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Another Successful Year for Clean Beach Campaign

Once again this summer, from June through September, Forum magazine's campaign "Beautiful Greece is a Clean Greece" gave bathers a chance to enjoy spotless and well-organized beaches.

Annual PCO Congress To Be Held in Athens

The Second General Assembly and Annual Congress of the European Federation of the Associations of PCOs will take place at the Helexpo Congress and Exhibition Centre in Athens December 8th through the 10th.

Future of European Aviation Regulation Discussed

In an unprecedented initiative, European Union Transportation Commissioner Jacques Barrot convened a meeting of Europe's aviation industry leaders and their regulators for a one-day conference in Brussels titled, "The Future of Aviation Regulation in Europe."

Delta Celebrates 100 Days of Service

Delta Air Lines celebrated its 100th day anniversary for its non-stop service from Athens International Airport to Atlanta, Georgia. To date, the flight, which began in May, has provided service for more than 37,000 customers. The daily flight, aboard a Boeing 767-300ER aircraft,...

POET Joins SETE

The Panhellenic Federation of Tourist Enterprises (POET) became a member of the Association of Greek Tourist Enterprises (SETE) last month to support the association's efforts to more fully represent tourism enterprises in the country.

Blue Star Ferries Supports Special Olympics

The Olympic Flame for the European Special Olympics begin held in Italy until the 6th of the month, sailed from Patras aboard Blue Star's ferryboat Blue Horizon.

Alitalia Welcomes New Regional Manager

Antonio Temporini is Alitalia's new regional manager for southeast Europe, including Greece, Cyprus, Malta, Israel, Romania, Bulgaria and the Balkans.

Luxurious Spa Treatments in Karpenissi

Montana Spa Hotel in Karpenissi has an extensive array of luxurious spa treatments available to help guests relax and revitalize.

Sustainable Tourism Forum To Be Held on Rodos

Next month, the second international tourism forum will take place on Rodos. This year's theme is Competitiveness Through Sustainability: Opportunities and Challenges for Mediterranean Destinations."

Arab-Hellenic Forum Venue for Tourism

Greece is aiming to be one of the top five tourism destinations, said Tourism Minister Fani Palli-Petralia, at the first forum organized by the Arab-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce & Development. The minister added that "this is an achievable goal since the country is ranked...

Tourism Arrivals Exceed Expectations

The number of foreign visitors arriving by air from January to August was up 8.4 percent, reported the Institute for Tourism Research and Forecasts (ITEP). This increase is more than double compared to Greece's competitors in the Mediterranean. At the end of July, Croatia's...

Cultural Tourism Conference At Philoxenia

For the first time, a cultural and heritage tourism conference will be held at the Philoxenia tourism fair, November 16-19. Holding a conference during the popular and well-attended Philoxenia fair trade show is a new concept being promoted by Helexpo, the fair organizer, and the...

Athens Wins Bid to Host City Break 2007

Athens will host next year's City Break exhibition, and European Cities Tourism's (ECT) annual conference, which is also the sponsor of the exhibition.

Tourism Ministry Selects Strategic Advisor

Last month, the tourism ministry signed a contract for Greece's first strategic advisor for tourism, a group of three companies PRC Group, MRB Hellas and THR Asesores en Turismo, Hoteliera y Recreacion S.A.

Privacy of Passenger Data At Issue

As we go to press, a new agreement has not been reached between the EU and the U.S. on the transfer of airline passenger name records (PNR) to the U.S. government.

Tourism Competitiveness Focus for 2007-2013

More than 5,500 business plans for tourism, valued at 550 million euros, have been approved so far, said Dimitris Sioufas, minister of development, at the national development meeting for the new competitive business program (EPAN) for 2007-2013.

Amendments To Tourism Legislation

Last month, the ministry of tourism development submitted two amendments to parliament to be reviewed with the so-called spa tourism legislation already under discussion.

Government Expands Ties with Asia

Boosting tourism and trade with Asia was a key theme last month, with the government signing agreements with South Korea and Thailand. Progress also was made on direct flights to Beijing.

Hellenic Seaways Offers Many Passenger Benefits

Hellenic Seaways, a leading coastal ferry operator in Greece, has designed special programs for its passengers. The company's fleet of 34 ferries serves the northeastern Aegean, Cyclades, Crete, Argosaronikos and Sporades, and also provides freight service to Venice, Italy.

Foreign Investors Plan on Three Billion Budget

An association representing foreign investors has teamed up to deal with Greek government bureaucracy and convoluted regulations that both stall and dissuade investments in large tourism projects.
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