TOURISM

Aegean Airlines announces rise in passenger traffic

Aegean Airlines announces rise in passenger traffic

Christian J. Hadjipateras 15/01/2018 0
Aegean Airlines, Greece’s largest carrier, announced a 6% increase in passenger traffic for 2017. The positive figure comes on the back of yet another...
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Number of visitors to Greece during winter season increases

Number of visitors to Greece during winter season increases

Christian J. Hadjipateras 09/01/2018 0
A significant rise has been reported over the recent Christmas and New Year period with hotels enjoying an increase. Notably, ski resorts were amongst...
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Asteras project gets the green light

Asteras project gets the green light

Christian J. Hadjipateras 04/01/2018 1
The proposed redevelopment project of the Asteras site in the southern Athens suburb of Vouliagmeni has been given the go-ahead by the Greek governmen...
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Record passenger numbers continue for Greek airports

Record passenger numbers continue for Greek airports

Christian J. Hadjipateras 18/12/2017 0
The record year for tourism in Greece continues to show no sign of abating after figures released showed a record number of passengers arriving at Gre...
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Thessaloniki-Istanbul rail link aims to be operational in 2019

Thessaloniki-Istanbul rail link aims to be operational in 2019

Christian J. Hadjipateras 06/12/2017 0
A railway line linking Thessaloniki with Istanbul could be operational by 2019 following a Joint Expert Group on Rail and Intermodal Transport last we...
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Lampsa SA acquires King George Hotel from Eurobank

Lampsa SA acquires King George Hotel from Eurobank

Christian J. Hadjipateras 27/11/2017 0
Lampsa Hellenic Hotels SA announced its acquisition of the King George Hotel last week for a price of €43m. The hotel, in the Syntagma Square area of ...
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Mykonos airport closes for much-needed upgrade

Mykonos airport closes for much-needed upgrade

Christian J. Hadjipateras 15/11/2017 0
Mykonos airport closed at the beginning of this week and will remain so until the end of this month in order for much-needed improvements and upgrades...
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Greece aims to be at the forefront of the World Travel Market 2017 in London

Greece aims to be at the forefront of the World Travel Market 2017 in London

Christian J. Hadjipateras 06/11/2017 0
The World Travel Market (WTM) will take place later today (November 6th) in London as Greece aims to capitalise further after yet another record-break...
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Athens one of the most popular destinations for Qatar Airways

Athens one of the most popular destinations for Qatar Airways

Christian J. Hadjipateras 30/10/2017 0
Greece continues to play a vital role for Qatar Airways with Athens being amongst its most popular destination for the airline’s customers. Many facto...
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Greece and Italy announce further collaboration on tourism

Greece and Italy announce further collaboration on tourism

Christian J. Hadjipateras 30/10/2017 0
The Greek Tourism Minister, Elena Kountoura and the Ambassador of Italy to Greece, Luigi Marras, met last week to discuss ways of enhancing cooperatio...
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The ever growing number of tourists takes its toll on Greece’s island infrastructure

The ever growing number of tourists takes its toll on Greece’s island infrastructure

Christian J. Hadjipateras 06/09/2017 0
While yet another record breaking year for tourism is much welcome news for Greece’s fragile economy, the growing numbers are creating a problem. For ...
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Greece nears the top ten in World Tourism Organisation’s standings

Greece nears the top ten in World Tourism Organisation’s standings

Christian J. Hadjipateras 23/08/2017 0
Greece moved up three places to 14th on the World Tourism Organisation’s (UNWTO) list for 2016 in what is seen as yet further evidence that the sector...
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Samos wins prestigious European Diploma

Samos wins prestigious European Diploma

Christian J. Hadjipateras 26/07/2017 0
The Eastern Aegean island of Samos has been awarded a European Diploma for 2017 by the Council of Europe. It is year another boost for Greece, which ...
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Greece dominates National Travel Industry Awards in Australia

Greece dominates National Travel Industry Awards in Australia

Christian J. Hadjipateras 24/07/2017 0
The 10th National Travel Industry Awards took place last week and it proved to be a good night for Greece. The event at the International Convention C...
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Greece performs strongly in this year's Travel & Leisure Awards

Greece performs strongly in this year's Travel & Leisure Awards

Christian J. Hadjipateras 13/07/2017 0
Greece performed well at the Travel & Leisure Awards particularly in the ‘Europe’s Top 10 Islands’ category. Travel & Leisure, a New York-based magazi...
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Foreign buyers aim to capitalise on increasing tourism in Greece

Foreign buyers aim to capitalise on increasing tourism in Greece

Christian J. Hadjipateras 12/06/2017 0
Foreign buyers are increasing in Greece as they aim to take advantage of the country’s increasing tourism, which is projected to surpass last year’s f...
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