What will it take for Greece’s decision makers to stop paying lip service to sustainable tourism for the future?
Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias signed a deal with Britain’s Jet2.com to increase available air passenger seats to Greek by 600,000.
The Wanderlust Travel Awards 2021 name the Greek islands Most Desirable Region (Short Haul) at WTM in London.
Olympic Holidays is all set to launch guided group land tours and new island-hopping itineraries in Greece next year.
Greek Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis says Greece is expected to break records in tourism in 2020. Where’s the sustainable tourism in
Caldera Yachting, a Santorini-based company offering luxury yachting services, has received the silver award in the “Best in Luxury” category at the 2018 International Travel and Tourism Awards.
This week at the World Travel Market (WTM) the Azerbaijan Tourism Board has launched its ‘Take another look’ marketing campaign as part of a new strategy to rebrand the country and to increase inbound tourism by 2023.
News from WTM London, the Association of Tour Operators Russia (ATOR) has the World Travel Market 2014 World Travel Leaders Award for its promotion of tourism in Russia.
At the World Travel Market (WTM) in London this week, the Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism’s exhibit at stand EM1000-1050 reveals the ever increasing diversity of tourism experiences in Turkey.
World Travel Market 2014 is intent on showing the future of blogging via the WTM Blogging Progamme. A two part blogging session, run by Melvin Boecher (Traveldudes.org) and Keith Jenkins (VelvetEscape.com), is to follow WTM’s first ever Blogger Speed Networking event on Thursday 6 November.
Recently I had the distinct pleasure of speaking with Sion Rapson (at left), and industry expert of merit who has helped the world recognize excellence in the travel industry immeasurably. Rapson, Director of Global Business for the distinguished World Travel Awards, spoke candidly before and after a Q & A for Eye for Travel. The full interview and some added takeaways are cited below, followed by a brief summary.
Already the conflict between west and east over Ukraine is having its negative effect on travel. 2014 was shaping up as a very positive year for Europe travel, but with fewer Russians planning trips abroad, the upcoming May holidays will be the first tourism casualties of a new Cold War detentes. A just now emerging travel industry, can ill afford a slippage of bookings.
The Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) has partnered with Word Travel Market (WTM) Latin America 2014 in an effort to boost tourism this year. The collaboration is expected to drive some 18 million tourists to Greece this year.
The National Tourism Organisation of Serbia was awarded a Chinese marketing destinations award the “Chinese Tourists Welcoming Award” at the COTTM travel fair in Beijing.
On Monday the WTM Vision Conference in Moscow kicked off and already tourism figures for Russia emerge as a big topic. According to new research, Russia’s poor image in the western world drastically affects inbound tourism form American and western Europe as well. If Sochi were Disney World Mickey would have already been whacked by the mob.