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Greece Airways Welcomed to Athens International

Athens International Airport Eleftherios Venizelos last month welcomed Greece Airways to the Athens airport community. The new airline, a subsidiary of Air Scotland but with Greek participation, recently launched two weekly scheduled services (every Monday & Friday) that...
Posted On 01 Aug 2004

New Luxury Art Hotel for Athens

The Eridanus is the latest in luxury hotels to open its doors this summer in time for the Olympic Games. Although comparatively small, 38 rooms in all, this unit displays some high quality service personnel and luxurious style and furnishings.
Posted On 01 Aug 2004

Fast-growing New Low-cost Airline from Eastern Europe

Wizz Air, a new European low-cost airline that focuses on the Central and Eastern Europe markets, inaugurated Athens-Budapest flights last month. The CEO and general manager of Wizz Air, Jozsef Varadi, said he expects to fill 2,000 seats per week out of Athens and 100,000 seats...
Posted On 01 Aug 2004

King George II Reopens

After almost a decade and one-half of silence, the historic King George II hotel on Syntagma Square opens its doors to the world's most demanding of hotel guests under the "Leading Hotels of the World" banner. The five-star unit, following radical renovations, is now more...
Posted On 01 Jul 2004

New Holiday Inn Opens Near Athens Airport

Tourism Minister Dimitris Avramopoulos officially opened Greece's newest Holiday Inn, which sits on prestigious piece of property on Attikis Othos. The new five-star unit is expected to entice business people from the capital's Marousi-Kifissia suburbs as it's easy and quick to reach.
Posted On 01 Jul 2004

Mykonos Theoxenia Readies Grand Opening for June

It may have taken four years, but the total rebirth of the historic Xenia Hotel on Mykonos is complete with a new name, a new owner and a completely new look. Andreas Antoniou, general manager of Louis Hotels Greece, says his company leased the property from the Hellenic Tourism...
Posted On 01 Jun 2004

Amadeus BTI Agreement in Full Force

After the initial signing of a cooperation agreement between Amadeus Hellas and Business Travel International early this year, Amadeus quickly began to its new front office system and its Amadeus Vista within the BTI offices in Athens and Thessaloniki.
Posted On 01 May 2004

Worldspan Powers Ahead with Monogram

Travel technology provider Worldspan is reaping the rewards of its investment program in the Greek travel industry market with further agency wins and several new product introductions over the past several months.
Posted On 01 May 2004

Unique Greek Resort Complex Ideal for the Physically Challenged

At least one Greek tourism enterprise seems to have taken to heart the potential gains as described in last year's edition of the Hellenic Tourism Organization's manual entitled "Making Europe Accessible for Tourists with Disabilities."
Posted On 01 Apr 2004

Festival Cruises Sells Three Vessels

In late January, Festival Cruises (of Greek-Italian interests) was broiled in talks with creditors in an attempt to reverse a decision to auction off its three recently acquired cruise ships -- the Mistral, European Vision and European Star. In mid February, Festival announced...
Posted On 01 Mar 2004