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Thessaloniki Hotels Half Full, But More Needed

On the average, hotels in Greece's northern capital, Thessaloniki, during the first eight months of this year posted a occupancy rate of 52%. Hoteliers say they are hardly satisfied with the result, but they say at least they have managed to increase the number of foreign...

Aegean Accepts ‘Airline of the Year’ Award

Athens-based private carrier Aegean Airlines won high honors at this year's European Regions Airline Association's airline of the year awards. The 83 airlines of the association selected Aegean for its bronze Airline of the Year 2000/1award. Skyways, Sweden's largest regional...

Candia Maris Presents Its Green Team

The Candia Maris on Crete, the first hotel in Greece and the third in the Mediterranean (and among only 100 units internationally) to possess the coveted ISO 14001 environmental management certification, has created a "Green Team" to help clean up Greece. All members of the team...

Porto Rio Renews Image

Patra's Porto Rio Hotel celebrated its rejuvenation last month. Owners spent some two billion drachmas to give the unit a complete new image, not just a facelift. The only thing familiar to previous hotel guests is the unique view to the sea.

Kalymnos Hosts International Meet

Greece's potential as a unique destination for rock climbers was explored last month by climbers from 11 countries during the Kalymnos 2000 International Rock Climbing Meeting organized by the Kalymnos municipality, the Hellenic Alpine Club and brother European organizations.

Olympic’s Fares Increase By As Much As 54%

Recent increases in the price of petrol pushed the world's airlines into 10-15% increases in winter fares, but Olympic Airways seems to have gotten carried away and increased at least one of its winter fares - first-class one-way Athens-New York - by 54%.

New Athens Airport Turned Over To Management Company

Athens's new Eleftherios Venizelos airport at Spata, 13 kilometers out of the capital, last month was handed over by the Hochtief-led consortium that built it in just over four years to the company that will undertake the management until 2030 (The Greek state has a 55-percent...

Tourist Enterprises Get EU Funding For Modernization

A total of 596.5 billion drachmas will be absorbed by the Greek tourism sector over the next five years with help from the Third EU Structural Fund and corresponding private investment, says Development Minister Nikos Christodoulakis. Much of the funds will aim at bringing these...

Stelios Polykratis

Our confederation and I personally congratulate Greek Travel Pages for its remarkable guide, which for 25 consecutive years has offered significant services to our tourism sector.

Spyros Ginis

Through GTP, with the valuable data and information it contributes to help us in our work, I wish to salute the 16th Philoxenia. I would also like to stress to every responsible party that there is no greater disappointment for the pioneers of Greek tourism - the travel agents -...

Vassilis Minaides

The Philoxenia fair as an institution has been fully established in the psyche of every sector of our country's tourism industry.

Yiannis Evangelou

Philoxenia is now an institution tied to the tourism history of Greece. It consists of a tourism fair that brings Greek tourism business people together and gives the country's regional areas an opportunity to promote their tourism destinations, most of which present still hidden...

Spyros Kokotos

This year's Philoxenia comes at a very critical moment for Greek tourism. After a long quality crisis period, and difficulties due to problems outside the country's borders, Greek tourism has been called upon to show a new image, to become more competitive and to assist in the...

Aristotelis Divanis

The Greek Hotel Chamber believes in and supports Philoxenia for the simple reason that the tourism fair's promotion of the Greek tourism product is nothing less than positive.

Yiannis Stefanides

Philoxenia, for years now, consists of one of the most important institutions for our tourism. This importance has been steadily strengthened in the conscience of all sectors of the tourism industry. The fair has become a fertile plain where all professionals of the trade have...

Evgenios Yiannakopoulos

With the opportunity of 25 years of Greek Travel Pages circulation, which coincides with this year's Philoxenia, I would like to stress GTP's contribution to the information sector, and particularly its useful character for tourism consumers.

Nikos Christodoulakis

Philoxenia this year takes place within a period characterized by the internationalization of markets, the increase in travel movement, and the startling developments in technology. All this leads to the intensification of competition among tourism enterprises, which in turn...