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The Analysis Of Tourism’s Course 2001-2011 Presented

The book “Analysis of tourism’s course 2001-2011” by Alex Hatzidakis, Head of the Greek National Tourism Organization’s tourism design and investment facility, was recently presented at the organization’s head offices in Athens.

Lufthansa Revamps Business Lounge At AIA

Lufthansa's General Manager Greece and Cyprus Paulo Yoshikawa, Lufthansa's Duty Manager Theodora Chatzidimitriou and Lufthansa's Airport Station Manager in Greece Marc Jimenez-Werner at the entrance of the newly revamped Lufthansa Business Lounge at Athens International Airport (AIA).

Sofitel Athens Airport Shines At National Customer Service Awards 2011

Sofitel Athens Airport was recently honored at the Athens College Theater with the title "Team of the Year: Customer Service-Front Line" at the National Customer Service Awards 2011, organized by the Greek Customer Service Institute for the second consecutive year.

Mega Airlines Studies Among Europe’s Top 10 Authorized Training Centers

IATA (International Air Transport Association) recently named Mega Airlines Studies a 2011 Europe Top 10 Authorized Training Center (ATC).

Cyclades Promoted In Scandinavian Market

The Cyclades Development Company has launched a promotion campaign of the Cyclades islands in Norway and other Scandinavian countries, to increase arrivals in 2012, in collaboration with the Hellenic Travel and Trade Center that operates in Oslo, Norway.

Greek Destinations On “Sights Not To Be Missed” List

“It seems that there are few places in the world where time stands still—but this is one of those rare refuges,” the US monthly travel magazine Smithsonian said in its recent edition in regards to the Greek island of Santorini.

Athens Center In The Spotlight

The Culture and Tourism Ministry last month launched a series of events in an attempt to revitalize the Greek capital city’s center and attract Athenians to areas that are usually difficult to visit, Greek press reports said.

Condé Nast Traveller’s Readers’ Travel Awards 2010

Readers of the Greek version of the Condé Nast Traveller magazine were called to vote for their favorite hotels, tour operators, airlines and spas for 2010 as part of the Readers' Travel Awards: an internationally-recognized mark of excellence within the travel industry.

Spa Tourism Analyzed In Report

The Greek spa industry is expected to generate 15 million euros (some $22 million) in revenue in 2011, according to the first-ever Spa Industry Report for Greece released last month.

Ministry Launches Tender For Mytilini Port

The General Secretariat of Tourism recently launched a tender to select an operator for the port in Mytilini who would be granted the use, utilization, management, administration and operation of the port for a period of 40 years.

GNTO Releases Internet Advertising Results

The Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) recently announced the initial results of its targeted advertising campaign carried out for the first time over the Internet for the month of June.

Argo Travel Launches B2B Travel Portal

Argo Travel, one of the very first travel agencies in Greece approved and certified by IATA, recently designed and launched a new B2B website, providing players in the travel trade with professional and reliable travel-related services.

British Report On UK Arrivals To Greece

This year fewer incidents occurred that concerned British tourists in Greece who needed assistance from the consular or Greek authorities, according to the results of an annual report of the British Department for British tourists traveling abroad.

Campaign Launched To Inspire Tourists To Shop

The National Confederation of Hellenic Commerce has launched a campaign aimed to stimulate local Greek markets by attracting tourists and Greek consumers to shop, the Greek press said last month. The new campaign is titled “AGORA” and promotional material to inspire consumers to...

TRAINOSE Offers Cheaper Fares, Upgrades Services

Greek train operator TRAINOSE, a subsidiary of Hellenic Railways Organization (OSE), dropped its ticket price last month for the Athens-Thessaloniki route and announced a series of new services to be established in the coming months.

Pickpockets Target Tourists In Piraeus And Athens

The Piraeus Traders Association last month called for the Greek Government to deal with the constant increase in petty theft crimes aimed at tourists. In a letter to the Culture and Tourism and Citizen Protection Ministers, Pavlos Geroulanos and Christos Papoutsis respectively,...

Hotel Chamber Lists Proposals For Athens Revamp

The Hellenic Chamber of Hotels recently made a list of proposals aimed for the regeneration of the historic center of Athens after Government Vice President Theodoros Pagalos submitted the relevant topic on Greek Open Government Initiative opengov for public consultation.

Athens’ Visitor Greeter Program Launched

The Athens Tourism and Economic Development Company (ATEDCo) in late July launched “This is MY Athens,” a new free tourist service that welcomes visitors to the Greek capital and promotes cultural exchange between locals and travelers.

Athens’ Campaign Continues

Culture and Tourism Minister Pavlos Geroulanos last month approved a three-month extension of a campaign launched by the Athens-Attica Hotel Association and online travel company The Greek National Tourism Organization will finance the extension of the campaign.

Plato’s Academy Site To Receive Upgrade

“The upgrade and unification of Plato's Academy is a project that has been delayed greatly… Plato’s Academy is a source of wealth for Athens and it must be promoted as such,” Culture and Tourism Minister Pavlos Geroulanos said recently.