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Yiannis Retsos to Run for SETE Presidency

Yiannis Retsos, president of the Hellenic Hotel Federation, will run in the upcoming elections for the presidency of the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE).

Greece @ WTM 2014 – Photo Report by GTP

The 35th World Travel Market (WTM), held 3-6 November on the fairgrounds of ExCeL–London, sent out positive messages for another good year for Greek tourism.

Kefalogianni: Tourism Is The Locomotive Of Greece’s Economy

"Tourism proved that it can be the locomotive of the Greek economy," Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni said on Thursday 9 October in Parliament, during the debate on a vote of confidence requested by the coalition government.

Alexandros Vassilikos, President Athens-Attica & Argosaronic Hotel Association

The latest statistics of 2013 that confirm an increase in the Greek capital’s tourist traffic and occupancy, also reveal that more and more travelers are discovering the (until today) unknown (to many) "face" of Athens.

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.

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...
Tourists seen at the monumental gateway of Hadrian's arch in the center of Athens. Upon releasing data on bookings in the Greek capital, the Athens-Attica Hotel Association recently referred to “a depressing performance of the destination and its hotels.”
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Athens Tourism Sees Slight Increase Due To Calm Image

The fact that Athens is showing a calmer image and no longer making headlines that refer to strikes, demonstrations and street riots has contributed to the rise in tourism in the Attica region, Greek hoteliers informed journalists during a recent press conference.
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Hotels In Athens-Attica Still Troubled Despite Rise In Arrivals

The number of tourists staying in hotels in Athens-Attica during the first eight months of the year, showed a positive sign for the first time in six years, according to data released by the Athens-Attica & Argosaronic Hotel Association.
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Coming Soon: Athens Flying Week 2013

Athens Flying Week returns to the Greek capital for its second year and will once again offer unforgettable moments and spectacular performances to Athenians and international visitors.
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Athens Video Art Festival Brings Color To The City

The 9th International Festival of Digital Arts and New Media "Athens Video Art Festival" successfully wrapped up recently with the unveiling of a mural on the side of the Jason Inn Hotel on Agion Asomaton Street in central Athens.
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Young Tourist Stabbed On Crete Recovering, Greek Tourism Professionals Express Support

"This is an isolated incident and should not disturb the sense of security felt by travelers in our country," the Hellenic Association of Travel and Tourist Agencies (HATTA) said in an announcement on 15 May in regards to the stabbing of an 11-year-old Russian tourist in Iraklio,...
Athens
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Athens Aims To Attract More Russian Visitors

Destination Athens will be included in travel packages promoted in the Russian Market to boost visits to the Greek capital, the Athens Development and Destination Management Agency (EATA) announced recently following its participation in this year’s MITT exhibition in Russia...
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The City Of Athens Supports Entrepreneurs

The City of Athens recently organized the first round of consultation meetings with agencies and investors within the framework of the actions of the Athens Development and Destination Management Agency (EATA) to support entrepreneurship and the technological competitiveness of...
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AHEPA Hellas: Greece Is Safe For Tourists

Greece is a safe destination for travelers to visit and enjoy their holiday, however its image is severely affected by the over exposure of demonstrations and riots in the city center, according to a round table discussion held recently by AHEPA Glyfada chapter at the University...
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Germans Are Hesitant To Visit Athens This Year

The drawn out negative publicity of Athens has affected the Greek capital’s image and Germans appear cautious this year in choosing Athens as a major travel destination, the majority of German travel agents said at this year’s ITB Berlin trade show that was held 6-10 March 2013...
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GTP @ ΙΤΒ Berlin 2013 – Photo Report

"We expect this year’s ITB to again set the tone for a successful year in tourism by stimulating further growth in this sector… Travel destinations that are traditionally popular among Germans will benefit especially, among them Greece, which has good chances of celebrating a...
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Athens’s Bad Image Hurts City Hotels

Occupancy and revenue for hotels in Athens plunged last year and the number of units that have closed down over the past three years has reached 41, according to data released at a press conference held today, Wednesday, 30 January, by the Athens-Attica & Argosaronic Hotel Association.
Tourists in Athens
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Greek Hotels In Favor Of Shops Opening On Sundays

Greek hoteliers in Athens and Thessaloniki are in favor of the government's intention to allow the optional opening of Greek retail shops on Sundays as it would benefit city break tourists on holiday in the country. Sunday opening is a long-standing taboo in Greece.
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Athens Showed Its Best At WTM 2012

“Strategic alliances and the joining of forces significantly enhance the effort to reposition Athens on the international tourism map,” the president of the Athens-Attica Hotel Association, Alexandros Vasilikos, said recently after his return from the World Travel Market (WTM)...

Athens’ Hotels Hit Dead End This Summer

Bookings and revenue for hotels in Athens dropped in July and August, following the disappointing results of the first half of the year, according to the latest data (European Benchmark) released by the Athens-Attica Hotel Association in collaboration with GBR Consulting.