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Greece’s Prime Minister Supports Tourism Sector

Prime Minister Costas Simitis expressed a personal interest in Greece's vital tourism industry at a recent inner cabinet meeting and said he would attend the next session of the national tourism council. Development Minister Evangelos Venizelos relayed the premier's intentions at...

Travel Agents Hold Annual General Assembly

On February 7, the Hellenic Association of Travel and Tourism Agents (HATTA) meet at the Athens Chandris hotel for their annual general assembly. Guest speaker at the event will be Michel de Bust, secretary general of ECTAA, which represents the national travel agent associations...

Goldair Group Expands Rapidly

Stelios Golemis, head of the Goldair group, is set on placing his company on the top of the list of Greek tourism enterprises. Within the past few weeks, he has promoted his ground-handling subsidiary and enlarged that company's customer base with the addition of some of Europe's...

Four Bids For Greek Marina Development

Four business groups forwarded final proposals to Greece's national economy ministry after a call by the ministry for bids. The ministry wants to select a consultant group that could develop state marinas, recreation centers and a yacht shelter network.

Lefkada Marina Contract Awarded

A consortium that includes four construction companies and the Kyriacoulis group (marines and yachting) has been named the successful bidder in the tender for the management and operation of Lefkadas Marina for the next 43 years.

Marina Congress To Be Held In Greece

The second European Congress of Marinas will be held from May 11-13, 2000, and hosted by the municipality of Lavrion, which has one of the largest marinas in Greece. The biennial conference is under the auspices of the Ministry of Development and the Hellenic National Tourism...

Galaxy Airways Considers Kavala-Nuremberg Route

Kavala Mayor Stathis Erifyllidis has set the ball rolling for a future air link between the central Greek town and its German sister city Nuremberg. After a recent visit to Nuremberg, Mr. Erifyllidis facilitated contact between the recently-established Galaxy Airways and the...

Divani Apollon Palace Opens

The fully-refurbished five-star Divani Apollon Palace hotel in Kavouri, south of Athens, held its official opening ceremony last month with a rich evening reception. Development Minister Venizelos carried out the inauguration.

Strintzis Launches Blue Star I

Strintzis Lines launched the first of a new group of luxury passenger ferries recently at the Dutch shipyard van der Giessen-de Noord. After the ship received the blessings of a Greek Orthodox priest, Dutch Transport, Public Works and Water Management Minister Tiny Netelenbos...

Vernicos Expands Abroad

Vernicos Yachts and Nouvelles Frontieres signed a cooperation agreement in an effort to create one of the world's biggest yachting enterprises. Nouvelles, France's biggest tour operator serves 2,721,147 clients and has a 500-billion drachma turnover.