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Lampsa Thanks Media for Supporting Greek Tourism

Hotel Grande Bretagne & King George's general manager, Tim Ananiadis and public relations director, Christine Papathanassiou.

Hotel Grande Bretagne & King George’s general manager, Tim Ananiadis and public relations director, Christine Papathanassiou.

Greek journalists covering tourism, gastronomy and lifestyle recently gathered together for the annual Christmas Party held by Lampsa Hellenic Hotels at the Tudor Hall restaurant in the King George hotel in Athens.

Hotel Grande Bretagne & King George's director, Grigoris Liasidis; general manager, Tim Ananiadis and public relations director, Christine Papathanassiou, with Lampsa Hellenic Hotels' senior executive director, Chloe Laskaridis and CEO Tasos Homenidis.

Hotel Grande Bretagne & King George’s director, Grigoris Liasidis; general manager, Tim Ananiadis and public relations director, Christine Papathanassiou, with Lampsa Hellenic Hotels’ senior executive director, Chloe Laskaridis and CEO Tasos Homenidis.

Owned by the Laskaridis Group and actively involved in the Greek tourism sector, Lampsa owns the Grande Bretagne and King George hotels in Athens, the Sheraton Hotel on Rhodes, the Hyatt Regency and the Mercure Excelsior in Belgrade.

“I would like to thank you all for your contribution to the sector as tourism needs all of you,” said Tim Ananiadis, the general manager of Hotel Grande Bretagne & King George.

Underlining how important the media’s contribution is to the city’s reputation management, Ananiadis referred to the siginificant role journalists play on how tourists or potential visitors see Athens and Greece.

Lampsa Hellenic Hotels' CEO Tasos Homenidis discussing issues involving the hospitality sector with Greek journalists covering tourism.

Lampsa Hellenic Hotels’ CEO Tasos Homenidis discussing issues involving the hospitality sector with Greek journalists covering tourism.

“This often depends on all of you and your help and support has been needed many times in the difficult moments that this sector has gone through,” he said.

Hotel Grande Bretagne & King George’s PR & operations executive, Maria Koutzabasi and publuc relations director, Christine Papathanassiou.

Hotel Grande Bretagne & King George’s PR & operations executive, Maria Koutzabasi and public relations director, Christine Papathanassiou.

Underlining the successful tourism period Athens is currently going through, Ananiadis spoke of how much the Greek capital has risen as a destination.

“Tourism is the heavy industry of Greece, it brings in revenue and adds to the country’s prestige for attracting investments,” he said.

During the Christmas party, journalists had the chance to learn all the latest on Lampsa’s activities in the Greek hospitality sector, including the group’s plans for the opening of a new upscale hotel in Athens by 2020.

About the Author
Nikos is Greek-American born in New York, USA, and has lived in Greece for over 30 years. He is the managing editor of Greece's leading monthly travel and tourism guide, the Greek Travel Pages (GTP) since June 2008 and of news site GTP Headlines since its launch in September 2012. Nikos has also served as international press officer for the City of Athens and for the mayor. He has a degree in Mass Media and Communications, specializing in Journalism. Nikos is a native English speaker and speaks Greek fluently.

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