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Plans For Seaplanes Emerge Again

A joint ministerial decision with the Infrastructure, Transport and Networks Ministry to establish waterways in Greece (and this way attract seaplane companies to strengthen the transport of Greece’s border areas) is under preparation, according to an announcement made by the...

Tour Buses Seek E.U. Help On KTEL Bus Monopoly

Greek tour bus owners recently filed a complaint to the European Commission against the monopoly of the KTEL intercity buses and accused the ministries of transport and tourism for overprotecting the KTEL bus profession.

Greece, Turkey To Deepen Cooperation

Deputy Culture and Tourism Minister George Nikitiadis last month held a meeting with Izmir Chamber of Commerce chairman Ekrem Demirtas on the development of Greek-Turkish economic relations with a particular emphasis on business and tourism.

Tourism Enterprises Participate In Social Intervention

“The new government formed not long ago is offering to turn the page and introduce modern and constructive perceptions,” according to the social intervention text signed last month by 62 Greek businessmen, including the president of the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises...

Professionals Slam Social Tourism Program Abolishment

Greek tourism professionals were stunned last month when they were informed that the abolition of the Workers' Housing Organization was included on an agreement of austerity measures demanded by Greece’s creditors in exchange for a new bailout loan.

Greek Tourism Weighed Down By Uncertainty

“The slander against our country weighs heavily during this particularly sensitive period in which early bookings are in process for this year’s tourism season,” the Hellenic Association of Travel and Tourist Agencies (HATTA) said last month in regards to the violent street...

Η υπομονή εξαντλήθηκε. Το ίδιο και η ανοχή.

Μήνας για γερά νεύρα θα μπορούσε να χαρακτηριστεί ο μήνας που πέρασε. Όλα είναι στην κόψη του ξυραφιού. Η οικονομία, το πολιτικό σύστημα, η κοινωνική συνοχή. Ποτέ άλλοτε η χώρα μας δεν βρέθηκε τόσο ...

The Golden Keys Cut New Year’s Pita

The pita cutting ceremony of the Les Clefs d’Or Hellas (The Golden Keys) took place last month at the Grande Bretagne.

Thessaloniki Hotels Association Cut New Year’s Pita

“Last year was very difficult, not only for the hotels in Thessaloniki but for the city as a destination in general,” Aristotelis Thomopoulos, president of the Thessaloniki Hotels Association (second from right) said during the association’s pita cutting ceremony last month at...

Culture and Tourism Minister At 7th HO.RE.CA.

Culture and Tourism Minister Pavlos Yeroulanos cuts the inauguration ribbon of the 7th HO.RE.CA. show in the presence of prominent personalities from the Greek food service and hospitality sectors.

Athens Hotel Managers Association Cut New Year’s Pita

Maria Sarafoglou of Zante Hospitality Group, with Nikοs Houliaras and Yiannis Patsourakos of the Athens Hotel Managers Association and Yiorgos Kanonis, honorary president of the Greek Federation of Hotel Managers, during the joint pita cutting ceremony held last month at the...

Amadeus Releases Study To Improve Travel Experience For The Traveler

“The future of travel is likely to be shaped by technological innovations, which reduce stress, uncertainty and chaos,” according to a global industry study, commissioned by travel technology partner Amadeus, that reveals how new technologies and social change will combine to...

AIA Announces Winter 2012 Special Incentive

Athens International Airport (AIA) announced in late January a new special incentive for the 2012 winter period that corresponds to a discount on passenger charges ranging between 25 and 50 percent and applies to low fare tickets to all routes out of Athens.

Princess Cruises Annouces 2012 Europe Program

Princess Cruises passengers may have a hard time choosing among next summer’s array of Europe sailings as choices range from timeless cities of the Mediterranean, the splendor of Scandinavia and Russia and the intriguing ports of the continent’s northern reaches. Princess...

Greek Gastronomy Tours Europe’s Big Cities

Greece was promoted last month through cuisine, nutrition and local products, in a vivid, experiential way, through the “Sympossio Greek Gourmet Touring” event organized by Aldemar Hotels and Spa Group and Yades-Greek Historic Hotels.

USTOA Plan To Increase Tours To Greece

Greece was among destinations that members of the US Tour Operators Association (USTOA) plan to increase tours to this year, according to the association’s annual survey. The survey revealed forecasts for 2012 travel.

Greek Tourism Innovation Discussed At Athens University

“Modern tourism has a very special character as firstly, it evolved from a hobby of the elite to a part of the everyday life of the population of most developed countries and secondly, tourism is a new and very dynamic part of the global economy both in terms of growth and its...

7th HO.RE.CA. Leaves Best Of Impressions

“It doesn't take much to see that this is not the time for politicians but the time for entrepreneurs and professionals… Last year was a really great year and hopefully the same will happen in 2012,” Culture and Tourism Minister Pavlos Yeroulanos said during the inauguration...

Travel Agencies To Increase Competitive Advantage Via EOS CODE

“Tour operators and travel agencies need to modernize their way of operation and provide high quality services and specialized products in a responsible and professional manner,” Yiorgos Telonis, president of Hellenic Association of Travel and Tourist Agencies (HATTA) said in...

Google Shows Tourism Potential Via The Internet

“Follow the advice of Woody Allen (US movie actor, comedian and director) that 80 percent of success is just showing up...Go where the users are, go where the users are looking for you,” the general director of Google Greece, Stefanos Loukakos, said last month when he opened the...
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