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Greece Opens to Aviation Tourism

Aviation tourism (private aircraft and aero sports) was one of the main topics on the agenda of the third scientific conference "Aviation - Present and Future," which took place recently at the Hellenic Ministry of Transport and Communications.

Education Institutions Join Forces for Tourism

Trinity-International School of Tourism Management and Stockton College of New Jersey in the United States recently signed a student exchange agreement.

Tourism Education Forum

The tourism ministry recently organized the second International Conference of the Forum for Tourism Education and Training in Athens.

First Round of Tourism Seminars Completed

The first round of tourism seminars that aim to train executives of the Greek foreign affairs ministry were recently completed. These seminars prepare the executives for their placement to countries where Greek tourism offices are not available.

Sky Team Donates to SOS Children’s Villages

Sky Team aviation alliance (which celebrates its eighth year) together with Athens International Airport Eleftherios Venizelos, recently donated 15,000 euros to the international child welfare organization SOS Children's Villages in Greece.

easyCruise Steps Into Parthenon Marbles Debate

Sir Selios Haji-Ioannou, founder of easyCruise, recently announced the launch of an advertising campaign that aims to initiate a conversation between Greece and the United Kingdom regarding the cultural debate of the Parthenon Marbles.

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Hellenic Chamber of Hotels Warns of Tourism Crisis

Greek tourism once again enters a crisis period, as a series of negative factors form a new, difficult situation and lead to deep concern, said the chairman of the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels, Gerasimos Fokas, at a press conference held recently.

Tourism Minister Optimistic

Tourism Minister Aris Spiliotopoulos called a press conference recently and expressed his conclusions on Greek tourism and his optimism in regards to the current image Greece has within the sector.

Revamped Square in Votanikos

Athens Mayor Nikitas Kaklamanis recently launched a cool recreational oasis for residents of the Votanikos area—a revamped square on the corner of Spyrou Patsi and Sidirokastrou streets.

Daily flights to Milan with Air One

Air One recently launched direct flights departing from Athens and Thessaloniki to Milan. Athens will be served by two flights a day and Thessaloniki with one daily flight to Malpensa airport in Milan.

Agritourism Summer Bazaar in Epidavros

Agrotouristiki and the Municipality of Epidavros last month organized a series of cultural events and exhibits for the celebration of the 10-year anniversary of agritourism activities in Epidavros.

Cruise Tourism in Greece Begins a New Era

Greece can play a leading role and become a hub for itineraries in the Eastern Mediterranean cruise industry, was the unanimous outlook expressed by all leading representatives of the international cruise industry who attended the recent cruise forum CRUISEinGREECE.

Greece Shows Prospects as Conference Destination

Greece shows excellent prospects as a destination for conferences, corporate meetings and incentives: This conclusion was based on the results of the recent and first meeting of representatives from the Thessaloniki Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Hellenic Association of...

New Categorization Plan for Lodgings

The tourism ministry has inaugurated a public discussion for the formation of the functional specifications and quality criteria arrangement plan for Greek tourist resorts, which will lead to a new categorization system for “stars” for hotels and “keys” for rooms to let.

Aviation Crisis to Hit “Eleftherios Venizelos”

The crisis within the aviation market, which has already reached alarming proportions in the USA, is slowly beginning to have an impact on Greece, say representatives from Athens International Airport “Eleftherios Venizelos.”

Olympic Airlines Administration Shuffle

Transport and Communications Minister Costis Hatzidakis recently rearranged the administration of Olympic Airlines, Olympic Airways-Services and Pantheon Airways.

Limo Services for Taxis Not Rent-a-car Offices

Transport Minister Costis Hatzidakis recently expressed his intention to give taxi owners the opportunity to provide limo services, all of which caused a major uproar within the Greek Car Rental Companies Association.

Beijing & Athens Form Bond

A Memorandum of Brotherhood was signed recently in Beijing between Beijing Capital International Airport, which is preparing to host the 2008 Olympic Games, and Athens International Airport “Eleftherios Venizelos”, which four years ago had the the honor to welcome and bid...

Asian Adventure From Athens

One of the first foreign-flag cruise ships to begin its itinerary from Athens, Azamara Quest, docked in Piraeus last month.
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