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Astir Resort Expects Five Billion From Stock Float

Greece's National Bank, owner of the Astir Hotel Company, has placed the three-hotel group on the Athens Stock Exchange. The initial public offering last month places 14.7 billion drachmas within the group's coffers. This cash will be used mostly to initiate a five-year...

Thessaloniki Convention Bureau Activated

The Thessaloniki Convention & Visitors Bureau has just released a 12-page brochure that lists information on how best to organize a conference in the northern port city.

Greek Hotels Expensive

Up-market Greek hotels for business travelers are on the average the fourth most expensive in the world. And it looks like prices are going even higher. According to a study by BTI UK Hogg Robinson, which was published by the Hellenic Travel and Tourism Agents' Association, last...

Louis Hotels Buys Colossos Beach

One of the biggest and best-known first-class resort complex in Greece, the 472-room Colossos Beach of Rodos, is now in the hands of Louis Hotels. Furthermore, with its purchase of 68.3% of Colossos, Louis gets 25,000 square meters of beach property.

Manessis Renovates New Quarters

Greek travel agency Manessis recently moved to newly- purchased offices in downtown Athens and is now in the process of complete renovations of these quarters with the assistance of the Stylianides architectural team. The new offices will include the operation of an Internet...

Aegean Adds Two Additional Aircraft To Its Fleet

Aegean Airlines, considered Greece's most prominent domestic carrier, last month announced it was about to add two more four-engine Avro RJ 100 turbo-prop passenger aircraft to its fleet.

Athenaeum InterContinental Renews Conference Areas

The biggest conference venue within the City of Athens, the ballroom at the Athenaeum InterContinental hotel, is undergoing extensive renovations worth 950 million drachmas.

European Union Air Traffic Control To Improve

Even hardened skeptics see hopeful signs that a pan-European regulation for 'single sky' air traffic control over Europe may yet become a reality. An EU committee formed early this year to study such a possibility is expected to issue its final report before the end of the year.

Athens Hotel Owners Agree To 2004 Room Availability

Athens hoteliers have agreed to set aside 80 percent of the capital's beds to accommodate the Olympic family during the 2004 Games. At a meeting last month with Development Minister Nikos Christodoulakis and Athens 2004 Organizing Committee Chairwoman Yianna...

Milos Conference Center Officially Opened

The Milos Conference Centre George Eliopoulos, founded by Kitty Kyriacopoulou, chairperson of the mining company Argyro and Barytinis, was officially opened last month by the deputy minister for foreign affairs, Elizabeth Papazois.

Plans Underway To Merge Grande Bretagne And King George Hotels

The Hyatt group of Thessaloniki, which has acquired a majority of shares in the Grande Bretagne hotel, and the Latsis-owned Eurobank are said to be close to finalizing an agreement to merge the classic Athens-center hotel and the defunct King George Hotel that sits empty next to it.

A note by the publisher

Σε βοήθεια της νήσου Σάμου, που δοκιμάστηκε από τις πυρκαγιές, προσέτρεξαν επαγγελματίες και φορείς του τουρισμού. Ενέργειες σαν αυτές του προεδρείου της ΠΕΤΑΓΑ, του ομίλου MINOAN και άλλων, επικροτούνται και είναι αναγκαίες στην τουριστική οικογένεια, η οποία δείχνει έτσι ...

Delphi Hosts Innovative Eatery

Dining out at Delphi can be a truly gratifying experience now that the area hosts the new, innovative Epicuros. This restaurant created by Babis and Maria Kourelis of the Hotel Acropole Delphi, not only serves delectable dishes, but also it offers an atmosphere second-to-none in...

Alemar Launches Greece’s Largest Catamaran Yacht

The largest Greek-flagged catamaran yacht was officially presented for the first time last month at the Palio Faliro Yacht Club. Christened Neptune, the vessel ranks eighth in the world, and is unique in its class in the Mediterranean.

Avionic Introduces Flights To Smyrna

Greek airline Avionic last month introduced a direct flights from Athens to the Turkish city of Smyrna. The direct flights are offered every Monday and Friday.

Festival And P&O Call Off Merger Talks

The proposed merger between Festival Cruises and Norway's P&O fell through last month. Both companies said the low prices of cruise companies on international stock markets did not warrant any merger moves at the present time. They did not, however, exclude a merger sometime in...

Cavo Tagoo Picks Up Yet Another Award

The first-class Cavo Tagoo hotel on the popular summer holiday island of Mykonos recently picked up yet another award for excellence. The most recent award came from the Greek tourism industry in general. It voted Cavo Tagoo as being the top first-class resort hotel in Greece.

Athens Chandris Transformation Includes Name Change

Upon completion of its extensive and even radical renovations, at a cost of some five billion drachmas, the Athens Chandris Hotel assumes a new identity. The deluxe cosmopolitan unit heretofore becomes the Metropolitan Hotel. "We at Chandris Hotels and Resorts thought it only...

New Onephone Service From Olympic Airways

Olympic Airways has established a new phone line for nationwide reservations through the Hellenic Telecommunications Organization's onephone service.

SkyTeam Adds Service To Airline Alliance

A new 4-airline alliance, SkyTeam, got off the ground recently. And besides the usual pieces forged together by partners in an alliance -common reservations, ticketing and check-in services, common frequent-flyer benefits and access to every destination flown by each airline-...
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