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Athens Hotel Owners Welcome New Ryanair Hub In Greek Capital

The Athens-Attica & Argosaronikos Hotel Association applauded the recent announcement made by Ryanair on the creation of hubs in Athens and Thessaloniki.

GTP at WTM 2013 – Photo Report

Through a revamped pavilion and with more Greek exhibitors, Greece showed its best to the international travel trade sector at the 34th World Travel Market (WTM), held 4-7 November 2013 on the fairgrounds of ExCeL–London.

WTM 2013: Athens Receives Warm Reception

“If we continue to show an image of stability and calmness, Athens may have a better tourism season and enter the path of recovery in 2014,” the president of the Athens-Attica & Argosaronic Hotel Association, Alexandros Vassilikos, commented after the curtain fell for this year’s...
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Hotels In Athens-Attica Still Troubled Despite Rise In Arrivals

The number of tourists staying in hotels in Athens-Attica during the first eight months of the year, showed a positive sign for the first time in six years, according to data released by the Athens-Attica & Argosaronic Hotel Association.
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Attica Marketed As City Break Destination Through New Campaign

The Region of Attica has launched a new integrated promotional campaign that aims to extend the tourism season in Athens and the Argosaronic islands beyond the summer months, secure additional tourism capital and strengthen tourism businesses.
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AHEPA Hellas: Greece Is Safe For Tourists

Greece is a safe destination for travelers to visit and enjoy their holiday, however its image is severely affected by the over exposure of demonstrations and riots in the city center, according to a round table discussion held recently by AHEPA Glyfada chapter at the University...
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Germans Are Hesitant To Visit Athens This Year

The drawn out negative publicity of Athens has affected the Greek capital’s image and Germans appear cautious this year in choosing Athens as a major travel destination, the majority of German travel agents said at this year’s ITB Berlin trade show that was held 6-10 March 2013...
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GTP @ ΙΤΒ Berlin 2013 – Photo Report

"We expect this year’s ITB to again set the tone for a successful year in tourism by stimulating further growth in this sector… Travel destinations that are traditionally popular among Germans will benefit especially, among them Greece, which has good chances of celebrating a...
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Athens’s Bad Image Hurts City Hotels

Occupancy and revenue for hotels in Athens plunged last year and the number of units that have closed down over the past three years has reached 41, according to data released at a press conference held today, Wednesday, 30 January, by the Athens-Attica & Argosaronic Hotel Association.
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Greek Hotels In Favor Of Shops Opening On Sundays

Greek hoteliers in Athens and Thessaloniki are in favor of the government's intention to allow the optional opening of Greek retail shops on Sundays as it would benefit city break tourists on holiday in the country. Sunday opening is a long-standing taboo in Greece.
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Athens Showed Its Best At WTM 2012

“Strategic alliances and the joining of forces significantly enhance the effort to reposition Athens on the international tourism map,” the president of the Athens-Attica Hotel Association, Alexandros Vasilikos, said recently after his return from the World Travel Market (WTM)...

Greek Hoteliers Wait To Be Paid By Libyan Government

Several hotels in Athens and Thessaloniki are near a financial crunch as the unpaid bills for the hosting of Libyan rebel fighters are now near some 30 million euros, the Greek press said last month.

Greece’s Two Major Cities Report Low Bookings

Although bookings in Greece were reported to have increased following the June elections, the same cannot be said for reservations in major cities such as Athens and Thessaloniki due to the decrease of domestic tourism and cancellations of conferences and events, a tourism...

Athens’ Hotels Bookings Continue To Drop

The “highly disappointing” figures of hotel occupancy in the Greek capital were confirmed late June by the Athens-Attica Hotel Association in collaboration with GBR Consulting.

Athens’ Hoteliers Call For Immediate Attention Of City Center Image

“The hotels in Athens are collapsing,” was the comment of the Athens-Attica Hotel Association in a recent announcement in regards to the city’s hotel performance for the month of November 2011. Αccording to data from the association, the average hotel occupancy in Athens-Attica...

Athens’ Tourism Continues To Decline

“With the current bipartisan composition of the Culture and Tourism Ministry, we will not understand, justify, explain, accept or even tolerate the possibility of failure to implement concrete promises, commitments and agreed procedures towards a common direction,” Yiannis...

Athens’ Four-Star Hotels In The Lead In August

Bookings in four- and five-star hotels of the Greek capital in August recorded a slight increase of 1.13 percent over the same month last year, according to data released recently by the Athens-Attica Hotel Association.

Athens’ Bookings Satisfactory Despite Disruptions

“The winter season is expected to be extremely difficult, not only for Athens but for all Greek destinations that operate year round,” Yiannis Retsos, president of the Athens-Attica Hotel Association, said last month in regards to the Greek capital’s summer bookings.

Athens’ Hotels-Expedia.com Campaign Continues

Culture and Tourism Minister Pavlos Geroulanos last month approved a three-month extension of a campaign launched by the Athens-Attica Hotel Association and online travel company Expedia.com. The Greek National Tourism Organization will finance the extension of the campaign.

Protests in Athens Upset Hotel Bookings

Only a few days after the violent anti-austerity protests that took place 28-29 June at Syntagma Square, central Athens, some 8,000 booking cancelations in 20 of Athens hotels were recorded, Athens-Attica Hoteliers Association President Yiannis Retsos told journalists last month.