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Tourism Key Economic Activity for Foreign Investment

Greece is emerging as a hub of inter-European networks in the Balkans and hopes to attract large investment schemes in key sectors such as energy and tourism, Development Minister Akis Tsohatzopoulos told a conference on "Greece: The Economic Center of Southeastern Europe" held...
Posted On 01 Feb 2004

Renewed Interest in Golf Investment

The Greek tourism sector, struggling to defend its share of the market against cheaper rivals such as Turkey and other Mediterranean nations, is eager to stretch its season beyond the summer months and become more than a sun-and-sea paradise for holidaymakers that are on a budget.
Posted On 01 Feb 2004

Tourism Development Depends On You

If we want the Greek tourism sector to develop at a satisfactory pace, we in the private sector must take it upon ourselves to do so, said speakers at the recent "The Need to Create a Tourism Development Strategy" conference held last month in Athens.
Posted On 01 Jan 2004

Ekaterinari Asimina Xirotiri

For several years Greece's tourism policy has focused on improving and differentiating the tourism offer in order to attract the quality traveler. According to announcements, the principle of viable development through the protection and promotion of the natural and cultural...
Posted On 01 Nov 2003

Marios Trivizas

Unfortunately, we see no change towards the better for incoming tourism next year. Last year, and the year before, incoming dropped five percent and six percent respectively and for this year we foresee as much as a fifteen-percent drop in arrivals. The drop in arrivals from...
Posted On 01 Nov 2003

Dino Frantzeskakis

The future of Greek Tourism can be bright only if all components which make up this complex services industry agree to a unified medium and long-term strategy. Instead of paying lip service only, both state and private sectors could agree on a joint policy towards upgrading...
Posted On 01 Nov 2003

Vassilis Minaides

Independent of the present pessimistic climate within the tourism sector, mostly because this is the third consecutive year we've seen a drop in foreign arrivals and the price of our product, the prospects for tourism remain good. Our country remains an internationally recognized...
Posted On 01 Nov 2003

Finally, New Offices for Hellenic Tourism Organization

After numerous decades at its offices in downtown Athens on Amerikis Street, the 52-year-old Hellenic Tourism Organization last month moved to bright, new, modern quarters. It now takes up all seven floors of space within a modern office building on Tshoha Street not far from the...
Posted On 01 Jul 2003

Tourism Organization Considers Additional Tourism Promotion Activities

The Hellenic Tourism Organization is now in the process of increasing promotional activities of Greece abroad. Besides agreements with major television companies in the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Japan, a major television crew from China just left Greece after...
Posted On 01 Apr 2003

Tourism and Development Conference Concentrated on Tourism Promotion

Greek Tourism Enterprises Association President Stavros Andreadis told delegates at the opening of last month's Tourism and Development Conference, which was organized by the association, that much more money must be spent on the promotion of Greece abroad. He suggested that all...
Posted On 01 Mar 2003

Impressive Tourism Investment Projects

Some 180 million euros worth of investment projects are expected this year within the framework of the European Union's Third Community Support Program.
Posted On 01 Mar 2003

Development Minister Agrees To Formation Of Private Company To Promote Greece

Once again, the Hellenic Tourism Organization was unable to get its tourism advertising program off the ground as scheduled. Instead of last October, the organization got its 31-million-euro (10.6 billion drachmas) program for 2002 off the ground in mid January with television...
Posted On 01 Feb 2002

More Funds To Be Spent On Greek Tourism Promotion

Economy and Finance Deputy Minister Christos Pachtas approved credits worth 32 million euros (11 billion drachmas) to finance a marketing campaign for Greek tourism, domestically and abroad. That is twice the figure spent last year, the minister said.
Posted On 01 Jan 2002

Tourism Industry Takes Action At World Tourism Market To End Crisis

Greece's tourism heads were optimistic after their contacts with UK's most important tour operators during the International World Tourism Market in London last month. General Tourism Secretary Dimitrios Georgarakis and Hellenic Tourism Organization President Evgenios...

A note by the publisher

There were some very discontent tourists down below the Acropolis last month. Some of these people came from as far away as Japan with their main purpose being to visit this unique part of their universal heritage. But because government, through ineptness or incompetence, has...

New Golf Course For Crete

Work has started on what is proposed to be the biggest and most modern golf course in Greece, the Crete Golf Club. The 18-hole course of 6,400 yards (720 stremma), just 20 kilometers from Heraklion's international airport, will be built on Par 72 Championship standard. The unit...

Greek Tourism Dreams Continue To Infiltrate Japanese Market

Strong penetration of Greek tourism into the Japanese market continues unabated. The most recent achievement was the release of a second four-page supplement that focused on the latest developments in the Greek tourism sector.