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Sustainable Tourism Model Being Developed for the Mediterranean

Greece is one of four partner countries, namely, Cyprus, Italy and Malta, involved in a program to develop a Mediterranean standard for sustainable tourism (MSST).
Posted On 01 Sep 2006

Humanitarian Aid to Lebanon

The Arab-Hellenic Chamber in cooperation with the Messinia Chamber organized a humanitarian aid effort to ease some of the suffering in war-torn Lebanon.
Posted On 01 Sep 2006

World Heritage Sites Acquire Online Promotion

Expedia, the world's largest online travel agency, last month announced a partnership with the United Nations Foundation to promote travel to World Heritage sites. The move is part of Expedia's strategy to raise its international profile, provide more customized services and...
Posted On 01 Dec 2005

Museums and Sites to be Accessible to People with Special Needs

A special inter-ministerial meeting on the Olympic Games last month reiterated promises to render Athens more compatible with the needs of physically disabled people ahead of next September's Paralympics.
Posted On 01 Nov 2003

Full Speed Ahead For New Tourism Products

A theme park inspired by ancient Greek mythology opens in the Anavyssos area, south of Athens, in 2004 and by when all phases are fully completed, in 2006, the park is expected to attract up to 1.2 million visitors per year.

World Tourism Bodies Announce Joint Statement On Industry

Leading travel and tourism industry associations from around the world have collaborated on a joint statement asking governments to work together in partnership to address concerns facing the global travel and tourism industry.

Tourism Organization Offers Greek Cuisine Emblem For Restaurants

The Hellenic Tourism Organization now offers a special Greek cuisine emblem to any eating establishment that adheres to some very strict health, hygiene and quality standards. During a special event held to launch the emblem, the minister explained that today's tourist wants not...

New Golf Course For Crete

Work has started on what is proposed to be the biggest and most modern golf course in Greece, the Crete Golf Club. The 18-hole course of 6,400 yards (720 stremma), just 20 kilometers from Heraklion's international airport, will be built on Par 72 Championship standard. The unit...

New Strategy Plan for Tourism Sector

At a recent press call, Development Minister Nikos Christodoulakis said his ministry was, preparing an “Olympic tourism package" that will address several areas of the industry, including existing infrastructure and the quality of tourist services. He stated it would be a...

EOT Publishes “Ancient Flavors”

A few years back, some Greek gastronomists created the Center for the Preservation and Promotion of Traditional Greek Gastronomy. Today, one of the center's most successful projects created is the "Archestratos" program, named after an ancient Greek poet who scribed the Greek...

Greek Cuisine Again On German Rail Network

German commuters were wined and dined Greek-style on their country's railways last month. Organizers hope the taste of Greece will tempt some of the commuters to spend their annual vacation in Greece.