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Emergency Response Portal for Tourism Stakeholders

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and Microsoft unveiled the Beta site of the new Emergency Response System (ERS) to help the tourism sector respond to natural and man-made disaster situations. Microsoft developed the system as part of a long-term cooperation agreed with the...

30 Investment Plans for Golf Courses

Not too long ago, government said that a law would be implemented to encourage the construction of golf courses in Greece.

Greek Airports Open 24 Hours

Tourism Minister Fanni Palli-Petralia last month met with Greek ministers in an effort to coordinate actions that would improve the tourism sector.
Besides the local award as Best Performing New Airline, Qatar Airways picked up numerous other awards recently including the Best Airline in the Middle East by readers of the U.S. magazine Global Traveler. In our photo, Athens Airport Deputy Chief Executive Officer Dr. Yiannis Paraschis handed over the award to Qatar's area manager for Greece, Morena Bronzetti.
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Athens International Airport Awards Airlines

The annual Airline Marketing Workshop, organized for the seventh consecutive year by Athens International Airport (AIA), was highlighted by the special awards presented by AIA to the airlines that recorded the highest passenger development in 2006, in recognition of their...

Europe’s Airlines Carried Millions More Passengers Last Year

The Association of European Airlines released traffic and capacity data for its members recently that gives a first look at the overall traffic and capacity results for 2006. AEA members boarded 343.6 million passengers during the course of the year, an increase of 14.8 million...

Mouzenidis Travel Moves to New Offices in Athens

Thessaloniki-based Mouzenidis Travel, opened in 1995 by Boris Mouzenidis to specialize in travel to and from Russia, recently opened new offices in downtown Athens.

Airlines in North America Market Greece

Tourist arrivals from the USA to Greece are expected to rise further this year, boosted by the addition of flights to and from Athens by two major American carriers, Continental and US Airways, an Athens International Airport official told a recent conference held in Athens.

National Land-planning Map Underway

The final touches to the first national land-planning map, and to the special land-planning framework for tourism, industry and recyclable energy sources, are being enacted by Greece's minister of the environment, planning and public works, Giorgos Souflias.

Future Traveler Tribes 2020

Amadeus released a major study, Future Traveler Tribes 2020, that defines who will be traveling in the future, which groups will potentially be most dominant, and the technology solutions that will facilitate their journeys and improve their travel experience.

RES Zoning Legislation Before Parliament

The eagerly awaited first special zoning plan concerning renewable energy sources (RES) has been handed in for consultation and is expected to be tabled in parliament in April.

Prime Minister Inaugurates Tourism Conference

Aspiring investors in Greece's tourism industry will at last be able to plan their schemes with much greater certainty, as a result of the first ever investment charter, Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis told the full house of tourism delegates recently.

Tourism and the Future of the Greek Economy

At the recent Greek forum on tourism held by government leaders, it was found that Greece's tourism sector contributes two of every 10 euros within the country's economy, or 18% of its gross national product. And for every single euro that a visitor spends, the rest of the...

Government Emphasizes Tourism Sector as Priority

Greece's tourism development minister, Fanny Pally-Petalia, recently reconfirmed her government's intentions to keep the country's tourism sector a priority. She said that our country has been fortunate to have been blessed with natural beauty, with exceptionally beautiful...

Environmental Protection of Mediterranean Sea Vital for Tourism

The European Commission proposed a long-term environmental strategy for cleaning up and protecting the Mediterranean Sea. This unique ecosystem, it said, is deteriorating as environmental pressures such as pollution and construction increase.

Greek Tourism Services on Same Level with Europe

A recent survey by the Marc group, which was ordered by the Greek National Tourism Organization, shows that tourism services in Greece are on at least the same level as those of the rest of Europe, but quality-price is not. The survey was completed in mid January and concentrated...

Athens to Host City Break 2007 Exhibition

According to the World Travel Trends Report 2006-07 the low-cost / no frill phenomenon is a major factor dictating how countries perform as leisure tourism destinations. And with the expansion of low cost airlines set to continue in 2007-08 city-break style holidays will continue...

Attica Hotels Post Increases

Attica hotel occupancy in 2006 increased 9.8 percent against the year before. Room prices were up 2.6 percent and revenue per room increased by 12.6 percent, according to Giorgos Tsakiris, president of the Attica Hoteliers' Association, and Ioannis Retsos, the association's...

Growth of Meeting Industry Continues Unabated

The meeting industry is expected to grow for a fourth consecutive year, signaling an economy that continues to be strong, according to FutureWatch 2000 in a study sponsored by Meeting Professionals International and American Express.

Another Record Year for World Tourism

With 842 million arrivals and a 4.5% growth rate, 2006 exceeded expectations as the tourism sector continued to enjoy above average results, making it a new record year for the industry. The latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer figures suggest that 2007 will consolidate this...