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Στο editorial του Ιουλίου 2004, παραθέσαμε μερικούς προβληματισμούς του συνδικαλισμού, εστιάζοντας στις αντισυνδικαλιστικές και διασπαστικές ενέργειες του προεδρείου του ιστορικού Συνδέσμου Ελληνικών Τουριστικών & Ταξιδιωτικών Γραφείων (HATTA. ...

Alitalia Reaches Life-saving Agreements with Unions

After Alitalia managed to reach an agreement late last month with its nine unions, its existence is no longer in question. The unions approved layoffs of one-sixth of the airline's workforce and the breakup of the carrier into two units: a separate company for ground handling and...

Athens Area Hoteliers Demand Conference Center

Attica Hotel Association President Yiannis Tsakiris, during a press call last month, said a letter signed by all the tourism industry's associations, which calls for the designation of one of the Olympic installations as Attica's major conference and exhibition center, has been...

SkyTeam Alliance Welcomes New Members

Airline alliance SkyTeam solidified its position last month as one of the world's fastest growing airline alliances with the acceptance of Continental Airlines, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and Northwest Airlines as full members. The alliance's governing board also announced that...

Piraeus Port Improvements Phenomenal

Ioannis Tzoannos, general secretary for the ministry of merchant marine, told guests during an Athens Business Club 2004 seminar on nautical tourism that he would like to see a close cooperation with the new tourism ministry. In particular he said he would like the simplification...

Latest ITEP Study Shows 4% Annual Increase for Tourism Sector

Professor Panagiotis Pavlopoulos of Research Institute for Tourism explained to the press last month that his latest study shows it is possible for the tourism sector to show a 4% annual increase even though many economists here continue to dwell on the country's economical...

Leros Remembers Ravages of War

The German commandant of forces on Leros in 1943 was among the veterans and dignitaries from Greece and abroad, including Britain, Germany, and Italy, that took part in the first international symposium on the Battle of Leros to be held on the island on the 61th anniversary of...

Association Calls for Strong Tourism Ministry

The Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises last month urged the government to go ahead immediately with tourism-related infrastructure projects throughout the country, infrastructure works on the same scale as seen in Athens over the past several years.

New Tourism Legislation Before Parliament

New tourism legislation before parliament foresees a strong tourism ministry complete with tourism coordination activities among ministries, regional authorities and other authorities and organizations.

Athens Hosts Historic Paralympic Games

The biggest and what appears to be the best Paralympic Games in history began in style last month as fireworks and illuminations lit up the Olympic Stadium during the opening ceremony.

Greek Prime Minister Kostas Karamanlis Announces Tourism Development Policies

Greece's Premier outlined numerous development strategies, many of which center on the tourism sector, in his speech at the Thessaloniki International Fair last month. He said his government would give first priority to policies that concern the countryside, and mountain and...

Athens 2004 Games Ensure Tourism Boom

The promotion of Greece and the heavy investment in infrastructure that has taken place, thanks to the Athens 2004 Olympic Games, could push the number of foreign visitors from around the 13 million mark expected this year up to 18 million in 2010, according to an Alpha Bank...