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Greeks Vacation Close to Home

Over a third of the Greek population will not go away on holiday this year, according to a recent survey released by VPRC, a leading independent public opinion research and consulting company here. The survey questioned 614 people throughout Greece who were over the age of 15.
Posted On 01 Sep 2005

Internet Hosts a Plethora of Fraudulent Travel Companies

Tsabikos Moschatos, president of the Panhellenic Federation of Tourism Enterprises, last month sent a letter to Tourism Development Minister and urged him to set up a tourism crime agency to track people or companies that advertise tourism services without the official operating...
Posted On 01 Sep 2005

New Long-term Leasing for Public Tourism Properties

Three major long-term leasing projects are in the works by the Tourism Development Company (ETA), for the public properties that include the Corfu casino, the plots housing a golf course at Afandou on Rodos, and another at Epanomi, near Thessaloniki, for the creation of a new course.
Posted On 01 Sep 2005

Greek Islands for Sale

Recent press reports say that more than 60 private Greek islands are up for sale and have peaked the interest of domestic and foreign investors, and international tourism groups.
Posted On 01 Sep 2005

Travel Agents No Longer Issue Passports

Greek travel agents soon will no longer be able to issue passports to customers. As of this coming January, Greeks will have to visit one of the 90 new centers being set up around the country where they can obtain or renew their passports, government announced last month. The new...
Posted On 01 Sep 2005

Freedom for Coastal Shipping, or Bust

Alexandros Panagopoulos, president and managing director of Superfast Ferries, told guests at last month's Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises meeting that unless coastal shipping is liberalized, now, the entire sector would fall into decay.
Posted On 01 Aug 2005

Billions Available for Greek Port Development Projects

Government last month announced a 3-billion-euro makeover project for Greek ports. The Merchant Marine Ministry said Greece has secured a loan worth 3 billion euros from the European Investment Bank, but reminds that specialists say that the regeneration project actually demands...
Posted On 01 Aug 2005

Tourism Properties Turned Over to Private Investors

A number of properties of the Tourism Development Company are soon to turned over to private enterprises through long-term leasing agreements, and thus bring some much-needed coins to the state.
Posted On 01 Aug 2005

Greece’s Airways Back to Safety Level 1

After spending about five years in safety Limbo, the Greek Civil Aviation Authority recently was upgraded to the first category in flight safety by the U.S. federal aviation authority.
Posted On 01 Aug 2005

Greece Selected ITB 2006 Official Partner

The official partner country at the International Tourism Exchange ITB Berlin from 8 to 12 March 2006 is to be Greece. The decision was announced by Dr. Martin Buck, director of travel and logistics at Messe Berlin's Competence Center, and Panagiotis Skordas, director of the...
Posted On 01 Aug 2005

Greece’s National Tourism Council Meets in Thessaloniki

Greece's tourism industry will see stronger-than-projected growth this year, Tourism Minister Dimitris Avramopoulos said during a meeting in Thessaloniki with the National Tourism Council.
Posted On 01 Aug 2005

Ministries Cooperate to Promote Ancient Greek World

At a joint press conference held at Zappeion Hall last month, the minister of tourism, the minister for the Aegean, and deputy ministers for the economy and for culture presented an ambitious series of conferences to be held through-out the summer.
Posted On 01 Aug 2005

Two New National Parks

In a major environmental move aimed at protecting the country's ecosystem, the government last month signed an agreement that will transform 76,000 hectares of forest and wetlands in northern Greece into two national parks.
Posted On 01 Aug 2005

Major Reforestation Project to Promote Sustainable Tourism

The forest that runs along the Nestos River in Greece's northeastern corner, one of the largest of its kind in Europe, is regaining its former stature. As it regenerates it will once again become a source of life for communities near one of the country's largest flowing bodies of...
Posted On 01 Aug 2005

WTTC Praises Greek Tourism

The positive prospects of Greek tourism were praised by World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) President Jean-Claude Baumgarten during his meeting with Tourism Development Minister Dimitris Avramopoulos last month in Athens.
Posted On 01 Aug 2005

Upmarket Travelers’ Services at Olympus Plaza Parks

Olympus Plaza Food Parks, a group of companies formed by Everest (a food company with 51% ownership of Olympic Catering) and Macedonian Shipping Agencies (providers for transport, tourism and the cruise ship companies), continues its expansion program.
Posted On 01 Aug 2005

Tourism Minister Proposes Tourism Chamber

Our tourism sector needs to agree on problems and solutions and the best was to achieve this is through the introduction of a tourism chamber where all branches of the sector can get together and hammer out solutions, said Tourism Development Minister Dimitris Avrampopoulos...
Posted On 01 Jul 2005

Hotel Chamber Holds Annual Tourism Awards

This year's Hellenic Chamber of Hotels' tourism awards took on a completely new face. Not only were the awards held within an up-market atmosphere, but also instead of a barrage of awards for everything and everybody, the chamber decided on a smaller number for specific reasons.
Posted On 01 Jul 2005

Greece and Syria to Create Common Tourism Packages

Twenty-four outgoing travel specialists from Greece visited Syria recently to get a better idea of what that country has to offer to the Greek traveler, and to discuss ways in which the Syrian and Greek agents could work together to create common business agreements.
Posted On 01 Jul 2005

Sports Tourism Moves to the Forefront

Sports tourism agreements appear plentiful of late with major companies like TUI Hellas taking more interest in the sector, and with the government ready to create a World Athletics Museum.
Posted On 01 Jul 2005