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University of Crete Says Tourism School Operation Impossible

The operation of an undergraduate tourism studies program at its campus is not feasible, the University of Crete said.
Posted On 08 Dec 2014

Kefalogianni Expresses “Serious Reservations” about Effectiveness of Hotel VAT Increase for Greece

Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni expressed reservations about the effectiveness of the increase of the Value Added Tax (VAT) rate for hotel accommodation from 6.5 percent at present to 13 percent.
Posted On 07 Dec 2014

Tourism Development of Amphipolis, Greece, On the Table

The archaeological findings of Amphipolis will contribute to the further development of Greek tourism, according to the tourism minister, Olga Kefalogianni.
Posted On 05 Dec 2014

Greece’s Culture and History to Receive Extra Promotion

Greece's rich culture and history will receive extra worldwide promotion through a new collaboration between the Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) and the Thessaloniki Museum of Photography.
Posted On 05 Dec 2014

Greece Can Become a Medical Tourism Hotspot, Minister Says

Greece can become an international destination for medical tourism in the coming years, Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni underlined while speaking at the "Medical Tourism in Practice - Thessaloniki" conference on Thursday.
Posted On 04 Dec 2014

Qatar Airways Introduces Middle Eastern Hospitality to Thessaloniki, Greece

Qatar Airways gave Thessaloniki, Greece, a taste of Middle Eastern hospitality and five-star services at this year's Philoxenia International Tourism Exhibition, organized by TIF-Helexpo in November. The airline participated in the Greek expo for the second consecutive year.
Posted On 02 Dec 2014

Greek Universities to Launch Tourism Management Programs for Foreign Students

The Greek ministries of Education and Tourism announced that two undergraduate programs on tourism management will launch in the country's universities for students from outside the European Union.
Posted On 28 Nov 2014

Greek Tourism Expo to Open its Doors in Athens

The first Greek Tourism Expo international fair with over than 150 exhibitors and hosted buyers from 18 countries will open its doors on Friday 5 December at the Athens Metropolitan Expo.
Posted On 26 Nov 2014

Kefalogianni: Tourism Key to Greece’s Economic Recovery

Greek tourism's progress, prospects and contribution to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) were the focus of a meeting in Athens between Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni and Bank of Greece governor Yiannis Stournaras.
Posted On 24 Nov 2014

Greek Tourism Minister Calls for Investments in “Crucial” Transport Sector, Lauds Aegean Airlines

Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni underlined the crucial role of the transport sector in the development of the tourism industry and invited all industry players to invest and contribute to the "national affair" of ensuring that the Greek tourist product is known for its...
Posted On 19 Nov 2014

Greek Domestic Tourism: Short School Break Proposal On the Table, Again

The establishment of a new annual school holiday period in Greece to boost domestic tourism has once again been suggested by the Hellenic Hotel Federation (POX).
Posted On 17 Nov 2014

Philoxenia 2014: Minister Hopes Breakthrough in Thessaloniki’s Tourism Next Year

"2015 may be the year for tourism in Thessaloniki," Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni said Thursday, 13 November, following a meeting she had with the city's mayor, Yiannis Boutaris, on the sidelines of the 30th Philoxenia expo.
Posted On 14 Nov 2014

Philoxenia 2014: Greece Will Invest Half a Billion Euros For Tourism Investments Per Year

Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni focused on the new development perspective of Greek tourism and revealed the country's strategic plans for the sector until 2020, during the opening ceremony of the 30th Philoxenia International Tourism Exhibition on 13 November in Thessaloniki.
Posted On 13 Nov 2014

2015 Expected to Be Landmark Year for Tourism Investments in Greece

This year Greece was established as a global tourist destination and 2015 is expected to be a landmark year for attracting tourism investments to the country, Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni said during a press conference at the 30th Philoxenia exhibition in Thessaloniki.
Posted On 13 Nov 2014

Thessaloniki, Greece, To Receive Global Promotion Via Tourism Ministry, TIF-Helexpo Alliance

The Tourism Ministry and Greece's national exhibition body, TIF-Helexpo, will jointly participate in international exhibitions abroad to promote Thessaloniki, according to a memorandum of cooperation signed Thursday, 13 November, in the Greek northern city.
Posted On 13 Nov 2014

Greece @ WTM 2014 – Photo Report by GTP

The 35th World Travel Market (WTM), held 3-6 November on the fairgrounds of ExCeL–London, sent out positive messages for another good year for Greek tourism.
Posted On 12 Nov 2014

Olga Kefalogianni, Tourism Minister

With a set of institutional interventions, we have broadened the field of offered services, improved quality and enhanced the competitiveness of our tourism product.

Athens Marathon Shows Greece Is Open All Year Round To Visitors

Greece has the ability to attract visitors all 12 months of the year through a multi-layered development of the tourism sector, Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni said during the award ceremony of the World's Best Marathon Runner of the year held at the Athens College in...
Posted On 07 Nov 2014

Greece Focuses on Quality Tourism

Greece has made a shift towards tourism service quality, Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni said on Friday, 7 November, while giving a speech during the European InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) conference held in Athens.
Posted On 07 Nov 2014

Bloomberg: Greece’s Tourism On Track – Video

Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni referred to positive and optimistic estimates for tourism in 2015, during an interview on Bloomberg Television, on the second day of the World Travel Market in London.
Posted On 04 Nov 2014