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Athanasios Oikonomou

From the beginning of the year until now Greek tourism has shown resistance. I will not get tired of constantly repeating what Tourism Minister Aris Spiliotopoulos has observed from the start. That 2008 was not a usual year.

Gerassimos L. Fokas

The present tourism year, which is coming to an end, was not an easy year. The oil crisis and the international economic downturn have already affected and are expected to continue to plague global tourism travel.

Yiannis Evangelou

What do we expect from Philoxenia? For some of us it is necessary to be there every year. For some it is a hope to do business, and for others it is an obligation to meet the budget of the institution they represent. But Philoxenia has as the objective and basic message: "upgrade...

Nikos Angelopoulos

If we want to track the prospects of Greek tourism toward its expected development in size, but also with regards to the dynamics of size, we must evaluate the elements within the national and international economic environment.

SETE Calls for Ministry Coordination

Newly elected chairman of the board of directors of the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE), Nikos Aggelopoulos (Aldemar Hotels & Spa), recently called for better coordination of tourism-related ministries and unification for the sake of sustainable tourism...
Posted On 01 Jul 2008

Blue Star Ferries Changes Board of Directors

Blue Star Maritime board of directors convened recently and accepted the resignation of Executive Board Member Michael Gialouris, who was then replaced by Nikolaos Tapiris. The board also assigned offices and responsibilities to its members with Charalambos Paschalis as chairman...
Posted On 01 Jun 2008

HATTA Elects A New Board of Directors

The Hellenic Association of Travel and Tourist Agencies (HATTA) recently held its annual general assembly and voted for its new board of directors. The general assembly was attended by a plethora of members from the travel sector, tourism industry dignitaries, travel...
Posted On 01 May 2008

New Board of Directors for Blue Star Ferries

The board of directors of Blue Star Maritime recently convened and accepted the resignation of executive board members, Pericles Panagopoulos and Alexander Panagopoulos, and independent, non-executive board member, Emmanuel Kalpadakis, who were then replaced with Petros Vettas,...
Posted On 01 Apr 2008

New Board of Directors for POET

The Pan-Hellenic Federation of Tourism Enterprises (POET) recently elected its new board of Directors, of which Tsampikos Moschatos—member of the Association of Rodos Travel Agents (ARTA)—is the new president, Alekos Gasparatos (president of the Union of Greek Tourist Coaches),...
Posted On 01 Apr 2008

Les Clefs D’Or Hellas Elects National Board

Les Clefs D'Or Hellas recently elected its new national board. Spiros Arathimos (Titania Hotel) was elected president, Emmanuel Kamilakis (Athens Hilton Hotel) as vice president, Stavroula Legou (Metropolitan Hotel) as general secretary, Georgios Kotsonis (Golden Age Hotel) as...
Posted On 01 Feb 2008

New Appointments at Ministry and GNTO

Prime Minister Kostas Karamanlis, following the induction of new Tourism Development Minister Aris Spiliotopoulos, recently appointed former secretary general of the Greek National Tourism Organization, Athanasios Oikonomou, as the new president of the GNTO, and Iraklis Valvis as...
Posted On 01 Dec 2007

Aris Spiliotopoulos

Tourism constitutes one of the most dynamic sectors in the Greek economy. The post-Olympic era finds our country in one of the best positions in the ranking of world tourism destinations, a fact that is of extreme significance within the framework of ever-increasing world tourism...
Posted On 01 Nov 2007

Athanasios Oikonomou

Philoxenia, as one of the now recognized institutions in the tourism marketplace of Southeast Europe, offers much in the development of Greek tourism. It consists traditionally and in essence as a promotion step for Greek tourism, which gives an opportunity to business, workers...
Posted On 01 Nov 2007

Gerassimos L. Fokas

With reference to the recent catastrophic fires that affected Peloponissos and Evia, as President of the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels I would like to send a message and extend an invitation; a challenge to the government and the business tourism community.
Posted On 01 Nov 2007

Andreas A. Andreadis

For yet another year, Greek tourism has developed its potential and proved its endurance to adversity and to elements of the "unexpected." The rhythm of development it has displayed is higher than the world and European average and all the available statistics allow a reserved...
Posted On 01 Nov 2007