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ACB Launches New Promo Video Of Greek Capital

The first promotional video that showcases the conference tourism product of Athens was launched recently by the Athens Convention Bureau (ACB) and the Athens Development and Destination Management Agency.
Posted On 01 Sep 2012

Athens Tourism Profile To Be Upgraded

“Our goal is to establish Athens as a final destination instead of a stopover destination through the expansion of its tourism product and for the average spending per visitor to increase,” the chairman of the Athens Development and Destination Management Agency, Yiorgos...
Posted On 01 Sep 2012

HATTA On Museum And Archaeological Site Setbacks

“As always, HATTA will assist in the effort to improve the (country’s) tourism product and for the qualitative improvement of tourism services, especially in the sensitive field of culture,” the president of the Hellenic Association of Travel and Tourist Agencies (HATTA), Yiorgos...
Posted On 01 Sep 2012

GEPOET Discusses Tourism Issues With Transport Minister

A bill that will regulate the legal details in regards to the pending liberalization of land passenger transport will be tabled in parliament in April 2013 by the Transport Ministry, the General Pan-Hellenic Federation of Tourism Enterprises (GEPOET) said. By 2015 the market...
Posted On 01 Sep 2012

VAT Cut For Restaurants Not Possible This Year

“The VAT rate on food catering services will not be reduced this year even though it was it was a commitment of the government,” Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni said last month. The VAT cut on food catering services was one of the government’s pre-election promises.
Posted On 01 Sep 2012

Hoteliers Slam Illegal Accommodation In Northern Greece

0 0 0 2 02shares“These bogus apartments-to-let have not decreased and even more have opened and are even advertised via the most known and reliable tourism sites as establishments that provide high quality services at competitive prices,” the Thessaloniki Hoteliers Association...
Posted On 01 Sep 2012

Tourism Minister Targets UK Market

Jointly funded campaigns in the UK media between British tour operators and the Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) to promote Greek tourism and attract last-minute bookings are underway, Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni told the UK media in late July during her first...
Posted On 01 Sep 2012

Greek Hoteliers Wait To Be Paid By Libyan Government

Several hotels in Athens and Thessaloniki are near a financial crunch as the unpaid bills for the hosting of Libyan rebel fighters are now near some 30 million euros, the Greek press said last month.
Posted On 01 Sep 2012

Hotel Chamber Re-Submits Proposal For Social Tourism Programs

The Hellenic Chamber of Hotels last month re-submitted a proposal to the Ministry of Labor and Social Security to reform and take on the subsidized social tourism holiday programs of the abolished Workers’ Welfare Organization (OEE).
Posted On 01 Sep 2012

Domestic Tourism Leaves Unclear Picture In August

Special offers at Greek destinations and discounts on hotel prices did the trick during the peak August holiday season as Greek holidaymakers did in fact travel domestically although in obviously lesser numbers compared to last year, press reports said last month.
Posted On 01 Sep 2012

Greece Lags Behind Competitors During First Half Of The Year

Greek tourism was not at its best in the first half of the year compared to competing countries such as Turkey, Cyprus and Spain, the Greek press said last month. This was mainly due to negative publicity abroad during the two election periods.
Posted On 01 Sep 2012

Visa-Free Pilot Program Proves A Success

The visa facilitation pilot program launched in June that allows non-European Union citizens to enter Greece from Turkey and visit five Greek Eastern Aegean islands without a visa from a Greek consulate was said last month to be making big progress.
Posted On 01 Sep 2012

Last-Minute Bookings Boost Incoming Tourism To Greece

“Greece is back in business… There is great value for money, holiday prices are competitive and we still offer very good quality,” Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni recently told the foreign media. And it would seem that the tourism minister is right since the picture of Greek...
Posted On 01 Sep 2012

Επιχειρηματική Ηθική

Με το πέρας του Αυγούστου, ξεκινάει η καταμέτρηση. Ποιες οι εισροές; Ποιες οι εκροές; Τι απέμεινε; Η ζυγαριά για άλλους κλίνει προς τη μια πλευρά και για άλλους προς...

Government Stalls VAT Reduction On Food Catering Services

The VAT rate on food catering services will be reduced once the Greek economy's fiscal sector is stabilized, Deputy Finance Minister George Mavraganis said in Parliament on Friday, 31 August.
Posted On 01 Sep 2012

Creta Maris Green Team Strikes Again

The Creta Maris Green Team—the environmental group of the Creta Maris Beach Resort—on 9 August helped clean up the beach area that starts from the hotel until the Agia Paraskevi church.
Posted On 01 Sep 2012

Nickoman Comes To Athens!

The logo of Greek online booking company Airfasttickets “came alive” recently on the sidelines of the company’s press conference held in Athens center.
Posted On 01 Sep 2012

Castelli Hotel Honored For Quality & Excellence

Castelli Hotel on Laganas, Zakynthos, recently received the IAE International Arch of Europe Award in the Gold Category, for its strong commitment to quality and excellence (Frankfurt 2012, B.I.D Business International Directions Quality Convention).
Posted On 01 Sep 2012

Olympic Air Flies Athletes To 2012 London Olympic Games

The Greek Olympic team and the Olympic Air crew in front of the Airbus A320 right before takeoff to the 2012 London Olympic Games. Olympic Air, official sponsor of the Hellenic Olympic Committee, carried the athletes to London on 23 July and 13 August.
Posted On 01 Sep 2012

Thessaloniki Welcomed By International Council Of Tourism Partners

“The Thessaloniki Convention and Visitors Bureau (TCVB) excels as a destination choice for conference organizers and ICTP (International Council of Tourism Partners) is proud to have it join as a destination member,” ICTP Chairman Juergen T. Steinmetz said in late July.
Posted On 01 Sep 2012
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