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Ski Tourism Analyzed At Forum

Chaotic bureaucracy, ski resorts that do not bear the appropriate GNTO seal due to land-use matters and the strong competition from neighboring countries are just some of the problems of Greek ski tourism, experts stressed at a recent forum held in Athens for the development of...

Low Cost Carrier Benefits To Greece Discussed

“Does Greece’s tourism product benefit from the operation of low cost carriers in the country?” was one of the main questions asked at the “Low cost carriers in the Greek skies” assembly organized recently in Athens by the Hellenic Aviation Society and the Hellenic Association of...

GDS To Promote Travel Agency Growth

“We will continue to invest in our online development tools, our e-commerce solutions in order to help our customers diversify and grow their online business,” Amadeus Hellas’ CEO Eva Karamanou recently told GTP during the “Brighter, Bolder, Better e-Commerce” forum by global...

Forum Puts Thessaloniki In The Spotlight

“A city adds value to the professional and the creator depending on the strength of its identity and Thessaloniki must obtain a strong identity,” Culture and Tourism Minister Pavlos Geroulanos said during an international culture and tourism forum held recently in Thessaloniki by...

Gastronomy Council At HO.RE.CA.

The first “National Council of Gastronomy,” held under the auspices of the Greek National Tourism Organization, will take place at the 6th HO.RE.CA. scheduled for 3-6 February at the ExpoAthens exhibition center in Anthousa, eastern Attica.

Amadeus Forum: A World Of Ideas For Business Growth

“I am convinced that the Central, Eastern and Southern European region is living exponential times,” Juan Antonio Carrasco, Amadeus’ director of CESE markets, said at the launch and the closing of the Amadeus CESE e-Commerce Leaders Forum 2010 that recently took place in Sophia...

ECTAA Sees Recovery Of Greek Tourism

“The European markets are receiving optimistic messages in regards to the recovery of Greek tourism,” President of the European Travel Agents and Tour Operators Associations (ECTAA) Irene Gueorguieva said at a dinner held during the 102nd ECTAA Biannual Meeting in Athens last...

Athens’ Hotels See Low Revenue In 2010

Athenian hoteliers saw a 6.7 percent drop in hotel occupancy this past September, along with a 9.2 percent decrease in the revenue per available room in five-, four- and three-star hotels, President of the Athens-Attica Hotel Association Yiannis Retsos said last month during his...

Philoxenia 2010: Council Of Hotel Associations

The VAT reduction on accommodation facilities (from 11 percent to the low rate of 6.5 percent) was the main topic of discussion at this year’s council of hotel associations during Philoxenia. During the council, Andreas Andreadis, president of the Hellenic Federation of...

Philoxenia 2010: Hotel Chamber Regional Meeting

The Hellenic Chamber of Hotels held their regional meeting of Northern Greece within the framework of the Philoxenia exhibition, during which they discussed important issues that concerned the hotel industry.

Philoxenia 2010: 3rd European Tourism Conference

The need for Greece to develop a new model  for Tourism was the main topic of this year’s “3rd European Tourism Conference” hosted by Philoxenia. During the first session, GNTO President Nicolas Kanellopoulos stressed the importance of green tourism for the protection and...

Philoxenia 2010: ARGO Int’l Forum

The Hellenic Association of Travel and Tourist Agencies and the United Nations Development Program organized the first international forum “ARGO: The first Black Sea Partnership Forum for Tourism and Travel Operators” with the attendance of tourism professionals from the Black...

Philoxenia 2010: Hotel Chamber Press Conference

The Hellenic Chamber of Hotels gave a press conference in Thessaloniki during Philoxenia and presented data on tourism in 2010 and estimations for 2011. During the press conference, the Institute of Tourism Research and Forecasting (ITEP) presented its latest study ...

The Role of Women In Tourism

“Based on statistics presented by Eurostat, women make up 56 percent of those employed in the hotel and restaurant sector among the European Union member states... Greece ranks low with only 44 percent,” Athens Economic and Tourism Development Company (ATEDCo) President Katerina...

Culture and Tourism Conference Held In Parliament

Culture needs the physical support of tourism to grow and to offer, while tourism needs culture to make a distinction and gain recognition within an overcrowded market, travel journalist and PASOK Member of Parliament Magia Tsokli said in parliament last month.

Cyclades Come To Athens

The Cyclades Prefecture held a five-day exhibition last month at the Syntagma Square metro station in Athens and gave commuters a mini-vacation prior to the start of the summer tourism season.

PM Announces Tourism Support Measures

The lifting of cabotage restrictions should take place immediately following a dialogue with all agencies involved until the end of May, Prime Minister Yiorgos Papandreou announced during the recent 18th general assembly of the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE).

Deputy Minister Calls E.U. Support On Greek Tourism

Greece is experiencing the most painful effects of the economic crisis but tourism could offer a way out, Deputy Culture and Tourism Minister Angela Gerekou stressed last month at the Informal Meeting of Tourism Ministers in Madrid, Spain.
Posted On 01 May 2010

Tourism Minister At NYT Travel Show

Greece is up against a great crisis but is not hiding, Culture and Tourism Minister Pavlos Geroulanos assured during his visit to the 2010 New York Times Travel Show that took place at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York on February 26-28.
Posted On 01 Apr 2010

HATTA Calls For Year-Round Tourism

The global economic crisis is not the only side to blame for the current situation of Greek tourism, Hellenic Association of Travel and Tourist Agencies (HATTA) President Argyro Fili said during the association’s general assembly last month.
Posted On 01 Apr 2010