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Greek Regions Introduced To International Audience

The GNTO stand at this year’s ITB Berlin introduced Greece’s regions to international tourism professionals and the media through a series of events during the weekend of the exhibition.
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Louis Announces 2013 Cruise Calendar

Louis Cruises recently unveiled its 2013 “Greece and Turkey” cruise program that includes three-, four- and seven-day cruises from Athens (Piraeus) to the Greek Islands and Turkey.
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Aegean Takes You There!

Aegean Airlines has launched the “Take Me There” contest and will give out one return ticket every day throughout 2013 to any destination of the airline’s network in Greece and abroad.

Santorini Promoted Worldwide Via Panoramic Aerial Images

Breathtaking high resolution panoramic aerial images of Oia, Santorini, have been launched online by renowned Russian group of photographers Airpano.
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No Big Price Hikes in Greek Hotel Rooms This Month

Greek hotels did not show any major variations in their rates this month compared to January and other European destinations, according to data from the online booking company Trivago. The average price per night for February stands at 72 euros.
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Greece To Approach Gay Market This Week At 33rd Fitur Expo

Hotels located in over 10 Greek destinations will be presented and promoted this year in the Gay & Lesbian segment at the 33rd Fitur International Tourism Trade Fair to be held this week in Madrid, Spain (30 January- 3 February 2013).
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Helvetic Airways To Fly To Greece This Summer

Swiss budget airline Helvetic Airways will feature a number of new Greek island destinations for the 2013 summer season.
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AEGEANALE: Mediterranean Inspiration, Global Participation

Launching in the summer 2013, AEGEANALE is an international annual platform of contemporary art, culture and tourism taking place throughout the Eastern Mediterranean. “For thousands of years, the Aegean has been contemporary,” says Aegeanale’s Founder and General Manager, Nikos...

Russians Offer Bird’s Eye View Of Greece

The Acropolis, Ancient Agora, districts in Athens and Piraeus, Meteora, Mykonos and Santorini will soon be promoted panoramically through high-resolution images “caught” by renowned Russian group Airpano.

Greece Promoted Via Gay Segment At FITUR 2012

Santorini, Chalkidiki, Thessaloniki, Mykonos, Paros, Folegandros, Crete and Andros were introduced last month as destinations with ideal hotels for gay and lesbian tourists at this year’s international tourism trade fair FITUR, held in Madrid, Spain.

Thessaloniki Opens To Influential Gay Community

“Thessaloniki is a city that does not discriminate and is friendly to all who wish to visit,” Thessaloniki Mayor Yiannis Boutaris said at a recent conference on gay tourism and entrepreneurship held in the northern Greek city.

Greece Falls Out Of Favor With Gay Tourists

“Gay and lesbian tourists, who for years flocked to the islands of Mykonos and Lesbos, have removed Greece from their list of favorite destinations because of discrimination,” a survey by Amsterdam-based OutNow Consulting said recently. According to the OutNow Global LGBT2020...

Mykonos And Santorini Among Top Destinations

Mykonos and Santorini were included among the top tourism destinations in the world last month, according to reader surveys of two major U.S. travel magazines.

Aegean Airlines Enhances Network

Aegean Airlines last month announced its principle growth targets for 2011 that include new destinations abroad, additional frequent flights to major existing destinations and direct connections of Greek regional destinations to foreign markets in order to support tourism.

Hoteliers Object To New Development Law

The new development law -effective as of 1 January 2011- lacks sectoral policy and will not benefit the tourism sector, the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels said last month in an announcement to the relevant ministries.

Greek Tourism’s New Identity Outlined At WTM

“Working in international travel and tourism at the moment is certainly no holiday for many of us,” World Travel Market’s Chairman Fiona Jeffery said during her opening speech at the tourism fair at ExCel in London, UK, held this year 8-11 November.

Hotel Chamber Objects To New Development Law

The draft bill on the new development law steers away from present tourism policy and from the established positions of the tourism industry, the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels said last month.

EPEST Requests Support For Marine Tourism

The president of the Hellenic Professional Yacht Owners Association (EPEST), Antonis Stelliatos, recently said marine tourism would suffer a 50 percent or more drop this year.

Greek Catering Services to Be Improved

The Action for the Development of Tourism and Tourist Education (DRATTE) recently announced the establishment of the Service Quality Club that aims to improve the quality of catering services in the Greek tourism industry.

5th IMIC Offers Survival Strategies

The need for Greece's tourism policy to improve drastically was the main point of this year's 5th International Meetings and Incentives Conference (IMIC) titled "Selling Destinations, Venues and Services: Supplier Perspectives - Buyer Demands," which took place recently in Athens.