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Greek Tourists Pick Destination-Cyprus

Some 100,000 Greek tourists picked Cyprus as their holiday destination in the first three quarters of 2007. According to official statistics presented by the Cyprus Tourism Organization (CTO), there was 15 percent more tourism movement from Greece to Cyprus during this period...

Athens Welcomes the London Speaker Bureau

The Greek office of the London Speaker Bureau group recently began operation through Zita Congress & Travel in order to cover Greece and the whole of Southeast Europe.

Tourism Development Minister Signs Contracts with K.E.K

Tourism Development Minister Aris Spiliotopoulos has initiated contracts with 97 Vocational Training Centers (K.E.K) throughout Greece for the training of some 8,000 employees of the tourism sector with the aim of improving and upgrading respective skills and knowledge.

Singapore Airlines Receives Second A380

Singapore Airlines recently received its second Airbus A380, the world's largest passenger aircraft. The aircraft was handed over to Singapore Airlines at the Airbus Delivery Center in Toulouse, France, on the morning of January 11 and arrived in Singapore the following day.

Second Tourism & Property Show Brings Leading Tourism and Real Estate Companies

The second Tourism & Property Show, organized by media network group Real Travel, is to be held on the 22nd to 24th of this month in Athens, at the Fencing Hall of the Hellenikon Exhibition Center (former West Airport).

New Strategic Direction for Yades Group

Distinguished historical hotel group Yades Heritage & Hospitality announced its aim to enhance its presence in Greece and abroad through a series strategic moves that would promote the unique characteristics of its members.

Chania Adds Western Crete Travel Agents Association

Crete welcomed a new addition to the tourism sector with the induction of the Association of West Crete Travel Agencies (ATAWC) in the official registry of associations with the number 20/27.06.07.

Youtravel.com Sees Great Success in First Year

Online accommodation supplier Youtravel.com is ambitious in 2008 as in its first year of operation -- launched October 2006 -- the Athens-based company received some 70 million euros revenue from hotel bookings only. According to Youtravel.com founder and chief executive, John...

Boeing 787 Dreamliner Delivery Delayed

Boeing recently announced the first flight of the 787 Dreamliner has been moved from the end of the first quarter of 2008 to the end of the second quarter so as to provide additional time to complete assembly of the first airplane. The company expects deliveries to begin in early...

Tourism Workshop for OTEK in South Korea

The Organization of Tourism Education and Training, represented by president of the administration board of OTEK, Dr. Konstantinos Kouskoukis, recently participated in a tourism workshop between Greece and South Korea in Seoul.

British Airways Launches New Carrier OpenSkies

British Airways recently announced its plans to launch a subsidiary inter-continental airline, "OpenSkies," that would conduct daily flights from New York to Brussels and Paris.

Lufthansa Passengers Donate Miles

A year after Lufthansa launched the program "Miles to help," the airline's passengers have already donated some 70 million award miles to a good cause. Members of Lufthansa's "Miles & More" frequent flyer program have the option to donate the miles they have collected to...

Tourism Summit in Bali Against Climate Change

Politicians from all over the world, including Greece, met in Bali, Indonesia, between December 3 and 14 for the United Nations Climate Change Conference. At the conference, secretary general of the World Tourism Organization, Francesco Frangialli, committed the tourism sector to...

Amadeus Research Reveals Greek Travel Agencies Must Embrace Technology

Amadeus, a leading provider of solutions to the travel industry for the management of distribution and selling of travel services, recently held an event in Athens where results from research revealed the Internet and new technology hold many opportunities for Greek travel...

GNTO Advertising Campaign Revealed

“Greece, The True Experience” advertising campaign was presented by Tourism Development Minister Aris Spiliotopoulos and advertising company consortium Ashley & Homes and Karamella at a recent event. Ministers, secretary-generals and representatives of local authorities,...

Hellenic Chamber of Hotels Predicts Tourism Levels in 2008

The Hellenic Chamber of Hotels recently held its final meeting for 2007 in the presence of Tourism Development Minister Aris Spiliotopoulos and the political leadership of the Greek National Tourism Organization.

Les Clefs D’Or Hellas Elects National Board

Les Clefs D'Or Hellas recently elected its new national board. Spiros Arathimos (Titania Hotel) was elected president, Emmanuel Kamilakis (Athens Hilton Hotel) as vice president, Stavroula Legou (Metropolitan Hotel) as general secretary, Georgios Kotsonis (Golden Age Hotel) as...

Attica Hotel Association Says Tourism Traffic in Athens is Stagnant

The Attica Hotel Association recently announced the statistics on hotel occupancy for November 2007, and claims "tourism traffic during the holiday period showed neither positive nor encouraging results and remains stagnant.”

Last Voyage for “Queen Elizabeth 2”

The world-renowned cruise ship "Queen Elizabeth 2" recently set sail from Southampton for its last voyage around the world. The cruise ship "Queen Victoria" that is on its maiden voyage and will replace the Queen Elizabeth 2 in due course escorts the cruise ship on its final voyage.

More Countries Join Schengen Area

On 21 December 2007, nine countries were inducted into the Schengen area thus facilitating travel within Europe and eradicating land and sea border control restrictions.
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