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Downgrading the training for tour guides in Greece: a bad decision

Any citizen of a European Union country holding a university degree in archaeology and history can become a Greek tour guide almost overnight by paying ‘crash course’ expenses and passing an examination (in Greek).
Travel Daily News: July 21, 2014

International tourist arrivals up 17.1% in first half

International arrivals increased 17.1 percent or by 760,000 in the first six months of the year, boding well for the achievement of the Greek Tourism Enterprises Association (SETE) target for 19 million international arrivals in 2014.
July 9, 2014

Greece forges template for economic recovery as tourists pour in

After six stark years of recession, debt-stricken Greece is drawing in holidaymakers at record-breaking rates
Guardian: July 6, 2014

Only one in four Greeks will go on vacation, survey finds

Only 25 percent of Greeks will go on vacation this summer according to a nation-wide survey published on Monday.
eKathimerini: June 23, 2014

Road to one of Greece's most popular beaches to be closed for repairs

A decision by regional authorities to close the road that leads to one of Greece's most popular beaches on the Ionian island of Cephalonia as it undergoes repairs raised a storm of reactions from local tourism businesses on Tuesday.
eKathimerini: June 17, 2014

Aegean Airlines lands in Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi International Airport (ADIA) welcomed the first flight of Aegean Airline from Athens. The 168-seat Airbus A320 received a water cannon salute on arrival.
Travel Daily News: June 16, 2014

European tourists choose Halkidiki for their vacations

European tour operators' bookings in Halkidiki, northern Greece, showed considerable increase in 2014, according to an announcement issued by the Halkidiki Tourism Organisation on Wednesday.
June 6, 2014

Cyprus still cleanest swim spot in EU, flooding hit central Europe's lakes, rivers

Cyprus had been ranked highest in the European Union for the water quality of its beaches for the second year in a row, the European Environment Agency said, while extreme flooding washed more pollution into Central European lakes and streams.
Reuters: May 27, 2014

Tourist arrivals up 30.1% in Jan-April

Greek tourism is heading for a new arrivals record this year, official figures for the first four months of 2014 showed on Monday.
May 14, 2014

Greece awarded 408 Blue Flags for its beaches in 2014

Greece has been awarded "Blue Flags" for 408 beaches this year, as announced on Wednesday by the Hellenic Society for the Protection of Nature, which runs the international 'blue flag' program in the country.
May 7, 2014