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Tourist Enterprises Get EU Funding For Modernization

A total of 596.5 billion drachmas will be absorbed by the Greek tourism sector over the next five years with help from the Third EU Structural Fund and corresponding private investment, says Development Minister Nikos Christodoulakis. Much of the funds will aim at bringing these...

Stelios Polykratis

Our confederation and I personally congratulate Greek Travel Pages for its remarkable guide, which for 25 consecutive years has offered significant services to our tourism sector.

Spyros Ginis

Through GTP, with the valuable data and information it contributes to help us in our work, I wish to salute the 16th Philoxenia. I would also like to stress to every responsible party that there is no greater disappointment for the pioneers of Greek tourism - the travel agents -...

Vassilis Minaides

The Philoxenia fair as an institution has been fully established in the psyche of every sector of our country's tourism industry.

Yiannis Evangelou

Philoxenia is now an institution tied to the tourism history of Greece. It consists of a tourism fair that brings Greek tourism business people together and gives the country's regional areas an opportunity to promote their tourism destinations, most of which present still hidden...

Spyros Kokotos

This year's Philoxenia comes at a very critical moment for Greek tourism. After a long quality crisis period, and difficulties due to problems outside the country's borders, Greek tourism has been called upon to show a new image, to become more competitive and to assist in the...

Aristotelis Divanis

The Greek Hotel Chamber believes in and supports Philoxenia for the simple reason that the tourism fair's promotion of the Greek tourism product is nothing less than positive.

Yiannis Stefanides

Philoxenia, for years now, consists of one of the most important institutions for our tourism. This importance has been steadily strengthened in the conscience of all sectors of the tourism industry. The fair has become a fertile plain where all professionals of the trade have...

Evgenios Yiannakopoulos

With the opportunity of 25 years of Greek Travel Pages circulation, which coincides with this year's Philoxenia, I would like to stress GTP's contribution to the information sector, and particularly its useful character for tourism consumers.

Nikos Christodoulakis

Philoxenia this year takes place within a period characterized by the internationalization of markets, the increase in travel movement, and the startling developments in technology. All this leads to the intensification of competition among tourism enterprises, which in turn...

Tourism Arrivals Up Over Last Year

Arrivals to Greece during the first half of this year proved to be on a scale expected by local analysts. Arrivals to the Dodecanese resort island of Rodos, from Athens, rose by 32% to 277,308 in the first six months of the year, compared with 1999, the Civil Aviation Authority...

ABTA 2000

Greece and Great Britain are linked by a binding friendship and by cooperation. The relationship between the two countries, particularly regarding the tourism sector, is even stronger when we consider that about 2.5 million British tourists visit our country each year.

KLM Revitalizes Its Management In Greece

Besides revitalizing its executive management in Greece, KLM and its partner Northwest Airlines have created what they call their new World Business Class. The idea behind the new class is to offer better services and roomier and more comfortable seats for their clients. They...

UFTAA Holds World Congress

The 34th UFTAA World Congress will be held in Colombo - Sri Lanka from October 29 to November 02, 2000. The theme for this year's congress is "Travel Specialists of the New Millenium" with topics on environment, travel agents, hotels and other travel related subjects being...

Autohellas To Take Over Manos Travel

Autohellas last month signed a preliminary agreement for the purchase of the majority shares in Manos Travel. The purchase places Autohellas in a position to expand services offered to the tourism sector. With its Hertz franchise, the company expects to post revenue of 24 billion...

Five Ferry Lines Cooperate To Cut Costs

Greek coastal shipping companies look to copy some of the international airline moves to cut costs. Five Greek coastal shipping companies have decided to pool their forces to achieve economies of scale to prepare for the deregulation of the domestic passenger shipping market in 2004.

Superfast Selected By Scottish Enterprise For Direct Ferry Service To Europe

Superfast Ferries announced last month that it had won a Scottish state tender to ply routes to northern ports on continental Europe from 2002. Forty two companies took part in the international tender to run a service between Rosyth in Fife, Scotland and the Continent.

Ferry Lines Demand Price Increases Or Increased Sailings

The continued rise of oil prices leaves Greek passenger shipping firms, especially the domestic operators, facing very serious losses. The situation is compounded by the rise of the dollar, which increases their liabilities to banks and insurance firms as a great part of these...

Temes Senior Open Golf Tournament Hands Out 70 Million Drachmas

Ninety of the best senior golf professionals in the world (three are Greek) arrived in Athens last month to play a tournament that hands out some 70 million drachmas to winners. The tournament will be televised over 20 television stations around the world and be seen by some 140...

Greek Internet Users Still Low On European Scale

The basic causes for the low penetration rate of the Web are two: the relatively high cost of access and the lack of Greek content.