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Ο συνδικαλισμός παγκοσμίως διέρχεται κρίση, αντιμετωπίζοντας τη λαίλαπα της παγκοσμιοποίησης, η οποία προσβλέπει στην ελεύθερη διακίνηση του κεφαλαίου και στον περιορισμό των αναγκών και των δικαιωμάτων των πολιτών. Δεν είναι πλέον περίεργο ότι το κεφάλαιο, για να επιτύχει το...

National Archaeological Museum Reopens

After three years of intensive renovations, and the restoration of some 9,000 statues and precious artifacts, the National Archaeological Museum in Athens reopened its doors to the public last month. Although only 32 of the 54 exhibition halls have reopened, visitors are sure to...

Airline Representatives Demand Second Athens Airport

The Association of Airline Company Representa-tives last month called on government to change present legislation so as to allow a second international airport to be created in the Athens area because, according to the association’s president, Dinos Frantzeskakis, the Athens...

Yet Another Record Blue Flag Year for Greece

If the country's beach environment was part of this year's Olympic Games, Greece would pick up the Silver medal this year. Beach properties in the country were awarded a record 378 Blue Flags, against 373 last year, and seven of its marinas now fly the coveted award (five last...

SkyTeam Hosts Corporate Accounts in Athens and Travel Agents in Thessaloniki

SkyTeam airline representatives here in Greece arranged two workshops last month - one for major corporate accounts within the Athens area and one for up-market travel agents in Thessaloniki. During both events, representatives of the member airlines explained the many advantages...

New Holiday Inn Opens Near Athens Airport

Tourism Minister Dimitris Avramopoulos officially opened Greece's newest Holiday Inn, which sits on prestigious piece of property on Attikis Othos. The new five-star unit is expected to entice business people from the capital's Marousi-Kifissia suburbs as it's easy and quick to reach.

Athenian Hoteliers Experience Tingle of Optimism

Local hoteliers refuse to go out on a limb and suggest they experience anything close to optimism for 2004, but there was a slight optimistic tingle with the release of April's overnight statistics, which came on the heels of disappointing first-quarter.

King George II Reopens

After almost a decade and one-half of silence, the historic King George II hotel on Syntagma Square opens its doors to the world's most demanding of hotel guests under the "Leading Hotels of the World" banner. The five-star unit, following radical renovations, is now more...

Greece Signs Tourism Agreement with China

Greek Tourism Minister Dimitris Avramopoulos, after his recent visit to China, said he would take steps to open up the local tourism market to millions of Chinese holidaymakers. While in that country, he signed a cooperation agreement with his Chinese counterpart.

Major Changes in Greece’s Coastal Shipping Sector

Greek coastal shipowners have taken the bull by the horns and come hell or high water will attempt this year to settle the waters after almost three years of rough seas. For example, last month the Greek Coastal Shipowners Association issued an open threat to the Merchant Marine...

Athens International Airport Europe’s Best and Safest

Athens International Airport's "Eleftherios Venizelos" was recently voted the best and safest airport of its kind in Europe and the second best in the world, according to an independent survey carried out by the Global Airport Monitor of the International Air Transportation...

Prime Minister Labels Tourism National Importance

Prime Minister Kostas Karamanlis showed his personal interest in the tourism sector last month when he opened this year's general assembly of the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises. During his speech, he labeled tourism as a sector of national importance for the country's...

WTO Suggests International Hotel Classification System

The World Conference on New Trends and Measures in the Hotel Industry, jointly organized by the World Tourism Organization (WTO) and the International Hotel and Restaurants Association (IH&RA), last month suggested a cautious, albeit systematic approach to hotel...