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New Tourism & Property Show Promotes Tourism Homes

Greece's first Tourism and Property Show opened its doors last month for four days. The show aimed to promote Greek tourism properties by bringing together public and private businesses and investors and real estate professionals in the wider SE European area. Tourism Minister...

Qatar Launches New First-time Routes

Aviation and tourism officials in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, last month praised the latest expansion moves by Qatar Airways, which includes the addition of a new link between Malaysia's capital and the tropical Indonesian island of Bali.

US Airways Inaugurates Direct Daily Flights to Athens

The fifth largest airline in the United States, US Airways, has recently commenced its direct daily flights to Athens from Philadelphia in its attempt to bring closer "two cities with a Greek name" as Eric Mathieu, the airline's managing director of international sales, said at a...

Monogram Signs Agreement with Arsenal F.C.

Monogram Events, a subsidiary of Monogram and one of the biggest of the Greek tourism enterprises, has signed an agreement with Arsenal to become the official sponsor of Arsenal Soccer Schools in Greece. The first functional body of the soccer school will be in the district of Palini.

Louis Hellenic Cruises’ Flies the Greek Flag

Louis Hellenic Cruises officially announced the hoisting of the Greek flag on the Calypso, the fifth cruise ship of their fleet to have such a distinction. The 135-meter-long Calypso, fully renovated in 1994, has 243 cabins, which enables it to serve and host 740 passengers.

Greece Ahead of Direct Competitors

Official data from local and international tourism organizations shows that Greece is not a low-cost tourism destination despite an overall opinion that Greece does not attract high-income tourists.

Germanwings Expands Destinations in Greece

“Value for less money, reliability, simplicity and safety are the four key issues for the success of our company,” said Andreas Engel, international communications manager for Germanwings, at a recent press conference held in Athens. He said the low cost airline plans to expand...

BA Re-launches Club World

British Airways recently re-launched its business club - a true boon for long-haul business travelers - that includes up-market amenities that begin with the initial ticketing and culminates in a unique cabin bed.

Amadeus Is Number One

The recent visit of Edward Ross, director of corporate and marketing communication of Amadeus, to Athens provided some valuable insight in to the prospects and ambitions of the global central reservations system in 2007.

Hydroplanes Over the Aegean

The vision of traveling by hydroplane has again become a reality as Airsea Lines recently begun its routes to nine Cycladic islands daily from the port of Lavrio. In its first phase, the hydro-port of Lavrio services passengers to and from Kalymnos with daily flights and as peak...

Princess Cruises Selects Piraeus to Christen New Vessel

In order to promote its Mediterranean cruise program with its the new cruise vessel, Emerald Princess, the company's owner, California-based Princess Cruises, selected the port of Piraeus for the ship's christening.

Prime Minster Stresses Environmental Concerns

Environmental concern was one of the key issues in the speech delivered by the Prime Minister Constantinos Karamanlis at the 15th general assembly of the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises.

Tourism Off To a Good Start

Tourism Development Minister Fanni Palli-Petralia expressed her optimism for the summer at a recent press conference where she explained how this May has been the most successful one in recent years. This substantiates her claims that Greece has now become a "preferred...

SETE Calls for Tourism Chamber

A general consensus for the prime minister's continued support in overcoming hurdles that continue to harm business potential in the tourism sector was the essence of the speech given by Stavros Andreadis, president of the association of Greek tourism enterprises, during the...

Greek Tourism Trends 2007

Kapa Research, a subsidiary of the Kalofolias group, recently announced the results for present trends in Greek tourism. The survey shows the realization of a holiday is still a major priority for the Greek traveler who, as a rule, chooses domestic destinations over international.

Porto Elounda Launches the Six Senses Spa

The thalassotherapy center, Six Senses Spa, housed in the exclusive Porto Elounda hotel in Heraklion, Crete, recently opened its doors to receive Greek and foreign tourists who seek relaxation and rejuvenation. Spyros Kokotou, owner of the well-known resort, embarked on this...

New Tourism Zoning Plan

Government last month introduced a draft proposal for the introduction of land zoning regulations for the tourism sector. The plan, if accepted and passed, is expected to lead to the construction of leisure and retirement villages, which could attract major investment to the...

Flisvos Marina Opens this Month

The fully renovated marina at Flisvos opens in mid-June after five years of work and delays.The investment for the development and operation of the marina infrastructure has reached 45 million euros. The project was completed by the consortium Lamda Development, the state Tourism...

Air Transat Adds 16th Wide-Body Jet to its Fleet

Air Transat, Canada's leading travel holiday airline, announced the addition of a new Airbus A310-300. For this summer, Air Transat will be serving 30 European cities including Barcelona, Malaga, Vienna and Athens. Together with its sister company, Transat Holidays, and its...
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