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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.

Nikolaos Metaxas

Nikolaos Metaxas, age 94, founder of the Metaxas Group of Companies S.A., died on Sunday, 21 June, 2009.

Rural Tourism Network in Thrace Underway

Agri-net, the first attempt to establish a network of agritourism businesses for Thrace, is in the process of implementation.

Kaifa Woods Gets Facelift

In an attempt to restore the natural environment that was damaged by the destructive fires of 2007, a reforestation campaign in the woods of Kaiafa was recently held by the Tourism Development Company in cooperation with the Olympia Forestry and volunteer groups.

Minoan International College Launches BBA Program

Minoan International College (MIC), formerly Trinity, recently announced that it is offering a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) program in addition to its existing degree programs in Tourism and Hospitality Management.

City’s Tourism Company Takes Action

The newly established Athens Tourism and Economic Development Company (ATEDCO) recently announced its aim to promote Athens on an international level and include the capital among the top destinations for city and business tourism.

Decision Made for Theme Parks

Tourism Minister Aris Spiliotopoulos recently signed a joint ministerial decision that sets the necessary specifications of theme parks for their inclusion within the development law. The current development law is the first that foresees the financial backing of theme parks.

New Tourism Brochure for Tourist Rights

A new brochure entitled ‘Visiting Greece’ written by the European Consumer Center Greece and published by the development ministry is now available.

easyCruise Steps Into Parthenon Marbles Debate

Sir Selios Haji-Ioannou, founder of easyCruise, recently announced the launch of an advertising campaign that aims to initiate a conversation between Greece and the United Kingdom regarding the cultural debate of the Parthenon Marbles.

Greek Tour Guides Learn Russian

The tourism development ministry recently undertook an educational initiative with the establishment of Russian language courses for tour guides at the University of Rodos.

GNTO Sponsors Radio Show

The Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) announced it would sponsor a weekly radio show entitled "Colors of Greece."

Tourism Development Ministry’s Aims for 2008

Tourism Development Minister Aris Spiliotopoulos recently announced ministry aims, actions and initiatives for 2008. The primary aim, according to Mr. Spiliotopoulos, is “Upgrading the Greek tourism product but most importantly attracting higher quality incoming tourism.”

Ministry Moves to the Creation of Tourism Studies Courses

The tourism development ministry has initiated the process for the creation of tourism studies courses in public higher education facilities. Secretary General of Tourism Spyros Efstathopoulos, under the directive of Tourism Development Minister Aris Spiliotopoulos, has initiated...

City of Athens Joins Battle Against Climate Change

Mayor of Athens Nikitas Kaklamanis announced the Greek capital is now a member of C40 Cities. C40 is an international initiative comprised of 40 major cities that have joined forces to help combat climate change.

Greece and Italy Unite for Rural Tourism

Greece and Italy formed an alliance for rural tourism development through the European Union initiative “Leader+.” The Leader+ program is one of four initiatives financed by European Union structural funds and is designed to help rural administartions consider the long-term...

Bachelor Program and MBA for Club Hotel Casino Loutraki Employees

Club Hotel Casino Loutraki recently took an initiative, in cooperation with New York College, to partially finance Bachelor and MBA degrees for some twenty employees. This initiative is part of the company's aim to further educate its staff and thus enhance its work force. The...

Burgas-Alexandroupolis Project Sees Need for Protection of the Environment and Sustainable Tourism

A meeting was held recently, headed by Minister for Mercantile Marine and Island Policy Georgios Voulgarakis, to discuss the necessary measures that must be taken to protect the environment in lieu of the Burgas-Alexandroupolis oil pipeline project.

Travel Industry Goes Pink

Members of the travel industry in support of breast cancer awareness month (October) took two initiatives recently. Delta Air Line's employees and customers showed their support and raised money for the cause as did the hotel Grande Bretagne in Athens in cooperation with Estee...