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Island Hopping – ο φτωχός συγγενής του Ε.Ο.Τ.

Πολλοί οι τουριστικοί πόροι της Ελλάδας. Ήλιος, θάλασσα, νησιά, αρχαιολογικοί χώροι κ.λ.π., έχουν κατά καιρούς προβληθεί ανά τον κόσμο και έχουν γίνει "συνείδηση" στους επισκέπτες. Αυτός είναι ο ελληνικός τουρισμός. Κάπου όμως ακούγεται όμορφα ο "εναλλακτικός τουρισμός" και...

Beijing Travel Show Cites Tourism Explosion

China is becoming the world's largest outbound market with departures of 28.5 million in 2004 and an increase of 9.6%, taking the number up to 15 million, for the first half of 2005. Tourism bodies are keenly monitoring the Chinese outbound market, which is estimated to explode...

Delta Out to Conquer the Airways Albeit Under Chapter 11 Protection

Just a month after filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, Delta has announced a huge international expansion plan. With the aim to be the "world's largest airline across the Atlantic" the beleaguered carrier will launch additional flights from its Atlanta and New York bases...

Local SkyTeam Members Awarded

Local SkyTeam members were awarded for their comprehensive powerpoint presentation created for their annual agency workshop held in 2003. Head office said the presentation was so professional that it was adopted as the basis for the 2004 and 2005 SkyTeam market presentations held...

Acropolis Museum Structure Ready by Spring

The first phase of the long-awaited Acropolis Museum will be ready by the end of next year, according to the country's culture ministry. The ministry said that the 20,000-square-meter glass and concrete museum would display sculptures and other finds from the 2,500-year-old...

Deeper Cooperation Sought Between EU and Regional Airlines

Antonis Simigdalas, president of the association for European Regional Airlines, has asked Stavros Dimas, Commissioner for the Environment, and Markos Kyprianou, Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection, to look at ERA's "A Vision for European Air Transport" as a better...

World Heritage Sites Acquire Online Promotion

Expedia, the world's largest online travel agency, last month announced a partnership with the United Nations Foundation to promote travel to World Heritage sites. The move is part of Expedia's strategy to raise its international profile, provide more customized services and...

A Guide for Tourism Trade Fair Exhibitors

The International Tourism Trade Fairs Association recently launched a detailed exhibition guide, entitled 'Effective Exhibiting Made Easy' that is aimed at helping exhibitors participate more effectively in tourism trade fairs.

Greek Hotels Least Developed in Branding

Although among the world's best, Greece's hotels are not aware of the benefits of brand names, according to a recent study. The 2005 Greek Hotel Branding Report, which is the first of its kind for the Greek tourism market, explores the extent of branding among Greek hotels and...

Greek Village Highlights Benefits of Light Tourism

Nymphaion, which not so very long ago was an isolated, abandoned village of 35 elderly inhabitants in northern Greece, has come to life again. The settlement and surrounding area has been transformed into a living museum of national heritage and unspoiled nature, population has...

Tourism Code of Ethics for Travel Advisories

A country's ill-written travel advisory could be extremely damaging for tourism to the pertinent destination. Fortunately, one of the issues that emerged from the World Tourism Organization's tourism code of ethics is the proper drafting of travel advisories.

European Single Sky Program Ratified

In a landmark occasion for European air transport, the contract for the definition phase for the Single European Sky Implementation Program was ratified on November 17 by 29 partners in the Air Traffic Alliance, the vice president of the European Commission and the director...

Yet Another New Olympic Airline

A new company is to be launched early next year to replace Olympic Airlines, according to a recent government announcement. This follows the state's latest failed attempt to find a buyer for the country's ailing flag carrier. In mid November, government officially declared that...

Blue Star Ferries Increases Profit 121%

Blue Star Maritime S.A. last month announced consolidated net profit after taxes of €19.2 million for the nine months ending 30th September, 2005, against €8.7 million for the same period in 2004, a significant increase of 121%.

Superfast Group Continues to Increase Revenue

Attica Holdings, the holding company for Superfast Ferries, announced last month that its financial results for the nine months to 30th September, 2005, show turnover of 306.5 million euros and earnings before interest and depreciation 89.7 million euros, both up slightly...

WTM Participants Foresee Double-digit Tourism Increase for Greece

Greek tourism is expected to record a back-to-back rise in 2006 following this year's bumper season, which saw an estimated 10 percent increase after years of decline, according to tourism professionals who visited last month's World Travel Market held in London.

A Surprising Philoxenia

The amount of business done during Philoxenia, Greece's major tourism fair held last month in Thessaloniki, surprised most exhibitors this year. Another surprise was the traffic. Although it wasn't evident, Helexpo, the fair's organizer, said Philoxenia attracted 23,790...

Philoxenia 2005: HATTA Awards Travel Agents

Tourism Minister Dimitris Avramopoulos presented the HATTA annual travel agency brochure awards during Philoxenia 2005.