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Foreign Investors Plan on Three Billion Budget

An association representing foreign investors has teamed up to deal with Greek government bureaucracy and convoluted regulations that both stall and dissuade investments in large tourism projects.

Cultural Tourism Conference At Philoxenia

For the first time, a cultural and heritage tourism conference will be held at the Philoxenia tourism fair, November 16-19. Holding a conference during the popular and well-attended Philoxenia fair trade show is a new concept being promoted by Helexpo, the fair organizer, and the...

Tourism Arrivals Exceed Expectations

The number of foreign visitors arriving by air from January to August was up 8.4 percent, reported the Institute for Tourism Research and Forecasts (ITEP). This increase is more than double compared to Greece's competitors in the Mediterranean. At the end of July, Croatia's...

Arab-Hellenic Forum Venue for Tourism

Greece is aiming to be one of the top five tourism destinations, said Tourism Minister Fani Palli-Petralia, at the first forum organized by the Arab-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce & Development. The minister added that "this is an achievable goal since the country is ranked...

Annual PCO Congress To Be Held in Athens

The Second General Assembly and Annual Congress of the European Federation of the Associations of PCOs will take place at the Helexpo Congress and Exhibition Centre in Athens December 8th through the 10th.

Future of European Aviation Regulation Discussed

In an unprecedented initiative, European Union Transportation Commissioner Jacques Barrot convened a meeting of Europe's aviation industry leaders and their regulators for a one-day conference in Brussels titled, "The Future of Aviation Regulation in Europe."

Delta Celebrates 100 Days of Service

Delta Air Lines celebrated its 100th day anniversary for its non-stop service from Athens International Airport to Atlanta, Georgia. To date, the flight, which began in May, has provided service for more than 37,000 customers. The daily flight, aboard a Boeing 767-300ER aircraft,...

POET Joins SETE

The Panhellenic Federation of Tourist Enterprises (POET) became a member of the Association of Greek Tourist Enterprises (SETE) last month to support the association's efforts to more fully represent tourism enterprises in the country.

Blue Star Ferries Supports Special Olympics

The Olympic Flame for the European Special Olympics begin held in Italy until the 6th of the month, sailed from Patras aboard Blue Star's ferryboat Blue Horizon.

Alitalia Welcomes New Regional Manager

Antonio Temporini is Alitalia's new regional manager for southeast Europe, including Greece, Cyprus, Malta, Israel, Romania, Bulgaria and the Balkans.

Luxurious Spa Treatments in Karpenissi

Montana Spa Hotel in Karpenissi has an extensive array of luxurious spa treatments available to help guests relax and revitalize.

Sustainable Tourism Forum To Be Held on Rodos

Next month, the second international tourism forum will take place on Rodos. This year's theme is Competitiveness Through Sustainability: Opportunities and Challenges for Mediterranean Destinations."

First Woman Space Tourist Takes Off

Anousheh Ansari, a wealthy Iranian-American telecommunications engineer, took off on a Russian rocket traveling to the international space station last month.

Another Successful Year for Clean Beach Campaign

Once again this summer, from June through September, Forum magazine's campaign "Beautiful Greece is a Clean Greece" gave bathers a chance to enjoy spotless and well-organized beaches.

EU Will Revisit Aviation Security Measures

In response to last month's foiled terrorist plot to bomb transatlantic flights departing from London, an emergency meeting was held between UK Home Secretary John Reid and EU ministers from Finland (now holding EU presidency), France, Germany, Portugal and Slovenia, which hold...

Long-awaited Tourism Legislation Submitted

More than two years after it was first discussed, the new tourism legislation finally was submitted to parliament for approval.

Hotel Chamber Discusses Tourism and 4th EU Subsidy Program

At a press conference last month, Makis Fokas, president of the Hellenic Hotel Chamber, said that tourism is on a roll this summer. "Foreign tourist arrivals are rising and may even reach a two-digit percentage."

Europeans Make Up Majority of Greek Tourism Market

Seventy percent of Greece's tourism revenue, 11,037 million euro in 2005, comes from the 15 original EU countries found the Bank of Greece's three-year travel survey (2003-2005).

Greek Tourism Threatened by Oil Spill

International specialists last month met in Piraeus to unveil a plan to limit the damage from a devastating oil spill caused after Israeli raids on a Lebanon power plant. The specialists warned that some of the 15,000 to 30,000 tons of escaped fuel oil could affect the shores of...

28.7-million-euro Subsidies for Tourism Investments

According to data from the Ministry of Economy, 48 new tourism investments were approved in July under the development law. The total budget for all of these investments is 68.7 million euros, and the amount out of that total being subsidized is 28.7 million euros, or 41.9...