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Prospects For Conference Tourism

The conference tourism market is aware of the global financial crisis, but manages to minimize its effects to a large extent, was the conclusion of the 5th Pan-Hellenic Conference for Business and Conference Tourism in Thessaloniki. The Hellenic Association of Professional...

Eastern Macedonia-Thrace for Alternative Tourism

For many years Greece has promoted the classical form of tourism, the so-called “sun and sea,” but alternative forms of tourist interest should be considered as well for areas that visitors may prefer besides the islands, said the secretary general of the Region of Eastern...

HAPCO to Present Conference Tourism Strategies

Renowned Greek and international professionals of conference tourism are expected to honor the "5th Pan-Hellenic Conference for Business and Conference Tourism" organized by the Hellenic Association of Professional Congress Organizers (HAPCO).

Dimitrios Mantousis

It is a great pleasure to greet the international business exhibition Philoxenia 2008 and welcome visitors to Thessaloniki, the capital of southeastern Europe and the Balkans.

Qatar Airways Completes a Successful Year in Athens

Last month Qatar Airways, one of the world's fastest growing airlines, completed its first year of successful operations in Athens. The company's acceptance in the Greek market, by both individuals and travel agents, exceeded all expectations and is driving the company to boost...

Gerassimos L. Fokas

Over the past years, the international tourism market has undergone serious crises, suffered from unforeseen factors and was characterized by dramatic restructuring. Perhaps, a more significant conclusion for this period was confirmation of the system of balances that we call the...

Tourists Get Opportunity to Play Neolithic

Avgi village in Kastoria has created a new way to entice tourists. The powers to be have taken the area's Neolithic past to heart and have created a tourism product where visitors get a taste of life in the Stone Age.

Tourism Key Economic Activity for Foreign Investment

Greece is emerging as a hub of inter-European networks in the Balkans and hopes to attract large investment schemes in key sectors such as energy and tourism, Development Minister Akis Tsohatzopoulos told a conference on "Greece: The Economic Center of Southeastern Europe" held...

Investment Projects for Tourism Development

The government says it's in the process of drawing up plans to improve the picture and operation of ports and airports with a view to bolstering the tourism, Deputy Tourism Development Minister Anastassios Liaskos told a recent international conference on transport and technology...

Tourism Sector Weakened By Strong Euro

The strength of the euro against the dollar brings some opportunities to the forefront for Greek travelers to countries outside of the EU. The same applies to travelers from other European Union countries, including Greece's main markets of Germany and Britain, who may forsake...

Tourism to Greece at Satisfactory Levels Says WTO

Tourism arrivals to Greece in 2002 remained at a satisfactory level, said the Word Tourism Organization's secretary general, Francisco Frangialli, during the recent Fitur travel fair held in Madrid. He added that prospects for Greece's tourism sector remain positive in light of...

HATTA Behind Creation of Balkan Travel Agency Associations’ Federation

With little help but with a lot of work, Yiannis Evangelou, president of the Hellenic Association of Travel & Tourism Agents, managed to draw together all similar associations throughout the Balkans and pose an idea. "Let's cooperate through a pan-Balkan federation of travel...

Prime Minister Believes SETE Could Be the Tourism Industry’s Link with Government

Prime Minister Costas Simitis told the 11th annual meeting of the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE) last month that he realized the strong euro, the universal economic slowdown and the Iraq war have adversely affected Greek tourism. He also said that he favored SETE...

Olympic Aviation Goes International With New Jets

With the delivery last month of two new passenger jets, Olympic Airways' subsidiary Olympic Aviation breaks out of the confines of the regional market and heads for the skies over Europe.

Air Transport Conference

An International Conference on Air Transport and Airports and their evolution in the 21st Century takes place next month at the University of Patras on December 3 and 4. Organizers expect to welcome some 300 experts in air transport from the European Union, including Greece, and...

Olympic Airways Sale On Hold

Recent events have created new conditions under which the privatization of Olympic Airways must be carried out. Although the Greek government gave the green light to privatization advisers Credit Suisse First Boston to continue negotiations with Axon Airlines until October 17 -a...

Greece’s Philoxenia, Hotelia Shows Tune In To Regional Tourist Potential

Over 100 hosted buyers representing leading international tour operators have arranged 1,000 meetings with exhibitors to talk business at this year’s 30th Philoxenia exhibition, one of the largest tourism sector shows in southeast Europe, set to kick off on 13-16 November at the...

Philoxenia, Hotelia Seek to Break All Records This Year

Over 621 exhibitors, 383 trade visitors and some 5,000 scheduled B2B meetings are set to mark the launch on Friday, of the Philoxenia-Hotelia joint tourism and hospitality fair, at the International Exhibition Center in Thessaloniki.

Philoxenia, Hotelia Tourism Shows to Welcome the Crowds Nov. 10-12

The 33rd Philoxenia and Hotelia tourism and hospitality sector shows, will welcome hundreds of participants and visitors in Thessaloniki during November 10-12.

Fraport Greece Aiming for Direct Flights from Asian, Arab Markets

Riding the momentum of growing tourist flows, Fraport Greece aims to boost direct flights from Asian and Arab markets to Thessaloniki airport.
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