For the Greece tourism sector sanctions against Russia may have already spoiled the end of an otherwise record summer touristic season. At least this is partially true for customers of one of Russia’s largest Greek focused tourism agencies, Labirint. The company, the third to fail in Russia ins the last few months, has put Russian travelers at a disadvantage even though officials say current trips are secure.
Summer vacationing on the Greek isle of Crete is in full swing for thousands of sun and fun seekers. So, in the spirit of Cretan hospitality (Filoxenia) Lato Boutique Hotel* is giving away a luxurious weekend in Heraklion.
For those out there headed to Crete, driving the countryside is one of the great treats of this marvelous island destination. What’s more, navigating the well maintained Crete roads is a welcome adventure with mountain goats and sheep a plenty to keep visitors company. One such “discovery path”, the road to famous Elaphonisi Beach, is the spotlight of Argo today.
Aiming to get hitched soon, seven of Thomas Cook’s exclusive resorts on Crete, Cyprus, Rhodes and in Turkey will offer new wedding packages to temp soon to be newlyweds. The all new overseas Weddings brochure, combines Thomas Cook and Thomas Cook Signature products into one portfolio.
Air Astana, the national carrier of Kazakhstan, has just launched charter flights to a number of European tourist destinations including Rhodes and Heraklion, on Crete.
Early this month Ryanair announced having opened an Athens based hub for operations operating six routes across the Greece region. The low cost airline hopes the new hub will help bolster the 1.2 million passengers per year to then Greek capital, and prop up the 1200 plus jobs Athens Airport benefits from.
Key people and analytical indicators predict a very positive Europe Hotel market going forward. With the European bond market ramping upward, and big hotel players making huge investments, most analysts agree Europe travel may be coming out of the recessive woods. Despite the positive signals though, price cramping and other considerations will continue to prove problematic for some hoteliers.
Coming next week to Heraklion, a two day free seminar organized by the Foundation for Youth and Lifelong Learning starts March 13th. Designed to help inform entrepreneurs in Greece to kick-start business, the seminar covers investment, risks, and opportunities, among other topics.
Our coverage of the first ever Cretan Union Cup Regatta begins as the participating captains sail out from Chania Harbor to line up for the race start.
For travelers destined for Crete, Lato Boutique Hotel in Heraklion has just completed the 3rd phase of a renovation that will enhance guest services and experience greatly.