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Local SkyTeam Members Awarded

Local SkyTeam members were awarded for their comprehensive powerpoint presentation created for their annual agency workshop held in 2003. Head office said the presentation was so professional that it was adopted as the basis for the 2004 and 2005 SkyTeam market presentations held...
Posted On 01 Dec 2005

Grecotel Group Praised for Its Grecotel Mykonos Blu

Yet another international award, the Verkehrsbuero Travel Award, was picked up recently by the Grecotel Mykonos Blu for its superb quality of services in the category of Verkehrsbuero Reisen's top hotels of the world.
Posted On 01 Nov 2005

Aegean Picks Up Yet Another Quality Award

The European Regions Airline Association last month presented Greece's Aegean Airlines the Silver Award Airline of the Year 2004/5. Aegean Airlines' general manager, Dimitris Gerogiannis, accepted the award during a prestigious ceremony held in conjunction with the...
Posted On 01 Nov 2005

GNTO Receives Top Travel Award

The Hellenic Tourism Organization has received the top award as Europe's Leading National Tourism Organization from the London-based World Travel Awards agency, according to an announcement made last month by the organization.
Posted On 01 Oct 2005

Superfast Ferries Scoops “Best Ferry Company” Award

The Attica Group's Superfast Ferries company, which runs Scotland's only direct route to the European mainland from Rosyth to Zeebrugge, was selected 'Best Ferry Company' in the 19th Guardian, Observer and Guardian Unlimited Travel Awards 2005.
Posted On 01 Oct 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

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

Delta Receives Athens Airport Award

Delta has been named the "Fastest Growing Airline for North America" by Athens International Airport at the first award ceremony of its kind. Delta's commercial director for Greece and Cyprus, Dimitri Karagioules, said on receiving the award that "Delta is delighted to receive...
Posted On 01 Jul 2005

Hotel Chamber Holds Annual Tourism Awards

This year's Hellenic Chamber of Hotels' tourism awards took on a completely new face. Not only were the awards held within an up-market atmosphere, but also instead of a barrage of awards for everything and everybody, the chamber decided on a smaller number for specific reasons.
Posted On 01 Jul 2005

Mount Grammos Vies for “Europe’s Most Beautiful” Title

Mount Grammos, known in Greece as one of the bloodiest battlefields of the 1946-49 Civil War, places its natural beauty against the more tranquil Danube River for the 2007-2008 title as the most beautiful nature spot in Europe in the EU-sponsored Landscape of the Year contest.
Posted On 01 Jun 2005

SkyTeam Awards Travel Partners

Through a most successful seminar on its products and services, the airline alliance SkyTeam solidified its position last month within the Greek market as one of the most popular teams of airlines preferred by both travel agents and travelers.
Posted On 01 Jan 2005

Attica Voted Best Passenger Line Of The Year In Lloyd’s List Shipping Awards

Attica Group, parent company of Superfast Ferries and Blue Star Ferries, was voted “Best Passenger Line of the Year”in Lloyd's List Greek Shipping Awards.
Posted On 01 Jan 2005

Attica Hotel Awarded Blue Flag

The Poseidon Hotel on the Athens area Paleo Faliron seafront is one of the very rare local hotel units that has been able to cover all the strict prerequisites required to fly the coveted European Union Blue Flag designated only for clean beaches and excellent swimming waters.
Posted On 01 Sep 2004

WWF Urges Travelers to Consume Less Water

The tourism boom around one of the world's most popular summer holiday destinations, the Mediterranean Sea, is endangering freshwater supplies and tourists in the area must cut their consumption, the environmental group WWF said in an announcement last month.
Posted On 01 Aug 2004

Olympic-Gulf Air Agreement for Athens-Sydney

Flights to Australia from Greece are to start again from November 23, nearly a year after they were suspended, thanks to a deal between Olympic Airways and Gulf Air, the managing directors of the two carriers announced in early September.
Posted On 01 Nov 2003

City of Athens Awards 10 Best Greek Beaches

In an effort to promote Greek beaches as some of the cleanest and most beautiful in the world, the City of Athens awarded what the public considered the country's best beaches. Voting was on an international basis through the Internet site www.thalassa. gr. Votes came from 45...
Posted On 01 Sep 2003

Europcar Earns TUI Excellence Award

Greece's rent-a-car specialist, Batek, which runs the Europcar franchise here, picked up TUI's 2002 "Best Service" award recently. Germany's TUI said Europcar offices in Greece were Europe's best thanks to their excellent cooperation and excellent quality of service.
Posted On 01 Jun 2003

Amphitrion Opens New Office On Santorini

One of Greece's leading travel companies, the Amphitrion Group of Companies, continued its expansion activities recently with the launch of a new branch office on the island of Santorini.
Posted On 01 Jun 2003

Amazing Holidays Honored by Thailand

At its fairly recent holiday awards ceremony, Thailand's tourism minister honored the tour operators it considered the most important and best for Thailand's tourism industry. On the top of the list was Amazing Holidays, a subsidiary company of Athens-based Cel Tours.
Posted On 01 Mar 2003

A note by the publisher

Two very different yet very unique members of the Greek travel trade are no longer with us. Last month, two of our most cherished members died of heart attacks. Our sincere condolences to the families of Marios Angelis and Stratos Vassilikos.
Posted On 01 Feb 2002