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Dino Frantzeskakis

The future of Greek Tourism can be bright only if all components which make up this complex services industry agree to a unified medium and long-term strategy. Instead of paying lip service only, both state and private sectors could agree on a joint policy towards upgrading...
Posted On 01 Nov 2003

Vassilis Minaides

Independent of the present pessimistic climate within the tourism sector, mostly because this is the third consecutive year we've seen a drop in foreign arrivals and the price of our product, the prospects for tourism remain good. Our country remains an internationally recognized...
Posted On 01 Nov 2003

Stelios Polykratis

Apart from what happens each year, which gives us some idea of our limits and what will follow so as we can adapt accordingly, we could say next year is particularly special because of the 2004 Games. If use exploit this opportunity appropriately, we could create a better climate...
Posted On 01 Nov 2003

Giorgos Tsakiris

October 2003 to August 2004, just 10 months before the opening of the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens; a global event that marks the future direction of Athens, both economically and socially. The Athens-Attica area, however, even with the recent radical renovation of most hotel...
Posted On 01 Nov 2003

Panagiotis Bamides

This year has been one of the most difficult periods for global tourism and, of course, for our country. These difficulties brought our tourism weaknesses to the surface, not the least of which is the offer of cut-rate prices in exchange for last-minute bookings. This also showed...
Posted On 01 Nov 2003

Anastasios Liaskos

Tourism is now the most dynamic sector of our economy contributing most to our gross national product. For the New Democracy Party tourism is our first-choice priority and the basic directions for its develop include:
Posted On 01 Nov 2003

Ekaterinari Asimina Xirotiri

For several years Greece's tourism policy has focused on improving and differentiating the tourism offer in order to attract the quality traveler. According to announcements, the principle of viable development through the protection and promotion of the natural and cultural...
Posted On 01 Nov 2003

Gerasimos Fokas

After the terrorist activity of September 11 in the USA, a series of incidents have created unstable and intense competitive conditions within the global and European tourism market. Major European tour operators, within the framework of an even more aggressive policy, now...
Posted On 01 Nov 2003

Yiannis Evangelou

We live in a world where everything quickly changes on the world tourism stage with new tourism products, new consumer trends and increased international competition. Recent problems confronted by the tourism industry forced all, but particularly airlines and travel agents, to...
Posted On 01 Nov 2003

Marios Trivizas

Unfortunately, we see no change towards the better for incoming tourism next year. Last year, and the year before, incoming dropped five percent and six percent respectively and for this year we foresee as much as a fifteen-percent drop in arrivals. The drop in arrivals from...
Posted On 01 Nov 2003

Dimitrios Georgarakis

I believe this year's "Philoxenia" will grow to be an important event for Greek tourism, in spite of the particularly unfavorable international circumstances that cause reasonable concern in the country's tourism sector.

Stelios Polykratis

It is evident to all that this year's Philoxenia comes at a very crucial moment for Greek tourism. Our confederation believes that now is the time for all those who are involved in the tourism sector to bind together and with a single voice show the world that Greece is a very...

Aristotelis Divanis

Philoxenia opens its gates to the tourism public every year continuing a long-established communications tradition that began in the footsteps of the Thessaloniki International Trade Fair.

Dino Frantzeskakis

Philoxenia represents an opportune moment to relay a special message to travelers: Air travel was, is and remains the safest way to travel. And now is the time to take advantage of incredible and fantastic offers by airlines, hotels and tour operators.

Yiannis Evangelou

This year's Philoxenia is being called upon to act as the institution through which Greek tourism will show its strength and endurance in confronting unfortunate circumstances, such as the ones we have been living through these past days.