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Nicosia’s Ledra Street Reopened

Greek and Turkish Cypriots recently reopened Ledra Street, a major crossing in the divided Cypriot capital of Nicosia. Local officials declared Ledra Street, which stood as a symbol to the island's partition, open. It was then closed again for a couple of hours by the Greek...

Minister of Mercantile Marine Meets President of HPYOA

Minister of Mercantile Marine, the Aegean and Island Policy George Voulgarakis recently met with President of the Hellenic Professional Yacht Owners Association (HPYOA) Antonis Steliatos to discuss topics concerning the sector and specifically, the development of nautical tourism...

New Seaplanes Connect Volos to Athens & Sporades

New seaplane carrier Argo Airways (a member of Kanapitsa Group) is expected to commence twice daily flights from the port of Volos to Athen's Flisvos Marina this month and extend its routes to Skiathos, Skopelos, Alonissos and Thessaloniki later in the summer.

New Identity for Tourism Businesses in Drama

A seminar/workshop recently took place at Jennifer Home Hotel in Drama for the businessmen that are members of the Tourism Development Company for Alternative Tourism in the prefecture of Drama, within the framework of the company's contract with the University of the Aegean. The...

Greece Honored at Naples Tourism Exhibition

Greece was the country of honor at the "Borsa Mediterranea Del Turismo" tourism exhibition that took place on 4-6 April at Naples. The aim of the exhibition was to strengthen cooperation and ties between members of the travel industry in Mediterranean countries. As the country of...

First Phase of Costa Navarino Open in 2009

The first phase of Costa Navarino, one of the largest investments in Greek tourism, is expected to welcome its first visitors in 2009. The 550-million-euro project by Greek Development Company TEMES S.A. (Tourism Enterprises of Messinia) in Messinia, southwest Peloponissos,...

Grand Hotel Palace Expands Conference Center

Grand Hotel Palace in Thessaloniki inaugurated its new conference center with a total capacity for 1,500 delegates following the five million euro investment by the Serafeim Dedeoglou group of companies.

New Era for Theophano Imperial Palace

“Villa Princess Theophano” is the new name for the recently refurbished five-star "Theophano Imperial Palace" in Halkidiki that opens its doors on June 15. "Villa Princess Theophano," one of the five hotels in the of G-Hotels resort chain, is the outcome of a 10 million euro...

Amphitrion Moves to New Premises

Amphitrion group of companies recently moved to new premises as part of its investment and development strategy. Amphitrion is now housed in new, modern, 2,000-square-meter offices at Megalou Alexandrou 7 & Karaiskou in Argyroupoli. The group of companies' telephone and...

Blue Star Ferries Supports “Diadrasi” Program

Blue Star Ferries targeted the local communities of the Aegean islands as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility program by supporting the non-profit cultural organization "Diadrasi" in the program "Agoni Grammi Gonimi 2008."

Hovercrafts to Revolutionize Sea Travel in Greece

The route Heraklion to Piraeus, now some six hours by high-speed ferry, could be done in one hour and 36 minutes by the end of 2008 with the new hovercrafts that can reach 200 kilometers an hour and can 'fly' some 12 meters above the sea.

DRATTE Conference on “F&B” a Great Success

The fifth "Hotel Management Conference on F&B" that took place recently, organized by Action for the Development of Tourism and Tourist Education (DR.A.T.T.E), was a success in highlighting the significance of the F&B (Food and Beverage) sector in the creation of a...

Dynamic Promotion of Greece in Russia

Tourism Development Minister Aris Spiliotopoulos recently visited Moscow where he attended the International Travel Fair Intourmarket and Moscow International Travel & Tourism exhibition (MITT). He then visited the exhibition "The Greek Tourist Poster; Time Travel with the...

Athens and Sofia Sign Protocol

Mayor of Athens Nikitas Kaklamanis and Mayor of Sofia Boyko Borisov signed a protocol of peace and cooperation between the two cities. The protocol specifies an exchange of information on public sector management between Greece's capital and the capital of Bulgaria, that is,...

Greece Receives Double Honor in China

Greece was the country of honor at the World Travel Fair in Shanghai where it also received the award for "Most Popular European Destination" from Shanghai municipality.

Olympic Flame Arrives in China

Greece handed the Olympic flame to China, the host of the 2008 Games, on March 30 at Panathinaiko Stadium in Athens. Beijing Games Organizing Chief and Beijing Communist Party Secretary Liu Qi received the flame and said: "In 130 days the 2008 Beijing Olympics begin and we and...

Tourism Development Ministry Participates in EDEN

The tourism development ministry announced it would take part in the European Commissions' "European Destinations of Excellence" (EDEN) pilot project for a second-year-running.

Greek Regions Impress at Paris Exhibition

The Municipality of Alonissos and the periphery of the Ionian Islands recently took part in the five-day "Le Monde a Paris" international tourism exhibition (13/3/08-17/3/08) with positive results. The Municipality of Alonissos, also present at the exhibition last year, had a...

Greek Airports Receive Aesthetic Improvements

The Hellenic Ministry of Transport and Communications (YME) and the Tourism Development Ministry held a joint press conference recently to reveal the process to aesthetically improve peripheral airports in Greece following a memorandum sent to YME by the Association of Tourist...

HATTA Elects A New Board of Directors

The Hellenic Association of Travel and Tourist Agencies (HATTA) recently held its annual general assembly and voted for its new board of directors. The general assembly was attended by a plethora of members from the travel sector, tourism industry dignitaries, travel...
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