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Athens Hotel Industry In Free Fall

Athens hotel bookings have been in "free fall" as of December 2008, which translates to a 12 percent decrease up until September 2009 and an eight percent drop in the average price per room, stressed the President of the Athens-Attica Hotel Association Yiannis Retsos at the...

Private Yachts To Be Taxed

Professional yachts will be exempt from the extraordinary tax and annual special tax on yachts, inflicted by the previous government, by April 2010, according to Economy, Competitiveness and Shipping Minister Louka Katseli.

E.U. Package Travel Directive To Be Revised

The current European Union law on package travel—the Package Travel Directive—was drawn up in 1990 and is no longer suited for today's travel market and will be renewed, E.U. Consumer Commissioner Meglena Kuneva recently announced at a press conference in Brussels.

HATTA’s Info Campaign For Travelers

“I want to travel without problems… That's why I trust travel agencies,” is the title of the Hellenic Association of Travel and Tourist Agencies' campaign that was launched recently to advise travelers to always visit certified travel agencies when organizing a vacation or trip.

GNTO Offices Abroad In Trouble

Deputy Culture and Tourism Minister Angela Gerekou recently commented on critical Greek press articles in regards to the bad management of Greek National Tourism Organization offices abroad.

SETE’s 2009 Overview Not A Pretty Picture

Greek tourism seems to be headed in the same direction it always has, the president of the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE), Nikos Angelopoulos, said last month while addressing Greek journalists at the association's 2009 overview.

Greece Sees Drop In Air Arrivals

Air arrivals to Greek airports appeared reduced by 7.8 percent for the January-October 2009 period while for the month of October the decline reached 6.2 percent, the Institute of Tourist Research and Forecasts (ITEP) reported recently.

Deputy Minister’s Portfolio Is Defined

Greek Prime Minister Yiorgos Papandreou and Culture and Tourism Minister Pavlos Geroulanos last month announced the responsibilities assigned to Culture and Tourism Deputy Minister Angela Gerekou.

Minister Calls To Update Tourism Model

Greece has a "tough" currency and increased labor costs while images recently released have been devastating for the country's tourism: fires, terrorism attacks, prison escapes and battle scenes on the streets of Athens, stressed Culture and Tourism Minister Pavlos Geroulanos at...

Olympic Air Grabs Last Agones Grammes Routes

The operations of the nine remaining state-subsidized air routes (24 in total) to remote Greek islands were awarded to Olympic Air at the price of 5,220,527 euros, the Civil Aviation Authority announced in late November 2009.