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Mouzenidis Travel Moves to New Offices in Athens

Thessaloniki-based Mouzenidis Travel, opened in 1995 by Boris Mouzenidis to specialize in travel to and from Russia, recently opened new offices in downtown Athens.

Airlines in North America Market Greece

Tourist arrivals from the USA to Greece are expected to rise further this year, boosted by the addition of flights to and from Athens by two major American carriers, Continental and US Airways, an Athens International Airport official told a recent conference held in Athens.

Amalia Group Revamps Image and Tourism Strategy

With refurbishment at Amalia hotel now completed and refurbishment of Amalia hotels around Greece well under way, the group looks to the future. It considers its role and strategy in the tourism sector through the eyes of an organization that has been in the industry since the...

National Land-planning Map Underway

The final touches to the first national land-planning map, and to the special land-planning framework for tourism, industry and recyclable energy sources, are being enacted by Greece's minister of the environment, planning and public works, Giorgos Souflias.

New Identity for Greece at WTM 2007

Tourism Development Minister Aris Spiliotopoulos presented the world with the new image of Greece at World Travel Market, which was held in London last month. The new slogan and logo for Greece was revealed at the inauguration of the Greek National Tourism Organization stand...

Philoxenia Affords Opportunity to Flaunt Government Tourism Policies

The 23rd Philoxenia opened its gates to buyers and sellers from all around the world last month with little different to present compared with previous years. The most significant business event took place on opening day as some 100 hosted buyers from some 30 countries met with...

Fountas Group Inaugurates New Premises

Panayiotis Fountas, founder of the Fountas Group, recently held an event to inaugurate the new premises of the group of companies in Athens. Kronos Worldwide Travel is part of the group and has serviced the travel industry for some 35 years.

Athens Sphere Attracts Thousands

The first World of Athens roadshow, part of a series of international events of an extensive advertizing campaign for the promotion of Athens, took place at Potters Fields Park in London on 22-25 May.

Στους προγόνους μας πήρε 10 χρόνια για να κατασκευάσουν τον Παρθενώνα, σε μας χρειάστηκαν 33 χρόνια για να στεγάσουμε τα μάρμαρά του…

Το Σάββατο 20 Ιουνίου 2009, 33 χρόνια μετά τον πρώτο διαγωνισμό για την ανάθεση του έργου, το νέο Μουσείο της Ακρόπολης, το πολιτιστικό όραμα αρκετών Ελλήνων αλλά και ξένων που εμπράκτως έχουν αγωνιστεί για το όραμα αυτό, άνοιξε τις πύ...

Nafplio To Welcome Kandia’s Castle

This spring the 5-star Kandia's Castle Hotel will be inaugurated on Kandia beach in Nafplio. Designed with a unique architectural style, which combines a castle appearance (handcrafted stone) with the natural environment, Kandia's Castle offers modern and luxurious facilities and...

Athens Hotel Occupancy Tumbles in December

Overnight accommodation in Athens saw a 25.9 percent drop in all hotel categories in December 2008 when compared with the year before, the Athens-Attica Hoteliers' Association said recently.

5th IMIC Offers Survival Strategies

The need for Greece's tourism policy to improve drastically was the main point of this year's 5th International Meetings and Incentives Conference (IMIC) titled "Selling Destinations, Venues and Services: Supplier Perspectives - Buyer Demands," which took place recently in Athens.

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).

Cruise Ships Request Anchorage at Faliriko Delta

The Association of Passenger Ship Owners recently requested the development of port infrastructure for cruise ships in the area between the Peace and Friendship Stadium and Faliriko Delta.

Greece Holds Low Profile Online

Online advertising can offer the best exposure for Greek tourism as it is international, targeted and efficient concluded the MSN Travel and Tourism Day conference that took place recently in Athens.

Cabinet Reshuffle Changes Tourism Minister

Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis recently proceeded with a government reshuffle whereas the up until now tourism minister, Aris Spiliotopoulos (now education minister), was replaced by New Democracy Member of Parliament for Evia, Kostas Markopoulos.

Crisis Management Committee Has First Meeting

The Crisis Management Committee, set up last summer by former Tourism Minister Aris Spiliotopoulos, had its first meeting during December's outbreak of violence after the fatal police shooting of a Greek teenager.

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...

Greek Hospitality Market Analyzed

Greece cannot compete on a price basis with new destinations under its current hospitality cost structure but the country has the necessary element to reinvent itself, reshape its product, and market itself efficiently in order to maintain the positive publicity and the momentum...

New Agritourism Electronic Gateway

The non-profit enterprise Agroxenia recently presented its new electronic gateway for agritourism travel routes.