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World Travel Market 2007 Breaks All Records

World Travel Market 2007 proved a great success and "broke all records," according to the organizer, who recently revealed un-audited figures. WTM is a four-day travel industry event held in London annually, which brings together worldwide buyers and sellers from every sector of...
Posted On 01 Jan 2008

Tourism Industry Supports World Tourism Day Themes

After the success of the World Tourism Day 2007 theme "Tourism opens doors for women," the United Nations World Tourism Organization’s (UNWTO) general assembly recognized the importance of the themes and established the campaign as an annual event so as to raise awareness on the...
Posted On 01 Jan 2008

SETE Outlook Optimistic for Tourism in 2008

The Association of Greek Tourist Enterprises recently held its sixth conference entitled "The dynamics of changes in world tourism; how do they effect us? What is our reaction?"
Posted On 01 Dec 2007

Stavros Andreadis

It is well known that tourism in Greece is an important sector to the economy as well as to society in general. In the global scene as well, Greek tourism holds a strong position. Considering the small size of Greece compared with our competitors, our country's 12th position in...
Posted On 01 Nov 2007

Carbon Neutral Participants Star at UNWTO Conference

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has requested that all participants of the forthcoming International Conference on Climate Change and Tourism to register with carbon offsetting organizations. The conference is to be held next month at Davos, Switzerland.
Posted On 01 Sep 2007

Emergency Response Portal for Tourism Stakeholders

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and Microsoft unveiled the Beta site of the new Emergency Response System (ERS) to help the tourism sector respond to natural and man-made disaster situations. Microsoft developed the system as part of a long-term cooperation agreed with the...
Posted On 01 Mar 2007

Another Record Year for World Tourism

With 842 million arrivals and a 4.5% growth rate, 2006 exceeded expectations as the tourism sector continued to enjoy above average results, making it a new record year for the industry. The latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer figures suggest that 2007 will consolidate this...
Posted On 01 Mar 2007

Business Tourism Congress Held in Athens

Last month, the Second General Assembly and Annual Congress of the European Federation of the Associations of PCOs was held at the Helexpo Congress and Exhibition Centre in Athens.
Posted On 01 Jan 2007

Tourism and Development Conference Set for October

The Association for Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE) is holding its fifth Tourism and Development Conference in Athens on October 16 and 17.
Posted On 01 Sep 2006

New Name for World Tourism Organization

After the transformation of the World Tourism Organization into a specialized agency of the United Nations, the tourism organization now refers to itself as UNWTO. It's newly-elected secretary general - till the end of 2009 - Francesco Frangialli, said because the acronym WTO was...
Posted On 01 Jan 2006

World Tourism Day September 27

The official celebration of the twenty-second World Tourism Day will take place in the Islamic Republic of Iran on Thursday, 27 September 2001 with the theme "Tourism A Tool for Peace and Dialogue among Civilizations".