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Amphitrion Moves to New Premises

Amphitrion group of companies recently moved to new premises as part of its investment and development strategy. Amphitrion is now housed in new, modern, 2,000-square-meter offices at Megalou Alexandrou 7 & Karaiskou in Argyroupoli. The group of companies' telephone and...

Ancient Olympia to Beijing via the Silk Road

Danae Tezapsidou and Vassilis Mesitidis are the two young Greeks in the team of cyclists that will attempt the bike ride from Ancient Olympia to Beijing via the Silk Road in order to mark the 2008 Olympic Games in China. The ride began from ancient Olympia last month and...

Athens International Airport Reveals 10% Passenger Traffic Increase

Athens International Airport announced another record-breaking year with a total of 16.5 million passengers in 2007, an impressive 10 percent increase from its 15.1 million passengers in 2006. There was an eight percent increase in the number of flights that for the first time...

Greek Know-how Travels to Beijing for the Olympics

Athens International Airport's experience and know-how is being shared with both the Beijing Organizing Committee for the Olympic Games and the Beijing Capital International Airport (BCIA) for the preparation and smooth operation of the arrivals and departures process at BCIA...

Greece & China Join Hands to Strengthen Tourism Bond

The recent visit to China by Tourism Development Minister Aris Spiliotopoulos has bore fruit, as several steps have been taken to unify Greece and China in their aim to promote bilateral tourism interests. During the recent visit, his first visit as tourism development...

Ovadias Tours Suggests Alternative Promotion of Greece

Ovadias Tours, in October, communicated its ideology behind a campaign for the promotion of Greece in Asia. The tour operator sent a letter to Tourism Development Minister Aris Spiliotopoulos suggesting a new dimension in Greece's promotional campaign, which, according to the...

Chinese Magazine Honors Greek Olive Oil

Chinese magazine "You Are What You Eat" recently published a six-page article on Greek food and beverages, with emphasis on Greek olive oil, in its September issue. The article followed a road trip of the magazine's journalist around Greece where he visited Athens, Peloponissos...

Government Expands Ties with Asia

Boosting tourism and trade with Asia was a key theme last month, with the government signing agreements with South Korea and Thailand. Progress also was made on direct flights to Beijing.

Greek Music & Dance Highlight Beijing Tourism Exhibit

The music of Mikis Theodorakis and Greek traditional folkdances were performed at the third Beijing International Tourism Exhibit (BITE) last month, during which Greece was the honored country.

Beijing Tourism Fair Considered Success

Beijing's International Travel and Tourism Market welcomed 448 hand-picked hosted buyers from the top tour operators and travel agencies in China to do business and network with international tourism professionals.

Government Predicts Substantial Rise in Tourism

Tourism Development Minister Dimitris Avramopoulos last month, during a press call, said that we would see at least a seven percent rise in tourism arrivals this year. He said that according to data received from Hellenic Tourism Organization offices abroad the increase would be...

Forty-nine New Hellenic Tourism Organization Offices Planned

The tourism ministry is planning to establish 49 new Hellenic Tourism Organization offices around the world, in addition to the current 23 international offices, Tourism Development Minister Dimitris Avramopoulos said during a press conference called last month.

Beijing Tourism Fair Promises Strong Outbound Travel Contacts

This year's Beijing International Tourism and Travel Market (BITTM), which takes place in Beijing April 20-23, is proving to be the premiere event of 2005 for world travel brands serious about increasing their market share from China.

Get Ready for Arrivals from China

Sui Hui, commercial councilor in Greece for China's embassy here, last month told delegates to the seminar "From Athens to Beijing: The Olympic Bridge" that they had best get ready for Chinese visitors, "but first you must get prepared."

Hopes for Continuation of Cultural Olympiad

Stamatis Mavros, President of the Hellenic Culture Organization, during the presentation of the Cultural Olympiad last month at Zappeion Hall, said that the main idea that led us to the Cultural Olympiad was based on the necessity for a series of remarkable cultural events during...

Ministries Join to Confront Greek Tourism Visa Problems Abroad

Four Greek ministries (tourism, economy, foreign affairs, public order), along with private-sector tourism organization representatives, met last month to discuss the tourism visa problems encountered by potential visitors to Greece, and how best to solve these problems.

Greece Signs Tourism Agreement with China

Greek Tourism Minister Dimitris Avramopoulos, after his recent visit to China, said he would take steps to open up the local tourism market to millions of Chinese holidaymakers. While in that country, he signed a cooperation agreement with his Chinese counterpart.

A Common EU Tourism Policy Possible and Likely

The informal meeting last month of EU development ministers and tourism officials on the island of Crete laid the foundations for drafting a common tourism policy in the European Union by proposing specific measures on tourism promotion and communication.

Uzbekistan Airways Inaugurates New Flights With New Jet

Uzbekistan Airways called on Greece's travel professionals last month to help it celebrate the introduction of its new Athens-Rome-Tashkent flight. The new scheduled flight, with a new Boeing 757, arrived at the Athens airport on April 6 with all seats full. Rafik Ilyasov,...
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