x

Tourism

Greece – Norway’s Best Tourism Destination for 2023 – Poised for Big Year

After being named the Best Tourism Destination for 2023 at the annual Grand Travel Awards in Norway’s capital Oslo, Greece is expecting it will be followed up with another surge of visitors that in 2022 came close to breaking a record.

The honor came after the Greek National Tourism Organization’s (GNTO) Scandinavian branch was named Best Foreign Tourist Office as it worked to promote the country.

Pavlos Mourmas, Head of GNTO’s Scandinavia and Baltic States branch, said, “What characteristic makes our country attractive to Norwegians? Is it just the sea and the sun, the sandy beaches, the gastronomy, the nature, the culture and the scattered monuments and archaeological sites that transform the country into an “open-air museum?’”

Greece has been extending campaigns to try to lure visitors to come year round, including during the autumn and winter, which has paid dividends so far and the country already named a favored destination for this year.

Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias said that “In 2023 we will continue to work for the further extension of the tourism season with aim Greece to attract travelers throughout the year,” the sector the biggest revenue engine.

RELATED

Chicago’s bragging rights include a long list of “firsts,” from deep-dish pizza to the first-ever skyscraper, the Ferris wheel, and the establishment of the first blood bank.

Top Stories

Columnists

A pregnant woman was driving in the HOV lane near Dallas.

General News

NEW YORK – Meropi Kyriacou, the new Principal of The Cathedral School in Manhattan, was honored as The National Herald’s Educator of the Year.

Video

Indians Vote in the First Phase of the World’s Largest Election as Modi Seeks a Third Term

NEW DELHI (AP) — Millions of Indians began voting Friday in a six-week election that's a referendum on Narendra Modi, the populist prime minister who has championed an assertive brand of Hindu nationalist politics and is seeking a rare third term as the country's leader.

WASHINGTON (AP) — After its midnight deadline, the Senate voted early Saturday to reauthorize a key U.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Israel demonstrated its military dominance over adversary Iran in its apparent precision strikes that hit near military and nuclear targets deep in the heart of the country, meeting little significant challenge from Iran's defenses and providing the world with new insights into both militaries' capabilities.

CONCORD, Calif. (AP) — A year before I-Ting Quinn's son was old enough for kindergarten, she and her husband had the option to enroll him in “transitional kindergarten,” a program offered for free by California elementary schools for some 4-year-olds.

ATHENS — The flame that will burn at the Olympics is spending the night at the ancient Acropolis in Athens, a week before its handover to Paris 2024 organizers.

Enter your email address to subscribe

Provide your email address to subscribe. For e.g. [email protected]

You may unsubscribe at any time using the link in our newsletter.