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ARGO Signs with Travelport

Greek travel agency ARGO Travel & Tourist Bureau recently signed a multi-year agreement with Travelport GDS, one of the world's leading global distribution system providers, for its Worldspan product.

Superfast XII to Set Sail to Heraklio

Attica group recently applied to the Ministry of Mercantile Marine, the Aegean and Island Policy in order for the Superfast XII to serve the Piraeus-Heraklio route. Minoan Lines and ANEK currently operate the Piraeus-Heraklio route and serve some 1.4 million passengers (2007),...

British Airways Celebrates 75th Year in Greece

British Airways recently celebrated its 75th year in the Greek airline industry with the Athens-London flight, and the connection of Thessaloniki in 2005 to the British capital.

Shipping Becomes Priority for Piraeus Mayor

Mayor of Piraeus Panagiotis Fasoulas recently proposed the organization of an annual event, on the level of the International Exhibition of Thessaloniki, to support shipping.

HAPCO to Present Conference Tourism Strategies

Renowned Greek and international professionals of conference tourism are expected to honor the "5th Pan-Hellenic Conference for Business and Conference Tourism" organized by the Hellenic Association of Professional Congress Organizers (HAPCO).

Yachting in for a Rough Ride This Year

Early bookings for marine tourism this season reported an 80 percent drop compared with 2007, and due to the global economic crisis it is unknown what to expect for 2009, the president of the Hellenic Professional Yacht Owner Association, Antonis Stelliatos, told Greek press recently.

Athens Promoted at EIBTM

Athens was recently promoted as a destination for events, meetings and incentives to more than 30 countries of Europe, North and South America, Asia and Australia by the Athens Convention Bureau (ACB), which participated for the first time at the global Meetings & Incentive...

Attica Hotels Study Results a Disappointment for 2008

The president of the Athens-Attica Hoteliers' Association, Yiorgos Tsakiris, recently presented the results of a study on Attica hotel progress as well as the level of customer satisfaction for hotels in Attica.

Hoteliers Enlightened On Social Media

Greek hotels do not take advantage of today's technology, according to the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises' Ideas & Action Council (SID) forum held recently titled "Internet Social Media: On-line Travel Communities."

Conference Tourism Becomes Research Topic

The tourism enterprises department of the Alexandreion Technological Education Institute of Thessaloniki, in collaboration with the Hellenic Association of Professional Congress Organizers, is conducting an experiential research project on infrastructure and human resources in...

Joint Committee for Conference Tourism Formed

Tourism Minister Aris Spiliotopoulos recently approved the foundation of a special joint committee to promote conference tourism.

Hotel Chamber Wants Support Measures to Tackle Crisis

The Hellenic Chamber of Hotels called for the state and the private sector to overhaul their forces in order to formulate a new tourism strategy, which will assist the industry to limit the negative impact of the international economic crisis.

Hotels Called to Upgrade Technology

Greek hotels must adapt to the needs of the 21st century customer, whose habits and demands in regards to technology have increased over the past, according to conclusions of the first Hotel Experience Day conference held recently in Athens. It was held under the auspices of the...

Zoning Law Continues to Spark Reactions

Disputes in regards to the content of the planned zoning law for tourism was expressed recently by the Greek Urban and Land Planners Association who made proposals for its improvement.

Egnatia Odos Links Northern Greece

A program contract was signed recently in Xanthi for the tourism development of the Egnatia Odos motorway and approved by 11 prefectural councils of Thrace, Macedonia and Epirus.

Agritourism Gains Ground

Tourism Minister Aris Spiliotopoulos said recently that the new agritourism company "Agrotima SA" is the corporate section of the promotion and implementation of the tourism ministry's policies on issues of specific forms of rural tourism and mild recreational activities.

Aegean Airlines Signs Partnership with Brussels Airlines

Aegean Airlines recently signed a commercial cooperation agreement with Brussels Airlines that includes the operation of the route Brussels-Athens.

Greece Comes Second in Travel Habits Poll

Italy was voted favorite European country in this year's Telegraph Travel Awards reader's survey followed by Greece and Switzerland.

The Limneon Resort & Spa-Golden Opens in Style

The Limneon Resort & Spa-Golden, characterized by the locals of Kastoria as the "new jewel" of the city, recently had its grand opening.

Greece Fourth Place for Austrians

Austria's daily Kronen Zeitung recently published the 10 most popular holiday destinations Austrians visited during the July-September 2008 period.