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“All Inclusive Escape Kalavrita” Available Now!

The Kalavrita Ski Center and My Publics (tourism marketing and public relations company) last month held a fam trip for Greek travel journalists and travel agents and presented its new, unique, travel package aimed to attract visitors during the autumn months.

Athens Hosts 8th Greek-Turkish Forum on Tourism

President of the Hellenic Association of Travel and Tourist Agencies (HATTA) Giorgos Telonis, Deputy Culture and Tourism Minister George Nikitiadis, Culture and Tourism Minister Pavlos Geroulanos and his Turkish counterpart, Ertugrul Gunay during the 8th Greek-Turkish Forum on...

Government Called To Care About Shipping

“Our coastal transport is shipping but also tourism and the tourism development of our country is based on the tourism development of the islands, which demands good ferry services,” Mihalis Sakellis, the CEO of Blue Star Ferries, said while speaking at the “Shipping Today and...

Multi-Conference Holds Tourism Session

“The coming years could be very exciting for the Greek tourism product as long as the promises of its establishment within the central development policy actually take place,” the president of the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels, Yiorgos Tsakiris, said recently during the tourism...

Pavlos Yeroulanos Elected Chairman Of UNWTO Commission For Europe

Culture and Tourism Minister Pavlos Yeroulanos was elected Chairman of the UNWTO Commission for Europe for the next two years, last month during the 19th Session of the General Assembly of UNWTO in Korea.

IFITT Greece Presented To Greek Professionals

“Technology is the only opportunity to develop tourism in Greece and overcome the economic crisis,” was one of the many conclusions drawn during the official presentation of the Greek chapter of the International Federation for IT in Travel and Tourism (IFITT) held recently at...

Air Traffic Controllers Anger Tourism Professionals

“Your repeated strikes, walkouts and “white strikes” are killing tourism and have brought all domestic tourism businesses to the verge of destruction,” the Pan-Hellenic Federation of Tourism Enterprises (GEPOET) stressed last month in a letter to the Greek Air Traff...

Greece Celebrates World Tourism Day With Strikes

World Tourism Day was celebrated on 27 September globally around the theme “Tourism–Linking Cultures” and highlighted tourism’s role in bringing the cultures of the world together and promoting global understanding through travel.

Hoteliers Get Discount On New Property Tax

The 35 percent of communal areas of hotels and lodges will be exempt from the new property tax, Economy Minister Evangelos Venizelos said recently.

Athens’ Four-Star Hotels In The Lead In August

Bookings in four- and five-star hotels of the Greek capital in August recorded a slight increase of 1.13 percent over the same month last year, according to data released recently by the Athens-Attica Hotel Association.

Athens Arrivals Drop, AIA Too Expensive

Athens experienced a 4.67 percent decrease in international arrivals in September compared to the same month in 2010, according to recent figures released by the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE).

Minister Briefs SETE On Government’s Tourism Strategy

“Our first priority is to attract more investment to Greece through tourism in order to attract more visitors… These are the two main pillars we are working on,” Culture and Tourism Minister Pavlos Yeroulanos said to the press last month after he presented the government's...
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