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Gastronomy Tourism Promoted At 42nd Xenia

The 42nd Xenia exhibition (26-29 November) will host the food event “Kalimera! with taste” at the Metropolitan Expo center at Athens International Airport.

Travelport Signs New Agreements, Launches New Portal

Travelport, one of the world’s leading global distribution system providers, recently signed a five-year full content agreement for Galileo and Worldspan-connected users worldwide with Kenya Airways. The agreement enables users to gain access to the airline’s full inventory of...

Detto Travel Among The “Strongest Companies In Greece”

Detto Travel has been included in the “Strongest Companies in Greece” community announced recently by ICAP Group.

Slight Recovery Expected For Greek Tourism In 2011

Foreign arrivals at 13 of Greece’s main airports increased by 0.85 percent year-on-year in September while the number of foreign visitors in Greece dropped 0.57 percent during the first nine months of the year, according to Civil Aviation Authority data released last month.

World Tourism Day Finds Greek Tourism Troubled

As the tourism sector around the world came together to celebrate 2010 as the international year of biodiversity for the 31st World Tourism Day (27 September), the Hellenic Association of Travel and Tourist Agencies (HATTA) called on all of Greece’s forces to work together for a...

Athens’ Hotels See Poor Occupancy Results

Hotels in the Greek capital saw a 6.1 percent revenue drop for the first eight months of the year while Attica is going through two of the most difficult months of the year (September-October) that will determine the size of the losses, according to the Athens-Attica Hoteliers...

SETE Conference An Eye-Opener For Professionals

The situation of the Greek economy is improving but there still is a long way to go and therefore no excuse for complacency, Bank of Greece Governor Yiorgos Provopoulos said last month at the welcome dinner of the ninth annual tourism and development conference of the Association...

Greek Government Opens Door To Foreign Investors

Prime Minister George Papandreou signed 13 agreements last month in Athens with Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao that cover sectors of shipping, commerce, culture and tourism. This was the first official visit to Greece by a Chinese head of state in 24 years.

Online Tourism Campaign Goes Public

The Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) is going through changes, as it will operate as an agency for the promotion of Greece abroad, Culture and Tourism Minister Pavlos Geroulanos told Greek journalists.

Dimitrios Mantousis

This year's 26th International Tourism Exhibition Philoxenia takes place in the midst of a prolonged economic crisis and a steep downfall in tourism figures.

Marios Trivyzas

The international exhibition of Philoxenia that takes place every year in Thessaloniki -a unique travel destination- is a major event that serves as a meeting point for matching culture, tourism and entrepreneurship.

Dinos Astras

With 25 years of active presence in the Greek tourism exhibition market, the 26th Philoxenia, which opens its gates on 18 November 2010, will launch, as every year, new services and innovative communication and business channels.

Dinos Frantzeskakis

On behalf of our members, I would like to extend a final farewell to two prominent industry personalities, who will not be with us at this year's exhibition: Anastasios Stylianopoulos and Panagiotis Zerzivilis. We will all miss them greatly.

Evangelos Stavropoulos

Greece’s heavy industry is tourism and the Philoxenia tourism exhibition is the premier event to promote and support it.

Yiorgos Telonis

Philoxenia has contributed to the tourism development of our country over the years and especially has given a nudge to tourism in Northern Greece. This is a reference point for us, an opportunity for the promotion of our tourist product, a meeting place for professionals.

Andreas Andreadis

Almost a year ago we were expressing our concern for the dark clouds that had begun to form over the horizons of Greek tourism.

Yiorgos Tsakiris

Greece is a distinguished international tourism destination that -despite the country’s extremely difficult financial situation- has a major tourist product to show that still maintains quantitative characteristics and constantly upgrades the quality of its services.

Nikos Angelopoulos

Tourism is one of the world’s largest industries. In Greece, tourism is the sector with the greatest prospects for development, a unique opportunity for our generation.

Paris Mavridis

Two exhibitions and two conferences on tourism indicate the intention of HELEXPO’s administration to support the most important and promising sector of the Greek economy. While Greece is looking for an exit out of the crisis and for new development prospects, especially in the...

Nicolas Kanellopoulos

It is a pleasure for me to draft these very lines for one of the most prominent tourism publications in Greece, the Greek Travel Pages. As we all know, these are challenging times for Greece and our tourism. For our touristic product relies on three core elements: people,...