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British Airways Celebrates 75th Year in Greece

British Airways recently celebrated its 75th year in the Greek airline industry with the Athens-London flight, and the connection of Thessaloniki in 2005 to the British capital.

Eastern Macedonia-Thrace for Alternative Tourism

For many years Greece has promoted the classical form of tourism, the so-called “sun and sea,” but alternative forms of tourist interest should be considered as well for areas that visitors may prefer besides the islands, said the secretary general of the Region of Eastern...

Athens Promoted at EIBTM

Athens was recently promoted as a destination for events, meetings and incentives to more than 30 countries of Europe, North and South America, Asia and Australia by the Athens Convention Bureau (ACB), which participated for the first time at the global Meetings & Incentive...

City of Athens Officially Takes On the ICG’s in 2009

The 43rd International Children's Games in 2009 has been officially taken on by the City of Athens as an agreement was signed recently between the Mayor of Athens Nikitas Kaklamanis and the president of the International Children's Games (ICG) Committee, Torsten Rasch.

Hoteliers Enlightened On Social Media

Greek hotels do not take advantage of today's technology, according to the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises' Ideas & Action Council (SID) forum held recently titled "Internet Social Media: On-line Travel Communities."

Lefkada Stands Up to Economic Crisis

The prefecture and the Local Authorities Union of Lefkada held a press conference recently where the prospects of tourism development for the island in 2009 were discussed.

Prospects to Grow Between Greece and Azerbaijan

Business cooperation between Greek and Azerbaijani tourism entrepreneurs was predicted after the recent familiarization tour of Azerbaijani tour operators to Athens, Crete and Thessaloniki organized by the Hellenic Association of Travel and Tourist Agencies.

Civil War Refuge Site to Open

The military refuge of the head of the Communist Party of Greece during the Civil War (1946-1949), Nikos Zachariadis, and the cave used as a military hospital by his Democratic Army of Greece in the mountains of Western Macedonia are to be converted into tourist attractions.

Tourism Forum on Rodos

The Third International Rhodes Tourism Forum, organized by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Dodecanissos and the Association for the Development and Progress of the Dodecanissos, will be held on Rodos 24-25 October.

Marathon for a United Europe

September will see the inauguration of a new athletic institution at the initiative of the Marathon municipality: a marathon run, the same as the route featured in the first modern Olympics in 1896 (from the Panathinaiko Stadium in Athens to the Marathon Stadium).

Agritourism Business’s to Form Network

A meeting for agritourism entrepreneurs is to take place in Kritonou (Thinia, Kefallonia) on 1-3 September with the aim to create a promotional business network for agritourism companies.

Greece Through Posters

Tourism Minister Aris Spiliotopoulos recently launched the exhibition “Trek to the Greek Light and Color Through Posters of the GNTO” on Crete.

Tourism Minister Optimistic

Tourism Minister Aris Spiliotopoulos called a press conference recently and expressed his conclusions on Greek tourism and his optimism in regards to the current image Greece has within the sector.

Agritourism Summer Bazaar in Epidavros

Agrotouristiki and the Municipality of Epidavros last month organized a series of cultural events and exhibits for the celebration of the 10-year anniversary of agritourism activities in Epidavros.

Sky Team Donates to SOS Children’s Villages

Sky Team aviation alliance (which celebrates its eighth year) together with Athens International Airport Eleftherios Venizelos, recently donated 15,000 euros to the international child welfare organization SOS Children's Villages in Greece.

Hellenic Chamber of Hotels Warns of Tourism Crisis

Greek tourism once again enters a crisis period, as a series of negative factors form a new, difficult situation and lead to deep concern, said the chairman of the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels, Gerasimos Fokas, at a press conference held recently.