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SETE’s New Board of Directors

During the 19th general assembly of Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE), took place also the association's elections. Here is the new Board of Directors.

PM Outlines New Tourism Measures

“We must give tourism a leading role in Greece’s effort for development,” the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises’ (SETE) newly elected president, Andreas Andreadis, said to Prime Minister George Papandreou while assuming his presidency during the association’s 19th General...

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Θυμάμαι, λίγο μετά την κατάρρευση του τείχους στη Γερμανία, κατά τη διάρκεια των επισκέψεών μου επ’ ευκαιρία της ITB και της διαμονής μου σε ξενοδοχεία της πρώην Ανατολικής Γερμανίας, την εικόνα και την αίσθηση που σου προκαλούσαν οι τοπικές προκατασκευασμένες κατοικί...

Diving Tourism On Kalymnos

The Kalymnos Hoteliers Association together with the Municipality of Kalymnos and the Free Diving Association of Thessaloniki are organizing this year the Skandalopetra* Freediving Games 20-24 July on Kalymnos in the Dodekanissos complex.

Amorgos Shines at Yperia 2011

Nearly 60 participants from different countries attended the ninth international conference of culture and tourism Yperia 2011 on Amorgos recently and took part in a four-day program filled with excursions, presentations, film projections and discussions.

Yacht Show Promotes Marine Tourism

Greek marine tourism was represented to a great extent last month via the 10th exhibition of luxurious professional yachts “Charter Yacht Show-Poros 2011” held at Poros Port. The annual yacht show, held 7-12 May, was open to international charter professionals and private yacht...

Athens Every Week Events In City Summer Program

The Mayor of Athens has embraced the Athens Every Week program and contributes to the tourism policy of the Culture and Tourism Ministry, part of which is the development of urban centers to city break destinations, according to the Greek National Tourism Organization’s secretary...

Congress Tourism Needs A Boost, HAPCO

The Hellenic Association of Professional Congress Organizers (HAPCO) recently warned representatives of the Greek tourism leadership in regards to the “dangerous” downward course of Greek congress tourism and what ever that implies for the already “plagued” Greek economy.

Louis Cruise’s Debts Temporarily Frozen

In an effort to solve the legal dispute between Greek-flag Louis Cruises and the Greek Seamen’s Pension Fund (NAT) in regards to unpaid contributions, the Maritime Affairs Ministry recently tabled a law amendment in Parliament until an irrevocable judicial decision is made.

Greek Cruise Arrivals Increase In Q1

Greek cruise seemed to be on the up during January-March 2011 as cruise ship arrivals in Piraeus Port increased by 5.1 percent and passenger arrivals increased by 58.1 percent, compared to 2010 figures, according to Piraeus Port Authority (PPA) Chairman and CEO Yiorgos Anomeritis.

HATTA Objects To Passenger ID Checks On Ships

The Hellenic Association of Travel and Tourist Agencies (HATTA) recently expressed concern to the Greek Coast Guard in regards to plans to implement identity checks (check-in) of persons that board passenger ships.

Amadeus Assists Travel Agents In “Online Arena”

“Amadeus Hellas will continue to support travel professionals in every possible way in order to enable the success in their business efforts,” General Manager Amadeus Hellas Eva Karamanou told GTP during a specially designed one-day seminar for travel agencies organized for the...

Summer Holidays Expo Debut In Athens

Athens citizens had the opportunity to better plan their summer vacation among a vast variety of top Greek destinations last month at the 5th Summer Holidays Expo international fair held at the Helexpo Palace exhibition center in Marousi, Athens.

Cheaper Ferry Tickets This Summer

Coastal shipping tickets are expected to be at least 10 percent cheaper this summer as dues for third parties are to be eliminated from the price, Prime Minister George Papandreou announced last month at the 19th General Assembly of the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE).

Beijing Resumes Flights To Athens

Air China launched a new route between Beijing and Athens via Munich on 18 May in an attempt to strengthen ties on tourism and business.

Acropolis Site Open Until Late All Year Round

The Acropolis site will be open daily, except Mondays, from 8 am-7 pm throughout the year, Culture and Tourism Minister Pavlos Geroulanos announced on 18 May, International Museum Day.

Bogus Tour Guides Spotted On Crete

In recent years the phenomenon of illegal tours organized by travel agencies has increased rapidly and essentially has abolished the tour guide profession, according to the Association of Professional Tour Guides of Crete-Santorini.

GNTO Forms Committee With Hotel Chamber

The Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) and the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels last month established a joint committee aimed to solve problems between the Greek hotel sector and the Greek State.

German Tourism Committee Visits Athens

Culture and Tourism Minister Pavlos Geroulanos last month welcomed a proposal for Greece to participate in a Greek-German tourism summit in Berlin, Germany, that would give Greece the opportunity to promote tourism investment possibilities.

Tourism Professionals Optimistic On Summer Bookings

“In regards to Easter holiday overnights, early bookings and the latest data from Greek airport arrivals for the first four months of the year, tourism traffic is showing positive signs with an upward trend at least in terms of arrivals,” President of the Hellenic Federation of...
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