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Louis Moves Its “Majesty” To Piraeus

Louis Cruises recently announced that its luxurious Louis Majesty would now perform cruises in the Aegean Sea next summer from Piraeus, Greece.

Holiday Inn Attica Changes Name

The Attica Holiday Inn Hotel rang in the New Year with a new name and new logo. The hotel is now an airport hotel and has been renamed Holiday Inn Athens Airport.

Amadeus Announces New President

Amadeus, a leading travel technology partner and transaction processor for the global travel and tourism industry, announced last month that Luis Maroto, former Deputy CEO of Amadeus, has replaced David V. Jones as President and CEO of the company.

Religious Tourism Expo To Kick Off In March

European Expo will host the first International Cultural, Religious and Pilgrimage Tourism Exhibition from 31 March to 3 April in Athens. The four-day tourism exhibition will focus on religious, cultural and historical treasures.

Greek Hotels To Install Amber Alert System

The Hellenic Chamber of Hotels announced last month that it plans to network all Greek hotels with the Amber Alert system to help distribute notices of missing children with the help of hoteliers.

GTP Joins “Strongest Companies In Greece”

International Publications Ltd, publisher of Greek Travel Pages (GTP), was included last month in the “Strongest Companies of Greece” community, according to the rating score of ICAP Group.

Greek Church Assists Religious Tourism Development

Two postgraduate study programs on religious tourism are to operate through partnerships of three Greek universities and the Church of Greece, according to a framework agreement signed recently at an assembly hosted at the Holy Monastery of Penteli.

Ski Tourism Analyzed At Forum

Chaotic bureaucracy, ski resorts that do not bear the appropriate GNTO seal due to land-use matters and the strong competition from neighboring countries are just some of the problems of Greek ski tourism, experts stressed at a recent forum held in Athens for the development of...

Low Cost Carrier Benefits To Greece Discussed

“Does Greece’s tourism product benefit from the operation of low cost carriers in the country?” was one of the main questions asked at the “Low cost carriers in the Greek skies” assembly organized recently in Athens by the Hellenic Aviation Society and the Hellenic Association of...

Spain Attracts Greek Senior Tourists

One in three tourists who visited Spain from October 2009 until April 2010, participating in the Europe Senior Tourism project subsidized by the Spanish government, were from Greece, according to Javier Bustamante, president of tourism and innovation company Segittur.

New Greek Cruise Ship Fees Unfair, GEPOET

If the increase of port charges are passed on to the consumer, cruise passengers would most likely cancel their bookings and prefer other locations because the Greek product will have become too expensive, according to the General Pan-Hellenic Federation of Tourism Enterprises...

European Commission Skeptical On Major Airline Merger

The European Commission may reject the merger plan between Olympic Air and Aegean Airlines due to competition concerns, press reports said last month.

SETE Promotes Fresh Model For Greek Tourism

“The proposal for a new development model for Greek tourism is basically a policy proposal primarily aimed at bringing about a major mentality change,” President of the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE) Nikos Angelopoulos said at the presentation of the “Greek...

Piraeus Headed Towards Major Revamp

The Cultural Coast of Piraeus project aims to highlight the comparative advantages of Piraeus so the city can once again become a reference point rather than simply a point of transit as it is considered today, according to the Culture and Tourism Ministry.

Ministry Supports Acropolis Rally

The Acropolis Rally will be placed under the auspices of the Culture and Tourism Ministry, according to an announcement made by Deputy Culture and Tourism Minister George Nikitiadis during a press conference organized for the rally at the New Acropolis Museum in late December 2010.

HATTA Joins Forces With Public Sector For School Tourism

The development of school tourism to Greek students and students of abroad through the promotion of Greece as a student destination with attractive package offers, was recently the topic of discussion between the Hellenic Association of Travel and Tourist Agencies (HATTA), the...

New Year Brings Abolition Of Cabotage

“A new era begins for Greek tourism and cruise in our country with the arrival of 2011,” Deputy Culture and Tourism Minister George Nikitiadis said last month after welcoming the Panama-flag cruise ship Fantasia to Rodos. Fantasia was the first cruiseship to approach Rodos Port...

Government Promises Golf Tourism Investments

“What the article reports is not groundless and most of what is mentioned is true but it concerns a Greece that is changing,” Deputy Culture and Tourism Ministry George Nikitiadis told the Greek press in response to a Wall Street Journal (WSJ) article that focused on the...

Hotel Chamber Welcomes The New Year

The Hellenic Chamber of Hotels will establish branches in key Greek tourism destinations this year to support the new local government structures introduced by the Kallikratis scheme, the chamber’s president, Yiorgos Tsakiris, announced last month during the annual pita cutting...

Greek Tourism 2010 Overview

Deputy Culture and Tourism Minister George Nikitiadis recently announced that legislation on alternative forms of tourism should be completed this year and expressed his hope that 2011 would be the development year for Greek tourism.
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