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Aktina and Horizon Join Forces

Two of the country's major tourism offices, Aktina and Horizon, joined forces last month and will begin their cooperation as of July 1 under the name Aktina-Horizon S.A. This follows the merger announcement earlier this year of Aktina Travel with Marine Tours, where the two...

Sleek Presentations at Panorama 2005

The record number visitors to the Greek capital's annual domestic tourism fair, Tourism Panorama, which was opened this year by Deputy Minister for Tourism Development Anastassios Liaskos, saw sleek presentations by a good number of the country's regional prefectures.

ETTFA Goes Global

The travel exhibition industry will soon be speaking with a stronger voice as ETTFA - the European Tourism Trade Fairs Association - goes global.

Lufthansa and Aegean Sign Cooperation Agreement

With the beginning of the winter schedule on October 30, Athens-based Aegean Airlines becomes a partner with Germany's Lufthansa. The airlines will offer code-sharing within their networks whereby flights of both airlines can then be combined and booked via worldwide reservation...

Amadeus Signs Up Romanian Carrier TAROM

Amadeus, the travel industry technology provider and leading Global Distribution System (GDS), announced that TAROM, Romania's national airline, has successfully moved its sales and reservations to Amadeus Altea Sell.

Greece Outshined Competitors at ITB

For the first time in memory, Greece held its head high at a world travel exhibition and showed the world its capabilities. The Greek pavilion, with its avid colors, wide-open spaces, and design continuity, outshone its Mediterranean competitors, not only with its design but also...

A Call to Save a Greek Tradition

A key element of Greece's tourist allure, the traditional wooden fishing boats that brighten many an island harbor, is facing a major threat of extinction due to EU policies and government indifference, activists warned last month.

Hellas Jet Continues Search for Buyer

Hellas Jet, a creation of Cyprus Airways, continues its search for a buyer after Dutch and British buyers backed out of a possible purchase agreement. Press reports say the airline will be forced to shut down.

Louis Hellenic Cruises Begins 2005 Cruise Program

Last month, Louis Hellenic Cruises held an inauguration reception in Piraeus aboard its cruise ship The Emerald. The new cruise company announced the beginning of its cruise program for this year. Company executives say bookings have topped every expectation and that if the trend...

Land Development Legislation Planned

The land use question once again was the focus of a meeting last month of the governmental committee handling Greece's tourism sector. Public Works Minister Giorgos Souflias vowed to table legislation on land use and the designation of new areas for tourism development.