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US Show ‘The Cooking Odyssey’ Highlights Gastronomy of Pelion and Volos

Pelion and Volos' gastronomy will be featured on “The Cooking Odyssey”, an American TV series that showcases the sights, sounds and tastes of Greece.

HACT: Greece to See Rise in Visitors, Tourism Revenue from the U.S.

The Hellenic-American Chamber of Tourism expects Greece to see a rise in visitor numbers and tourism revenue from the United States this year.
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Kefalogianni Promotes Greek Medical Tourism In The U.S.

Greece's advantages as a tourism destination but also as a country that provides high quality health services were presented by Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni in a meeting held on 1 October at the office of the Greek National Tourism Organization in New York, U.S.
Posted On 01 Oct 2013
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The City Of Athens Supports Entrepreneurs

The City of Athens recently organized the first round of consultation meetings with agencies and investors within the framework of the actions of the Athens Development and Destination Management Agency (EATA) to support entrepreneurship and the technological competitiveness of...
Posted On 26 Mar 2013

Athens Goes International With New Ad Campaign

The tourism ministry recently announced the launch of an extensive advertising campaign for the promotion of Athens set for May and June that includes a series of actions and events to take place in the U.S. and Europe.

U.S. Bookings to Greece Raise Concern

Greek tourism destinations may see a drop of up to 50 percent in bookings from the U.S., the president of the Hellenic-American Chamber of Tourism, Yiorgos Trivizas, said recently.

IATA Projects Loss for Airline Industry in 2009

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced its forecast for 2009. It expects an industry loss of 2.5 billion dollars. All regions, except the U.S., are expected to report larger losses in 2009 than in 2008.

Ministry Announces Initial 2008 Tourism Data

Prior to an agreement between state tourism officials and the private tourism sector (see page 3), Geece's tourism ministry expressed its satisfaction with this year's tourism figures.

Athens Tourism Before and After the Games

The Athens Tourism and Economic Development Company, in the context of the creation of a ‘tourism observatory’ for the City of Athens, conducted a study entitled ‘Registered Athens Tourism Study—from pre-Olympic to the post-Olympic period: The influence of the Olympic Games and...

PhoCusWright Report Optimistic for Travel Agents

A new report by PhoCusWright, a leader in travel industry research and intelligence, is optimistic about the future of travel agents. PhoCusWright's "Travel Agency Distribution Landscape: 2006-2009" claims that although the Internet has been a significant area of growth and...
Posted On 01 Jun 2008

Qatar Launches New First-time Routes

Aviation and tourism officials in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, last month praised the latest expansion moves by Qatar Airways, which includes the addition of a new link between Malaysia's capital and the tropical Indonesian island of Bali.
Posted On 01 Jun 2007

Airline Association Unhappy with EU-U.S. Aviation Agreement

The European Union late last month reached a agreement that gives airlines greater freedom to choose trans-Atlantic routes and potentially lead to lower fares. While details of the pact were not released as we went to press, it is intended to allow European airlines to fly from...
Posted On 01 Apr 2007

US Airways Opens Route to Greece

US Airways’ customers will have more ways to jet off to Europe thanks to new flights from Philadelphia to capitals such as Athens, scheduled to start in late May. Including the Athens flights, US Airways, represented in Greece by Amphitrion, will offer a total of 22 daily flights...
Posted On 01 Feb 2007

Worldspan and Sabre Global Distribution Systems Sold

Sabre Holdings was sold last month to two private equity firms in the U.S. for $4.45 billion. Although Sabre is considered the leading global distribution systems (GDS), analysts say the buyout centered more on the importance of the company's subsidiary units, Travelocity and...
Posted On 01 Feb 2007

SkyTeam Welcomes Aeroflot As Tenth Member

SkyTeam, the global airline alliance, welcomed Aeroflot as its tenth member and this event was celebrated in Athens at the annual party. Aeroflot, the largest Russian airline, offers daily flights to 89 destinations in 47 countries with its fleet of 81 aircraft. The carrier is...
Posted On 01 Jan 2007

WTM Mirrors Success of Global Tourism

The World Travel Market (WTM) held in London last month was the perfect venue to present Greece's new advertising campaign with the message "Explore your senses in Greece."
Posted On 01 Dec 2006

Greece Would Draw Millions of Tourists as a Cruise Hub

Making Greece an international cruise hub for the eastern Mediterranean would bring five million tourists in a few years and tremendous financial returns were the main conclusion drawn from the forum organized by the Hellenic Association of Travel and Tourist Agencies (HATTA) on...
Posted On 01 Nov 2006

Qatar Celebrates A Year of Success in Greece

To celebrate more than one year of successful operation in Greece, Qatar Airways hosted its First Travel Agent Awards (2005-2006) ceremony, which was followed by a dinner and show. More than 300 guests from the travel industry, as well as special guests from show business attended.
Posted On 01 Nov 2006

The Grande Bretagne Draws International Recognition

The Hotel Grande Bretagne, located in the center of Athens, received recognition by a host of international publications. In the special annual publication by the editors of the U.S. luxury lifestyle magazine, Robb Report, it was listed as one of the 87 best luxury hotels in the...
Posted On 01 Nov 2006

EU Will Revisit Aviation Security Measures

In response to last month's foiled terrorist plot to bomb transatlantic flights departing from London, an emergency meeting was held between UK Home Secretary John Reid and EU ministers from Finland (now holding EU presidency), France, Germany, Portugal and Slovenia, which hold...
Posted On 01 Sep 2006