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Visit Greece Website to ‘Speak’ 10 Languages

Visit Greece, the official tourism website for Greece, run by the GNTO, is undergoing a revamp and will be available in 10 languages.

Piraeus Port Authority Signs Concession Agreement

Chinese-based Cosco Pacific recently signed a concession agreement with Piraeus Port Authority (PPA) to develop and operate Piers 2 and 3 of the port of Piraeus.

IATA Predicts Traffic Growth Set to Slow

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) recently released full-year traffic results for 2007. The results show international passenger traffic demand grew 7.4 percent for the year 2007 that is a considerable increase from the 5.9 percent increase recorded in 2006. In...

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...

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.

Measures Required to Entice More Chinese Arrivals

Chinese tourism to Greece has grown by leaps and bounds over the last few years. Local tourism professionals estimate an even stronger rise for the immediate future, provided a few basic measures are initiated. They remind that European countries have begun a race to attract as...

New Travel Industry Era for Cel Tours

With a new board and a new dynamic strategy, Cel Tours breaks into a new era in its 22-year history. Mary Souli Kafkios, the company's chairperson and managing director, says it’s time to take off the blinkers and jump into the international marketplace. She began Cel's...

China Theme Park in Athens

Chinese investors intend to create a theme park in Athens featuring cultural elements from their country, according to a report in the financial daily Kathimerini.

Beijing Travel Show Cites Tourism Explosion

China is becoming the world's largest outbound market with departures of 28.5 million in 2004 and an increase of 9.6%, taking the number up to 15 million, for the first half of 2005. Tourism bodies are keenly monitoring the Chinese outbound market, which is estimated to explode...

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.

Berlin Fair Disappointment for Greece

Berlin's international tourism exhibition last month was an eye opener for some but a chance to carry out substantial business for others. Stands at Greece's pavilion were perhaps the least visited while stands at neighboring pavilions (France, Portugal, Spain) welcomed a steady...