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Trainose Announces ‘Olympian Trail’ Route for Cruise Passengers in Greece

Railway service operator Trainose will launch the "Olympian Trail" train route, a product aimed to offer cruise passengers in Greece "the trail of a lifetime experience".

Greek ‘Breakfast Basket’ Initiative Introduced at Xenia 2017 Expo

The “Breakfast Basket” initiative of the Greek Confederation of Tourist Accommodation Enterprises (SETKE) made its debut during the recent Xenia 2017 hospitality show in Athens.

Volotea Announces New Base in Athens

Volotea, the airline that connects medium and small cities in Europe, announced that it will launch a new base in Athens, Greece, in April 2018.

SETKE Introduces Lodging Brands ‘Elite’ and ‘Smotel’

The Greek Confederation of Tourist Accommodation Enterprises (SETKE) recently announced the launch of brands for lodgings in Greece.

Thessaloniki Aiming to Become Sports Tourism Destination Through Marathon Events

Thessaloniki's marathons are gaining acclaim every year and organizers are aiming to place the city on the map of international sports tourism destinations.

Interview – Yiannis Mattheos: ‘Yachting Tourism Contributes to Santorini’s Image as Year-round Destination’

Yiannis Mattheos, the CEO of Caldera Yachting, talks to GTP and underlines the importance of yachting tourism to the local economy of Santorini.

Drop in Easter Holiday Overnights Creates Skepticism

The total outcome in regards to hotel bookings during this year’s Easter holiday did not satisfy Greek hoteliers but hasty conclusions should not be made in regards to the season’s final result, President of the Hellenic Federation of Hoteliers Andreas Andreadis advised last month.

MITT 2010: Greece Tightens Ties With Russia

Greece will grant multiple-entry visas for six to 12 months and up to five years to Russian citizens, Culture and Tourism Minister Pavlos Geroulanos announced to the Russian press during his visit to the 17th Moscow International Travel and Tourism (MITT) exhibition that ran...

Greek Tourism Moves Ahead At 44th ITB

Greece’s economic problems will not have an impact on German visits to the country this year, said Klaus Laepple, president of German Travel Association Deutschen ReiseVerbands (DRV), during the opening press conference of the 44th ITB Berlin travel trade show held last month.

VAT Hike Puts A Damper On Greek Tourism

The government’s effort to solve Greece’s fiscal problems will not be successful if not accompanied by measures to support tourism, President of the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE) Nikos Angelopoulos recently said in a letter to Finance Minister Yiorgos...

Athens Hotel Revenue Expected To Take A Plunge

As a destination Athens is deteriorating and losing any grounds it had intended to gain and this ultimately cannot be considered a result of the global economic crisis, according to Athens-Attica Hoteliers Association President Yiannis Retsos.

Athens City Center In Need Of Face-Lift

If we want to upgrade Athens, we need to set down some rules and faithfully follow them, Culture and Tourism Minister Pavlos Geroulanos recently said in an interview to the Greek press when asked about the problems at the one end of the historic center of Athens—the Omonia Square...

Greek Spa Industry Lacks Trained Professionals

Greece cannot be considered a luxury spa destination as Greek spas currently have no specific identification and hotels that promote themselves as spa resorts do not maintain proper standards, according to the “2nd Wellness Fit & Spa Meeting Day” held last month in Athens.

Aktina Group Enters 35th Year

“Aktina's basic principle is to emphasize on understanding the needs of the traveler and this is why we insist on providing quality services that exceed the highest expectations,” according to Panagiotis Zerzivilis, managing director and CEO of Aktina Group.

GNTO Offices Abroad To Close

Important markets to Greek tourism would not be left without a Greek National Tourism Office but mergers are to occur where two or more offices serve a single region, Deputy Culture and Tourism Minister Angela Gerekou recently assured Greek journalists.

Athens Hotel Industry In Free Fall

Athens hotel bookings have been in "free fall" as of December 2008, which translates to a 12 percent decrease up until September 2009 and an eight percent drop in the average price per room, stressed the President of the Athens-Attica Hotel Association Yiannis Retsos at the...

SETE’s 2009 Overview Not A Pretty Picture

Greek tourism seems to be headed in the same direction it always has, the president of the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE), Nikos Angelopoulos, said last month while addressing Greek journalists at the association's 2009 overview.

Qatar Airways: New Athens Flight To Doha

Qatar Airways recently announced its second daily non-stop flight from Athens to Doha, which would gradually integrate into the existing flight schedule from Athens by March 2010.

Olympic Air Officially Takes Off

Marfin Investment Group will continue to place public interest above short-term business interests for as long as Greece is tested by the crisis, said the company's President Andreas Vgenopoulos during the official inauguration ceremony of Olympic Air held at the company's...

Greece Outlines Tourism Targets At WTM ’09

Travel and tourism, as an industry, has faced pandemics, natural disasters, escalating fuel prices and 9/11 but one of the World Travel Market's greatest strengths is its ability to mirror the industry in its many moods, said WTM's Chairman Fiona Jeffery at the tourism fair's...