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“Athens Every Week” Events

May: 2-8 Athens Museums Week • 9-15 Athens Art Week • 16-22 Athens Theatre Week • 23-30 Athens Dance Week • 30 May-5 June Athens Rainbow Week.

Navarino Natura Hall To Open Next Month

The unique interactive exhibition center “Navarino Natura Hall by Hellenic Postbank” in Costa Navarino was officially presented in Athens last month.

Greek Aviation History At Hellinikon

The Olympic Airways Workers’ Cultural Center held an event last month and aimed to show the necessity of establishing an Aviation Museum in Greece.

Sea Tourism Forum To Launch Next Month

The potential for sea tourism and the development of the economies of Greece, the Eastern Mediterranean and the Black Sea region will be examined during the first Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum, scheduled to take place 21-22 June at the Onassis Cultural Center in Athens.

GNTO U.K. Launches “Visit Greece@Westfield London”

Westfield London, Europe's largest urban shopping center, on 19-27 March featured a 1.500 square meter Greek Theme Park on its ground floor atrium and depicted all aspects of Greek tourism.

Nikos Skoulas Presents His Triptych of Success

“It would be very useful for thousands of executives of the public and private sector to study the book written by Nikos Skoulas,” Deputy Culture and Tourism Minister George Nikitiadis said at the recent book presentation of former tourism minister Nikos Skoulas.

Greek Cruise Contract Considered Complex

The required three-year contract international cruise companies are required to sign with the Greek Government in order to homeport at a Greek port is a “written declaration of cooperation” that may be terminated at any time without any penalty, Maritime Affairs Minister Yiannis...

Travel Plan Puts Religious Tourism On The Agenda

“We are committed to plan attractive tour packages of Byzantine travel for everyone,” Travel Plan’s managing director Giorgos Daskalakis said last month during the signing of a memorandum of understanding with the Holy Archdiocese of Athens’ Mission charity organization.

Minister Requests E.U. Help On Visa Issue

The Schengen treaty constrains Greek tourism and particularly Greece’s “soon to be” biggest markets such as Russia, China, India and Turkey, Culture and Tourism Minister Pavlos Geroulanos told the group of Socialist European Parliament deputies in Athens in late March.

Greece To Make Visa Services Easier For Russians

The Greek Government has undertaken extensive initiatives to facilitate the arrival of Russian tourists to Greece and visitors from countries such as India and China, Deputy Culture and Tourism Minister George Nikitiadis said at the 18th Moscow International Travel and Tourism...

Culture Ministry Program Rejected By The Disabled

“Accessibility is a legal obligation and not a desired service,” the National Confederation of Disabled People said in a letter of protest to Culture and Tourism Minister Pavlos Geroulanos in March.

Greek Hoteliers To Unite And Attract Luxury Tourists

Greek hoteliers are planning to design a new tourism package, gain a leading role in luxury tourism and attract visitors of high income, the Greek press said last month.

GNTO Spending Cuts Affect Offices Abroad

The Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) saved some 62 million euros last year as its operating expenses in 2010 were reduced by 36.85 percent compared to the year before, according to an announcement the organization made last month.

Gay Tourism Promoted By Greek Private Sector

“Athens has the potential to become a tourism destination for gay travelers because the city has places for them to go but, for them to stay several days here, advertising promotion by the Culture and Tourism Ministry is required,” the president and managing director of...

Greece Makes Slight Attempt To Attract Gay Market

“Athens Rainbow Week could be a magnet for gay tourists abroad with the appropriate exposure and promotion of the event, from both international media and travel agencies/tour operators but we can not say that such a promotional targeted effort has been made,” according to the...

HATTA Board of Directors

Within the framework of the Hellenic Association of Travel and Tourist Agencies’ (HATTA) annual general assembly, the association announced its new Board of Directors.

HATTA’s General Assembly Brings Good News

The president of the outgoing Board of Directors of the Hellenic Association of Travel and Tourist Agencies (HATTA), Yiorgos Telonis, opened the association’s annual general assembly last month with good news for the staff of travel agencies and tour buses.

New Development Law Causes Criticism

The Greek Government’s support to new accommodation investments in Attica and Thessaloniki causes unfair competition at the expense of hotels that already exist, the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels recently said in a letter to Regional Development and Competitiveness Minister Mihalis...

Greece Approaches India’s Market

“The Indian market right now is untouched but it’s a tourism source for our country that has significant potential,” according to Maya Tsokli, Member of the Greek Parliament, in charge of PASOK's parliament group on tourism.

Greece And Israel Sign Tourism Protocol

A tourism cooperation protocol aimed to tighten the ties between Greece and Israel was signed last month in Athens between Culture and Tourism Pavlos Geroulanos and his Israeli counterpart, Stas Misezhnikov.
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