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Faliro Delta To Become Biggest Park In Athens

“This park will become a new destination in the city,” renowned architect Renzo Piano said while presenting the final architectural plans for the development of the Faliro Delta in late June to the Greek media. The plans were funded by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation.

Private Initiative Promotes Greece In Scandinavia

The first Hellenic Travel and Trade Center that aims to promote Greek tourism destinations, enterprises and traditional products to Scandinavia, opened to the public last month in Oslo, Norway.

GNTO U.K. Launches “Visit Greece@Westfield London”

Westfield London, Europe's largest urban shopping center, on 19-27 March featured a 1.500 square meter Greek Theme Park on its ground floor atrium and depicted all aspects of Greek tourism.

Campaign Invites Greeks To Holiday At Home

The second phase of the “Greece, a part of our soul” awareness campaign that aims to attract domestic tourism back to Greece was launched by the Alliance for Greece group at an event held last month at the amphitheater of the Theodore Karatzas Megaron, National Bank of Greece.

Hotel Chamber Explains “Greek Breakfast” Project

“The ‘Greek Breakfast’ project is an effort of great importance to improve the competitiveness of Greek hotels and for the promotion of Greek cuisine as a means for the development of Greek tourism,” the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels said last month.

Thessaloniki Mayor Hopes To Attract Israeli Tourists

“The Jewish element played an important role in the city’s trade and culture and we must not forget that the leader of the socialists in Thessaloniki was Jewish,” Thessaloniki Mayor Yiannis Boutaris told the Israeli press recently. Mr. Boutaris is also the president of the city’s...

Greek Hotels To Install Amber Alert System

The Hellenic Chamber of Hotels announced last month that it plans to network all Greek hotels with the Amber Alert system to help distribute notices of missing children with the help of hoteliers.

Greek Church Assists Religious Tourism Development

Two postgraduate study programs on religious tourism are to operate through partnerships of three Greek universities and the Church of Greece, according to a framework agreement signed recently at an assembly hosted at the Holy Monastery of Penteli.

HATTA Joins Forces With Public Sector For School Tourism

The development of school tourism to Greek students and students of abroad through the promotion of Greece as a student destination with attractive package offers, was recently the topic of discussion between the Hellenic Association of Travel and Tourist Agencies (HATTA), the...

Hotel Chamber To Open The Way For Gastronomy Tourism

Greek breakfast will be established in all hotels of the country as a start of the promotion of Greek cuisine as one of the most key representative forms of Greek tourism, Hellenic Chamber of Hotels representative, Yiorgos Pittas, said recently.

Rodos To Boost Health Tourism

The Organization for Rhodian Tourism Promotion (PROTOUR) recently announced it would follow the example of international destinations and attempt to develop health tourism on the island and form a lucrative new source of revenue for Rodos.

Domestic Tourism Promoted By Private Sector

A private initiative aimed to attract domestic tourism back to Greece that will impose absolutely no cost to the Greek government or taxpayer was launched in late July by the Alliance for Greece group.

London Experiences Greek Sun & Sea

The British are invited to visit Greece and become acquainted with the country’s natural beauties, historical monuments, entertainment and modern infrastructure in a secure environment for visitors, Deputy Culture and Tourism Minister Yiorgos Nikitiadis said at the opening of the...

Greek-U.S. Business Cluster Launched

The mission of the American-Hellenic Enterprise Initiative (AHEI), Vision 2020, is to develop and implement Greece-U.S. actions that further bi-national trade, investment, green energy solutions and tourism in connection with culture and entrepreneurship through the combined...

London Gets A Taste Of Greece

From February to December 2010 some 39 restaurants in the United Kingdom will be “dressed” in blue and white to challenge their customers to savour dishes of Greek cuisine, Greek wines and cocktails.

Navarino Environmental Observatory Officially Announced

The operation of the Navarino Environmental Observatory (NEO) was officially announced recently during a ceremony at the Academy of Athens.

Aquis Hotel CEO Funds Tourism Institute

Bournemouth University's Vice-Chancellor Professor Paul Curran recently announced the establishment of "The John Kent Institute in Tourism," which will be funded through a substantial donation made to the University by tourism entrepreneur, John Kent.

Amadeus Announces New Initiatives

The new distribution platform "Content Inn by Amadeus" has come to Greece to fill the gap in customer demand for quick and easy access to hotel suppliers and other travel services, said Juan Antonio Carrasco, director of markets in Central, Eastern and Southern European (CESE),...

Battle Plan To Stop Greek Island “Booze Tourism”

Greek Deputy Interior Minister Christos Markoyiannakis recently met with British Foreign Office Minister Chris Bryant to crack down on drunken British tourists that tend to cause trouble on Greek island resorts.

Program To Boost Thessaloniki’s Tourism

The "Visit Thessaloniki" program, an initiative of the Professional Chamber of Thessaloniki, was launched last month for the second year and is designed as an extra incentive for travel agents and tour operators to choose Thessaloniki for tours.