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New Website For ETA

The Hellenic Tourism Development Company (ETA) recently launched its new modern website, which reflects its identity and is a handy tool for potential investors and visitors. The company’s new site www.etasa.gr introduces two innovations that incorporate geographical...

Tourism Museum In The Works

The Association of Women in Tourism recently presented the planned Tourism Museum that is to open its doors to the public by next year. According to the association, the museum’s aim is to inform the next generation on how Greece’s tourism industry began, who were the...

Greek Tourism Makes Bad Start

The Bank of Greece recently released data that shows a 20.2 percent reduction in tourism revenue for the first two months of 2009 over the same period last year. January and February 2009 also saw a 20.6 percent drop in spending by Greeks that traveled abroad. More specifically,...

«οι κακοί πολιτικοί εκλέγονται από καλούς ανθρώπους που δεν πάνε να ψηφίσουν»…Τζορτζ Νέιθαν, δημοσιογράφος

Οι ευρωεκλογές είναι μια ανάσα μπροστά και όπως όλα δείχνουν έξι στους δέκα συμπολίτες μας δεν ενδιαφέρονται για την επερχόμενη αναμέτρηση. Συμπίπτουν δε και με το τριήμερο του Αγίου Πνεύματος, το οποίο με σύμμαχο τον καλό καιρό θα «διευκολύνει» και άλλους να επιλέξο...

Etihad Airways Launches Non-Stop Flights From Athens

Etihad Airways, the national airline of United Arab Emirates, recently announced the start of direct flights from Athens to Abu Dhabi as of 2 June.

Aegean Airlines Signs With Travelport GDS

Travelport GDS, one of the world's largest global distribution system providers that operate the Galileo and Worldspan platforms, recently announced a new, multi-year full content agreement with Athens-based Aegean Airlines.

Piraeus Welcomes The Costa Luminosa

Cruisexperts Hellas organized a presentation of the Costa Luminosa, the thirteenth ship in the fleet of Italy-based Costa Cruises, which had docked in the Piraeus Port last month.

Kythera Wins Over Austrians

A group of Austrians, composed by GNTO representatives, Austrian journalists and tour operators were recently given the "inside story" of Kythera through a familiarization tour that took place last month on the island.

Athens Welcomes Airport City Conference

Many airport city concepts were developed and discussed at the annual "Airport Cities World Conference & Exhibition," which took place for the first time in Athens on 27-29 April.

General Aviation Still An Issue

Greece's aviation laws must correspond with those of European legislation and of the international market if the country wants to attract aviation tourism, was the main conclusion of the fourth scientific conference "Aviation - Present and Future," held by the Hellenic Ministry...

Greek Tourism Determined to Stay Afloat

The 14th Touristiko Panorama had fewer participating exhibitors than previous years and limited activities but once again gave travel professionals the opportunity to increase business deals and meet with potential clients.

Olympic Airlines Opens New Chapter

The transition period for Olympic Airlines should be completed by 30 September with the transfer of 100 percent of the three carrier's units (flight operations, technical basis, ground handling) to Athens-based Marfin Investment Group (MIG), the company announced recently.

Zoning Law For Tourism Approved

The Greek Government Committee recently approved the controversial planned zoning law for tourism despite reactions of environmentalists, hoteliers and civil engineers and its rejection by an expert committee.

Hotels Obliged To Maintain Last Year’s Minimum Rates

Greek hotels are to maintain last year’s minimum prices for this season until 31 March 2010, according to a recent decision by Tourism Minister Kostas Markopoulos.

Athens-Attica Hoteliers Up In Arms

With a drop in the average hotel occupancy rate in the Athens Attica region by 26 percent in January, 13.1 percent in February and 15.7 percent in March, the Athens-Attica Hotels Association called for immediate measures to boost tourism in Greece’s capital.

Greece’s New Media Campaign Presented

Tourism Minister Kostas Markopoulos recently presented the new international advertising campaign of the Greek National Tourism Organization for 2009-2010.

Tourism Among Priorities On PM’s Agenda

The government's goal is the preservation and support of Greece's tourism product's potential and everyone should aim to transform the global crisis into a national opportunity, Prime Minister Kostas Karamanlis said during the 17th general assembly of the Association for Greek...