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Athens Goes International With New Ad Campaign

The tourism ministry recently announced the launch of an extensive advertising campaign for the promotion of Athens set for May and June that includes a series of actions and events to take place in the U.S. and Europe.

The Role of Hotel General Managers Studied

The work relations between hotel owners and appointed general managers were analyzed at the sixth Panhellenic Hotel Management Conference held recently in Athens by the Action for the Development of Tourism and Tourist Education (DRATTE).

Ship Owners Demand Anti-Crisis Measures

The Association of Passenger Ship Owners recently requested the immediate suspension of user charges at ports (port taxes) and the elimination of third party taxes.

Greek Hotels Want Loans

The president of the Hellenic Hotel Federation, Andreas Andreadis, recently requested the intervention of Bank of Greece's chairman, Yiorgos Provopoulos, in regards to bank policies that in many cases can cause "unpleasant developments" in the hotel industry.

HATTA Calls For United Stance Against Crisis

The economic crisis dominated this year's general assembly of the Hellenic Association of Travel and Tourist Agencies that recently took place.

Amadeus Hotel Store Launched

Amadeus, a global leader in technology and distribution solutions for the travel and tourism industry, recently announced the launch of Amadeus Hotel Store.

Tourist Guide For The Disabled

The National Confederation of Disabled People has released a guide for recreational activities in Greece that addresses accessibility and infrastructure for disabled citizens and visitors of Greek cities and prefectures (hotels, museums, restaurants, cafes and other services).

Grace Family Enters The Ionian

After leaving its mark in the Cyclades, Grace Hotels Group moved up the map and recently added two more luxury boutique hotels to its brand in the Ionian island group.

Transhotel Expands To Greece

Global travel services provider Transhotel has announced the inauguration of its Greek branch after years of cooperation with Greek tourism professionals.

Greek Catering Services to Be Improved

The Action for the Development of Tourism and Tourist Education (DRATTE) recently announced the establishment of the Service Quality Club that aims to improve the quality of catering services in the Greek tourism industry.

Grevena Goes Online

Prefect of Grevena Dimosthenis Kouptsidis recently presented the new website of the prefecture authority of Grevena.

Online Bookings Can Support Tourism

The key role of online reservations and strategies for the development of the global tourism industry in the coming years was recently presented to Greek hoteliers at a workshop organized by Xenia Exhibitions-Conferences.

Economic Crisis Affects Business Travel

The expectations of business travelers are in a turnaround as the economic pressure has made them care less about luxury and more about the basics a hotel delivers, a recent survey said.

Mamma Mia! Shields Skopelos From Crisis

Mayor of Skopelos Christos Vasiloudis recently expressed his optimism for 2009 as he expects a 10-15 percent rise in arrivals.

Prespes Mayor Seeks Tourism Flow

The Municipality of Prespes is making efforts to simplify access to the region in an effort to attract more tourists to the Transboundary Prespa Park.

Conference and Visitors Bureau to Operate in Messinia

The Messinia Chamber of Commerce and Industry recently signed an agreement with the Messinia Prefecture and the Municipality of Kalamata for the operation of a Conference and Visitors Bureau in Kalamata for the promotion of conference tourism.

Greece Targets Russian Market

The 16th Moscow International Travel and Tourism (MITT) exhibition ran from 18-21 March in the atmosphere of the world economic crisis and analysts wondered of overall consumer demand and, first and foremost, if the demand for traveling had dropped.

Hotel Federation Straightens Out Data Mix Up

The Hellenic Federation of Hotels recently "corrected" false data over price increases of Greek hotels in 2008 distributed by Hotels.com website.

EPEST Requests Support For Marine Tourism

The president of the Hellenic Professional Yacht Owners Association (EPEST), Antonis Stelliatos, recently said marine tourism would suffer a 50 percent or more drop this year.

Minister Emphasizes Conference Tourism

The tourism ministry aims to increase the number of major international conferences hosted by Greece in the coming years, Tourism Minister Kostas Markopoulos recently said at a conference organized by Financial Times Global Events and the Athens Chamber of Commerce and Industry.