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Time for Greek tourism to diversify its product, says Retsos

Tourism cannot operate on autopilot, Yiannis Retsos, head of the Greek Tourism Confederation, said on Friday.

Speaking at the entity's annual conference, he explained that the future of the sector demands the formation of strategic management and the immediate implementation of plans, with tourism in Greece expanding into spheres beyond the sea-and-sun model.

Editorial: Greek tourism in the Thomas Cook trap

The bankruptcy of a tourism giant such as Thomas Cook has naturally rocked international tourism and this has had dramatic repercussions on Greece.

An unexpected domino of developments has affected hotels, tourist agents, procurers, workers, and travelers.

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50,000 holidaymakers stranded due to Thomas Cook collapse to be repatriated, Theoharis says

Some 50,000 holidaymakers stranded in Greece due to the collapse of the Thomas Cook tour operator are to be repatriated in the coming days, Greek Tourism Minister Haris Theoharis told Skai television on Monday. 

The first 22,000 are to be repatriated over the next three days, the minister said, adding that aircraft were to arrive on Monday at Zakynthos, Kos and Corfu. 

New boutique hotel opens in Rhodes

Thomas Cook has just opened a new urban boutique hotel, Cook's Club City Beach Rhodes, in the Old City of Rhodes.
The 18-room hotel on the largest of the Dodecanese islands is the eighth of the Cook's Club brand and follows recent openings in Bulgaria, Egypt, Spain and Turkey.
The collection's first hotel opened on Crete in 2018.