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Income and Demographics Effect on Travel Trends

According to a recent survey conducted for the U.S. Tour Operators Association, the more affluent a traveler is the more likely it is they will return to a favored destination. Despite preconceived notions that affluence predisposes travel to a variety of exotic and unique...

Internet Travel Sites vs Travel Agents

The Internet offers a plethora of travel sites, notably Travelocity, Expedia, Orbitz and Priceline. Travelers can plan and book a trip in a matter of minutes, and travel planning over the web has consequently had an impact on travel agencies.

New Tourism Minister Meets Representatives

Newly-appointed Tourism Development Minister Aris Spiliotopoulos recently met with representatives from various sectors of the tourism industry. The meeting was to discuss key concerns of all the representatives, which arose from the devastation caused by the recent fires to...

Exclusive Yachting 2007 a Great Success

Some 18,000 visitors passed through the Exclusive Yachting 2007 exhibition held recently at the Marina of Agios Kosmas. The five-day event offered visitors, according to the organizers, Europartners, a unique experience of yachting and lifestyle up to par with other international...

New Mountain Resort Open

Aristi Mountain Resort, a traditional structure made of stone in the middle of Aristi Village, Epirus, with breathtaking views to the gorge of Voidomatis River and the imposing mountain range of Astraka, has just completed its first year of successful operation. The resort sports...

Athens International Airport Retains its Title

The Official Airline Guide (OAG) recently announced the route Barcelona-Madrid to be the most frequent route with 971 flights weekly. The route Sao Paolo Congonhas-Rio de Janeiro with 894 weekly flights came runner up, and then Jeju-Seoul Gimpo with 858 flights and...

SITE Greek Chapter Organizes Seminar on the Future of Greek Tourism

The Society of Incentive and Travel Executives recently organized a seminar-gathering for its members, where the guest speaker was Alexandros Kouris, PRC group director designate and head of communications business unit. The PRC group is the consultancy that was commissioned with...

Helmepa Declares Ships are Environmentally Friendly

The Hellenic Marine Environment Protection Association chose World Maritime Day (27/9/07) to announce that "ships remain the safest and most environmentally friendly means of travel as recent statistics show activity on land is responsible for eighty percent of sea pollution...

MIG Takes Control of Attica Group

Marfin Investment Group recently acquired through its 100 percent subsidiary, MIG shipping, a 49.9 percent stake in the Attica Group— Superfast Ferries and Blue Star Ferries— at the price of 5.50 euros per share. In total, MIG now holds a 51.3 percent stake in Attica. Pericles...

HATTA and Oinotria Land Celebrate World Tourism Day

The Hellenic Association of Travel & Tourist Agencies celebrated its eightieth anniversary at Costas Lazaridi's Oinotria Land, which also celebrated 15 years since its creation. The event was held on the eve of world tourism day and was attended by the secretary general of...

Aristotelis Thomopoulos

One of the fundamental aims of the management at Helexpo, when we undertook this responsibility three and a half years ago, was the reinforcement of the professional character and internationalization of sector-based exhibitions and the national exhibition body.

Tassos A. Stylianopoulos

I would like to wish this year's Philoxenia every success and a wider participation of foreign visitors and exhibitors so as to succeed one day in becoming the meeting epicenter of foreign exhibitors, with increased participation of decision makers from our most significant...

Athanasios Oikonomou

Philoxenia, as one of the now recognized institutions in the tourism marketplace of Southeast Europe, offers much in the development of Greek tourism. It consists traditionally and in essence as a promotion step for Greek tourism, which gives an opportunity to business, workers...

Gerassimos L. Fokas

With reference to the recent catastrophic fires that affected Peloponissos and Evia, as President of the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels I would like to send a message and extend an invitation; a challenge to the government and the business tourism community.

Andreas A. Andreadis

For yet another year, Greek tourism has developed its potential and proved its endurance to adversity and to elements of the "unexpected." The rhythm of development it has displayed is higher than the world and European average and all the available statistics allow a reserved...

Yiannis Evangelou

As I write these words for Philoxenia 2007 I find myself contemplating the eighties when Philoxenia took its first steps. It was another era when tourism made initial openings and was finding its footing for a new epoch.

George Doukas

POET would like to extend a warm welcome to all visitors and exhibitors at this years' Philoxenia exhibition, which has seen increasing improvement and enrichment over the past few years.

Stavros Andreadis

It is well known that tourism in Greece is an important sector to the economy as well as to society in general. In the global scene as well, Greek tourism holds a strong position. Considering the small size of Greece compared with our competitors, our country's 12th position in...

Dimitrios Mantousis

We salute the top tourism exhibition in Greece that substantially reinforces, for a second-year-running, the institution of predetermined meetings between exhibitors and selected tourism professionals from abroad (hosted buyers). With the end of the summer season comes a breeze...

Evangelos Stavropoulos

Philoxenia, just as all of the world's tourism exhibitions and shows, consists of a very important tool for professionals in tourism.
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