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Greece Expects More Cruise Arrivals in 2018

Greece is expected to welcome an increase in passenger arrivals through cruise ship calls this year, according to leaders of the global cruise industry.

SETE Empowers Greek Tourism in Brussels

The Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) recently visited Europe’s decision-making center, Brussels, to highlight the significance of Greek tourism.

Insider Says Greece Cruise Traffic to Shrink Next Year

Cruise traffic in Greece is expected to decline by 30 percent in 2017 resulting in fewer tourists and dwindling tourism revenues, according to Andreas Stylianopoulos, responsible for cruise travel at the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE).

MEPs Put Greece, Europe Tourism on the Table

The importance of initiatives to advance tourism growth and cruise travel to Greece and Europe was at the center of a day event held at the European Parliament on Monday.

New Luxurious ‘Ovation of the Seas’ Docks at Piraeus

The Ovation of the Seas, one of the largest cruise ships of Royal Caribbean International, arrived in the port of Piraeus on Sunday, May 15.

Royal Caribbean Cruises Honors Greek Partner Navigator

Royal Caribbean Cruises constantly evaluates partner performance and 2014 was Navigator’s year to stand out as the Greek company received two coveted distinctions; the 2014 “Leadership in Sustainable Shore Excursions” and “Shore Excursion Manager’s Choice” awards.

Greece’s Association of Airline Representatives Honors Founding Members

The Hellenic Association of Airline Representatives (SAAE) recently honored its founding members at a ceremony that followed its first Board of Directors meeting of the year.

Greece: Cruise Tourism Needs A Strategic Plan

Greece expects record number of tourists this year. However, the future of tourism, which in recent years has created great expectations for the country, may be in danger, according to a recent report.

GTP at WTM 2013 – Photo Report

Through a revamped pavilion and with more Greek exhibitors, Greece showed its best to the international travel trade sector at the 34th World Travel Market (WTM), held 4-7 November 2013 on the fairgrounds of ExCeL–London.

Marketing Greece: Tourism Leading The Country’s Gradual Recovery

Greece’s tourism industry is experiencing healthy growth and leading the country’s economic recovery, according to representatives of Marketing Greece attending the annual tourism trade fair World Travel Market (WTM) in London.
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Tourism On Greek PM’s Agenda In China

Tourism is one of the Greek economy’s sectors hoped to benefit from Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras’ official 4-day visit to China that kicked off yesterday, Wednesday, 15 May.
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Celebrity Reflection Docks In Piraeus For First Time

Piraeus Port was the stop-over port of the Celebrity Reflection on Saturday, 10 November, during the ship’s itinerary in the Eastern Mediterranean. The Celebrity Reflection is the fifth in Celebrity Cruises five-ship Solstice Class series.

Greek Homeporting Sees Decline, European Cruise Council

The number of passengers that disembarked on Greek cruise destinations from circular cruises that homeported in Greece continued to drop in 2011, according to a report presented during the sixth annual conference of the European Cruise Council (ECC) in Brussels.

Cruise Update: Cabotage Lifted In Greece, But More To Be Done

State protectionism is a stumbling block that discourages the potential growth of Greece’s sea tourism, according to heads of international cruise sector bodies, senior officials from Greece’s port authorities and cruising industry who attended the Cruise Update Seminar held on...

Cruise Industry Says Goodbye To Greek Cabotage

“Cabotage is finally lifted,” the Hellenic Association of Travel and Tourist Agencies (HATTA) said last month after the Cabinet approved the bill that included the full lifting of cabotage restrictions for non-European Union flag cruise ships.

Greek Seamen Reject Cabotage Abolition

Lifting cabotage restrictions would mean the end of Greek-flagged cruise shipping and the funeral of Greek sailors, Antonis Dalakogiorgos, head of the Panhellenic Seamen's Federation (PNO), recently told the media.

Cabotage Abolition Monopolizes Tourism Forum

Greece could reap in some one billion euros annually; 14,000 new job positions would open; and the local economies of tourist areas would have a huge increase in income from tourists that arrive to Greek ports by a cruise ship if the cabotage law is lifted, tourism professionals...

Greek Cruising Sails into a New Era

Research done by European Cruise Contribution in Brussels recently showed increasing trends in the cruise line sector throughout Europe. Primarily, the research indicates there is an increase in orders for new cruise ships with the subsequent result being the creation of new...

New Cruise Concept Draws Younger Crowds

Cruises are a serious vacation alternative for younger people, said Andreas Stylianopoulos, general manager of Navigator Travel, at a recent press conference aboard Royal Caribbean's Brilliance of the Seas.

Luxury Cruise Operator Looks to Expansion in Greece

Navigator Travel is now representing Silversea Cruises in Greece. Silversea, a luxury cruise company, has a fleet of four six-star ships (with two more under construction) that travel to ports throughout the world. The company's high quality cruises, explains Aris Zarpaneli of...
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