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Anyone that pays attention to international press reports has no choice but to conclude that Athens is like a junkyard of construction machinery within unfinished buildings where there are terrorists hidden in every nook and cranny. Articles galore slap the city incessantly....

Superfast Super Classic Sports Supporter

The Evgenidou Foundation Athens Observatory was the venue for one of the most impressive press conferences this year and was organized by Sueprfast Ferries to present the company's Superfast team of track and field stars. This year's team includes five of the most promising...

Mykonos Theoxenia Readies Grand Opening for June

It may have taken four years, but the total rebirth of the historic Xenia Hotel on Mykonos is complete with a new name, a new owner and a completely new look. Andreas Antoniou, general manager of Louis Hotels Greece, says his company leased the property from the Hellenic Tourism...

Deluxe Tourism School Opens on Crete

Hotel Terra Maris, next to the Creta Maris, hosts the first international tourism school on Crete. Markos Komninakis, director of studies for new Trinity International Hospitality Studies says three-year programs begin this October. Accredited studies range from hospitality and...

Greece’s eTourism Potential Remains Untapped

The majority of Greek Internet sites are in the early stages of development concerning electronic tourism, said Dr. Dimitrios Buhalis of the University of Surrey during a seminar held last month in Athens. The seminar analyzed a recent study done by the speaker where 348 Greek...

EU Agrees to Share Air Passenger Information with USA

The European Union (EU) will sign a long-debated air passenger data transfer agreement with the United States despite opposition from the European Parliament (EP), said Jonathan Todd, a spokesman from the European Commission (EC), late last month.

2004 Tourism Picture Remains Clouded

When compared with last year, the drop in tourism arrivals this year is expected to reach anywhere between less than 1% to as high as 10%. It all depends on whom you listen to. Tourism revenue, again according to whom you listen to, will drop from 5% to as high as 15% against...

Latest Tourism Institute Study Worrisome

Studies released last month by the Tourism Research Institute place Greece's tourism sector in a precarious position. Its annual study, which forecasts this year's tourism flow and analyzes last year's results, found Greece was far behind its competitors. Last year, Greece saw...

Tourism Organization President Now Optimistic

At his first confrontation with the press, Hellenic Tourism Organization President Haris Kokkossis said that he expects this year's tourism arrival figures to stay at the same level as last year. (In an interview days earlier, the newly appointed president had said that he...

Touristiko Panorama Tourism Fair a Mixed Success

This year's Panorama, the ninth, which ran from April 22-25 at the Piraeus Port Authority Exhibition Center, was dedicated to the Athens-Attica area and the network of Olympic Cities. But like the tourism picture in general this year, Panorama left exhibitors and visitors with...