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Greek tourism professionals came back from London's WTM 2012 with positive feedback and are optimistic for next year's tourism season.
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UK Market Warms Up To Greece

International public opinion has shifted and is now in favor of Greece due to the efforts of the Greek coalition government and this year’s 16 million international arrivals, Andreas Andreadis, president of the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE), said after his...
Olga Kefalogianni in Greek Parliament (archive photo).
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Greek Tourism Minister On 2013 National Budget

Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni highlighted the great importance of tourism to the Greek economy, during her speech in Parliament yesterday, Sunday, 11 November, during the debate on the 2013 national budget that contains large spending cuts.
Celebrity Reflection
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Celebrity Reflection Docks In Piraeus For First Time

Piraeus Port was the stop-over port of the Celebrity Reflection on Saturday, 10 November, during the ship’s itinerary in the Eastern Mediterranean. The Celebrity Reflection is the fifth in Celebrity Cruises five-ship Solstice Class series.
Airport arrivals
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Greek Airport Arrivals Fall In First 10 Months

International arrivals to Greece dropped some 3.4 percent in the first 10 months of the year, according to recent data provided by the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE).

Astra Suites: Most Romantic Hotel In The World

Astra Suites on Santorini won the title of Most Romantic Hotel in the world during the Condé Nast Johansens annual awards dinner held recently in London where the winners of the 2013 Awards for Excellence were revealed.

Free Coffee Refills At Titania

For the first time, a hotel in Athens is offering free coffee refills to its guests!

Lindos Blu Crowned Best Boutique Hotel

Lindos Blu Hotel on Rhodes scooped up the top spot in Travel Weekly's Hot Hotels 2012 list as it was voted solely by the trade as Best Boutique Hotel in the world.

Thalassa Beach Resort: Best Couples Hotel

The Blue Couples Thalassa Beach Resort in Chania, Crete, has been awarded the GOLD Blue Award by Tui Nordic for excellent performance generating the most satisfied customers in the category “Hotel General Impression” for 2012. The hotel is located nine kilometers west...

GTP At WTM 2012 – Photo Report

Greece made its presence apparent to the international travel trade sector at the 33rd World Travel Market, held 5-8 November 2012 on the fairgrounds of ExCeL–London.
WTM 2012
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WTM 2012 Reports

Find out exactly what is going on in the travel industry and what is expected for the future through the reports published from WTM 2012 (5-8 November) on leading and emerging trends, exhibitor news stories and strategic developments.

Int’l Media On Greece’s Tourist Trade Revival

CNN And BBC Show Interest In Greek Tourism During Recent WTM 2012 "The feedback from the market is very positive," Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni says.

Avis Hellas Receives 2012 True Leader Award

The Greek branch of Avis Rent a Car was recently honored with the prestigious True Leader award by ICAP GROUP. This is the second time Avis Hellas is included among Greece's "True Leaders."

UPDATE: Ministers’ Summit Focuses On Lifting Travel Barriers At WTM 2012

The coordination between tourism and other governmental portfolios – home affairs, finance, transport or infrastructure – was unanimously pointed out as key to addressing current obstacles to stronger tourism growth during the 6th UNWTO/World Travel Market (WTM) Ministers’ Summit...

Ryanair To Connect Kerkyra With Manchester

Low-cost airline Ryanair recently announced Manchester-Kerkyra as one of its new routes for 2013.

UNWTO Launches Online Campaign For Tourists

The UNWTO has launched the "One Billion Tourists: One Billion Opportunities" online campaign and is asking the public to vote for the travel tip they believe would have the greatest benefit for the people and places they visit, from using public transport to buying locally, and...

Park Hotel Athens Celebrates A Successful Year

Radisson Blu Park Hotel Athens, after having successfully completed one year as joined part of the world renowned hotel chain "Radisson Blu," is offering guests the famous chocolate pizza for FREE after dinner!

WTM 2012 – Heraklion Port Attracts Interest Of Royal Caribbean Cruises

“We have regained our credibility and companies are now listening to us. We are on track,” Ioannis Bras, the chairman and managing director of the Heraklion Port Authority, recently said following talks with US cruise giant Royal Caribbean at the 33rd World Travel Market (WTM) in...

Qatar Airways Global Offer

Doha-based Qatar Airways invites all to experience a 5-star journey at unbelievable prices.

Travelport And Alitalia Agree Merchandising Distribution

Travelport, the business services provider to the global travel industry, and Alitalia Compagnia Aerea Italiana, announced on 6 November the implementation of a new agreement for the distribution of ancillary services to Travelport-connected agencies in Italy and worldwide.

WTM 2012 – Rodos Launches 2013 Promotional Campaign

Rodos saw a significant increase of British tourists this year and the Greek island aims to achieve the same in 2013, the president of the Rodos Hoteliers Association, Antonis Kambourakis, said yesterday, 5 November, while inaugurating the island’s pavilion at the 33rd World...