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Louis Hellenic Cruises’ Flies the Greek Flag

Louis Hellenic Cruises officially announced the hoisting of the Greek flag on the Calypso, the fifth cruise ship of their fleet to have such a distinction. The 135-meter-long Calypso, fully renovated in 1994, has 243 cabins, which enables it to serve and host 740 passengers.

Quality System for Greek Travel Agencies

Travel agents that wish to belong to the Dutch Association of Travel Agents must adhere to a specific quality guarantee system, and the Hellenic Association of Travel & Tourism Association intends to implement a similar system in Greece.

ITB Berlin Showed Mixed Picture for Arrivals to Greece

German bookings data for holidays in Greece so far this year give a mixed picture, officials said at last month's ITB international travel show in Berlin, one of the world's largest.

Strong Demand from U.S. for Greek Island Cruises

Americans bombard their travel agents for prices on cruises in Europe, including the Greek Islands. The Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) says that Europe will be on the cruise map this year.

New Tourism Investment Infrastructure Interest

According to local press reports, foreign investors and large foreign enterprises are targeting some of the most important Greek ports and all airports, expecting that the country's tourism development will continue and expand, in particular into the winter season.

Hotel Chamber Calls for 3-Year Government Policy

On the occasion of the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels' annual New Year's reception, the president of the chamber, Makis Fokas, said that last year proved to be exceptional tourism year for the second time in a row, in both the number of arrivals to Greece and the amount of tourism...

Government’s Strategic Marketing Advisor Presents Plan

Last month, the tourism ministry's contracted strategic advisor, a group of three companies: PRC Group, MRB Hellas and THR Asesores en Turismo, Hoteliera y Recreacion S.A., presented marketing plans in the first of three working meetings.

Fanny Palli-Petralia

Every country's economic development is supported by its dynamic sectors, its competitive advantages, as well as the model it has chosen to face the challenges of the future.

Dimitrios C. Lambadarios

The Philoxenia exhibition, now in its 22nd year, has become an institution for Greece, which has been organised successfully for all these years and is an event of great significance for the Greek tourism industry.

George Doukas

The growth in demand for holidays in Greece from most countries over the past two years, as is indicated by the notable increase in arrivals, raises further expectations for the future of Greek tourism.

Yiannis Evangelou

During the last two years, Greek tourism has entered a phase of great improvement. However, we must not rely completely on these positive developments. All of us, the state, local government, and businessmen are responsible for the positive developments, and any possible negative...

Andreas A. Andreadis

The general impression today is that tourism on an international level is exceptionally dynamic and filled with promise. This sector's development rate has risen steadily over the past three years and it is expected that in the next years, it will be further strengthened,...

Designing Investment Policy For Greek Tourism

For Greece to become a more attractive tourism destination, investment must be oriented to improving quality of life by combining the uniqueness of the Greek lifestyle experience with the standards and values created by global community, says the Association of Greek Tourist...

International Tourism Exhibit To Be Held in Athens

The first International Tourism Salon (ITS) - Athens 2006 will be held November 30 through December 3 at the Piraeus Port Authority Center (OLP).

Philoxenia To Award Quality Tourism

Improving the quality of Greek tourism is goal behind the "Philoxenia Tourism Awards" to be granted for the first time at this year's Philoxenia tourism fair being held November 16 - 19.

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...

Tourism and Development Conference Set for October

The Association for Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE) is holding its fifth Tourism and Development Conference in Athens on October 16 and 17.

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.

Continued Upward Trend Forecasted for Tourism

The year 2005 was characterized as the turning point and the beginning of an upward trend for Greek tourism with incoming tourism increasing by about eight percent was the conclusion of the Institute for Tourism Research and Forecasts' (ITEP) recent study.

Delta’s New Daily Direct Flight to Atlanta

Last month, Delta began its daily direct flights to Atlanta International Airport in the south-eastern U.S., the airline's most important hub and the largest airport hub in the world. This flight gives passengers countless convenient connections to destinations to more than 200...