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Greek hotel owners have a serious problem. They can't seem to get together to agree on the requirements to categorize their units under the international star system. It's a problem that has been plaguing the industry for almost a decade.

Tourism Industry Must Diversify

Greece's tourism industry must diversify and invest its energies into developing alternative forms of tourism, stressed Hellenic Tourism Organisation Secretary General Evgenios Yiannakopoulos at a recent press luncheon organized by the Foreign Press Association of Greece. He...

Athens Hoteliers Sign Athens 2004 Contracts

At least five Athenian hotels have signed contracts with tour and travel offices for room bookings during the 2004 Olympic Games.

Thessaloniki Creates Country’s First Convention & Visitors’ Bureau

Thessaloniki beats out Greece's capital and takes the initiative to establish the country's first convention and visitors bureau. Its role will be to promote conference tourism to northern Greece.

Rodos Golf Course Again Up For Grabs

The Rodos Afandou golf course is set to undergo a major redevelopment that is to be funded by the Hellenic Tourism Organisation (EOT). The decision to revamp the course, considered an important element of the island's effort to develop alternative forms of tourism, was announced...

Spain Honors EOT President Stefanides

Spain paid tribute to Greece and the Hellenic Tourism Organization during a recent ceremony held in conjunction with Madrid's travel and tourism fair, Fitur. Guest of honour was the organization's president, Yiannis Stefanides.

Room And Apartment Holiday Lodgings Get “Key” Category System

Greece's hoteliers have finally accepted rental rooms and apartments as official holiday lodgings and have agreed with the adoption of the "key" category system for rating these lodgings. Owners of rental rooms and apartments, in the meantime, have adopted the unofficial slogan...

Northern Greek Travel Agents Unite

More than 100 travel agents in Thessaloniki and the wider region of northern Greece united recently to form a cooperative as a way to expand on and improve services offered in the area.

Tourism Cooperation Agreement between Greece and Turkey

Members of Greek and Turkish Skal clubs got together in Athens last month to agree on ways in which they can cooperate in the tourism sector. All agreed that "we need peace in the Aegean and for this we need tourism." They suggested the entire Aegean area be promoted as a...

Greece’s Prime Minister Supports Tourism Sector

Prime Minister Costas Simitis expressed a personal interest in Greece's vital tourism industry at a recent inner cabinet meeting and said he would attend the next session of the national tourism council. Development Minister Evangelos Venizelos relayed the premier's intentions at...

Marina Congress To Be Held In Greece

The second European Congress of Marinas will be held from May 11-13, 2000, and hosted by the municipality of Lavrion, which has one of the largest marinas in Greece. The biennial conference is under the auspices of the Ministry of Development and the Hellenic National Tourism...

Annual Tourism Awards Smash Hit

Twenty Greek tourism enterprises were honored at the 2nd Festival of Greek Tourism, organized by "Travel Trade Gazette Greece." The plush event was held in December at the Athenaeum Intercontinental hotel.

Astir Group Up And Running

Astir Palace Resorts at the Athens suburb of Vouliagmenis starts off the new year with grand plans for modernization and expansion. Astir's managing director and general manager, Alexios Kimisis, says the group intends to spend more than 10 billion drachmas in a 5-year plan to...

Billions Promised For Tourism Development

After nine months of difficult negotiations, Greek political leaders and members of the Hellenic Tourism Organization (EOT) managed to get the European Union to promise 153.7 million euros, or about 51 billion drachmas, for Greek tourism projects.

EOT To Open Office In China

The Greek National Tourism Organization (EOT) plans to open an office in China shortly. EOT's secretary general, Evgenios Yiannakopoulos announced last month that the move would help Greece to tap into that country's growing outgoing tourism market.

Greek Fleets Boast Some Of The World’s Safest Coaches

EvoBus Hellas, representatives here for the Mercedes-class tourism coach, held a small reception last month just below the Acropolis to introduce its newest coach to the Greek market. The new coach is said to be the safest of its kind in the world. Marios Trivizas, the president...