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Υπουργός Πολιτισμού & Τουρισμού κ. Παύλος Γερουλάνος: “Η σημερινή κυβέρνηση έκανε σημαία τη διαφάνεια και την αξιοκρατία” Η νέα πολιτική ηγεσία ξεκίνησε δημοσιοποιώντας τα οικονομικά μεγέθη που αρκετοί γνωρίζαμε αλλά κανείς δεν επιβεβαίωνε, και τα οποία αφορούν σε...

HATTA Awards 2009

The Hellenic Association of Travel and Tourist Agencies honored the best travel agency brochures and websites during the 25th International Tourism Exhibition Philoxenia. Best Brochures Category                                     Winners Brochure...

Philoxenia 2009 Awards

Philoxenia Tourism Awards 2009 Category                                                                Destination Favorite Sea Destination………………………Chalkidiki Favorite Mountain/Country Destination…..Pelion Favorite Urban...

Aquis Hotel CEO Funds Tourism Institute

Bournemouth University's Vice-Chancellor Professor Paul Curran recently announced the establishment of "The John Kent Institute in Tourism," which will be funded through a substantial donation made to the University by tourism entrepreneur, John Kent.

Olympic Air Officially Takes Off

Marfin Investment Group will continue to place public interest above short-term business interests for as long as Greece is tested by the crisis, said the company's President Andreas Vgenopoulos during the official inauguration ceremony of Olympic Air held at the company's...

Qatar Airways: New Athens Flight To Doha

Qatar Airways recently announced its second daily non-stop flight from Athens to Doha, which would gradually integrate into the existing flight schedule from Athens by March 2010.

Minister Promises Review Of Yacht Tax

It is not rational for marine tourism to be taxed differently than other tourism sectors especially in the time of crisis, Economy, Competitiveness and Shipping Minister Louka Katseli recently said.

Agones Grammes Interim Tender Causes Clashes

MIG President Andreas Vgenopoulos recently criticized Transport Deputy Minister Nikos Sifounakis as he made reference to a "scandalous government inability" and "lack of specific policy in air transports" in regards to the latter's handling of the interim state-subsidized...

Greece Outlines Tourism Targets At WTM ’09

Travel and tourism, as an industry, has faced pandemics, natural disasters, escalating fuel prices and 9/11 but one of the World Travel Market's greatest strengths is its ability to mirror the industry in its many moods, said WTM's Chairman Fiona Jeffery at the tourism fair's...

Philoxenia 2009 Hangs On Strong

The 25th Philoxenia International Tourism Exhibition, held together with the hotel furnishing exhibition Hotelia, saw trade visitors increase this year by some 28 percent compared to last year's exhibition as 4,782 trade visitors were counted, the exhibition's organizer Helexpo said.

Sojourn Tax Again Causes Friction

The increase of the sojourn tax—imposed on hotels and other private businesses that operate in tourist regions by local governments—is unconstitutional and without substantial benefit, said the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels.

Attica Hotel Revenue Down in Jan-Sep 2009

Hotels in Attica saw their average hotel occupancy rates drop by 13.62 percent, 9.26 percent and 9.25 percent in five-, four- and three-star hotels respectively during the first nine months of 2009, according to recently announced figures of the monthly study of GBR Consulting.

SETE Analyzes Greek Tourism And Economy

Next year will not be an easy year as the recuperation from the global economic crisis may possibly be sluggish, said the UNWTO's Secretary General Taleb Rifai on the first day of the eighth annual Tourism and Development Conference of the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises...