In the late Spring of 2018 the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports, the Hellenic Ministry of Tourism and the Greek National Tourism Organisation helped organize an amazing cultural event in Heraklion. The Contemporary Minoans design event held 11 and 12 May at the Heraklion Archaeological Museum should have been made Crete branding exercise, but it wasn’t. Instead, the event stands as a stark reminder of what the term “uncommitted” means for Greece.
The recent FVW Workshop hosted on Crete may serve as a warning that government and corporate interests care little for the island’s future.
I thought to share some of the best images with Argo readers, but first a little bit about marvelous Ierapetra.
Numbers from a new study released by INSETE, the Greek Tourism Confederation’s (SETE) intelligence body show big growth on lesser returns. According to the study arrivals in Greece increased by almost 90% in the period 2005 – 2017. Meanwhile, the average tourist spend dropped by 30% on the view of source markets. Once again, however, sustainability for Greece’s tourism seems a highly subjective case in point. Here’s the report, followed by some objective observations.
News that Thomas Cook Hotel Investments and Swiss hotel development group LMEY Investments, raised €40 million to invest in hotels around the Mediterranean with Greece’s Piraeus Bank bears watching today.
Last month in Rethymno Grecotel Creta Pallas hosted the “World Olive Day: Expanding Olive Oil Tourism in Crete,” to bring more olive lovers and businesses to the island.
Chania’s Domus Renier Boutique Hotel has just been awarded Europe’s Best Historic Hotel by Historic Hotels Worldwide for 2018.
UK tour operator Thomas Cook on Wednesday announced the opening of four hotels in Greece – on Crete, Kos and Rhodes – in summer 2019.
The Center of Planning and Economic Research (KEPE) has announced Airbnb listings in Greece skyrocketing to more than 126,000 short-term rentals as of June.
Argophilia was lucky enough to be part of “Oxi Day” 2018, a commemoration of Greek bravery in World War 2.
The municipality of Rethymno and Rethymno RECIVIN are offering a wine tourism tour in Rethymno, on Saturday 10th November 2018, for the celebration of the European Wine Tourism Day the following day.
For travelers who want to escape the madness of urban life, Crete is an iconic natural wonderland just waiting. Here time stands still in the remote regions where eternity meets majestic landscapes. For those adventurous enough to seek out pristine nature and tranquility, here’s a new selection of Crete nature lover treasures off the beaten […]
Officials in Crete are looking at ways to optimize the potential for yacht and luxury boating in a 3-day event in Agios Nikolaos that took place last week. The event was the lead-in to the implementation of the EU-backed iBLUE project.
Representatives of the Region of Crete traveled to Rimini, Italy October 10-12 to take part in the TTG Travel Experience.
he Greek Tourism Ministry and the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) just announced increased cooperation for developing best practices for optimizing Greece’s booming tourism. But is their focus sustainable for the long term?