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.
Tourism in Greece
“Tourism in Transition,” or #someTHINKdifferent,” is the theme of the upcoming SETE conference in Athens. The conference, organized in cooperation with TOPOSOPHY and entertainment company weareJARVIS, will host over 500 tourism professionals.
Ryanair launched a new Athens to Heraklion route which will commence on 15 June 2018 with a 4-weekly service. This new route offers Greek consumers even more choice and is on sale now from the Ryanair.com website.
Galaxy Hotel Iraklio has become the first hotel in Greece to offer the PURE Wellness Rooms program. The program is based on unique air and surface cleaning technology that transforms the hotel rooms into relaxation and comfort areas.
The mystery of the Phaistos Disk has been “solved by 99 percent” according to linguist and archaeologist Gareth Owens.The Disc is one of the most controversial inscriptions in the history of mankind.
At meetings in Madrid at the International Tourism Fair FITUR, Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura made strides toward increasing Latin America ties.
Aegean Airlines and subsidiary, Olympic Air, announced passenger traffic growth for 2017 increased by 6%, exceeding the 13-million milestone. The Heraklion, Greece-based carrier transported 13.2 million passengers over the last year, or 750,000 more than in the previous year. Additionally, the two airline brands flew the same number of flights to accomplish the result.