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‘Grexit’ Scare Sends Greece Holiday Rates Plunging by 50%

Preferring to be safe rather than sorry, tour operators worldwide are cutting rates for package deals to Greece by up to 50 percent for fear of a potential Greek default.

Summer Holidays in Greece Concern for UK Press

Described by the Independent as a “political earthquake that is rumbling from the Aegean across Europe”, the January 25 victory of the leftist Syriza party in Greece, seems to have created a backlash of distress amongst British tourists as to whether it will be wise to continue...

Greece Tops World Media Travel Lists, Tourism Insiders Fear Snap Polls Will Lead to Bad Press

Whether it’s in The Independent, CNN or the Huffington Post, Greece has yet again made it into top choice lists as one of the world’s best destinations to visit in 2015, but tourism industry insiders are now expressing fears that snap elections on January 25 will have an massive...

WTM 2013: Athens Receives Warm Reception

“If we continue to show an image of stability and calmness, Athens may have a better tourism season and enter the path of recovery in 2014,” the president of the Athens-Attica & Argosaronic Hotel Association, Alexandros Vassilikos, commented after the curtain fell for this year’s...

UK Travel Federations Urge Greece To Save Its Image

Consumers in the UK are choosing alternative destinations for holiday this year as a result of the constant negative publicity focused on Greece (which consumers see as not just Athens but the islands too), according to an open letter sent to Greek officials last month by three...

Athens Enters ABTA Members’ Handbook 2009

The competitive advantages of Athens can be found in this year's edition of the Association of British Travel Agents Members' Handbook, according to the Athens Tourism & Economic Development Company (ATEDCO).

ABTA Says Greece Not Only “Sea and Sun”

Tour operators have improved holiday offers to Greece and promote a wide variety of packages such as adventure travel, spa, island tours, city breaks and wedding packages to show that there is much more to Greece than just beaches, according to this year's "2009 Travel Trends...

New, Spacious Offices for Athens Convention Bureau

Staff of the Athens Convention Bureau recently moved into fresh redecorated offices in the center of the city. And even though it continues to work without a regular annual budget – its only funds come from members' annual dues – the office has managed to pull in an...

Tourism Industry Takes Action At World Tourism Market To End Crisis

Greece's tourism heads were optimistic after their contacts with UK's most important tour operators during the International World Tourism Market in London last month. General Tourism Secretary Dimitrios Georgarakis and Hellenic Tourism Organization President Evgenios...

ABTA Congress Explored Internet Positives And Negatives

The Association of British Travel Agent’s (ABTA) recent congress on Kos gave delegates some tasty food for thought. During the four-day event, which was perhaps the best-organized event ever held in Greece, up-market speakers attempted to foresee the future regarding travel and...

ABTA 2000

Greece and Great Britain are linked by a binding friendship and by cooperation. The relationship between the two countries, particularly regarding the tourism sector, is even stronger when we consider that about 2.5 million British tourists visit our country each year.

ABTA Holds 50th Anniversary Convention On Kos

The Association of British Travel Agencies (ABTA) holds its annual convention this month on the island of Kos. This is the second time the association selected Greece to host the event. In 1976, Athens hosted the event.

Kipriotis Conference Center To Host ABTA Conference

With Greece’s largest conference center to date, the Kipriotis Group on the island of Kos will host the Association of British Travel Agents’ (ABTA) annual conference, to be held October 27-31. Greece was chose over several of its Mediterranean competitors including up-and-...
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