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Blue Star Ferries Picks Up Top Award

Blue Star Ferries was voted "Passenger Line of the Year" at the Lloyd's List Greek Shipping Awards in recognition of its responsibility, consistency, reliability and integrity. Blue Star Ferries' managing director, Michalis Sakellis, received the award at a ceremony in Athens...

Philoxenia To Award Quality Tourism

Improving the quality of Greek tourism is goal behind the "Philoxenia Tourism Awards" to be granted for the first time at this year's Philoxenia tourism fair being held November 16 - 19.

Rodos Park Suites Distinguished as Best City Hotel

Rodos Park Suites Hotel, a member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World, received the Hellenic Hotelier Chamber's award for the best city hotel in Greece.

Qatar Airways Receives Multiple Awards for 2006

Qatar Airways earned a string of accolades in the annual Skytrax awards, rising to sixth best airline in the world from eighth place last year.

Hotel Chamber Awards Nine For Tourism Contribution

At a ceremony last month, the Hellenic Hotel Chamber granted nine awards for significant contributions to tourism in Greece, in an award program first started in 2004. This year, a special committee selected individuals, businesses, initiatives and hotels that regardless of their...

Philoxenia 2005: HATTA Awards Travel Agents

Tourism Minister Dimitris Avramopoulos presented the HATTA annual travel agency brochure awards during Philoxenia 2005.

Local SkyTeam Members Awarded

Local SkyTeam members were awarded for their comprehensive powerpoint presentation created for their annual agency workshop held in 2003. Head office said the presentation was so professional that it was adopted as the basis for the 2004 and 2005 SkyTeam market presentations held...

Grecotel Group Praised for Its Grecotel Mykonos Blu

Yet another international award, the Verkehrsbuero Travel Award, was picked up recently by the Grecotel Mykonos Blu for its superb quality of services in the category of Verkehrsbuero Reisen's top hotels of the world.

Aegean Picks Up Yet Another Quality Award

The European Regions Airline Association last month presented Greece's Aegean Airlines the Silver Award Airline of the Year 2004/5. Aegean Airlines' general manager, Dimitris Gerogiannis, accepted the award during a prestigious ceremony held in conjunction with the...

GNTO Receives Top Travel Award

The Hellenic Tourism Organization has received the top award as Europe's Leading National Tourism Organization from the London-based World Travel Awards agency, according to an announcement made last month by the organization.

Superfast Ferries Scoops “Best Ferry Company” Award

The Attica Group's Superfast Ferries company, which runs Scotland's only direct route to the European mainland from Rosyth to Zeebrugge, was selected 'Best Ferry Company' in the 19th Guardian, Observer and Guardian Unlimited Travel Awards 2005.

WTTC Praises Greek Tourism

The positive prospects of Greek tourism were praised by World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) President Jean-Claude Baumgarten during his meeting with Tourism Development Minister Dimitris Avramopoulos last month in Athens.

Delta Receives Athens Airport Award

Delta has been named the "Fastest Growing Airline for North America" by Athens International Airport at the first award ceremony of its kind. Delta's commercial director for Greece and Cyprus, Dimitri Karagioules, said on receiving the award that "Delta is delighted to receive...

Hotel Chamber Holds Annual Tourism Awards

This year's Hellenic Chamber of Hotels' tourism awards took on a completely new face. Not only were the awards held within an up-market atmosphere, but also instead of a barrage of awards for everything and everybody, the chamber decided on a smaller number for specific reasons.

Mount Grammos Vies for “Europe’s Most Beautiful” Title

Mount Grammos, known in Greece as one of the bloodiest battlefields of the 1946-49 Civil War, places its natural beauty against the more tranquil Danube River for the 2007-2008 title as the most beautiful nature spot in Europe in the EU-sponsored Landscape of the Year contest.

Attica Voted Best Passenger Line Of The Year In Lloyd’s List Shipping Awards

Attica Group, parent company of Superfast Ferries and Blue Star Ferries, was voted “Best Passenger Line of the Year”in Lloyd's List Greek Shipping Awards.

SkyTeam Awards Travel Partners

Through a most successful seminar on its products and services, the airline alliance SkyTeam solidified its position last month within the Greek market as one of the most popular teams of airlines preferred by both travel agents and travelers.

City of Athens Awards 10 Best Greek Beaches

In an effort to promote Greek beaches as some of the cleanest and most beautiful in the world, the City of Athens awarded what the public considered the country's best beaches. Voting was on an international basis through the Internet site www.thalassa. gr. Votes came from 45...

Europcar Earns TUI Excellence Award

Greece's rent-a-car specialist, Batek, which runs the Europcar franchise here, picked up TUI's 2002 "Best Service" award recently. Germany's TUI said Europcar offices in Greece were Europe's best thanks to their excellent cooperation and excellent quality of service.

Amazing Holidays Honored by Thailand

At its fairly recent holiday awards ceremony, Thailand's tourism minister honored the tour operators it considered the most important and best for Thailand's tourism industry. On the top of the list was Amazing Holidays, a subsidiary company of Athens-based Cel Tours.