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New Travel Agency Association Forms Board of Directors

The newly established Association of Tourism Agencies of Western Greece in Patra recently formed its board of directors.

SETE Calls for Ministry Coordination

Newly elected chairman of the board of directors of the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE), Nikos Aggelopoulos (Aldemar Hotels & Spa), recently called for better coordination of tourism-related ministries and unification for the sake of sustainable tourism...

Blue Star Ferries Changes Board of Directors

Blue Star Maritime board of directors convened recently and accepted the resignation of Executive Board Member Michael Gialouris, who was then replaced by Nikolaos Tapiris. The board also assigned offices and responsibilities to its members with Charalambos Paschalis as chairman...

HATTA Elects A New Board of Directors

The Hellenic Association of Travel and Tourist Agencies (HATTA) recently held its annual general assembly and voted for its new board of directors. The general assembly was attended by a plethora of members from the travel sector, tourism industry dignitaries, travel...

New Board of Directors for POET

The Pan-Hellenic Federation of Tourism Enterprises (POET) recently elected its new board of Directors, of which Tsampikos Moschatos—member of the Association of Rodos Travel Agents (ARTA)—is the new president, Alekos Gasparatos (president of the Union of Greek Tourist Coaches),...

New Board of Directors for Blue Star Ferries

The board of directors of Blue Star Maritime recently convened and accepted the resignation of executive board members, Pericles Panagopoulos and Alexander Panagopoulos, and independent, non-executive board member, Emmanuel Kalpadakis, who were then replaced with Petros Vettas,...

Les Clefs D’Or Hellas Elects National Board

Les Clefs D'Or Hellas recently elected its new national board. Spiros Arathimos (Titania Hotel) was elected president, Emmanuel Kamilakis (Athens Hilton Hotel) as vice president, Stavroula Legou (Metropolitan Hotel) as general secretary, Georgios Kotsonis (Golden Age Hotel) as...

New Appointments at Ministry and GNTO

Prime Minister Kostas Karamanlis, following the induction of new Tourism Development Minister Aris Spiliotopoulos, recently appointed former secretary general of the Greek National Tourism Organization, Athanasios Oikonomou, as the new president of the GNTO, and Iraklis Valvis as...

New Tourism Development Minister in Office

The September election result brought New Democracy to power for a second term running, and was followed by changes in the structure of ministries as well as the allocation of new ministers in several positions.

New Board for the Hellenic Association of Airline Representatives

The Hellenic Association of Airline Representatives elected recently, during its annual assembly, a new board of directors. Anastasios Stylianopoulos will act as president, Dino Frantzeskaki as vice president, Margarita Zabeli as general secretary and Maria Theofanopoulos as...

Delta Airlines Welcomes New Commercial Director

Giorgos Zermas recently assumed the position of commercial director for Greece and Cyprus at Delta Airlines.

Amadeus Welcomes New Commercial Manager

Giorgos Baliouskas recently became the new commercial manager for Amadeus in Greece and Cyprus.

Athens Airport Welcomes New CEO

Dr. Yiannis Paraschis late last month took over from Alfred van der Meer as the new chief executive officer of Athens International Airport. The forty-seven-year-old industrial engineer joined the airport's management team shortly after its establishment in 1996, and he was the...

Eva Karamanou Takes Over Amadeus Hellas

takes over as senior manager of human resources markets for Central Eastern Southern Europe, Middle East & Africa.

Skal International Elects New President

Litsa Papathanassi from Rodos was elected as the new president of Skal International during the 67th Skal International World Congress held in Pattaya, Thailand last month. This is only the second time in the organization's 72-year-history, that a woman president was elected.

Lufthansa Welcomes New General Manager

Paulo Yoshikawa is Lufthansa's new general manager for Greece and Cyprus. The Japanese-Brazilian national began his career with Lufthansa in Sao Paulo, Brazil in 1975 and has been with the German carrier ever since. Before coming to Athens, Mr. Yoshikawa was based in Madrid,...

Alitalia Welcomes New Regional Manager

Antonio Temporini is Alitalia's new regional manager for southeast Europe, including Greece, Cyprus, Malta, Israel, Romania, Bulgaria and the Balkans.

Hotel Chamber Elects New Board

Last month's Hellenic Hotel Chamber elections resulted in a new board led by Gerasimos Fokas, reelected as president, and Vasilis Plevris and Dimitris Karalis as vice-presidents.

ITB Board Appoints New Members and Sets 2007 Dates

The ITB Berlin supervisory board appointed two new members, Marco Montini, director of the Italian State Tourism Board, and Andreas Sakkas, director of the Cyprus Tourism Organization and president of Corps Touristique. The new members were selected to strengthen the board in the...

New NTOG Appointments

Tourism Development Minister Fani Palli-Petralia recently appointed a new president and new secretary general to the Hellenic Tourism Organization. The new appointments, she said, would further enhance the development of the tourism sector with regards to investment.