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XL Leisure Goes Bust

Britain's third largest package holiday operator XL Leisure Group went bankrupt last month due to high prices for jet fuel and adverse economic conditions.

Tourism Forum on Rodos

The Third International Rhodes Tourism Forum, organized by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Dodecanissos and the Association for the Development and Progress of the Dodecanissos, will be held on Rodos 24-25 October.

Plan for Privatization of All Greek Airports

The interministerial committee for denationalization last month gave the 'green light' for the utilization of regional airports by private investors.

Bucharest Receives First GNTO Office

The Greek National Tourism Organization launched its first office in Romania in an effort to strengthen the tourist traffic to Greece and increase the Romanian tourism flow by the promotion of all-year-round travel opportunities.

Cruise Tourism in Greece Begins a New Era

Greece can play a leading role and become a hub for itineraries in the Eastern Mediterranean cruise industry, was the unanimous outlook expressed by all leading representatives of the international cruise industry who attended the recent cruise forum CRUISEinGREECE.

Tourism Minister Meets With Conference Organizers

Tourism Development Minister Aris Spiliotopoulos recently met with representatives of the Association of Greek Exhibition and Conference Organizers (AGECO).
Posted On 01 Jul 2008

O.T.E.K Launches Career Offices

The Organization of Tourism Education and Training (O.T.E.K) recently launched five career offices in Athens, Anavissos, Thessaloniki, Rodos and Heraklion so as to create a direct link between its graduates and potential employers.
Posted On 01 Jul 2008

Greek Tour Guides Learn Russian

The tourism development ministry recently undertook an educational initiative with the establishment of Russian language courses for tour guides at the University of Rodos.
Posted On 01 Jul 2008

Louis Group Invests in New Fleet

The Louis Group recently purchased two new cruise ships, "Norwegian Majesty" and "Norwegian Dream" for the fleet of Louis Cruise Lines. The group invested 249 million euros in its plans to renew its fleet. It purchased the two cruise ships from Star Cruises at 143 million euros...
Posted On 01 Jun 2008

Second Phase for Anavyssos Tender

The tender for the exploitation of the property at Alikes in Anavyssos is currently in its second phase with three contenders in this stage. These are the consortium of Lamda Development, Reds and Lampsa S.A. (the hotel Grande Bretagne), the Steggou Group with Porto Carras Casino...
Posted On 01 Jun 2008

FAM Trip for Russian Tour Operators in Greece

A familiarization trip was co-organized by the Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) and the Hellenic Association of Travel and Tourist Agencies (HATTA) for 19 tour operators from St. Petersburg who flew to Athens on Rossiya Airlines, which recently launched this direct...
Posted On 01 Jun 2008

CNN-India Television Crew Visits Greece

A crew from CNN India recently visited Greece, in cooperation with Amphitrion Holidays, to shoot a travelogue for the CNN television series "The Road less Travelled." The Indian journalists explored Athens and visited Delphi, the Ossios Lucas Monastery, Arachova, Mykonos, Rodos,...
Posted On 01 Jun 2008

Greek Airports Receive Aesthetic Improvements

The Hellenic Ministry of Transport and Communications (YME) and the Tourism Development Ministry held a joint press conference recently to reveal the process to aesthetically improve peripheral airports in Greece following a memorandum sent to YME by the Association of Tourist...
Posted On 01 May 2008

Greece Comes Third as Cruise Port of Call

The European Cruise Council (ECC) and MedCruise recently announced the cruise industry now accounts for more than a quarter of a million jobs in Europe, over 10 billion euros direct expenditure and 15 million visits to European ports, Greece’s ports being the third most popular...
Posted On 01 Apr 2008

Blue Star Social Responsibility Aimed at Island Youth

Blue Star Ferries’ corporate social responsibility program for 2007-2008 focused once again on the youth of the islands served by company vessels and inspired by the Aegean Sea. In early 2007, Blue Star Ferries announced a School Competition divided in two sections—one of...
Posted On 01 Apr 2008

Atlantica Hotels & Natalie Tours Invest in Greece

Atlantica Hotels & Resorts—50 percent of which belong to TUI Travel PLC—and Natalie Tours, a leading Russian tour operator, have agreed to jointly build some 20 four-and five-star hotels in Greece in the next five to seven years. Both sides met during the Russian-Greek...
Posted On 01 Apr 2008

Greek Tourists Pick Destination-Cyprus

Some 100,000 Greek tourists picked Cyprus as their holiday destination in the first three quarters of 2007. According to official statistics presented by the Cyprus Tourism Organization (CTO), there was 15 percent more tourism movement from Greece to Cyprus during this period...
Posted On 01 Feb 2008

Blue Star Ferries Says Destination -You!

Blue Star Ferries recently announced its position and action on corporate social responsibility in 2006 and 2007. In a pamphlet recently circulated, Blue Star Ferries outlines its decision to embed corporate social responsibility, "Destination-You!" in the heart of its strategy...
Posted On 01 Sep 2007

Greece Number One Destination for Cypriot Tourists

Greece, and particularly the Greek islands, appears to be the number one choice of vacation for Greek Cypriots.
Posted On 01 Sep 2007

Museums and Archeological Sights See Increased Traffic

According to statistics gathered by the National Statistics Service of Greece there has been an increase in visitors to museums and archeological sites throughout Greece in 2007 compared with figures for 2006.
Posted On 01 Sep 2007