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“Turn To The Argosaronic” In Athens Center

“Our destinations are a cure for the stress and intensity of everyday life because of their close distance to Athens and Piraeus,” Piraeus Prefect Yiannis Michas said recently.

The Role of Women In Tourism

“Based on statistics presented by Eurostat, women make up 56 percent of those employed in the hotel and restaurant sector among the European Union member states... Greece ranks low with only 44 percent,” Athens Economic and Tourism Development Company (ATEDCo) President Katerina...
To domestic tourism, ITEP predicted a drop since the cost of living has increased significantly and wages have been cut due to the government’s austerity measures.
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Greece Gets Negative Tourism Outlook For 2010

Prospects for Greek tourism in 2010 are anything but promising as the volatile and uncertain economic climate will leave no room for improved figures but only a qualitative approach in the industry, according to a recent study of the Institute of Tourist Research and Forecasts (ITEP).

Greece Offers Extended Visas To Russian Tourists

The Foreign Ministry last month announced a visa extension to Russian citizens that were on holiday in Greece and hesitant to return to their fire-stricken homeland.

Greek-Bulgarian Tourism Cooperation

Culture and Tourism Minister Pavlos Geroulanos and Bulgarian Minister of Economy, Energy and Tourism Traycho Traykov signed in late July a tourism cooperation protocol during the first joint session of the Greece-Bulgaria High-Level Cooperation Council held in Sofia.

Kiss Flights Goes Bankrupt

British budget travel company Kiss Flights collapsed on 17 August due to bankruptcy and left some 13,000 travelers stranded abroad and another 60,000 to find new bookings.

Olympic Air/Aegean Airlines Agreement Under Investigation

The European Commission opened an in-depth investigation last month into the planned Olympic Air/Aegean Airlines merger as its initial inquiry into the deal showed it could raise “serious competition concerns.”
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