary Consul for Greece and Cyprus

International Council of Tourism Partners announces first destination member from Greece

HALEIWA, Hawaii, USA; BRUSSELS, Belgium; VICTORIA, Seychelles – The International Council of Tourism Partners (ICTP) announced that the Thessaloniki Convention & Visitors Bureau (TCVB) joined as its

Greece needs affluent Chinese and Indian tourists, not Europeans

Contrary to what you might hear, Greece still welcomes German tourists. But they – and other Europeans – are just not coming in the numbers they used to.

Brits ditch Greece for other destinations

LONDON, England - Tui Travel has likened the impact of the eurozone crisis on the Greek holiday market to that of the Arab spring, as the UK's biggest tour operator by customer numbers said British to

European Union Presidents issue statement on the Greek elections

WASHINGTON, D.C. - European Council President Herman Van Rompuy and European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso issued the following joint statement on the result of the Greek elections:

Greek business owners concerned about tourism slump

Dimitris Thalassinos, 75, is tired. He is serving his last customer before packing up for the day. Most days he is at his shop in Athens' ancient Pandrossou street market for 12 hours.

Brits flock to Greece

British holiday bookings to crisis-hit Greece are soaring, despite the country's economic woes.

Euro or not, Greece is best-ever value, claims UK tour operator

A UK-based independent tour operator to Cyprus, Greece and Turkey, Olympic Holidays, has claimed that June packages to Greece offer "the best value ever, and reassures travelers that, even if Greece d

15 phrases to help you have a good time in Greece

LONDON, England - When planning a trip to Greece it's important to learn a few phrases to make sure your holiday runs as smoothly as possible.

UK warns Greece to calm tourist fears or face further economic...

The Greek government has been warned that it must invest in promoting its tourist industry – or face further economic decline as holidaymakers turn away from the troubled country.

Airfasttickets.com, a Greek company shows the right way

BERLIN, Germany (eTN) - Launched six years ago with a capital of a few 100,000 euro, global online travel agency, Airfasttickets, is turning into a global player under the leadership of his owner.

Minister: German tourists afraid to come to Greece

German tourists are "afraid" to come to Greece due to widespread anger at EU-mandated austerity cuts that have left the country in a deep recession, the Greek culture minister said on Monday.

2004 Athens Olympics: Greece’s greatest mistake?

(eTN) - For the past five years, Greece has been in an economic recession.

O’Leary: Tourism will soar if Greece drops out of the eurozone,...

Ryanair's boss Michael O'Leary says Greek tourism revenues will soar if Greece withdraws from the eurozone and goes back to a devalued version of its pre-euro drachma.

Greece and Turkey cooperate in tourism

The 8th Greek-Turkish Forum on Tourism was held in the Athenian seaside district of Vouliagmeni on October 12.