Prince Harry has launched a new project known as Travalyst alongside tourism’s heavy hitters in order to boost sustainable practices.
Clean Blue Paros’ program to make the island the first plastic-waste free Mediterranean island may pave the way to true sustainability.
The Tipping Point (TTP) and the G & A Mamidakis Foundation joined forces recently on Crete to offer an educational program for students.
Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis has presented the Greek Parliament his ministry’s strategic objectives for going forward.
Club Med has real experts on biodiversity and sustainability in the resorts, including marine biologists at Club Med Kani in Maldives.
On the agenda of the 3rd UNWTO/UNESCO World Conference on Tourism and Culture event held December 3-5, in Istanbul, Turkey, stakeholders discussed cultural tourism as fundamental for a sustainable future.
The recent FVW Workshop hosted on Crete may serve as a warning that government and corporate interests care little for the island’s future.
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.
The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the World Trade Organization (WTO), the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), and the International Trade Centre (ITC) have issued the joint communication “Tourism, Trade and the WTO” affirming the importance of enhanced global cooperation on trade & tourism, and encouraging greater participation of the tourism sector in trade policy.
Today, as we look at the progress Greece has made toward a truly sustainable form of tourism.
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?
Ioanna Madala is the manager at
Koutsounari Traditional Cottages in the South of Crete. What follows is a bit of history along with a promise for the future of Cretan hospitality.
A few days ago Argo News had the opportunity to discuss with Greek parliamentarian, Dr. Nikos Igoumenidis, the importance of emerging tourism trends and the necessary shift by all stakeholders.
On April 5th, 2018 a small group of local entrepreneurs and regional stakeholders met in the Crete town of Argyroupoli, in Rethymno Prefecture, to discuss a cultural tourism initiative for rural areas of the island.
Today Booking.com announced the launch of a new accelerator program, Bookingcom Booster, designed to jump start innovation. The new 3-week program gives startups the chance to pitch for grants of up to €500,000 euro.