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Mykonos And Santorini Among Top Destinations

Mykonos and Santorini were included among the top tourism destinations in the world last month, according to reader surveys of two major U.S. travel magazines.

Special Olympics 2011 Benefits To Greece Discussed

“The Special Olympics World Summer Games Athens 2011 delivered multiple benefits to Greece that included some 300,000 overnight stays, thousands of sea and air travel arrivals and increased tourism traffic,” president of the Special Olympics Organizing Committee Athens 2011,...

Posidonia Forum An Eye Opener For Tourism Sector

“Cruise tourism is a key to the government’s overall policy,” Culture and Tourism Minister Pavlos Geroulanos said during his opening speech at the first Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum held at the Onassis Cultural Center in Athens on 21-22 June.

Laganas Tourism Image Questioned

The tourism image of Laganas, Zakynthos, and the resort’s notorious reputation was questioned last month after a 19-year-old British tourist was stabbed to death and four other holidaymakers injured following a brawl with a local taxi driver.

Taxi Driver Protest Disrupts Travel In Greece

Culture and Tourism Minister Pavlos Geroulanos last month appealed to Greek taxi drivers to not hit tourism during their mobilizations, as “such protests do not help the country and do not help tourism.”

Faliro Delta To Become Biggest Park In Athens

“This park will become a new destination in the city,” renowned architect Renzo Piano said while presenting the final architectural plans for the development of the Faliro Delta in late June to the Greek media. The plans were funded by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation.

Tourism Residential Accommodation Policy Tabled

Greek tourism will soon see new arrangements that include the establishment of the long awaited tourism residential accommodation, according to the Finance Ministry’s omnibus bill tabled in Parliament last month aimed to tackle Greece’s financial crisis.

Minister Brings Good News From Key Markets

Culture and Tourism Minister Pavlos Geroulanos last month expressed optimism in regards to the number of arrivals from Greece’s new target markets: Russia, Ukraine, Israel and Turkey.

Professionals Call For Protection Of Tourism

“Greece is a country that offers an excellent tourism product and this should not be tarnished in any way,” Culture and Tourism Minister Pavlos Geroulanos said in a statement recently in regards to the impact violent events in Athens had left on tourism during the 28-29 June...

Protests in Athens Upset Hotel Bookings

Only a few days after the violent anti-austerity protests that took place 28-29 June at Syntagma Square, central Athens, some 8,000 booking cancelations in 20 of Athens hotels were recorded, Athens-Attica Hoteliers Association President Yiannis Retsos told journalists last month.

Incoming Tourism To Greece On Positive Pace

While the Greek capital counted losses last month in bookings and revenue due to violent protests at Syntagma Square in late June that resulted to some 20,000 cancelations in 21 central hotels in Athens, tourism traffic for the rest of Greece showed positive signs.

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Club Hotel Loutraki’s CEO Receives Award

In late June the Ambassador of Austria in Athens, Dr. Michael Linhart (right), honored Antonis Stergiotis, president and CEO of Club Hotel Loutraki SA and manager of Club Hotel Casino Loutraki, with a gold medal.

Special Olympics Athens 2011 Holds Opening Press Conference

Hilton Athens Hotel hosted the Special Olympics World Summer Games Athens 2011 opening ceremony press conference on 25 June prior to the opening ceremony at Athens’ historic Kallimarmaron Panthinaikon Olympic Stadium.

Galaxy Hotel In Kavala Reopens

Kavala’s Galaxy Hotel (Airotel Group), reopened in June after a complete renovation.

Hellenic Chamber Of Hotels Presents “Greek Breakfast” Project

Hellenic Chamber of Hotels President Yiorgos Tsakiris and Greek National Tourism Organization Secretary General Yiorgos Koletsos at the chamber’s presentation of the “Greek Breakfast” project last month.

Memorial – Vassilis Skalidis, TOLO Hotels – Skalidis family hotel chain

On 10 July 2011, Vassilis Skalidis, age 26, a member of Skalidis family hotel chain TOLO Hotels, died in a car accident.

Memorial – Nikos Costos, Founder, Costos Travel

Nikos Costos, age 57, founder of Costos Travel, died suddenly last month from heart failure.

ACB Holds Event To Promote Conference Tourism

“The effort to promote Athens in the conference market will only succeed with the full cooperation between the public and private sector with no exceptions,” Rob Davidson from the University of London and Greenwich told the audience at the Athens Convention Bureau’s second “ACB...

Greek Museums And Sites Await Services Upgrade

The Culture and Tourism Ministry will upgrade 169 museums and archaeological sites, the Greek press said last month. According to the revamp scheme and a time schedule set by the ministry, 20 museums and archaeological sites should be completed by the end of this summer while...