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GNTO: Culture Essential for Greece’s Tourism Promotion

Cultural activities in Greece will play a big part in the country's promotion as a tourism destination, according to the Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO).

GNTO Head Gerekou Ready for New Era in Greek Tourism

The Greek National Tourism Organization has entered a “new era” and will support tourism startups, innovation and new ideas, says GNTO President Angela Gerekou.

Athens Hosts Int’l Workshop with Space, Aviation Experts

Athens is currently hosting more than 100 aviation and space experts, who attend the 24th International Workshop on Radiation Monitoring on International Space Station (WRMISS).

GNTO Chief Sets Priorities for Greek Tourism

Modern sustainability practices are included in the Greek National Tourism Organization's (GNTO) plans to boost the country's tourism.

GNTO Announces New Board of Directors

The Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) has announced its new Board of Directors, which is headed by President Angela Gerekou.

Minister Takes Action in Three Key Areas for Greece’s Tourism

Three areas in Greek tourism will be seeing changes in the immediate future, according to Tourism Minister Haris Theoharis.

Angela Gerekou Appointed New President of the Greek National Tourism Organization

Angela Gerekou has been appointed as the new president of the Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO), according to an announcement by the Tourism Ministry.

Greek Culture Ministry To Attract Foreign Film Producers Through Incentives

The Culture Ministry is working on attracting domestic and foreign film producers to Greece by improving the tax and legal framework, through a new ministerial decision.

From London To Athens By Bike, An Initiative For The Parthenon Marbles To Return To Greece

Italian professor Salvatore Lo Sicco traveled from London to Athens on his bike to rally for the Parthenon Marbles to return to their birthplace in Greece.

Deputy Culture and Tourism Minister Steps Down

Deputy Culture and Tourism Minister Angela Gerekou resigned from her post last month after the Greek press reported that her husband, singer Tolis Voskopoulos, currently owes some five million euros in unpaid taxes.

Deputy Minister Calls E.U. Support On Greek Tourism

Greece is experiencing the most painful effects of the economic crisis but tourism could offer a way out, Deputy Culture and Tourism Minister Angela Gerekou stressed last month at the Informal Meeting of Tourism Ministers in Madrid, Spain.

MITT 2010: Greece Tightens Ties With Russia

Greece will grant multiple-entry visas for six to 12 months and up to five years to Russian citizens, Culture and Tourism Minister Pavlos Geroulanos announced to the Russian press during his visit to the 17th Moscow International Travel and Tourism (MITT) exhibition that ran...

Greek Visa Policy Subject To Change

Greek tourism would get a boost if visa procedures for entry permits to Greece are less complicated, agreed Culture and Tourism Minister Pavlos Geroulanos and Alternate Foreign Minister Dimitris Droutsas in a recent meeting.

Greece Targets Serb Tourists

The Culture and Tourism Ministry intends to redefine the classic “sun and sea” formula and promote tourism services that are not restricted to three months but offered throughout the year, Deputy Culture and Tourism Minister Angela Gerekou recently said in an interview to...

Greek Tourism Moves Ahead At 44th ITB

Greece’s economic problems will not have an impact on German visits to the country this year, said Klaus Laepple, president of German Travel Association Deutschen ReiseVerbands (DRV), during the opening press conference of the 44th ITB Berlin travel trade show held last month.

Conference Tourism Committee Coming Soon

The Culture and Tourism Ministry last month announced its intention to establish a Conference Tourism Committee in an effort to promote Greece in international tourism markets as a meetings and convention destination.

Athens City Center In Need Of Face-Lift

If we want to upgrade Athens, we need to set down some rules and faithfully follow them, Culture and Tourism Minister Pavlos Geroulanos recently said in an interview to the Greek press when asked about the problems at the one end of the historic center of Athens—the Omonia Square...

5th HO.RE.CA. Attracts Thousands

This year’s HO.RE.CA. proved wrong all negative forecasts that saw a “frightened attitude of the tourism sector against the escalating economic crisis,” according to Forum, the organizing company of the fifth international specialized exhibition of equipment, accessories,...

Deputy Minister Sets Goals For Greek Tourism

Organization, aim, control and effectiveness are the foundations on which today's tourism leadership will operate, Deputy Culture and Tourism Minister Angela Gerekou said recently while addressing parliament during the debate on the 2010 state budget.

GNTO Offices Abroad To Close

Important markets to Greek tourism would not be left without a Greek National Tourism Office but mergers are to occur where two or more offices serve a single region, Deputy Culture and Tourism Minister Angela Gerekou recently assured Greek journalists.
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