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Qatar Adds New Delhi to its Routes Network

Qatar Airways recently brought its award-winning Five Star service to the Indian capital New Delhi with its inaugural flight touching down at Indira Gandhi International Airport in mid July.
Posted On 01 Sep 2005

Royal Jordanian Breaks Own Records

Royal Jordanian reached new highs in July 2005 by transporting 186,300 passengers, marking a 3.8 per cent increase over the same period of 2004.
Posted On 01 Sep 2005

New Cultural and Sports Center for Athens

Athens Mayor Dora Bakoyannis and Deputy Sports Minister George Orfanos last month signed an agreement for the construction of a new swimming pool, sports and cultural center for the Athens Rouf area.
Posted On 01 Sep 2005

Travel Blogs New Way to Promote Tourism

Blogs are a trendy way to publish online, and if done right, they can be an effective way to maintain solid relationships with Internet customers. While blogs may be used regularly by the techno-savvy, only 38 percent of all internet users know what blogs are, according to a...
Posted On 01 Sep 2005

World Tourism Continues to Grow

Worldwide tourism results for 2005 show a continuation of the overall positive trend of 2004, with international tourist arrivals growing on average by eight per cent in the first four months, according to the recently released June edition of the WTO World Tourism Barometer.
Posted On 01 Sep 2005

New EOT Board of Directors Meet

Late last month the new board of directors for the Hellenic Tourism Organization (EOT) met under the presidency of the tourism minister who spoke on the future aims of his ministry and the importance of the tourism organization in implementing the country's tourism policy.
Posted On 01 Sep 2005

Major Tourism Projects Approved

The Hellenic Center for Investment announced last month that it is rapidly proceeding with the implementation of three large tourism projects worth 600 million euros in foreign funds - one on Crete, one in Volos and one on the island of Arkoudi in the Ionian Sea. The projects had...
Posted On 01 Sep 2005

Ministries Cooperate to Promote Ancient Greek World

At a joint press conference held at Zappeion Hall last month, the minister of tourism, the minister for the Aegean, and deputy ministers for the economy and for culture presented an ambitious series of conferences to be held through-out the summer.
Posted On 01 Aug 2005

Hoteliers Calls for Metropolitan Conference Center

Georgios Tsakiris, president of the Attica Hoteliers' Association, opened the association's annual general assembly last month with words of praise for the cooperation and work being done by the country's tourism ministry, but he urged the ministry to move faster in implementing...
Posted On 01 Aug 2005

FORTHcrs Adds Rooms to Booking Systems

Through its OnBoard system, local booking engine company Forthcrs recently enriched its products with the addition of all the rooms and apartments for rent that belong to the Confederation Apartment and Rental Room Enterprises.
Posted On 01 Aug 2005

Two New National Parks

In a major environmental move aimed at protecting the country's ecosystem, the government last month signed an agreement that will transform 76,000 hectares of forest and wetlands in northern Greece into two national parks.
Posted On 01 Aug 2005

New Travel Domain Announces Priority Deadline

The ".travel" Registry, owned by Tralliance Corporation, New York, in cooperation with the World Tourism Organization, has affirmed a priority right to the nations of the world to register their respective country, cities, and place names in the .travel Registry.
Posted On 01 Aug 2005

Airports Adopt Registered Traveler Program

A group of airports has formed the Registered Traveler Interoperability Consortium to develop standards that would allow each airport to sign up travelers and give passengers the same security privileges at different locations.
Posted On 01 Aug 2005

A New Era Opens for Philoxenia Travel Fair

With new ideas, new management and a strong 2004 participation to work with, the organizers of Philoxenia say the Greek travel fair has entered a new era. Last year, the fair welcomed 10% more general visitors and saw a 140% increase in foreign commercial visitors when compared...
Posted On 01 Aug 2005

Major Reforestation Project to Promote Sustainable Tourism

The forest that runs along the Nestos River in Greece's northeastern corner, one of the largest of its kind in Europe, is regaining its former stature. As it regenerates it will once again become a source of life for communities near one of the country's largest flowing bodies of...
Posted On 01 Aug 2005

New Type Cruise Scheduled for Greek Islands

Stelios Haji-Ioannou, head of easyCruise, says he plans to deploy a cruise ship on a Greek Islands itinerary in the summer of 2006 or 2007, and an Arabian Gulf itinerary on a 2006/2007 winter schedule.
Posted On 01 Aug 2005

WTTC Praises Greek Tourism

The positive prospects of Greek tourism were praised by World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) President Jean-Claude Baumgarten during his meeting with Tourism Development Minister Dimitris Avramopoulos last month in Athens.
Posted On 01 Aug 2005

Upmarket Travelers’ Services at Olympus Plaza Parks

Olympus Plaza Food Parks, a group of companies formed by Everest (a food company with 51% ownership of Olympic Catering) and Macedonian Shipping Agencies (providers for transport, tourism and the cruise ship companies), continues its expansion program.
Posted On 01 Aug 2005

Passenger Compensation EC “Maladministration”

European airlines have launched an attack on new regulations that give passengers stronger rights to compensation for delays and cancellations.
Posted On 01 Aug 2005

Qatar Airways Takes Us Back to the Golden Days

Since its launch of direct flights from Athens, on 15 June 2005, Qatar Airways, one of the fastest growing airlines in the world, continues it strong promotion campaign, all of which reminds of the golden days when airlines were the stars of the travel sector.
Posted On 01 Aug 2005