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Google Supports ‘Grow Greek Tourism Online’


Google announced at a press conference on Wednesday that it supports the initiative “Grow Greek Tourism Online.”

In cooperation with the Economy, Development and Tourism Ministry and the National Greek Tourism Organisation as well as the Greek Tourism Enterprises Association, Google announced the implementation of a free web education platform for tourism.

Through a wide range of topics, the users will have the opportunity to be trained on how they will upgrade their presence on the web. Moreover, the users will be able to select an adapted education plan and receive a certificate by GGTO initiative and IAB (Interactive Advertising Bureau) Europe.

All local enterprises, tourism professionals and those who want to develop their potential offered by the web can be informed in detail by the education programmes available in their region via the official website of the initiative —

A group of Online Advisers educated by Google will travel in Greece to discuss with the local tourism businesses.

Meanwhile, web searches under the name “Travel to Greece” increased by 19 percent in comparison with 2015 and 72 percent through mobile phones. However, the Greek tourist enterprises do not take advantage of the web’s potentials provided that only 8 percent of the hotels and hosting accommodations use the web to accept reservations through their website.

Source: ANA MPA

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Greek Summer Loading… in Mykonos

Have you ever been to the Greek island of Mykonos? If not, this is the time to do it! Τhe island is packed with tourists, however, it is ready to accept many more visitors until early September.

A great number of students who want to celebrate the beginning of summer after graduation, tourists who wish to experience the unparalleled Greek summer fun, as well as families who consciously choose the island, are some of the main visitors.

In the last few days, hoteliers and restaurateurs in the glamorous island of Cyclades are happily trumpeting the Aegean’s sizzling style and reputation recreating this summer’s magic by mixing a generous dose of hedonistic last summer memories that support oiled-up lounger lifestyle, pricey cafe-bar-shopping haunts, fabulously created luxury accommodations and inspired mediterranean plates.

The Aegean’s most popular island with its packed beaches and relentless parties by the sea is ready to welcome, once again, good-time holiday makers, arrogant celebrities, jumbo cruise ship crowds and posturing fashionistas.

This Greek holiday destination is considered to be too crowded and expensive for some but definitely a cool option for anybody who wants to be introduced to the frantic pace of the original Greece summer magic. That’s the reason Mykonos has bounced back hard as one of Europe’s jet-set playgrounds.

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