Greece offers travelers an overabundance to explore and enjoy. Here are just four of the many reasons to visit Greece now.
With more than 2,000 islands, each with its own identity and appeal, as well as cities bursting with history and UNESCO World Heritage sites alongside unspoiled, traditional villages, there is endless beauty to explore across Greece’s varied landscape. The beaches are gorgeous, and the history and hospitality of the country and its people are truly unmatched.
Mouthwatering culinary specialties boast a diversity of styles, types and ingredients. But, the true beauty of Greek cuisine lies in four secrets: fresh ingredients, the perfect balance of seasoning and flavorings, the pure olive oil and simplicity. Voila! Among many tempting dishes, sample staples like moussaka, spanakopita and Greek salad.
Great beauty meets the history of remarkable civilizations in Greece; unrivaled are its cultural offerings. From museums and UNESCO World Heritage sites to religious influences, there’s so much culture to unearth here. Start at any one of a multitude of museums — like the Acropolis Museum, Byzantine Museum and more — before making your way to UNESCO World Heritage sites, including the City of Rhodes and Archaeological Site of Delphi. Art galleries also abound, with Alexandros Soutzos Museum and National Glyptotheque among the options.
The Greek people are friendly and inviting, eager to share with travelers a taste of their traditions. Folk dance has always been popular, as has Greece’s oldest form of art, the theater. Traditional music is immensely important throughout the country, known as dimotika on the mainland and nisiotika on the islands. A number of Greece’s indelible traditions today boast UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity designations, like cultivating mastic and Tinian Marble Craftmanship.
Learn more about Greece’s unbelievable wealth of riches and plan your trip today.
GBTA’s Convention 2021 will bring the business travel industry together for the first time in a long time. Once again, you’ll learn and connect with experts and each other, along with discussions with leading thinkers, entrepreneurs and change makers addressing the issues that matter most.
I imagine that when writer Hans Christian Andersen mused, “Life itself is the most wonderful fairy tale,” he was standing at the edge of Copenhagen’s historic Tivoli Gardens, one of his favorite haunts, enlivened by the swirl of human happiness that surrounded him: children laughing; carousels spinning; games of chance played for prizes; lovers holding hands; hungry people whispering over sweets, hot drinks, beer and towering, open-faced smørrebrød, Denmark’s quintessential sandwich. That fairy tale lives on today at the second-oldest amusement park in the world, a spectacle of folly architecture, bakeries, gardens, rides, restaurants, puppet shows and joy ... and which also happens to be one of the city’s most storied places to convene for business.
The restored Park Hyatt Toronto reopened its doors, bringing luxury, sophistication and glamour alongside a nod to the hotel’s Canadian heritage. Alessandro Munge of Studio Munge collaborated on the hotel’s refresh, drawing inspiration from Canada’s seasons and natural landscapes.
Without a doubt, the pandemic changed the role of airports in the travel industry. Hamad International Airport’s role evolved in many ways since the pandemic hit. Now, more than ever, airports are responsible for creating a secure passenger experience. As the gateway to Qatar and the world, the safety and wellbeing of staff and passengers has always been at the core of Hamad International Airport’s strategy.
I recently dined at Irwin’s in Philadelphia. The restaurant is located on the rooftop of the Bok Building, a former school turned collective of small businesses, non-profits, artist workshops, a bar and restaurant. I previously visited Bok for the bar and yoga classes, and I was excited to experience the restaurant.
Cathay Pacific reaffirms its commitment to reaching net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 with a pledge to use Sustainable Aviation Fuel for 10 percent of its total fuel consumption by 2030. The airline has made pioneering efforts in supporting SAF development for more than 10 years.
Since its prestige for attracting the world elite grew in the 1960s, Greece remains the go-to destination for glittering holidays. Each step of the journey is enrobed in luxury, from culinary traditions with the highest standard of execution and name-brand, high-end shopping to first-rate wellness locales and elite accommodations, like 5-star hotels, private villas and yachts.
Arriving early afternoon in Puerto Rico, we jumped in an Uber and took a short, 15-minute drive from the airport to La Concha. As it was Tuesday, the streets were not too busy and the hotel lobby was calm. During the weekend, the scene likely would have been more bustling. We were greeted by a staff member who requested proof of vaccination and government-issued ID, and were given a wristband to indicate we were fully vaccinated. All guests are required to be vaccinated and wear masks at all times while moving around the hotel. Hand sanitizer stations were placed around the lobby, in elevators and in each common area.