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Eco Friendly Hotels Get Rewarded

The National Committee for the Green Key recognition has awarded all four of the P.A.P Corp. hotels (recently renovated Astoria in Thessaloniki, Alexander the Great Beach in Kryopigi, Agionissi Resort in Amoliani and Xenia in Ouranoupoli) with a "Green Key."

Greece Stars At E.U. Awards

Greece was once again amongst the grand prize winners that received the "European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage/ Europa Nostra Award" for 2009 at the award ceremony that took place last month at the Teatro Antico in Taormina, Sicily (Italy).

Lesvos Wins EDEN Award

Lesvos Island received the award for top sustainable tourism destination in Greece for 2009 in the European Commission's third "European Destinations of Excellence" (EDEN) project.

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.

HATTA Awards 2008

HATTA’s 2008 Best Tourism Brochures Awards Category                                Office Series……………………….Manessis (Summer 2008; Spring 2008; Discover the World Through Manessis Cruise Shop 2008; Christmas & New Year...

Philoxenia 2008 Awards

Philoxenia Tourism Awards 2008 Category                                                                Destination Favorite Sea Destination………………………Pelion Favorite Mountain/Country Destination…..Pelion Favorite Urban...

Qatar Airways Reinforces Top Ten Status

Five-star carrier Qatar Airways recently confirmed its leading position as one of the top 10 airlines in the world and also as the best carrier in the Middle East region.

Greece Receives E.U. Cultural Heritage Prize

Greece was amongst the five countries that received a "European Union prize for cultural heritage/Europa Nostra award" last month. The other four were the Netherlands that received two prizes, Spain, the Czech Republic, and Romania.

Greek Nominees at MENA Travel Awards 2008

For a third year running the Greek companies Interdynamic S.A. tourist organization (DMC/PCO) and Unique Luxury Prestigious Cars have been nominated in the "Best Tourism Project Award" and "Best Car Rental-International Brand Award" categories respectively at the MENA awards 2008...

Lloyd’s Greek Shipping Awards a Big Success

Lloyd's List Greek Shipping Awards was a big success as it recognized the best in Greek shipping. DryShips boss, George Economou, and Greek ship owner and industry legend, John Carras, all took major prizes. Mr. Carras was named "Personality of the Year for 2007," an award...

SkyTeam Awards Online Winners

The SkyTeam airline alliance recently held an event to award the winners of the online e-game "Match the Tails of the 10 SkyTeam Airlines and Win Prizes."

Qatar Airways Rewards Travel Agents

Qatar Airways recently held an event for its annual "Travel Agents Awards," attended by some one hundred members of the travel and tourism sector. The awards covered the most significant areas of Qatar Airway's activity.

SkyTeam Alliance Honored by Business Traveler

The SkyTeam alliance was officially named the "Best Airline Alliance Program" by Business Traveler magazine's "2007 Reader's Choice Best in Business Travel Survey." Business Traveler readers recognized SkyTeam for the alliance's reliability, high-quality service and extensive network.

Philoxenia Tourism Awards 2007

At the Philoxenia tourism awards, Chalkidiki won two awards and received the title for favorite beach destination and the friendliest for families with children destination. Pelion came first in the favorite mountainous or rural destination. Thessaloniki won the first prize in...

Hellenic Chamber of Hotels Honors Tourism Sector at Annual Awards Ceremony

The Hellenic Chamber of Hotel's annual awards were recently handed out at a ceremony presided over by Tourism Development Minister Aris Spiliotopoulos. The awards honored members of the tourism and travel industry for their achievements in various categories.

Three Skytrax Awards for Qatar Airways

Qatar Airways was recently honored at the annual world airline awards ceremony. The airline received three awards, amongst them the prestigious award for best first class worldwide.

Greece Wins Stand Award at MITT

Tourism Development Minister Fanni Palli-Petralia was on the receiving end of a pleasant surprise when she went to Moscow to open the Greek stand at the MITT 2007 international tourism exhibition: The stand - dressed in the blue of the Aegean, the white of the islands and marble,...

Lufthansa Awards Goldair Handling

Lufthansa German Airlines last month awarded Goldair Handling as being the best provider of third party services within the worldwide Lufthansa network. Prizes where given in the categories ground handling, on board services, third party services and internal projects for the...
Besides the local award as Best Performing New Airline, Qatar Airways picked up numerous other awards recently including the Best Airline in the Middle East by readers of the U.S. magazine Global Traveler. In our photo, Athens Airport Deputy Chief Executive Officer Dr. Yiannis Paraschis handed over the award to Qatar's area manager for Greece, Morena Bronzetti.
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Athens International Airport Awards Airlines

The annual Airline Marketing Workshop, organized for the seventh consecutive year by Athens International Airport (AIA), was highlighted by the special awards presented by AIA to the airlines that recorded the highest passenger development in 2006, in recognition of their...

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...