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WTM 2012 – Heraklion Port Attracts Interest Of Royal Caribbean Cruises

“We have regained our credibility and companies are now listening to us. We are on track,” Ioannis Bras, the chairman and managing director of the Heraklion Port Authority, recently said following talks with US cruise giant Royal Caribbean at the 33rd World Travel Market (WTM) in...
Posted On 07 Nov 2012

WTM 2012 – Rodos Launches 2013 Promotional Campaign

4 0 0 1 05sharesRodos saw a significant increase of British tourists this year and the Greek island aims to achieve the same in 2013, the president of the Rodos Hoteliers Association, Antonis Kambourakis, said yesterday, 5 November, while inaugurating the island’s pavilion at the...
Posted On 06 Nov 2012

WTM 2012 – “Greece, All Time Classic” Introduced To The UK

Greece’s new communication strategy for Greek tourism was presented yesterday, 5 November, to Greek and foreign journalists attending the 33rd World Travel Market (WTM) in London, UK, during the traditional press conference given by the Greek delegation.
Posted On 06 Nov 2012

WTM 2012 – GNTO Pavilion Inaugurated By Special Guest

Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni and renowned UK author Victoria Hislop inaugurated the Greek National Tourism Organization’s (GNTO) pavilion at the 33rd World Travel Market (WTM) in London, UK, yesterday, 5 November.
Posted On 06 Nov 2012

WTM 2012 Ready To Open

World Travel Market (WTM), the leading global event for the travel industry, on 5-8 November 2012 will open its doors to the international travel trade sector on the fairgrounds of ExCeL–London.
Posted On 02 Nov 2012
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Olga Kefalogianni, Tourism Minister

0 0 0 2 02sharesPhiloxenia 2012 greeting. Greek tourism is currently in a phase of creative reconstruction, which is steadily supported by the independent Tourism Ministry that has been reestablished by the Greek Government to give sovereignty to this administrative sector of the...
Posted On 01 Nov 2012
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Yiannis Boutaris, Mayor of Thessaloniki

Philoxenia, a reference point and meeting place for tourism professionals, has recorded significant contribution to the promotion of Greek tourism. Tourism, even during the economic crisis we are experiencing and the unsteady economic scene, continues to be the fastest growing...
Posted On 01 Nov 2012
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Anastasios Liaskos, Secretary General Ministry of Tourism

3 0 0 2 05sharesPhiloxenia 2012 greeting. Tourism is a strong pillar for the development, prosperity and competitiveness of our country. Philoxenia, the main Tourism Exhibition in Greece, is a prominent promotional event for the travel sector, professionals, employees and those...
Posted On 01 Nov 2012
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Konstantinos Zikos, President Greek National Tourism Organization

I am very pleased to address this important and extremely useful publication of the Greek Travel Pages on the occasion of the 28th Philoxenia, which traditionally enjoys a high level of success commensurate to the importance of Greek Tourism. I am convinced that it will be an...
Posted On 01 Nov 2012
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Nikos Karachalios, Secretary General Greek National Tourism Organization

3 0 0 2 05sharesPhiloxenia 2012 greeting. Greece is one of the world’s most popular tourism destinations as its brand name maintains its strong position amongst competition. So far, statistics depicting the tourist flow towards Greece, prove that Greece’s competitive advantage,...
Posted On 01 Nov 2012
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Andreas Andreadis, President Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE)

3 0 0 2 05sharesPhiloxenia 2012 greeting. Whenever anyone refers to Greece, one of the first things that come to mind is tourism. For the international public, Greece is and always has been famous for its rich tourism resources. For us Greeks, our country’s self-eviden...
Posted On 01 Nov 2012
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Georgios A. Tsakiris, President Hellenic Chamber of Hotels

2 0 8 2 012sharesPhiloxenia 2012 greeting. For the past three years, Greece, as a country and as a nation, has been facing the biggest challenges of its modern history. Yet Greece is changing. Between the serious and major changes taking place in the country, our mentality is...
Posted On 01 Nov 2012
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Yiannis Retsos, President Hellenic Federation of Hoteliers

6 0 0 2 08sharesPhiloxenia 2012 greeting. This year’s tourism season has proved rather rough and difficult, yet challenging for the Greek Tourism sector. As up to the end of June, the state of the market was worrying, the outlook seemed gloomy and the rest of the season highly...
Posted On 01 Nov 2012
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Giorgos Telonis, President Hellenic Association of Travel and Tourist Agencies (ΗΑΤΤΑ)

2 0 0 2 04sharesPhiloxenia 2012 greeting. Greek tourism has once again shown high resilience in a highly negative environment. Eventually, 2012 shows that we will reach 16 million international arrivals, despite the severe downturn that appeared from the beginning of the year and...
Posted On 01 Nov 2012
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Michalis Sakellis, President Association of Greek Passenger Shipping Companies (SEEN)

2 0 0 2 04sharesPhiloxenia 2012 greeting. The Association of Greek Passenger Shipping Companies (SEEN) represents all ferries and passenger ships employed in Greek Domestic Lines as well as in Greece-Italy lines. SEEN also represents some of the most important cruising companies...
Posted On 01 Nov 2012
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Kostas Tsovilis, President Hellenic Association of Airline Representatives (SAAE)

2 0 0 2 04sharesPhiloxenia 2012 greeting. Despite initial predictions, Greek tourism this year weathered the storm and kept strong. However, problems did not disappear. As we all know, travel by air is the main gateway to our country and we must support and be rational to the...
Posted On 01 Nov 2012
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Marios Trivizas, President General Pan-Hellenic Federation of Tourism Enterprises (GEPOET)

3 0 0 2 05sharesPhiloxenia 2012 greeting. The international exhibition of Philoxenia is held during the hardest times for our country, our people and of course Greek tourism. Despite the unprecedented crisis, the 28th Philoxenia stands as a major tourism Forum. It remains the...
Posted On 01 Nov 2012
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Konstantinos Brentanos, President Hellenic Federation of Rented Rooms & Apartments

0 0 0 2 02sharesPhiloxenia 2012 greeting. The total effect on the economy from tourism spending in Greece was estimated at 34.4 billion euros or 15.1 percent of GDP in 2010, according to a recently published report of the Foundation for Economic and Industrial Research (IOBE)....
Posted On 01 Nov 2012
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Dinos Astras, President Hellenic Association of Professional Congress Organizers (HAPCO)

0 0 0 3 03sharesPhiloxenia 2012 greeting. Armed with positive thinking and a strong hope for something new, the Hellenic Association of Professional Congress Organizers (HAPCO) will be present at the 28th International Tourism Exhibition Philoxenia 2012. Given that HAPCO is a...
Posted On 01 Nov 2012
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George Maroutsos, President Greek Union of Air Travel Agencies (PETAGA)

3 0 0 2 05sharesPhiloxenia 2012 greeting. Any type of travel is, by nature, global and connects people in a way that creates synergies and collaboration. We congratulate the organizers of Philoxenia for their efforts to establish a truly international event in Thessaloniki, which...
Posted On 01 Nov 2012