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Continental Airlines Organizes Second FAM Trip

Continental Airlines recently organized a second familiarization trip for 10 travel agents in order to inform them on all aspects of the airline's services and beyond. On the previous familiarization trip travel agents were toured around Newark Liberty International Airport,...

Blue Star Ferries Changes Board of Directors

Blue Star Maritime board of directors convened recently and accepted the resignation of Executive Board Member Michael Gialouris, who was then replaced by Nikolaos Tapiris. The board also assigned offices and responsibilities to its members with Charalambos Paschalis as chairman...

Athens Convention Bureau Officially Launched

The Athens Convention Bureau (ACB) was officially launched at IMEX travel exhibition (22-24 April) in Frankfurt. ACB's participation in the exhibition aroused much interest as it has already been included in worldwide conference publications and has launched a pilot website...

GNTO Sponsors “The Screening Room”

The Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) announced it would be the sponsor of "The Screening Room" for a second time as part of its association with CNN television network in Europe, Middle East and Africa. "The Screening Room" is CNN's monthly movie show that provides...

New Tour Operator Aims for A Unique Product Exclusively for Travel Agents

New tour operator "Plan and Go" opened its doors on May 2 with the aim of providing "reliable and competitive travel services and products to the package tour market," according to Nikos Bolias, general manager of Plan and Go.

Tourism Minister Meets Athens Mayor

Tourism Development Minister Aris Spiliotopoulos met Athens Mayor Nikitas Kaklamanis recently to discuss joint action and cooperation between the tourism development ministry and the City of Athens. Mr. Kaklamanis asserted, "Municipal administration considers the city's economic...

MP Questions Validity of Tourism Movement Statistics

Member of the Greek Parliament with PASOK for Corfu, Angela Gerekou, recently questioned the tourism development ministry, the ministry of economy and finance and the ministry of development about the serious problems that appear in the statistics collected by the Greek National...

FAM Trip for Russian Tour Operators in Greece

A familiarization trip was co-organized by the Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) and the Hellenic Association of Travel and Tourist Agencies (HATTA) for 19 tour operators from St. Petersburg who flew to Athens on Rossiya Airlines, which recently launched this direct...

Austrian Tour Operators in Laconia

Some 25 Austrian tour operators and media members headed by Niko Papamike, representative of a Vienna-based tour operator, and Ioanna Rafalia, press and public relations officer of the Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) in Austria, visited Gythio recently, hosted by...

No Visa for Visitors from U.A.E.

Tourism Development Minister Aris Spiliotopoulos recently announced his plans to lift the visa requirements for visitors to Greece from the United Arab Emirates after meeting with U.A.E Finance Minister Sultan Saeed Al Mansouri during his visit to Dubai for the Arabian Travel...

New Routes Planned by Aegean from Thessaloniki

Aegean Airlines President Theodoros Vassilakis recently announced new routes by the carrier from Thessaloniki during a ceremony held to christen two new Airbus A321 and A320 jets—with the names "Philoxenia" and "Exelixis" respectively—received by the airline. The ceremony was...

13th Touristiko Panorama Shows Greek Travel Trends

Kapa Research revealed significant Greek travel trends for the occasion of the 13th Touristiko Panorama travel exhibition held in Athens on 17-20 April, organized by the Kalofolias Group-Express Newspaper.

Half of Misleading Airline Websites Corrected

European Union Consumer Commissioner Meglena Kuneva published a report on a European-wide enforcement investigation involving 15 European Union national authorities and Norway against misleading advertising and unfair practices on airline ticket-selling websites.

Louis Group Invests in New Fleet

The Louis Group recently purchased two new cruise ships, "Norwegian Majesty" and "Norwegian Dream" for the fleet of Louis Cruise Lines. The group invested 249 million euros in its plans to renew its fleet. It purchased the two cruise ships from Star Cruises at 143 million euros...

Greek Airports Go WiFi

The Civil Aviation Authority recently launched free wireless broadband Internet access points at several airports throughout Greece with the slogan "take off…on the internet." Passengers at Rodos Island International Airport "Diagoras" and Chios Island National Airport "Omiros"...

POXEN Makes Formal Protest to Tourism Ministry

The Panhellenic Guide Federation (POXEN) recently sent an official letter of protest to the tourism development ministry following complaints made by visitors to Greece and tour guides with regard to the restricted opening hours of museum and archeological sites.

Sabre Survey Shows Evolution of Low-Cost Carriers

A recent study by Sabre Airline Solutions revealed a new breed of "hybrid" carrier is quickly overtaking traditional low-cost carriers and that more passengers travel on this "hybrid" carrier than on traditional low-cost carriers.

Second Phase for Anavyssos Tender

The tender for the exploitation of the property at Alikes in Anavyssos is currently in its second phase with three contenders in this stage. These are the consortium of Lamda Development, Reds and Lampsa S.A. (the hotel Grande Bretagne), the Steggou Group with Porto Carras Casino...

PhoCusWright Report Optimistic for Travel Agents

A new report by PhoCusWright, a leader in travel industry research and intelligence, is optimistic about the future of travel agents. PhoCusWright's "Travel Agency Distribution Landscape: 2006-2009" claims that although the Internet has been a significant area of growth and...

A note by the publisher

Έχοντας διανύσει τους πρώτους πέντε μήνες του 2008, τα πρώτα αποτελέσματα για την έκβαση της τουριστικής κίνησης στη χώρα μας βλέπουν το φως της δημοσιότητας. Έντονος προβληματισμός και συχνά ανησυχία και απαισιοδοξία κυριαρχεί στις δηλώσεις των Ελληνικών ενώσεων και φορέων. Σε...
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