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Yiannis Boutaris Named “Mayor of the Month” By Citymayors.com

Thessaloniki Mayor Yiannis Boutaris has been named "Mayor of the Month" for October 2012 by citymayors.com website of the City Mayors Foundation.
Posted On 12 Oct 2012

Peloponnese Promoted To UK Market

Fourteen tour operators from the UK that plan to expand activities in Greece were introduced to the southern Greece region of the Peloponnese during a familiarization trip organized 30 September to 10 October 2012.
Posted On 11 Oct 2012

Kalymnos Climbing Festival Attracts International Audience

Kalymnos Island, leading Greek and European rock climbing destination, recently wrapped up its annual climbing festival in late September, organized this year by Swiss climbing equipment company North Face in cooperation with the Municipality of Kalymnos.
Posted On 10 Oct 2012

In Retrospect With “Rita”

One of the Greek tourism industry's most eminent figures in public relations, Margarita Zambeli or “Rita” as referred to by all, retired after over 39 distinguished years in the industry. Ms. Zambeli, former public relations manager of Goldair Handling Group of Companies, spoke...
Posted On 09 Oct 2012

Airport Arrivals Show A Slight Drop

International arrivals at Greek airports dropped some 2.5 percent in the first eight months of the year, according to the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE).
Posted On 09 Oct 2012

Marine Tourism Professionals Invited To Exchange Ideas With Greek Government

All parties associated with marine tourism have been invited to submit proposals and suggestions to the ministries of tourism and shipping for preparation of a draft law to be tabled in Parliament, the Tourism Ministry said yesterday, 2 October.
Posted On 03 Oct 2012

GNTO’s Secretary General Cites Tourism Priorities

The top priority of the Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) is to ensure steady tourism growth for 2012-2013, according to the organization’s secretary general, Nikos Karahalios.
Posted On 03 Oct 2012

Athens’ Hotels Hit Dead End This Summer

Bookings and revenue for hotels in Athens dropped in July and August, following the disappointing results of the first half of the year, according to the latest data (European Benchmark) released by the Athens-Attica Hotel Association in collaboration with GBR Consulting.
Posted On 02 Oct 2012

Greece, Abu Dhabi To Strengthen Bilateral Ties In Tourism

Greece and the United Arab Emirates on Monday, 1 October, agreed to strengthen their bilateral cooperation in the tourism sector, according to a press release by the Greek Tourism Ministry.
Posted On 01 Oct 2012

Minister’s World Tourism Day Message

“World Tourism Day finds us towards the end of the tourism season, a difficult and exhausting period for professionals and employees of the sector. However, it finds us determined to reverse the situation. To once again create a strong tourism power in the country... "
Posted On 26 Sep 2012

2012 Greek Tourism Sees Arrivals Pick Up, Revenue Down

“This year started poorly for all hotels and destinations in Greece, but after the elections of 17 June we had an obvious improvement in the rate of incoming bookings,” the president of the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels, Yiorgos Tsakiris, told GTP last month.
Posted On 26 Sep 2012

Greek Breakfast Aims To Benefit Tourism

Through Greek breakfast, the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels aims to highlight the local culture, ingredients and recipes of each Greek region and give tourists the chance to take “a little bit of Greece home with them.” Considering that breakfast is widely regarded as one of the most...
Posted On 26 Sep 2012

Athens Tourism Profile To Be Upgraded

“Our goal is to establish Athens as a final destination instead of a stopover destination through the expansion of its tourism product and for the average spending per visitor to increase,” the chairman of the Athens Development and Destination Management Agency, Yiorgos...
Posted On 01 Sep 2012

Hotel Chamber Re-Submits Proposal For Social Tourism Programs

The Hellenic Chamber of Hotels last month re-submitted a proposal to the Ministry of Labor and Social Security to reform and take on the subsidized social tourism holiday programs of the abolished Workers’ Welfare Organization (OEE).
Posted On 01 Sep 2012

Domestic Tourism Leaves Unclear Picture In August

Special offers at Greek destinations and discounts on hotel prices did the trick during the peak August holiday season as Greek holidaymakers did in fact travel domestically although in obviously lesser numbers compared to last year, press reports said last month.
Posted On 01 Sep 2012