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Σας ευχαριστούμε για την επιστολή σας της 22/10/04, η οποία ήταν γενική χωρίς ν' απαντά σε κανένα από τα θέματα που σας θέσαμε, γι' αυτό είμαστε υποχρεωμένοι να επαναλάβουμε, κι εμείς για πολλοστή φορά, τις θέσεις της Ένωσής μας, οι οποίες ενισχύονται με...

Philoxenia Celebrates 20th Year

This year's Philoxenia tourism fair, the 20th, was another successful one according to its organizing body, Hel-expo. It announced increases in stand participation and increases in the number of visitors.

Implementation of Announced Tourism Development Measures Imperative

Europe's tourism specialists seem to be coming around to the view that the era of Greek improvisation is over and that a long-term strategy is evolving. "In 2005, you will see the first recovery signs, but the significant rise will come in the next few years when the results of...

Get Ready for Arrivals from China

Sui Hui, commercial councilor in Greece for China's embassy here, last month told delegates to the seminar "From Athens to Beijing: The Olympic Bridge" that they had best get ready for Chinese visitors, "but first you must get prepared."

WTM Signals New Start for World Tourism

There were no unpleasant surprises at his year's World Travel Market held in London last month. On the contrary, the tourism fair was again extremely well organized and and a pleasant experience for most. As well, it was a pleasant surprise to see a new, modern pavilion created...

Arrival Decline Continues

In the recent release of their annual study on Greece's tourism sector, the directors of Hellenic Tourism Organization offices abroad estimate that arrivals this year will drop by 5.5% against last year, and that the initial outlook for 2005 is not particularly promising...

Benchmark Survey of Convention and Visitors Bureaus

Α global benchmark survey of convention and visitors bureaus (CVBs) was recently released by Dr. Dimitris Koutoulas, a tourism and marketing consultant based in Athens. This survey explores the operational and financial characteristics of CVBs located mainly outside the USA, thus...

Lost Opportunity for Many

Greece's first conference on the meetings industry, organized last month by Kostas Konstantinidis of Heliotopos Conferences, welcomed some 140 delegates. Few of these, however, were hoteliers or regional authority leaders who could have gained valuable knowledge on a sector of...