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Στις 08.12.2004, ημέρα Τετάρτη, ο Σύνδεσμος των εν Ελλάδι Τουριστικών & Ταξιδιωτικών Γραφείων οργανώνει μια εκδήλωση με διάφορα θέματα που αφορούν τον Τουρισμό. ...

Attica Voted Best Passenger Line Of The Year In Lloyd’s List Shipping Awards

Attica Group, parent company of Superfast Ferries and Blue Star Ferries, was voted “Best Passenger Line of the Year”in Lloyd's List Greek Shipping Awards.

BA Closes Athens Bookings Department

British Airways, in an ongoing attempt to cut costs, will move its bookings department from its Athens office to a call center on Cyprus.

SkyTeam Awards Travel Partners

Through a most successful seminar on its products and services, the airline alliance SkyTeam solidified its position last month within the Greek market as one of the most popular teams of airlines preferred by both travel agents and travelers.

Senior Travel Highly Profitable for Destinations

Youthful elderly people in Greece, especially when they have a satisfactory pension, are beginning to change the traditional image. They now have a social life as they go to the theater or the cinema frequently, they meet friends for meals, and they travel - to the extent that...

Initial Indications for 2005 Tourism Not Especially Optimistic

Members of the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises say the initial indications for 2005 do not justify any special optimism and that unless the government speeds up its promised tourism projects, Greece will not be able to take advantage of the successful holding of the...

Optimism for Tourism Arrival Increases

Some local tourism professionals, but not all, foresee yet another unhealthy year for Greek tourism because of a weak dollar and stagnant European economies, all of which they say would offset any gains expected from the country's successful holding of last August's Athens Olympics.

Conference Tourism Most Dynamic Greek Tourism Sector

If there is one thing certain as a result of a country holding the Olympic Games it's that conference tourism to that country increases substantially over a five-year period. But excluding that distinct possibility, professional conference organizers insist that the conference...

Alternative Tourism a Priority

The Hellenic Tourism Organization has set the development of alternative forms of tourism as a priority, the organization's secretary-general, Haris Kokkosis, told a special event on winter tourism that was held just days after the gover-nment’s new development bill was announced.

Prime Minister Wants Athens a Year-round Tourism Destination

Olympic installations will remain in the hands of the state and will leave a lasting legacy by making Attica a year-round tourist attraction and by upgrading the quality of life of local residents, Prime Minister Kostas Karamanlis said during a recent press call.

New Development Law Receives Positive Reactions

Tourism entrepreneurs were generally positive to the government's new investment incentives bill, which supports small and medium-sized enterprises and contains a special chapter on tourism.

Attica Hoteliers Promised New Conference Center By Early 2005

The Taekwondo sports complex on the Athens seaside at Faliron will be turned into a conference center that will be ready by this March, said Tourism Development Minister Dimitris Avramopoulos during the recent annual general assembly of the Attica Hoteliers Association.