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Deputy Minister Attends Hotel Managers Meeting

Deputy Culture and Tourism Minister George Nikitiadis (center) last month attended the second annual meeting of the European Hotel Managers Association (EHMA) Greek-Cypriot Chapter at the Athens Plaza.

Condé Nast Traveller Gives Insight On Luxury Tourism

Condé Nast Traveller's publishing director, Simon Leadsford, and associate publisher, Juliette Ottley (center), gave a presentation recently at the Hotel Grande Bretagne in Athens entitled "Luxury during an economic recession - Trends, expectations and Greece."

Hellenic Chef’s Federation Bids To Hold WACS Congress In Athens

The president of the Hellenic Chef’s Federation, Miltos Karoubas (left), announced last month that the federation would head towards the 35th World Association of Chefs Societies (WACS) Congress in Korea this May and take part in the bidding process for Athens to host the 37th...

Tourism Professionals Chill Out At HATTA’s Cocktail Party

The Hellenic Association of Travel and Tourist Agencies (HATTA) in late February held its annual cocktail party at the T-Palace bar in Athens for travel professionals and key tourism figures.

Airport To Connect With Piraeus Port Via Metro

The contract for the 7.6 kilometer extension of Metro line 3 on the Haidari-Piraeus section that will include six brand new stations was signed last month, according to Attiko Metro S.A.

Qatar Airways Announces New International Routes

Qatar Airways announced further expansion of its rapidly growing international network with five new passenger routes, more cargo services and capacity increases to a number of destinations served direct from the airline’s Doha hub. The expansion program was unveiled on the...

Athens Airport Awards Airlines

Athens International Airport (AIA) recently awarded airlines that recorded the highest passenger development in 2011, during the 12th Airline Marketing Workshop organized by the airport at the Athens Concert Hall.

Thessaloniki Tourism Organization Launches New Logo

The Thessaloniki Tourism Organization recently revealed its tourism identity through its new logo that graphically represents the organization’s objective, which shows that the Northern Greek city is a city with many stories to tell.

Greece’s Archaeological Sites Get Single Brand Identity

A single brand identity, titled “Monuments and Museums of Greece” and a logo, common for all museums and monuments of Greece, was publicized last month by the Culture and Tourism Ministry.

Thessaloniki Is Next Stop For Online Tourism Roadshow

The E-Tourism Seminar Roadshow has announced the city of Thessaloniki as its next stop in a series of practical, affordable and world-class online tourism seminars for Greek tourism professionals.

Tourism Study On Hersonissos, Crete

The Laboratory of Research and Tourism Satellite Account of Patras University will carry out a research study for the Municipality of Hersonissos, Crete, on the role of tourism in the production structure and economy of the municipality based on regional tourism satellite accounts.

ACB Presents New Strategy For Conference Tourism

The Athens Development and Destination Management Agency recently presented the Athens Convention Bureau’s (ACB) new action plan and membership package for 2012-2013 and invited Greek enterprises involved directly or indirectly with conference tourism to join the program.

Athens To Welcome Leading German Tour Operators Next Month

Germany's leading travel industry media group FVW Mediengruppe will hold its annual workshop in Athens next month and give Greek hoteliers the opportunity to discuss strategies to strengthen the tourism demand from Germany to Greece, the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels announced last month.

Greece Should Leave The Euro, Top German Economist

“Greece does not have tourism… It is very expensive… Greece gains nothing from staying in the Euro,” were just some of the comments made by leading economist and president of the Ifo Institute in Munich, Dr. Hans-Werner Sinn, during his presentation on global economic...

Greek Shipping At Center Stage In June

“Posidonia will highlight the contribution the Greek shipping industry makes to Greece’s economy, which, in these challenging times, is now more important than ever,” Themistocles Vokos, Chairman of Posidonia Fairs said recently.

Shipping Expected To Bypass Drawbacks Next Year

The oversupply of capacity, the large number of ships under construction, the decline in traffic and the significant decrease of banks funding shipping activities will be just some of the drawbacks shipping companies will face this year, according to the World Shipping Congress...

ITB Berlin 2012 Branded A Success

Over 2,200 more trade visitors than last year and an outstanding climate for business was among the positive conclusions made at this year’s ITB.

German Tourists Encouraged To Holiday In Greece At ITB 2012

The Greek tourism leadership was up against a complex task at the 46th ITB Berlin travel trade show last month while restoring Greece’s reputation as a top and safe destination. Tourism officials were obliged to make a great effort to reverse the negative climate that currently...

Greece Preferred For 2012 Holidays, Professionals Not Hopeful

Greece ranked fourth as a preferred EU holiday destination for 2012 following Spain, Italy and France, according to the Eurobarometer survey on the attitudes of Europeans towards tourism announced last month.

“Greece Is Changing” Initiative Launched

A group of leading Greek businessmen recently decided to take matters into their own hands and joined forces to promote full page advertisements in various European newspapers and invite Europeans to take a closer look at Greece’s path of reform to ensure its commitment to Europe.
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