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EU Approves Proposal To Include Tourism In Constitution Revision

The European Union is studying Greek proposals for the European tourism industry following submissions made by Greek Euro-MP Costis Hadjidakis, who heads the European Parliament’s regional transport and tourism policy committee.

Extended Hours for Greek Museums and Sites

The Greek Culture Ministry last month announced extended visiting for the country’s main museums, archaeological sites and national monuments. Opening hours for visitors from May 10 until June 30 are from 0800 to 1900 hours daily, except Mondays for some (Acropolis, Olympia,...

Programs for Athens Festival 2001 To be Ready in September

Development Minister Nikos Christodoulakis promises to have the complete Athens Festival program for 2001 ready, complete with with confirmed dates and times, by the fall. The minister says this very up-marker Greek cultural program could be very effective for enticing visitors,...

New Strategy Plan for Tourism Sector

At a recent press call, Development Minister Nikos Christodoulakis said his ministry was, preparing an “Olympic tourism package" that will address several areas of the industry, including existing infrastructure and the quality of tourist services. He stated it would be a...

A note by the publisher

Το GTP από το 1975 δημοσιεύει κάθε μήνα τα δρομολόγια της Ελληνικής ακτοπλοΐας. Από το 1994 η σύνταξη και σελιδοποίηση γίνεται ηλεκτρονικά με AS400 και δίκτυο προσωπικών υπολογιστών. Από το 1996 το GTP κυκλοφορεί την ειδική έκδοση Greek Travel Routes (GTR), σε σχήμα αεροπορικ...

Biggest And Best Tourism Panorama

This year’s domestic fair, Panorama 2000, held last month at the Peace & Friendship Stadium, proved to be the biggest, the best and the most successful to date. “It was not only the size and the well-designed stands that made this year’s fair so impressive,” said one seasoned...

APG Hellas Takes On Scenic Airlines

APG Hellas, GSA for Scenic Airlines, invites Greek public to visit the Grand Canyon.Now the general sales agent in Greece for U.S.-based Scenic Airlines, APG Hellas invites the Greek public to visit the Grand Canyon aboard the leading aerial sightseeing carrier in world.

Kipriotis Conference Center To Host ABTA Conference

With Greece’s largest conference center to date, the Kipriotis Group on the island of Kos will host the Association of British Travel Agents’ (ABTA) annual conference, to be held October 27-31. Greece was chose over several of its Mediterranean competitors including up-and-...

Elatos Presents Summer Special

Greece’s premier Alpine resort, the Elatos Resort & Health Club, has organized new programs for the summer season. One innovative, for the Greek market, program includes a seven-day family holiday that promises a breath of fresh air.

Aegean and Cronus Sign Cooperation Agreement

Greece’s two biggest private carriers recently signed a cooperation agreement for all domestic flights. In essence, the code-share agreement allows passengers to board any of the carrier’s flights with tickets purchased from either airline.

Handling Companies Head for New Athens Airport

Olympic Airways was selected to supply ground, cargo and fuel into-plane handling services as the new Athens International Airport at Spata.

Hyatt Regency Buys Grande Bretagne Shares

Through share purchases on the Athens Stock Exchange, the Hyatt Regency of Thessaloniki purchased at least 17% of the Athens-central deluxe hotel Grand Bretagne. Hyatt said it would acquire additional shares if the open-market price is reasonable.

Minoan Flying Dolphins Increases Route Frequencies

Minoan Flying Dolphins, which claims to be the biggest coastal shipping company in the world with revenue of 43 billion drachmas and a fleet of 77 vessels, increases it route frequencies. In particular, travellers heading to the Cyclades in the height of summer should find it...

Festival And P&O To Join Forces

Festival Cruises and P&O Cruises announced last month that they would join forces in order to expand in the global cruise business. Festival, one of the Europe’s leading cruise lines, becomes a world cruise company once forces and joined with P&O, Princes and Germany’s Aida...

Strintzis To Raise 28 Billion Drachmas For New Vessels

At its recent general assembly, Greek ferry line Strintzis received approval to increase its capital by almost 28 billion drachmas through the issuance of new shares. The funds will be used in part to pay for the company’s new investment program that is expected to surpass 100...

SETE Realeases Report On Athens-Istanbul Comparison

The Association of Greek Tourist Enterprises (SETE) recently published the results of a comparative study on tourism traffic between Athens and Istanbul.

Athens Hotels Strike Deal With Olympic Commitee

A partial deal between the Athens 2004 Organizing Committee and the capital’s hoteliers’ union on accommodation for Olympic Games’ visitors to Athens was reached last month with the assistance of Development Minister Nikos Christodoulakis.

Nel’s New Vessel Cuts Sailing Time by Two Thirds

Nel Lines now sails a rocket-fast vessel that cuts sailing times to Chios and Mytilini from Piraeus by two-thirds. The new Aeolos Express shoots across the Aegean at speeds up to 66 kilometers per hour. It can carry 1,000 passengers and 210 vehicles. The Aeolos can reach Chios...