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Tourism Off To a Good Start

Tourism Development Minister Fanni Palli-Petralia expressed her optimism for the summer at a recent press conference where she explained how this May has been the most successful one in recent years. This substantiates her claims that Greece has now become a "preferred...
Posted On 01 Jun 2007

Greek Tourism Trends 2007

Kapa Research, a subsidiary of the Kalofolias group, recently announced the results for present trends in Greek tourism. The survey shows the realization of a holiday is still a major priority for the Greek traveler who, as a rule, chooses domestic destinations over international.
Posted On 01 Jun 2007

Porto Elounda Launches the Six Senses Spa

The thalassotherapy center, Six Senses Spa, housed in the exclusive Porto Elounda hotel in Heraklion, Crete, recently opened its doors to receive Greek and foreign tourists who seek relaxation and rejuvenation. Spyros Kokotou, owner of the well-known resort, embarked on this...
Posted On 01 Jun 2007

New Technology for Visitors to Greek Sites

Greece's culture ministry last month unveiled a hand-held gadget for visitors that offers high-resolution video, detailed diagrams of Greek archaeological sites, position indicators, and imagery along with stereo sound.
Posted On 01 Apr 2007

Cavo Sidero Environmental Resort Opens in 2009

British investors presented plans last month for a vast, all-season resort on the island of Crete that is expected to cost 1.2 billion euros. Developers of the project described it as a world model of environmentally friendly development, and one of the biggest tourism...
Posted On 01 Apr 2007

30 Investment Plans for Golf Courses

Not too long ago, government said that a law would be implemented to encourage the construction of golf courses in Greece.
Posted On 01 Mar 2007

Greek Airports Open 24 Hours

Tourism Minister Fanni Palli-Petralia last month met with Greek ministers in an effort to coordinate actions that would improve the tourism sector.
Posted On 01 Mar 2007

National Land-planning Map Underway

The final touches to the first national land-planning map, and to the special land-planning framework for tourism, industry and recyclable energy sources, are being enacted by Greece's minister of the environment, planning and public works, Giorgos Souflias.
Posted On 01 Mar 2007

Hoteliers Against New Subsidies

Hoteliers are voicing strong opposition to a clause in the new investment incentives law that provides for subsidies of at least 15 percent for the construction of new hotels in Athens and Thessaloniki.
Posted On 01 Feb 2007

Another Strong Year Forecast for Greek Tourism

The Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises has forecast a rise of around 8 percent in tourism arrivals this year, with more than 14 million tourists visiting Greece. The association says that tourist arrivals were up 7.2 percent from a year ago in January-October, compared with...
Posted On 01 Feb 2007

New Up-market Tourism Product for Greece

Event Makers, which focuses on special events and conference organization, last month presented its newest acquisition to the local travel trade: An ultra luxurious motor coach ideal for small but very special group travel, as well as on-the-road meetings, incentives or product...
Posted On 01 Feb 2007

Crete’s Major Tourism Project Gets Green Light

The ministry of environment approved the environmental study for a major tourism development project in Lassithi, Crete. The developer, London-based Minoan Group, formerly Loyalward Ltd. had initially signed a contract with the Ecclesiastical Foundation of Panagia Akrotiriani...
Posted On 01 Dec 2006

Hellenic Seaways Offers Many Passenger Benefits

Hellenic Seaways, a leading coastal ferry operator in Greece, has designed special programs for its passengers. The company's fleet of 34 ferries serves the northeastern Aegean, Cyclades, Crete, Argosaronikos and Sporades, and also provides freight service to Venice, Italy.
Posted On 01 Oct 2006

Foreign Investors Plan on Three Billion Budget

An association representing foreign investors has teamed up to deal with Greek government bureaucracy and convoluted regulations that both stall and dissuade investments in large tourism projects.
Posted On 01 Oct 2006

Tourism Arrivals Exceed Expectations

The number of foreign visitors arriving by air from January to August was up 8.4 percent, reported the Institute for Tourism Research and Forecasts (ITEP). This increase is more than double compared to Greece's competitors in the Mediterranean. At the end of July, Croatia's...
Posted On 01 Oct 2006

28.7-million-euro Subsidies for Tourism Investments

According to data from the Ministry of Economy, 48 new tourism investments were approved in July under the development law. The total budget for all of these investments is 68.7 million euros, and the amount out of that total being subsidized is 28.7 million euros, or 41.9...
Posted On 01 Sep 2006

Zoning Plan Study Completed

Last month, finally, Greece saw the completion of studies for the country's zoning plans. The studies, delivered to the Environment and Public Works Ministry, concern the national zoning plan as well as special zoning plans for industry, tourism, renewable energy sources and...
Posted On 01 Sep 2006

Trinity Signs Agreement with Canadian University

Trinity International Hospitality Studies, situated in Heraklion, Crete and Thompson Rivers University (TRU) of Kamloops, Canada, signed a cooperation agreement.
Posted On 01 Sep 2006

Apostle Paul Competition Stimulates Religious Tourism

As a result of the renewed interest in religious tourism, and in particular history of Apostle Paul in Greece, the neglected archaeological site of Corinth will receive the official attention it deserves as part of a religious tourism program developed by the 21st Ephorate of...
Posted On 01 Aug 2006

Hotel in Crete Exclusively for People with Disabilities

Eria Resort, the first hotel designed for people with disabilities, is located near Chania in Crete. The hotel owner, Grigoris Archontakis, is a pharmacist with a successful business in orthopedic and medical equipment.
Posted On 01 Aug 2006