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Request for Development Law Reform

The Hellenic Chamber of Hotels and the Research Institute for Tourism recently expressed to the secretary of economy and finance, Yiannis Papathanasiou, the tourism sector's need for an immediate reform of the development law.

Argostoli to Receive Makeover

Tourism Minister Aris Spiliotopoulos recently announced the immediate transformation of the Xenia hotel in Argostoli (Kefallonia) into a boutique hotel and a modern conference center, which will run all-year round.

Greece Through Posters

Tourism Minister Aris Spiliotopoulos recently launched the exhibition “Trek to the Greek Light and Color Through Posters of the GNTO” on Crete.

Cruise Tourism in Greece Begins a New Era

Greece can play a leading role and become a hub for itineraries in the Eastern Mediterranean cruise industry, was the unanimous outlook expressed by all leading representatives of the international cruise industry who attended the recent cruise forum CRUISEinGREECE.

Greece Shows Prospects as Conference Destination

Greece shows excellent prospects as a destination for conferences, corporate meetings and incentives: This conclusion was based on the results of the recent and first meeting of representatives from the Thessaloniki Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Hellenic Association of...

Tourism Minister Optimistic

Tourism Minister Aris Spiliotopoulos called a press conference recently and expressed his conclusions on Greek tourism and his optimism in regards to the current image Greece has within the sector.

Tourism Minister Meets With Conference Organizers

Tourism Development Minister Aris Spiliotopoulos recently met with representatives of the Association of Greek Exhibition and Conference Organizers (AGECO).

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.

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...

Greece Leads Tourism Committee

Tourism Development Minister Aris Spiliotopoulos announced Greece would lead the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Committee for Sustainable Development of Tourism for the next four years on the occasion of World Environment Day (June 5). This decision was taken...

GNTO Sponsors Radio Show

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

13th Touristiko Panorama Shows Greek Travel Trends

Kapa Research revealed significant Greek travel trends for the occasion of the 13th Touristiko Panorama travel exhibition held in Athens on 17-20 April, organized by the Kalofolias Group-Express Newspaper.

No Visa for Visitors from U.A.E.

Tourism Development Minister Aris Spiliotopoulos recently announced his plans to lift the visa requirements for visitors to Greece from the United Arab Emirates after meeting with U.A.E Finance Minister Sultan Saeed Al Mansouri during his visit to Dubai for the Arabian Travel...

Tourism Minister Meets Athens Mayor

Tourism Development Minister Aris Spiliotopoulos met Athens Mayor Nikitas Kaklamanis recently to discuss joint action and cooperation between the tourism development ministry and the City of Athens. Mr. Kaklamanis asserted, "Municipal administration considers the city's economic...

Greece Receives Double Honor in China

Greece was the country of honor at the World Travel Fair in Shanghai where it also received the award for "Most Popular European Destination" from Shanghai municipality.

Dynamic Promotion of Greece in Russia

Tourism Development Minister Aris Spiliotopoulos recently visited Moscow where he attended the International Travel Fair Intourmarket and Moscow International Travel & Tourism exhibition (MITT). He then visited the exhibition "The Greek Tourist Poster; Time Travel with the...

Olympic Flame Arrives in China

Greece handed the Olympic flame to China, the host of the 2008 Games, on March 30 at Panathinaiko Stadium in Athens. Beijing Games Organizing Chief and Beijing Communist Party Secretary Liu Qi received the flame and said: "In 130 days the 2008 Beijing Olympics begin and we and...

Greek Airports Receive Aesthetic Improvements

The Hellenic Ministry of Transport and Communications (YME) and the Tourism Development Ministry held a joint press conference recently to reveal the process to aesthetically improve peripheral airports in Greece following a memorandum sent to YME by the Association of Tourist...

Tourism Museum Soon a Reality

Tourism Development Minister Aris Spiliotopoulos announced a Greek Tourism Museum would soon be a reality at a recent gala held in honor of women in tourism. The new Tourism Museum—a long-term aim of the Greek Women in Tourism association—would be under the auspices of the...

Minister of Mercantile Marine Meets President of HPYOA

Minister of Mercantile Marine, the Aegean and Island Policy George Voulgarakis recently met with President of the Hellenic Professional Yacht Owners Association (HPYOA) Antonis Steliatos to discuss topics concerning the sector and specifically, the development of nautical tourism...