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HATTA President Voices Concern on T.V. Show

Yiannis Evangelou, president of the Hellenic Association of Travel and Tourist Agencies (HATTA), recently voiced his concern for Europe as a travel destination on the Business & Travel show on “sbc” channel.

Cyprus Airways to Renew its Fleet

Cyprus Airways' Executive Chairman Kikis Lazarides recently announced the renewal of the airline's fleet would take place within a year.

Galaxy Hotel Fully Refurbished

Galaxy Hotel Iraklio on Crete, a member of the Oikonomou group of companies, recently opened its doors after a full refurbishment and upgrade to a five-star category that, according to the group, "aims to meet the needs of any visitor to the city for either business or pleasure."

Classical Hotels Apply Green Policies

Daskalantonakis Group recently announced the application of Green initiatives—within the framework of its GreenPolicy—at its Classical Hotels chain. The group aims to co-produce electricity with the aid of natural gases and with a special procedure of frost absorption.

Greek Tour Guides Learn Russian

The tourism development ministry recently undertook an educational initiative with the establishment of Russian language courses for tour guides at the University of Rodos.

SETE Calls for Ministry Coordination

Newly elected chairman of the board of directors of the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE), Nikos Aggelopoulos (Aldemar Hotels & Spa), recently called for better coordination of tourism-related ministries and unification for the sake of sustainable tourism...

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Greece Leads Tourism Committee

Tourism Development Minister Aris Spiliotopoulos announced Greece would lead the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Committee for Sustainable Development of Tourism for the next four years on the occasion of World Environment Day (June 5). This decision was taken...

Greece Receives E.U. Cultural Heritage Prize

Greece was amongst the five countries that received a "European Union prize for cultural heritage/Europa Nostra award" last month. The other four were the Netherlands that received two prizes, Spain, the Czech Republic, and Romania.

O.T.E.K Launches Career Offices

The Organization of Tourism Education and Training (O.T.E.K) recently launched five career offices in Athens, Anavissos, Thessaloniki, Rodos and Heraklion so as to create a direct link between its graduates and potential employers.

Tourism Minister Meets With Conference Organizers

Tourism Development Minister Aris Spiliotopoulos recently met with representatives of the Association of Greek Exhibition and Conference Organizers (AGECO).

easyCruise Life Launched

After a successful launch in the summer of 2007, easyCruise inaugurated its second and larger ship to join the easyCruise fleet for a seven-day cruise to the Greek Islands and Turkey.

Continental Airlines Completes Travel Agent Seminar

Continental Airlines recently completed its second educational seminar at Athens International Airport for representatives from some of the biggest travel agents and tour operators in Greece.

OpenSkies Gets DOT Approval

British Airways subsidiary airline OpenSkies received United States Department of Transportation (DOT) approval to begin flights between Paris Orly Airport and New York's JFK airport last month.

Astir Beach Open Again to Public

Astir Beach, Vouliagmeni, reopened last month after an extensive refurbishment process that began in October 2007 and cost some seven million euros.

TUI Hellas Protects the Environment

TUI Hellas announced it would tackle the global environmental threat through the implementation of a carbon-offset program to balance the emissions created by the tour operator's privately owned tour buses.

Alitalia Launches New Routes

Alitalia announced it would enhance its connections to Greece through 35 weekly flights from Greece to Rome Fiumicino this summer.

Grevena Prefecture Chosen for EDEN

The tourism development ministry announced the prefectural administration of Grevena is the tourism destination that was chosen to represent Greece in the European Commission's pilot project "European Destinations of Excellence" (EDEN) with the theme "tourism and local intangible...

Ioannina and Preveza at Cyprus Travel Exhibition

The prefectures of Ioannina and Preveza had a dynamic presence—with stands and new information material—at the 11th Cyprus tourism exhibition "Taxidi 2008" (9-11 May) in Nicosia.

Superfast Ferries FAM Trip for Port Agents

Superfast Ferries recently invited several port agents on a three-day familiarization trip to Italy. The group, made up of company executives from several departments and Adriatic coast port agents from Patra, Igoumenitsa, Corfu, Bari and Ancona, boarded Superfast V for Bari.
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