connect with us
Travel & Tourism industry news. A Service by Greek Travel Pages (gtp)
 

New Government Merges Culture With Tourism

Following the parliamentary elections on 4 October that were marked by the victory of PASOK, new Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou announced a new cabinet and the merging of existing ministries. The ministries of culture and tourism development have become a single Ministry...

Dimitrios Mantousis

This year's 25th International Tourism Exhibition Philoxenia takes place amid a global economic crisis with tourism figures that have fallen considerably. In real terms it is a drop that has reduced turnover by 30 percent. It is encouraging that 2010 will be better than this year.

Dinos Frantzeskakis

On the dawn of summer 2009 and a difficult tourism season, Philoxenia 2009 opens its doors once again. Despite the atmosphere of gloom and doom within the global airline industry, with diminishing profits, even bigger losses and the world economy still in disarray, a ray of hope...

Dinos Astras

The Hellenic Association of Professional Congress Organizers (HAPCO) will once again support practically and virtually Greek travel and tourism exhibitions that are aimed towards meetings among professionals and the exchange of views. For this reason, HAPCO will have, for the...

Evangelos Stavropoulos

Every country that wants to be recognized as a major player in the worldwide tourism market needs to prove its ability to organize successful events; must always find ways to promote its offers to travel professionals; and should host at least one successful travel fair per year.

Andreas Andreadis

This year's Philoxenia exhibition coincides with one of the most difficult periods Greek tourism has experienced (and is still experiencing) over the past decades.

Argyro Fili

This year's 25th International Tourism Exhibition Philoxenia is taking place at a time when the global economic crisis has affected international tourism and of course Greek tourism.

Gerassimos L. Fokas

The course of Greece's tourism figures and those of our competitors during 2009 simply confirms the estimates expressed by the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels and the Research Institute for Tourism and Forecasts (ITEP), once the global economic crisis began to appear.

Nikos Angelopoulos

Tourism is the vital part of our economy and our national social status. It is the sector with the greatest prospects of development and therefore a unique opportunity for our generation.

Aristotelis Thomopoulos

In the midst of the global economic crisis, Helexpo, the national exhibition center of Greece, has managed to place the 25th International Tourism Exhibition Philoxenia and the Hotel Equipment Exhibition Hotelia in the limelight of the European exhibition sector. This is due to...

Navarino Dunes Project In Final Phase

The Navarino Dunes resort, part of one of the biggest investment projects under construction in the Messinia region in the southwest Peloponnese at a cost of some 550 million euros, will welcome its first visitors in May 2010, according to Achileas Konstantakopoulos, CEO of...

SETE Looks Ahead For Greek Tourism

The Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE) recently announced that it is preparing the study "Greek Tourism headed for 2020," which will include the strategy for building a new development model for Greek tourism. The sole sponsor and supporter of this initiative is...

Renovated Hotels Survive Crisis

The majority of hotels that modernized their operations and infrastructure and enhanced their overall presence in the domestic and international market held a strong position during the global economic crisis when compared with 2008, according to a research study carried out by...

HATTA Celebrates World Tourism Day

This year HATTA celebrated World Tourism Day by honoring the most important cultural event of the year for Greece: the opening of the new Acropolis Museum. On 28 September HATTA organized a special tour of the new museum for Greek and foreign tourism industry representatives....

Aegean Airlines Sets The Record Straight

Aegean Airlines last month rejected allegations from Olympic Air that the launch of the Thessaloniki-Istanbul route on 9 September was a result of a secret agreement between the airlines, the Foreign Ministry and the Civil Aviation Authority.

Thessaloniki Upset Over Olympic Route Cuts

The necessary route cuts to and from Athens were covered by alliances that Olympic Air secured with other airlines but a similar move was not made for Thessaloniki, which adds to the city's further aviation isolation, the Professional Chamber of Thessaloniki recently said.

Olympic Air Takes Off

Olympic Air, the successor of former state-run carrier Olympic Airlines, made its first official flight to Thessaloniki on 1 October with an Airbus 320. The first route symbolically retraced the route first taken by Aristotelis Onasis' Olympic Airways on 6 April 1957 with a...

Cabotage Abolition Monopolizes Tourism Forum

Greece could reap in some one billion euros annually; 14,000 new job positions would open; and the local economies of tourist areas would have a huge increase in income from tourists that arrive to Greek ports by a cruise ship if the cabotage law is lifted, tourism professionals...

Amadeus Announces New Initiatives

The new distribution platform "Content Inn by Amadeus" has come to Greece to fill the gap in customer demand for quick and easy access to hotel suppliers and other travel services, said Juan Antonio Carrasco, director of markets in Central, Eastern and Southern European (CESE),...

Angela Gerekou

The 25th International Tourism Exhibition Philoxenia finds Greek tourism at the starting point of a redevelopment path, which aims to maximize the benefits of the industry and the national economy.