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Xenia Exhibition Promotes Quality Greek Tourism

The thirty-ninth international tourism industry exhibition Xenia was recently held in Athens under the auspices of the Ministry of Tourism Development and the Greek National Tourism Organization, and was sponsored by Aegean Airlines.

Novotel Athenes Moves into a New Era

Novotel Athenes, a member of the Accor group, completed its full refurbishment in May 2007. The refurbishment process, which began in November 2006, cost some 5.3 million euros, and included 196 rooms, the reception and lobby, two restaurants and roof garden.

Olympic Airways Celebrates 50 Years

Olympic Airways marked its 50-year anniversary with the publication of a special edition photographic album entitled "50 Years Olympic Airways-The Aircraft we Flew."

HATTA Ensures Consumers Safe Holiday Travel

The Hellenic Association of Travel and Tourist Agencies recently expressed its satisfaction as Greek consumers show increasing trust in travel agencies and the holiday packages they offered during the festive season.

IATA Survey Shows Airline Passengers Want More Self-Service

The International Air Transport Association reported that the results of its 2007 corporate air travel survey showed that passengers overwhelmingly saw value in new technologies to simplify the travel process. Some 10,000 travelers participated in the survey, which revealed that...

Qatar Airways Receives First Boeing 777-ER

Qatar Airways recently received the first Boeing 777-Extended Range, which arrived direct from Seattle and carried executive members of the airline, Boeing executives, and members of the American press. The new aircraft was received with the traditional water arch and the arrival...

Azamara Quest Embarks and Disembarks from Pireaus Port

Azamara Cruises recently added the refurbished cruise ship Azamara Quest to its fleet, which will conduct cruises in the Mediterranean with Pireaus as the port of embarkation or disembarkation, from June to November 2008.

New Hotel Chain Takes Greek Market by Storm

A new hotel chain, Grace Hotels, marked its presence in the Greek market with the launch of Mykonos Grace Hotel recently. Mykonos Grace, a boutique hotel, won worldwide recognition in 2007 and was awarded the first prize at the European Hotel Design Awards held in London for...

Tourism Industry Supports World Tourism Day Themes

After the success of the World Tourism Day 2007 theme "Tourism opens doors for women," the United Nations World Tourism Organization’s (UNWTO) general assembly recognized the importance of the themes and established the campaign as an annual event so as to raise awareness on the...

SkyTeam Alliance Honored by Business Traveler

The SkyTeam alliance was officially named the "Best Airline Alliance Program" by Business Traveler magazine's "2007 Reader's Choice Best in Business Travel Survey." Business Traveler readers recognized SkyTeam for the alliance's reliability, high-quality service and extensive network.

Hellenic Hotel Federation Submits Boutique Hotels Study

The Hellenic Hotel Federation (POX) recently completed and submitted to the Greek National Tourism Organization, a study for the construction of boutique hotels. The study consists of prerequisites for the infrastructure and services of boutique hotels as defined by international...

A note by the publisher

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Continental Airlines’ Fam Trip for Travel Agents

Continental Airlines recently organized a familiarization trip to New York for 12 representatives of Greek travel agencies. The aim of the trip was the complete familiarization of the agents of all the stages of the airline's services to passengers, which, according to airline...

The London Event” a Greek Success

The first Tourism & Property Roadshow, dubbed "The London Event" by the organizer, was held in London recently to promote Greek holiday homes abroad. The Roadshow was held in London's Hellenic Center and attracted a large amount of potential investors.

World Travel Market 2007 Breaks All Records

World Travel Market 2007 proved a great success and "broke all records," according to the organizer, who recently revealed un-audited figures. WTM is a four-day travel industry event held in London annually, which brings together worldwide buyers and sellers from every sector of...

Star Alliance Plants Olive Trees in Ancient Olympia

Star Alliance recently took an initiative to plant some 3,000 Greek olive trees in the prefecture of Ancient Olympia. Representatives of nine of the 17 members of the Star Alliance network - Austrian Airlines, Air New Zealand, ANA-All Nippon Airways, bmi (British Midland...

Burgas-Alexandroupolis Project Sees Need for Protection of the Environment and Sustainable Tourism

A meeting was held recently, headed by Minister for Mercantile Marine and Island Policy Georgios Voulgarakis, to discuss the necessary measures that must be taken to protect the environment in lieu of the Burgas-Alexandroupolis oil pipeline project.

Greece & China Join Hands to Strengthen Tourism Bond

The recent visit to China by Tourism Development Minister Aris Spiliotopoulos has bore fruit, as several steps have been taken to unify Greece and China in their aim to promote bilateral tourism interests. During the recent visit, his first visit as tourism development...

Bachelor Program and MBA for Club Hotel Casino Loutraki Employees

Club Hotel Casino Loutraki recently took an initiative, in cooperation with New York College, to partially finance Bachelor and MBA degrees for some twenty employees. This initiative is part of the company's aim to further educate its staff and thus enhance its work force. The...

Pantazis Group Moves into Conference Tourism

Business entrepreneur and general manager of the Pantazis group, Antonis Pantazis, recently held an even to officially inaugurate the new "Pantazis Royal Conference Center" that opened in July 2007.