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The Travel Sector Raises Concerns Over Repeated Strikes

The Hellenic Association of Travel and Tourism Agencies recently raised concerns over the continued strikes of employees at archeological sites in Athens. It fears the strikes create a negative image of Greece and will have severe repercussions if the strikes continue during the...

Greek Travel Pages Dives Into a New Era

Greek Travel Pages updates its services as it now offers an all-new section on diving centers throughout Greece. This new thematic section has 63 registered diving centers affiliated with recognized diving organizations worldwide, notably Andi Hellas, the International...

Amadeus Welcomes New Commercial Manager

Giorgos Baliouskas recently became the new commercial manager for Amadeus in Greece and Cyprus.

Thessaloniki Earns Popular Conference Destination Status

The annual publication of the International Congress and Convention Association recently found Thessaloniki amongst the top one hundred conference destination cities for the third year in a row.

Agritourism Flaunts Internet Portal

The Internet portal for agritourism, www.agrotravel.gr has received much commendation recently as it earns its place amongst the most visited Greek portals with a plethora of daily hits worldwide to the Greek and English version of the site.

Tourism Satellite Account Ahead of Schedule

The Tourism Satellite Account, now in the sixth month of a two-year plan, is soon to become a reality. According to Michael Sfakianakis who is a professor of the University of Piraeus (Department of Business Administration) and a member of the committee in charge of the project,...

Greece Aims for Conference Destination Status

Many members of the tourism industry see the importance in the promotion of Greece as an ideal conference destination, but claim that efforts to achieve this are un-coordinated and delayed. They believe Greece has many advantages over neighboring countries that compete in this...

Boeing Prepares to Launch the New 787

Boeing Co. recently unveiled the first carbon-composite 787 with already 55 orders for the lightweight fuel-efficient plane. There is much anticipation for the initial flight of the mid-sized, long-range jetliner, which is the company's first all-new plane in 12 years.

Sabre to Provide Revenue Management to Aegean

Sabre Airline solutions has signed a major revenue management contract with Aegean Airlines. Aegean will use the product to control seat prices and availability, both by flight-leg and segment. It anticipates significant incremental revenue as a result. AirMax Revenue Manager...

Zappio Presents Greek Tourism Posters Through The Ages

Tourism Development Minster Fanni-Palli Petralia recently opened the exhibition of Greek tourism posters at a ceremony held to commemorate artists that designed posters throughout the century and award artists that participated in this year's competition.

Athenaeum InterContinental Assumes New Management Role

The Athenaeum InterContinental recently announced they will officially manage the Ethniki Insurance convention center on Syngrou Avenue, which is in close proximity to the hotel. The new convention center has a unique architecture, specially studied and designed by the Italian...

Russian Tourism Offers Great Prospects

The president of the Hellenic Association of Tourism and Travel Agencies (HATTA), Yiannis Evangelou, estimates that tourist arrivals from Russia could reach some 500,000 in the next two years. He believes that Greece should proceed with carefully studied moves and the cooperation...

Greece Experiences Twenty Percent Rise In Arrivals

At its annual press call to discuss tourism developments the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises said tourism arrivals to Greece have increased more than 19.5 percent in the period 2005-2006 when compared with 2004. It also forecast another major increase this year since the...

Low Cost Express Trains Take On Low Cost Airlines

The revolution brought about by the advent of the low cost airline is the opportunity to escape to a multitude of destinations throughout Europe at competitive prices, for a weekend or business trip, with a large choice of airlines to choose from. Traditionally, these routes were...

Opportunity For Greece to Enhance Image

Tourism Development Minister Fanni-Palli Petralia recently met Jean-Claude Baumgarden, president of the World Travel and Tourism Council in Athens.

Capsis Resort Crete Earns VIP Status

Closed for reconstruction since October 2006, Capsis resort hotel complex in Crete has recently opened the gates to its latest creation, the new and unique all-suite hotel in the existing hotel complex. After demolishing almost three quarters of what was previously a convention...

Trinity Signs Agreement for Ongoing Commitment

Trinity International School of Tourism Management in Crete and the International School of Tourism in Tbilisi State University of Georgia have signed an agreement of cooperation.

AirSea Lines Doesn’t Just Imagine The Possibilities

Some eighty representatives of the local tourism and travel industry attended the recent seminar organized by AirSea Lines under the auspice of the Hellenic Association of Tourism and Travel Agencies. During this event they were informed of the developments, services and network...

Tourism Development Minister Shuts Down Hotels

Tourism Development Minister Fanni-Palli Petralia recently shut down 41 small and medium-sized hotels for failure to obtain fire safety certificates. Ms. Petralia, who has continuously expressed her desire to "protect the reputation of Greek tourism" took this decision and...

Seven Wonders Are Not A Beauty Contest

People around the world recently voted the new Seven Wonders of the World being the Great Wall of China, India's Taj Mahal, the centuries-old ruins of Petra in Jordan, Petra's Machu Picchu, Brazil's Christ the Redeemer, Mexico's Mayan ruins at Chichen Itza and the Colosseum of...
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