An abundance of monuments, but no cultural tourism

The weaknesses, but also the opportunities for cooperation between culture and tourism, considering that Greece is not in the top 10 of the most popular cultural tourism destinations, was the topic of a workshop titled “Culture and Tourism: One Step Closer,” which took place on September 19, organized by the Ephorate […]

Two Turks arrested for spying are released

Two Turkish citizens who were arrested on 16 September for espionage after they were seen flying a drone over a Navy station on the island of Poros, south of Athens, were released after posting a 10,000-euro bail. 

Record revenues for tourism

Greek tourism has set a new revenue record so far this year, according to official figures, while there is strong demand for travel to Greece during the fall, not only in October but also in November.

TUI points to increase in winter bookings

Travel group TUI on Tuesday confirmed its full-year results were on track to “increase substantially,” citing a strong summer and an increase in winter bookings, easing investor concerns about the impact of extreme weather.

Hoteliers unhappy with increase in accommodation fee

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis’ announcement last Saturday of an increase in the daily accommodation fee paid by hotel guests, with the aim of financing the natural disasters reserve, drew reactions from a number of hoteliers.

Exceptional year for Greek tourism

Greece is winning the tourism bet for the 2023 season, sector representatives said in statements to the Athens-Macedonian News Agency, adding that the tourism receipts of 18.2 billion euros recorded in 2019 will be surpassed.

Austrian couple missing since storm Daniel confirmed dead

Two Austrians who went missing in recent floods in Greece have been confirmed dead as DNA tests on two recovered bodies confirmed their identities, the Austrian Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Saturday without naming them.

Hotel rate hikes appear minor

Greek hoteliers and major foreign tour operators are signing contracts for 2024 holiday packages with low, single-digit price increases

More Nordic flights to go to Cyprus

Cyprus’ Deputy Minister for Tourism Kostas Koumis had important contacts in recent days in Stockholm and Helsinki, with the aim of increasing the number of air seats that fly to the island in 2024.