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Cruise Ship Safety Regulations May Be Re-examined

The regulations on the safety of large passenger cruise ships may be reviewed for change, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) said recently following the sinking of the Costa Concordia cruise ship on 13 January.

Cabotage Lifted But Profits From Cruises Will Be Delayed

Although the number of cruise tourists from stopovers at Greek ports last year increased considerably (6,155,609 against 5,719,259 in 2010), major profits expected from the recent lifting of cabotage restrictions for non-European Union flag cruise ships would take a while to...

GNTO Joins Forces With Thessaloniki

Destination Thessaloniki is preparing a dynamic promotion and marketing campaign for 2012 with a new business plan and brand strategy, according to the northern city’s mayor and president of the Thessaloniki Tourism Organization, Yiannis Boutaris.

Greece Signs Up For European Commission Project

“It is very important for our country that we are participating for the first time in a consistent European initiative that aims to attract tourism to Europe,” Deputy Culture and Tourism Minister George Nikitiadis said last month after signing a memorandum of understanding to...

Hellenic-Chinese Union Announces Initiative For Greek Tourism

“Greece is expected to welcome some 200,000 Chinese tourists to Greece by 2015,” the president of the Hellenic-Chinese Union for Economical, Commercial and Cultural Communications, Lan Xiao Cheng, said last month during a briefing on attracting the Chinese market to Greece.

Minister Wants Out Of Schengen Visa Procedures

Culture and Tourism Minister Pavlos Yeroulanos recently highlighted the importance of free movement of tourists around the world and underlined the need to change the Schengen visa procedure in order for it “to stop being a burden on tourism.