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Limited Participation At This Year’s Philoxenia

The Greek tourism sector may have been somewhat reluctant in participating in the 27th Philoxenia International Tourism Exhibition due to the country's financial crisis but according to Deputy Culture and Tourism Minister George Nikitiadis, 2011 could be easily labeled as...
Posted On 01 Dec 2011

Athens Hosts 8th Greek-Turkish Forum on Tourism

President of the Hellenic Association of Travel and Tourist Agencies (HATTA) Giorgos Telonis, Deputy Culture and Tourism Minister George Nikitiadis, Culture and Tourism Minister Pavlos Geroulanos and his Turkish counterpart, Ertugrul Gunay during the 8th Greek-Turkish Forum on...
Posted On 01 Nov 2011

Pavlos Yeroulanos Elected Chairman Of UNWTO Commission For Europe

Culture and Tourism Minister Pavlos Yeroulanos was elected Chairman of the UNWTO Commission for Europe for the next two years, last month during the 19th Session of the General Assembly of UNWTO in Korea.
Posted On 01 Nov 2011

IFITT Greece Presented To Greek Professionals

“Technology is the only opportunity to develop tourism in Greece and overcome the economic crisis,” was one of the many conclusions drawn during the official presentation of the Greek chapter of the International Federation for IT in Travel and Tourism (IFITT) held recently at...
Posted On 01 Nov 2011

UNWTO Optimistic On Greek Tourism

“Greece has returned. Greece is making a dynamic comeback and we can confirm this," UNWTO Secretary General Taleb Rifai said while citing official data during the first International Congress on Ethics and Tourism that took place in Madrid, Spain, 15-16 September.
Posted On 01 Oct 2011

Cyclades Promoted In Scandinavian Market

The Cyclades Development Company has launched a promotion campaign of the Cyclades islands in Norway and other Scandinavian countries, to increase arrivals in 2012, in collaboration with the Hellenic Travel and Trade Center that operates in Oslo, Norway.
Posted On 01 Sep 2011

Special Olympics 2011 Benefits To Greece Discussed

“The Special Olympics World Summer Games Athens 2011 delivered multiple benefits to Greece that included some 300,000 overnight stays, thousands of sea and air travel arrivals and increased tourism traffic,” president of the Special Olympics Organizing Committee Athens 2011,...
Posted On 01 Aug 2011

ACB Holds Event To Promote Conference Tourism

“The effort to promote Athens in the conference market will only succeed with the full cooperation between the public and private sector with no exceptions,” Rob Davidson from the University of London and Greenwich told the audience at the Athens Convention Bureau’s second “ACB...
Posted On 01 Aug 2011

Greek Breakfast To Benefit Hotels

Hoteliers who will introduce Greek breakfast through their hotel units would gain significant economic benefits, according to a study conducted by Agropole, a food and agribusiness consulting company, on behalf of the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels.
Posted On 01 Aug 2011

Diving Festival Kicks Off This Month On Kalymnos

Kalymnos, the sponge diver's island in the Dodekanissos complex, will become the meeting point for free diving fans this month.
Posted On 01 Jul 2011

Spain Targets Greek Market

“Last year 148,532 Greek tourists visited Spain and left behind 158 million euros in revenue for the country,” Arturo Claver, the director of new markets of Turespana (Spanish Tourism Organization), said at a media briefing in Athens last month. Mr. Klaver said by 2015 Turespana...
Posted On 01 Jul 2011

Spa And Wellness Tourism Lag Behind In Greece

Greece was called on to follow Cyprus’ example and take advantage of the international opportunities wellness tourism offers at a recent workshop held at the Helexpo Palace in Athens.
Posted On 01 Jul 2011

Marine Tourism Benefits Analyzed

“Greek legislation and bureaucracy kill the cruise market and maritime tourism,” the president of the Hellenic Chamber of Shipping, Yiorgos Gratsos, said at a press conference last month, held prior to the 1st Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum.
Posted On 01 Jul 2011

PM Outlines New Tourism Measures

“We must give tourism a leading role in Greece’s effort for development,” the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises’ (SETE) newly elected president, Andreas Andreadis, said to Prime Minister George Papandreou while assuming his presidency during the association’s 19th General...

Congress Tourism Needs A Boost, HAPCO

The Hellenic Association of Professional Congress Organizers (HAPCO) recently warned representatives of the Greek tourism leadership in regards to the “dangerous” downward course of Greek congress tourism and what ever that implies for the already “plagued” Greek economy.

Amadeus Assists Travel Agents In “Online Arena”

“Amadeus Hellas will continue to support travel professionals in every possible way in order to enable the success in their business efforts,” General Manager Amadeus Hellas Eva Karamanou told GTP during a specially designed one-day seminar for travel agencies organized for the...

Sea Tourism Forum To Launch Next Month

The potential for sea tourism and the development of the economies of Greece, the Eastern Mediterranean and the Black Sea region will be examined during the first Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum, scheduled to take place 21-22 June at the Onassis Cultural Center in Athens.

HATTA’s General Assembly Brings Good News

The president of the outgoing Board of Directors of the Hellenic Association of Travel and Tourist Agencies (HATTA), Yiorgos Telonis, opened the association’s annual general assembly last month with good news for the staff of travel agencies and tour buses.

First National Gastronomy Council Held In Greece

“The millions of tourists that visit Greece for a four-day stay each year will eat breakfast at least 60 million times during their stay and therefore gain knowledge of traditional Greek cuisine,” was just one of the expert opinions heard at the first National Council of...

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...