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Low Cost Carrier Benefits To Greece Discussed

“Does Greece’s tourism product benefit from the operation of low cost carriers in the country?” was one of the main questions asked at the “Low cost carriers in the Greek skies” assembly organized recently in Athens by the Hellenic Aviation Society and the Hellenic Association of...

Ministry Supports Acropolis Rally

The Acropolis Rally will be placed under the auspices of the Culture and Tourism Ministry, according to an announcement made by Deputy Culture and Tourism Minister George Nikitiadis during a press conference organized for the rally at the New Acropolis Museum in late December 2010.

Hotel Chamber Welcomes The New Year

The Hellenic Chamber of Hotels will establish branches in key Greek tourism destinations this year to support the new local government structures introduced by the Kallikratis scheme, the chamber’s president, Yiorgos Tsakiris, announced last month during the annual pita cutting...

GDS To Promote Travel Agency Growth

“We will continue to invest in our online development tools, our e-commerce solutions in order to help our customers diversify and grow their online business,” Amadeus Hellas’ CEO Eva Karamanou recently told GTP during the “Brighter, Bolder, Better e-Commerce” forum by global...

Forum Puts Thessaloniki In The Spotlight

“A city adds value to the professional and the creator depending on the strength of its identity and Thessaloniki must obtain a strong identity,” Culture and Tourism Minister Pavlos Geroulanos said during an international culture and tourism forum held recently in Thessaloniki by...

Gastronomy Council At HO.RE.CA.

The first “National Council of Gastronomy,” held under the auspices of the Greek National Tourism Organization, will take place at the 6th HO.RE.CA. scheduled for 3-6 February at the ExpoAthens exhibition center in Anthousa, eastern Attica.

Amadeus Forum: A World Of Ideas For Business Growth

“I am convinced that the Central, Eastern and Southern European region is living exponential times,” Juan Antonio Carrasco, Amadeus’ director of CESE markets, said at the launch and the closing of the Amadeus CESE e-Commerce Leaders Forum 2010 that recently took place in Sophia...

ECTAA Sees Recovery Of Greek Tourism

“The European markets are receiving optimistic messages in regards to the recovery of Greek tourism,” President of the European Travel Agents and Tour Operators Associations (ECTAA) Irene Gueorguieva said at a dinner held during the 102nd ECTAA Biannual Meeting in Athens last...

Qatar Airways Celebrates Five Years In Greece

“Qatar Airways has made a worldwide phenomenal expansion and impressive growth in the Greek market as in only five years the airline grew from four flights to 14 flights per week,” Alexandros Michalopoulos, sales manager for Qatar Airways Greece and Cyprus, said at a gala dinner...

Athens’ Hotels See Low Revenue In 2010

Athenian hoteliers saw a 6.7 percent drop in hotel occupancy this past September, along with a 9.2 percent decrease in the revenue per available room in five-, four- and three-star hotels, President of the Athens-Attica Hotel Association Yiannis Retsos said last month during his...

Philoxenia 2010: Council Of Hotel Associations

The VAT reduction on accommodation facilities (from 11 percent to the low rate of 6.5 percent) was the main topic of discussion at this year’s council of hotel associations during Philoxenia. During the council, Andreas Andreadis, president of the Hellenic Federation of...

Philoxenia 2010: Hotel Chamber Regional Meeting

The Hellenic Chamber of Hotels held their regional meeting of Northern Greece within the framework of the Philoxenia exhibition, during which they discussed important issues that concerned the hotel industry.

Philoxenia 2010: 3rd European Tourism Conference

The need for Greece to develop a new model  for Tourism was the main topic of this year’s “3rd European Tourism Conference” hosted by Philoxenia. During the first session, GNTO President Nicolas Kanellopoulos stressed the importance of green tourism for the protection and...

Philoxenia 2010: ARGO Int’l Forum

The Hellenic Association of Travel and Tourist Agencies and the United Nations Development Program organized the first international forum “ARGO: The first Black Sea Partnership Forum for Tourism and Travel Operators” with the attendance of tourism professionals from the Black...

Philoxenia 2010: Hotel Chamber Press Conference

The Hellenic Chamber of Hotels gave a press conference in Thessaloniki during Philoxenia and presented data on tourism in 2010 and estimations for 2011. During the press conference, the Institute of Tourism Research and Forecasting (ITEP) presented its latest study ...

World Tourism Day Finds Greek Tourism Troubled

As the tourism sector around the world came together to celebrate 2010 as the international year of biodiversity for the 31st World Tourism Day (27 September), the Hellenic Association of Travel and Tourist Agencies (HATTA) called on all of Greece’s forces to work together for a...