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E. Macedonia-Thrace Positions Itself as Year-round Destination for Bulgarian Travellers

"If you loved us in the summer then you will adore us in the spring" was the slogan of the Region of Eastern Macedonia-Thrace at the 32nd edition of the international tourist fair “Holiday and SPA Expo” that took place recently in Sofia, Bulgaria.

Greece’s Goldair Handling Enters Varna Airport In Bulgaria

Greek operator Goldair Handling has been granted a license to provide full ground handling services at Bulgaria's third largest airport, Varna Airport, as of April 2014.
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New Greek Travel Products Introduced At B2B Travel Event In Thessaloniki

Greek tourism professionals came in contact with travel agencies from target international markets and discussed new collaborations at the second B2B Travel Event held 8-9 April at the Capsis Hotel in Thessaloniki by Respond on Demand.
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Greeks Among Lowest International Travel Spenders Last Year

The travel expenditure of Greeks who traveled abroad last year was in the lowest position of the past 10 years, according to the latest report released by the Bank of Greece.
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Bulgarian Elections 2013: Where Bulgarian Citizens Can Vote In Greece

Bulgarian citizens in Greece who want to vote in the upcoming 12 May 2013 elections for the 42nd National Assembly of the Republic of Bulgaria must submit applications to the Bulgarian Embassy in Athens and the Consulate General of Bulgaria in Thessaloniki by April 11 2013.
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Greece Welcomed Fewer Travelers In Jan-Sep 2012

International tourism arrivals to Greece dropped 5.2 percent during the first nine months of 2012, according to figures released recently by the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT).

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.

Ski Tourism Analyzed At Forum

Chaotic bureaucracy, ski resorts that do not bear the appropriate GNTO seal due to land-use matters and the strong competition from neighboring countries are just some of the problems of Greek ski tourism, experts stressed at a recent forum held in Athens for the development of...

ETA Announces Open Tender

The Tourism Development Company (ETA) last month announced an open tender for the six-year leasing of the refectory of the former border station in Promachona.

VAT Reduction Keynote At Philoxenia 2010

The 26th Philoxenia International Tourism Exhibition, held this year on 18-21 November at Helexpo in Thessaloniki, roughly hosted 500 exhibitors from Greece and 12 other countries (Egypt, Albania, Brazil, Bulgaria, Ghana, India, Cyprus, Russia, Serbia, Syria, Turkey, and Tunisia).

Philoxenia 2010: ARGO Int’l Forum

The Hellenic Association of Travel and Tourist Agencies and the United Nations Development Program organized the first international forum “ARGO: The first Black Sea Partnership Forum for Tourism and Travel Operators” with the attendance of tourism professionals from the Black...

Greek-Bulgarian Tourism Cooperation

Culture and Tourism Minister Pavlos Geroulanos and Bulgarian Minister of Economy, Energy and Tourism Traycho Traykov signed in late July a tourism cooperation protocol during the first joint session of the Greece-Bulgaria High-Level Cooperation Council held in Sofia.

Early Reservations for Chalkidiki Drop

The tourism traffic to Chalkidiki recorded a five percent increase in 2008 over 2007, according to local tourism professionals who calculate the increase in tourism revenue at seven percent for the same period of comparison.

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).

SETE Sets Tourism Challenges

Tourist destinations that will play a prominent role in the future are those who will strive to develop strong marketing actions and introduce new technologies, was the outcome of the seventh annual Tourism & Development Conference of the Association of Greek Tourism...

Ministry Announces Initial 2008 Tourism Data

Prior to an agreement between state tourism officials and the private tourism sector (see page 3), Geece's tourism ministry expressed its satisfaction with this year's tourism figures.

Alexandroupolis Harbor to be Privatized

Shipping giants Dubai Ports and Maersk Lines have expressed an interest for the Alexandroupolis harbor, which seems to be the next Greek port to be privatized after foreign investors took over the management of Greece's two biggest ports, Piraeus and Thessaloniki, in regards to...

Promotion of Thessalia Considered a Success

The promotion campaign of tourist destinations of the region of Thessalia (Larissa, Karditsa, Trikala and Magnessia—Skiathos, Skopelos and Alonissos) was recently completed with countable results.

Ministry Denies Slip in Greek Tourism

The tourism ministry recently released tourist traffic figures, which contradicts newspaper reports that refer to a ‘freefall’ of Greek tourism.

Increased Tourists, Reduced Tourist Spending in 2007

Tourist spending appeared relatively low in Greece for 2007 when compared with 2004. According to a recent report released by the Association of Greek Tourist Enterprises, the average spending of tourists per capita in 2004 was 882 euros. In 2007 this number dropped to 748 euros.