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Greek-Russian Protocol Signed

The protocol of the 2nd Joint Greek-Russian Tourism Committee was signed last month in Moscow, headed by General Secretary of Tourism Yiorgos Poussaios for the Greek side and vice president of the Federal Tourism Service of Russia’s Tourism Sports and Youth Ministry Evgeni...

Tourism Arrivals Down 10 Percent, Hotel Chamber Says

Tourism arrivals are down 10 percent so far this year, while hotel room prices are also down by 10 percent, President of the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels Yiorgos Tsakiris said last month in response to a report published by the New York Times newspaper on Greek tourism trends.

Greece Strengthens Tourism Ties With Cyprus

The tourism agreement signed between Greece and Cyprus 20 years ago will be updated and issues of common interest will be included, Deputy Culture and Tourism Minister Yiorgos Nikitiadis said last month. “These issues concern special forms of tourism, common travel packages to...

Culture and Tourism Conference Held In Parliament

Culture needs the physical support of tourism to grow and to offer, while tourism needs culture to make a distinction and gain recognition within an overcrowded market, travel journalist and PASOK Member of Parliament Magia Tsokli said in parliament last month.

“You In Greece” Campaign Kicks Off Online

The “You in Greece” online campaign is the new tool to promote tourism in Greece and aims to show that, besides sea and sun, Greece is also a country of experiences and diversity, Culture and Tourism Minister Pavlos Geroulanos told journalists at a press conference last month.

Tourism Sector Disappointed With Cabotage Draft Law

“The draft law (on the lifting of cabotage) has terms that are jointly acceptable by all agencies that deal with the cruise issue so that Greece will become a sea cruise center for the entire Mediterranean,” Economy, Competitiveness and Shipping Minister Louka Katseli said after...

Milos: Not Only Sun & Sea

Financial crisis, International Monetary Fund, tourism, holidays, Milos... Greece’s economic crisis made headlines throughout the international media and German magazine Focus decided to “be creative” and circulated front cover issues that depicted the famous Venus de Milo statue...

Amadeus Hellas Stands Strong Amid Crisis

“It’s clear that Greek economy needs tourism—one of the most important industries in Greece—to grow,” Eva Karamanou, general director of Amadeus Hellas, told GTP. The Greek tourism industry is currently under tremendous pressure in regards to the economic crisis and competition...

Crisis Management Committee Formed Once Again

The Greek National Tourism Offices abroad have undertaken the leading role to reverse the negative climate that has been created in the foreign markets at the expense of Greek tourism, according to a recent decision made by the newly-formed Crisis Management Committee.

Deputy Culture and Tourism Minister Steps Down

Deputy Culture and Tourism Minister Angela Gerekou resigned from her post last month after the Greek press reported that her husband, singer Tolis Voskopoulos, currently owes some five million euros in unpaid taxes.

Athens Hoteliers Up Against Mass Cancelations

Almost two weeks after the violent anti-austerity protests in Athens center on 5 May, during which three people died in a fire set by self-styled anarchists, some 28,000 hotel room reservations were canceled in the Greek capital and the trend is steadily rising, Athens-Attica...

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Εις μνήμη

Η οικογένεια του Danae Group αποχαιρετά τον Γιώργο Θεοφανόπουλο, ο οποίος έφυγε από τη ζωή πριν από λίγες μέρες.

Cyclades Come To Athens

The Cyclades Prefecture held a five-day exhibition last month at the Syntagma Square metro station in Athens and gave commuters a mini-vacation prior to the start of the summer tourism season.

Hotels Get Digital Support

The Special Secretariat for Digital Planning of the Ministry of Economy, Competitiveness and Shipping recently announced the approval of 2,143 investment proposals to take part in the Digi-Lodge funding program for hotel lodgings.

Danae Announces New Service

Danae’s ambition is to continually add new products and services and provide them online in the most reliable and innovative way to cover the needs of visitors to Greece, according to Danae travel bureau’s general manager, Philippos Kitsopoulos.

Touristiko Panorama Goes To The City

The 15th Touristiko Panorama tourism exhibition took place this year in the center of Athens at the Zappeion Center courtyard (29 April-2 May).

Greece In Shanghai Expo 2010

Greece’s presence at Expo 2010 is a good start to introduce Greece as a tourism destination to China, according to the Culture and Tourism Ministry.

International Drivers License Exemption Sought

A constant problem of car rental companies is the inability to rent cars to non-European Union citizens who do not have an internatio­nal drivers license, the Greek Car Rental Companies Association said recently in an announcement.

SAAE On AIA’s High Charges

The luxurious status of the most expensive airport in Europe must end, according to the Hellenic Association of Airline Representatives (SAAE) in regards to Athens International Airport’s (AIA) high aviation charges.