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Athens Airport Welcomes New CEO

Dr. Yiannis Paraschis late last month took over from Alfred van der Meer as the new chief executive officer of Athens International Airport. The forty-seven-year-old industrial engineer joined the airport's management team shortly after its establishment in 1996, and he was the...
Posted On 01 May 2007

Eva Karamanou Takes Over Amadeus Hellas

takes over as senior manager of human resources markets for Central Eastern Southern Europe, Middle East & Africa.
Posted On 01 Feb 2007

Skal International Elects New President

Litsa Papathanassi from Rodos was elected as the new president of Skal International during the 67th Skal International World Congress held in Pattaya, Thailand last month. This is only the second time in the organization's 72-year-history, that a woman president was elected.
Posted On 01 Dec 2006

Lufthansa Welcomes New General Manager

Paulo Yoshikawa is Lufthansa's new general manager for Greece and Cyprus. The Japanese-Brazilian national began his career with Lufthansa in Sao Paulo, Brazil in 1975 and has been with the German carrier ever since. Before coming to Athens, Mr. Yoshikawa was based in Madrid,...
Posted On 01 Nov 2006

Alitalia Welcomes New Regional Manager

Antonio Temporini is Alitalia's new regional manager for southeast Europe, including Greece, Cyprus, Malta, Israel, Romania, Bulgaria and the Balkans.
Posted On 01 Oct 2006

ITB Board Appoints New Members and Sets 2007 Dates

The ITB Berlin supervisory board appointed two new members, Marco Montini, director of the Italian State Tourism Board, and Andreas Sakkas, director of the Cyprus Tourism Organization and president of Corps Touristique. The new members were selected to strengthen the board in the...
Posted On 01 Aug 2006

Hotel Chamber Elects New Board

Last month's Hellenic Hotel Chamber elections resulted in a new board led by Gerasimos Fokas, reelected as president, and Vasilis Plevris and Dimitris Karalis as vice-presidents.
Posted On 01 Aug 2006

New NTOG Appointments

Tourism Development Minister Fani Palli-Petralia recently appointed a new president and new secretary general to the Hellenic Tourism Organization. The new appointments, she said, would further enhance the development of the tourism sector with regards to investment.
Posted On 01 May 2006

New Tourism Development Minister Appointed

In a surprise move last month, during a reshuffle of ministers the government replaced its tourism minister, Dimitris Avramopoulos, with former deputy culture minister, Fani Palli-Petralia. The change of guard, however, went smoothly with the former tourism minister alongside Ms...
Posted On 01 Mar 2006

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

Tourism Sector Gets Promised Ministry

As promised, the new government has created a Greek tourism ministry. The newly appointed minister, Dimitris Avramopoulos, and his deputy, Anastassios Liaskos, for the moment are the "guests" of Development Minister Dimitris Sioufas until appropriate tourism ministry offices are...
Posted On 01 Apr 2004

Government Replaces Its Tourism Leaders

The government says it will present a comprehensive restructuring plan for the country's tourism administration. The announcement followed the replacement of government tourism leaders and the reshuffling of responsibilities among the Development Ministry's General Secretariat...
Posted On 01 Jan 2004

Airline Specialist Takes Over Tourism General Secretariat

Demetris Georgarakis, an electronic engineer with some 20 years experience in the airline sector (Olympic Airways) has been appointed to head the newly created tourism general secretariat, which is directly under the development ministry.

Venizelos New Culture Minister

Evangelos Venizelos is the country's new culture minister. Greek Prime Minister Costas Simitis replaced Culture Minster Theodoros Pangalos on November 19, the same day as a front-page interview by the latter expressed disagreement with certain government policies, including labor...

KLM Revitalizes Its Management In Greece

Besides revitalizing its executive management in Greece, KLM and its partner Northwest Airlines have created what they call their new World Business Class. The idea behind the new class is to offer better services and roomier and more comfortable seats for their clients. They...

New Hatta Board Recommends Mergers

One of the first moves by the newly-elected president of the Hellenic Association of Travel and Tourism Agents (HATTA), Yiannis Evangelou, was to call the trade press corps to a working breakfast. The new president wanted to outline his plans for the association.

Record Attendance At Travel Agent General Assembly

Never in its 70 years of history did the Hellenic Association of Travel & Tourism Agents (HATTA) see so many members attend a general assembly as it did last month. Reasons for the strong interest varied.