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Από τις προγραμματικές δηλώσεις του πρωθυπουργού παραθέτουμε: “Νέα Διακυβέρνηση σημαίνει, βέβαια, και αλλαγή πολιτικής. Κρατούμε ό,τι θετικό έγινε ή δρομολογήθηκε στα χρόνια που πέρασαν. Προχωρούμε άμεσα στις αναγκαίες βελτιώσεις και προσαρμογές. Δεν γκρεμίζουμε” ......

Travel Association Wins Commision Case

The Greek Union of Air Travel Agencies (PETAGA) succeeded in winning a court case recently whereby travel agents are entitled to a minimum 7 percent commission on airline tickets sold.

Unique Greek Resort Complex Ideal for the Physically Challenged

At least one Greek tourism enterprise seems to have taken to heart the potential gains as described in last year's edition of the Hellenic Tourism Organization's manual entitled "Making Europe Accessible for Tourists with Disabilities."

EU Enlargement Creates Coherent European Tourism Industry

The enlargement of the European Union, with ten new members joining in May, will help create a "more complete and coherent European tourism industry, which should be recognized in the future European Constitution," according to the World Tourism Organization.

No Call From Abroad for 2004 Lodgings

Owners of Athenian houses did not exactly rush to offer their apartments for rent to foreign visitors to the Olympic Games, but what is on offer may still vastly exceed demand.

World Conference to Promote Satellite Account Method

The Tourism Satellite Account (TSA) is not only about statistics, it is much more, providing concrete proof that tourism is one of the most important economic sectors and, thus, indispensable in today's world.

Museums Ready to Re-open for Summer

Work on the road and the site has made the Marathon archaeological site unrecognizable as it undergoes refurbishment. As for the museum within the site, scheduled to be ready in June, work has begun on the walkways and planting is in progress.

Hatta General Assembly Speaker Angers Some Agents

During the recent annual general assembly of the Hellenic Association of Travel & Tourism Agents, almost a dozen special guests took to the podium.Most of the speakers were representatives of the country's political parties who, without exception, spoke on the importance of...

ITB Breaks Records as Greece Sleeps

The world's largest international travel fair, ITB Berlin, continues to break attendance records -- the 121,000 visitors were some 10,000 more than last year -- and exhibitor records. A total of 10,023 exhibitors from 178 countries and territories, representing every sector of...

Tourism Sector Gets Promised Ministry

As promised, the new government has created a Greek tourism ministry. The newly appointed minister, Dimitris Avramopoulos, and his deputy, Anastassios Liaskos, for the moment are the "guests" of Development Minister Dimitris Sioufas until appropriate tourism ministry offices are...

Seaplane Service for Greece As of May

Air Sea Lines SA, incorporated in Athens late last year, announced last month that it is ready to provide seaplane scheduled, "for hire" and charter passenger services connecting multiple island and coastal harbors within Greece.