connect with us
A Service by: GREEK TRAVEL PAGES
 

Another Successful Year for Clean Beach Campaign

Once again this summer, from June through September, Forum magazine's campaign "Beautiful Greece is a Clean Greece" gave bathers a chance to enjoy spotless and well-organized beaches.
Posted On 01 Oct 2006

Hotel Chamber Discusses Tourism and 4th EU Subsidy Program

At a press conference last month, Makis Fokas, president of the Hellenic Hotel Chamber, said that tourism is on a roll this summer. "Foreign tourist arrivals are rising and may even reach a two-digit percentage."
Posted On 01 Sep 2006

Europeans Make Up Majority of Greek Tourism Market

Seventy percent of Greece's tourism revenue, 11,037 million euro in 2005, comes from the 15 original EU countries found the Bank of Greece's three-year travel survey (2003-2005).
Posted On 01 Sep 2006

Greek Tourism Threatened by Oil Spill

International specialists last month met in Piraeus to unveil a plan to limit the damage from a devastating oil spill caused after Israeli raids on a Lebanon power plant. The specialists warned that some of the 15,000 to 30,000 tons of escaped fuel oil could affect the shores of...
Posted On 01 Sep 2006

Permits Granted for Messinia Tourism Project

Greek ship owner Vasilis Kostantakopoulos' large tourism development project in the Messinia Prefecture of Peloponnisos finally received all the permits required to get underway. The permitting process was complex and took many years to complete because of the numerous regulatory...
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

FAM Trip to Promote Cruises in Greece

The Hellenic Association of Travel & Tourist Agencies is organizing a five-day FAM trip at the end of the month to promote cruising in Greece and to commemorate World Tourism Day.
Posted On 01 Sep 2006

Travel Agencies Offer Best Deals

Package tours are growing increasingly popular reports the Hellenic Association of Travel & Tourist Agencies, with sales increasing during the popular travel season last month.
Posted On 01 Sep 2006

New Legislation May Force Increase in Ferry Tickets

Ferry ticket prices are likely to increase by at least eight percent shortly due to a European Union directive that requires companies to switch to a more environmentally friendly fuel, according to press reports.
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

Mediterranean Travel Fair Being Held in Cairo

Despite tensions in the Middle East, the Mediterranean Travel Fair 2006 (MTF) will be held in Cairo from September 5th through the 7th, and by all indications it is set for a great start. Trade pre-registration has exceeded expectations and is currently up 100% from the...
Posted On 01 Sep 2006

Deadline for New Greek Passports Nears

Government says that more than 85 percent of Greeks have yet to file applications for new passports. The deadline runs out at the end of this year. To handle the expected barrage of applications, the country's public order ministry said it would place more personnel at police...
Posted On 01 Sep 2006

Tourists Complain of Price Gouging

The Greek consumer group INKA announced last month that it received 7,100 complaints from tourists between the start of the year and the end of June. Most complained of excessive charges for poor-quality services.
Posted On 01 Sep 2006

Rodos Park Suites Distinguished as Best City Hotel

Rodos Park Suites Hotel, a member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World, received the Hellenic Hotelier Chamber's award for the best city hotel in Greece.
Posted On 01 Sep 2006

Sustainable Tourism Model Being Developed for the Mediterranean

Greece is one of four partner countries, namely, Cyprus, Italy and Malta, involved in a program to develop a Mediterranean standard for sustainable tourism (MSST).
Posted On 01 Sep 2006

Public Education Programs to Improve Tourism Services

The Organization for Tourism Education and Training (OTEK) is accepting student applications for its vocational schools in the fields of hotel and restaurant operations, the culinary arts and pastry-making.
Posted On 01 Sep 2006

First Phase of Renovations Completed at Mont Parnes

Completion of the first phase of renovations at the Regency Casino Mont Parnes was celebrated last month with an opening for the new high-tech cable-car system and luxurious new base station.
Posted On 01 Aug 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

Arrival Increases Confirmed

It's official. Greece, for the second year in a row, managed a substantial rise in its tourism arrivals. According to data from 12 Greek airports, which represent 90% of all air arrivals and 75% of all arrivals, the country welcomed 6.33% more visitors during the first half of...
Posted On 01 Aug 2006

Loutraki Casino Sponsors Restoration of Ancient Temple

The Club Hotel Casino Loutraki will grant 500,000 euro over the next four years for restoration of the ancient temple of Zeus in Nemea, the Peloponissos. Last month, a sponsorship agreement was signed by representatives of the hotel and Berkeley University in the U.S., which will...
Posted On 01 Aug 2006