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China’s Leading MICE Professionals Visit Athens

The City of Athens Convention and Visitors Bureau (ACVB) recently held a fam trip in the Greek capital for 15 Chinese MICE professionals.
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Air China Adds Extra Athens – Beijing Direct Flight to Meet High Demand

Air China is increasing its direct Athens-Beijing service from two to three flights per week in order to meet high travel demand.

GNTO Promotes Best of Greek Tourism to Target Markets

The Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) recently highlighted Greece’s thematic tourism options through a number of promotional events to target markets.

Athens and Beijing Team Up in Tourism, Culture, Education

Athens Mayor Giorgos Kaminis and Communist Party Secretary of Beijing Cai Qi have agreed to jointly work towards promoting tourism initiatives in the two cities.

Hainan Airlines Announces New Direct Dublin-Beijing Service

Hainan Airlines will launch a new year-round service of four weekly flights between Dublin and Beijing as of June 12.

Zela Aviation Coordinates Mongolian Airlines’ First Caribbean Flight

Zela Aviation recently coordinated MIAT Mongolian Airlines’ first flight to the Caribbean, as its General Sales Agent (GSA) for ACMI.

Beijing Airport Set to Become Leading Aviation Hub

Beijing Airport is on its way to become a leading international hub and significantly enhance the future customer experience.

SETE Chief: Chinese Market is a Great Opportunity, Big Challenge

Improving air connectivity and creating additional visa centers are key to increase inbound tourism from China to Greece, according to Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) President Yiannis Retsos.

Air New Zealand and Air China Launch New Alliance Route

Star Alliance members Air New Zealand and Air China have launched joint sales for a new daily direct service between Auckland and Beijing.

Greece Eyes Big Growth in Chinese Tourists This Year

Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura will coordinate actions to attract even more Chinese visitors to Greece this season, the Greek Super-Ministry for Economy, Infrastructure, Shipping and Tourism has announced.

Greece Interested in Charters from Beijing to Athens

Greece is interested in connecting Athens to Beijing via charter flights, Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) Secretary General Panos Livadas informed Chinese travel agents on the sidelines of the recent China International Travel Mart (CITM) in Shanghai.

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Chinese Movie Filmed On Santorini, Greece, Hits Theaters In China

The romantic comedy "Beijing Love Story," which was filmed in Greece, took a fantastic opening with 2,500,000 Chinese viewers and grossed $33.15 million in its first four days after opening in China.
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Greek PM Concludes Visit To China, Cooperation Agreements Signed

Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras concluded his five-day official visit to China on Sunday, 19 May, during which the Chinese side expressed a strong interest for projects that involve infrastructure, privatization and real estate in Greece.
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Lufthansa To Launch A380 Service To Shanghai

Lufthansa recently announced it will fly five times a week on a daily Frankfurt–Shanghai service with an A380 as of 26 September.
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Etihad Airways To Launch Daily Flights Between UAE And Belgrade

Etihad Airways will commence daily nonstop flights between its home base of Abu Dhabi and Belgrade, the capital of Serbia, from 15 June 2013.

Beijing Resumes Flights To Athens

Air China launched a new route between Beijing and Athens via Munich on 18 May in an attempt to strengthen ties on tourism and business.

GNTO Spending Cuts Affect Offices Abroad

The Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) saved some 62 million euros last year as its operating expenses in 2010 were reduced by 36.85 percent compared to the year before, according to an announcement the organization made last month.

Qatar Airways Celebrates Five Years In Greece

“Qatar Airways has made a worldwide phenomenal expansion and impressive growth in the Greek market as in only five years the airline grew from four flights to 14 flights per week,” Alexandros Michalopoulos, sales manager for Qatar Airways Greece and Cyprus, said at a gala dinner...

Etihad Airways Launches Athens Flight

The opening of the Athens-Abu Dhabi route is another milestone that marks the strong relations between the United Arab Emirates and Greece, Etihad Airway's chief commercial officer, Peter Baumgartner, recently said at the airline's first press conference in Athens.