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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.

Joint Committee for Conference Tourism Formed

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

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.

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.

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...

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...

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.

Grevena and Pindos Join LIFE

The prefect of Grevena, Dimosthenis Kouptsidis, recently signed the "grant agreement" for the Pindos-Grevena project, which entered the European Union's LIFE program and will be implemented throughout the Grevena prefecture from 2009 to 2011.

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...

Philoxenia Turns Heads

This year's Philoxenia International Tourism Exhibition sported newly designed modern stands, welcomed a continual arrival of visitors, boasted a huge increase in trade visitors, and wrote up what appears to be a record number of business agreements.

New Exhibition Center for Piraeus

A 25-year term contract for the construction and management of the Piraeus port's new exhibition center in Palataki was recently signed.

Porto Elounda Launches New Conference Center

Spyros Kokotos recently inaugurated his group's newly constructed Aegean Conference Center of the Porto Elounda De Luxe Resort in Crete.

Rodos Hoteliers Concerned for 2009 Season

The Rhodos Hotel Association recently expressed its concern for the upcoming tourism season, not only for the island of Rodos but also for Greece, as its conclusions for this year are not positive.

Astir Beach Announces Winter Concept

Astir Beach recently announced that it would continue operations throughout the winter season.

2009 Budget Raises Concern

The Hellenic Chamber of Hotels recently expressed its deep concern in regards to government's 2009 budget that was announced recently.

ITEP Predicts Greek Tourism Will Worsen in 2009

A study conducted by the Research Institute for Tourism and Forecasts on the performance of the Greek tourism sector for the first nine months of 2008 concluded that global tourism has been affected by the international economic crisis and despite the strength it has shown in...

Zoning Law Causes Friction

The planned zoning law for tourism was one of the key topics for discussion at Prodexpo 2008, the ninth conference-exhibition on the utilization of real estate in Greece and Southeast Europe.

Travelport Announces New Agreements

Travelport, one of the world's leading global distribution systems providers (Worldspan, Galileo and Apollo) recently teamed up with Microsoft Corp. to develop an integrated set of services targeted for the travel industry to address challenges faced by travelers, suppliers, and...

Athens Not a Business Center

Athens was last on the list of ideal European cities for the accommodation of business. The 19th European Cities Monitor annual survey, carried out by international real estate firm Cushman & Wakefield, compares Europe's major business cities and indicates their performance...

All Eyes On Global Economy at World Travel Market ‘08

World Travel Market 2008 focused on global travel trends, responsible tourism, and travel technology.