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Grecotel Opens Omonia Grand Hotel

Greece's biggest hotel chain, Grecotel, last month officially opened its new city-center hotel, the Omonia Grand. This second city hotel of the group stands proudly in front of the capital's second most popular square, Omonia. Its first city unit, the 5-star Athens Plaza, faces...

Athens Hoteliers Sign Athens 2004 Contracts

At least five Athenian hotels have signed contracts with tour and travel offices for room bookings during the 2004 Olympic Games.

SITE President Calls for Greek Chapter

The president of the Society of Incentive Travel Executives (SITE), Greek-born and raised Tassos Pappas now of Brussels, called on the incentive specialists in the Greek market to form a Site chapter.

Thessaloniki Creates Country’s First Convention & Visitors’ Bureau

Thessaloniki beats out Greece's capital and takes the initiative to establish the country's first convention and visitors bureau. Its role will be to promote conference tourism to northern Greece.

Greek Cuisine Again On German Rail Network

German commuters were wined and dined Greek-style on their country's railways last month. Organizers hope the taste of Greece will tempt some of the commuters to spend their annual vacation in Greece.

Rodos Golf Course Again Up For Grabs

The Rodos Afandou golf course is set to undergo a major redevelopment that is to be funded by the Hellenic Tourism Organisation (EOT). The decision to revamp the course, considered an important element of the island's effort to develop alternative forms of tourism, was announced...

Attica Region Secretariat Launches Tourism Promotion Campaign

Under the title "Attica Athens Hellas, the Multiple Choice Destination," and complete logo, the local authorities of the Attica Region Secretariat launched its first common tourism promotion campaign.

Dane Sea Lines Strengthens Its Position With New Vessels

Dane Sea Lines, which has managed to pull itself out of deep financial troubles with the help of strategic investor Anek Lines, has been granted provisional permits to service the Piraeus-Dodecanese group of routes.

Spain Honors EOT President Stefanides

Spain paid tribute to Greece and the Hellenic Tourism Organization during a recent ceremony held in conjunction with Madrid's travel and tourism fair, Fitur. Guest of honour was the organization's president, Yiannis Stefanides.

Room And Apartment Holiday Lodgings Get “Key” Category System

Greece's hoteliers have finally accepted rental rooms and apartments as official holiday lodgings and have agreed with the adoption of the "key" category system for rating these lodgings. Owners of rental rooms and apartments, in the meantime, have adopted the unofficial slogan...

Northern Greek Travel Agents Unite

More than 100 travel agents in Thessaloniki and the wider region of northern Greece united recently to form a cooperative as a way to expand on and improve services offered in the area.

Tourism Cooperation Agreement between Greece and Turkey

Members of Greek and Turkish Skal clubs got together in Athens last month to agree on ways in which they can cooperate in the tourism sector. All agreed that "we need peace in the Aegean and for this we need tourism." They suggested the entire Aegean area be promoted as a...

Record Attendance At Travel Agent General Assembly

Never in its 70 years of history did the Hellenic Association of Travel & Tourism Agents (HATTA) see so many members attend a general assembly as it did last month. Reasons for the strong interest varied.

Greece’s Prime Minister Supports Tourism Sector

Prime Minister Costas Simitis expressed a personal interest in Greece's vital tourism industry at a recent inner cabinet meeting and said he would attend the next session of the national tourism council. Development Minister Evangelos Venizelos relayed the premier's intentions at...

Travel Agents Hold Annual General Assembly

On February 7, the Hellenic Association of Travel and Tourism Agents (HATTA) meet at the Athens Chandris hotel for their annual general assembly. Guest speaker at the event will be Michel de Bust, secretary general of ECTAA, which represents the national travel agent associations...

Goldair Group Expands Rapidly

Stelios Golemis, head of the Goldair group, is set on placing his company on the top of the list of Greek tourism enterprises. Within the past few weeks, he has promoted his ground-handling subsidiary and enlarged that company's customer base with the addition of some of Europe's...

Four Bids For Greek Marina Development

Four business groups forwarded final proposals to Greece's national economy ministry after a call by the ministry for bids. The ministry wants to select a consultant group that could develop state marinas, recreation centers and a yacht shelter network.

Lefkada Marina Contract Awarded

A consortium that includes four construction companies and the Kyriacoulis group (marines and yachting) has been named the successful bidder in the tender for the management and operation of Lefkadas Marina for the next 43 years.

Marina Congress To Be Held In Greece

The second European Congress of Marinas will be held from May 11-13, 2000, and hosted by the municipality of Lavrion, which has one of the largest marinas in Greece. The biennial conference is under the auspices of the Ministry of Development and the Hellenic National Tourism...

Galaxy Airways Considers Kavala-Nuremberg Route

Kavala Mayor Stathis Erifyllidis has set the ball rolling for a future air link between the central Greek town and its German sister city Nuremberg. After a recent visit to Nuremberg, Mr. Erifyllidis facilitated contact between the recently-established Galaxy Airways and the...