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Goldair Handling Signs With Olympic Air

Greek Goldair Handling recently launched an agreement for the provision of airport ground handling services to Olympic Air.

Philoxenia 2013: Chios-A Four Season Destination

Chios, one of the biggest islands in the North-eastern Aegean Sea, is a destination to visit all year around as every month and every season something different can be showed to holidymakers.

Blue Star Ferries Opens Reservation System For New Booking Period

Blue Star Ferries has informed that its booking system for travel to the Cyclades, the Dodecanese, Chios and Mytilini is in operation.
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Thirteen Greek Beaches Lose Blue Flag Status

Thirteen Greek beaches have lost their coveted Blue Flags after spot checks confirmed that their coastal managers had failed to maintain standards over the summer.
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Travel Giant TUI To Drop Chios From Its Offered Destinations Next Summer

Tour operating giant TUI recently announced to its partners in Greece that Chios will not be featured for Summer 2014.
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TURSAB: Xanthi Has Treasures But Lacks Infrastructure

“Maybe it is my fault that as a professional I did not know Xanthi, but Xanthi is also to blame as the destination is not promoted in Turkey,” the representative of TURSAB for the European side, Aziz Ciga, said recently while speaking at a conference held by the Chamber of Xanthi.
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Visa-Free 2013 Pilot Program For Turks To Kick Off

Last summer’s visa facilitation pilot program that allowed non-European Union citizens from Turkish ports to visit selected Greek islands in the eastern Aegean without a visa from a Greek consulate will run again this season.
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Greece To Launch Visa-Free Program For Turks Again This Year

Last summer’s visa facilitation pilot program that allowed non-European Union citizens from Turkish ports to visit five Greek Eastern Aegean islands without a visa from a Greek consulate will run again this year, according to Greek Foreign Minister Dimitris Avramopoulos.
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Greece To Launch Tenders For Marinas To Boost Yacht/Sea Tourism

Greece’s privatization agency TAIPED will launch six international tenders for Greek marinas by June to boost yacht tourism, it was announced today, 28 March, at a joint press conference of the agency and the Greek Tourism Ministry.
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Greek Hotels Promoted In Bulgaria

Greek hotels were presented to the Bulgarian market last week at an event held in Sofia by electronic system Respond on Demand. More than 20 Bulgarian tour operators and travel agents attended the event.
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Respond On Demand Promotes Greece To Istanbul

Greek hotels based on Chios, Crete, Parga, Sivota, Chalkidiki and Samos were presented to the Turkish market last week at an event held by electronic system Respond on Demand in collaboration with the Association of Turkish Travel Agencies (TURSAB).
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AEGEANALE: Mediterranean Inspiration, Global Participation

Launching in the summer 2013, AEGEANALE is an international annual platform of contemporary art, culture and tourism taking place throughout the Eastern Mediterranean. “For thousands of years, the Aegean has been contemporary,” says Aegeanale’s Founder and General Manager, Nikos...

Visa-Free Pilot Program Proves A Success

The visa facilitation pilot program launched in June that allows non-European Union citizens to enter Greece from Turkey and visit five Greek Eastern Aegean islands without a visa from a Greek consulate was said last month to be making big progress.

Summer Holidays Expo 2010 Attracts Thousands

Some 20,000 visitors were informed of this year’s top Greek destinations at the fourth Summer Holidays Expo international exhibition, according to organizer Helexpo. The exhibition took place 22-25 April at the Helexpo exhibition center in Thessaloniki.

Greece Sees Drop In Air Arrivals

Air arrivals to Greek airports appeared reduced by 7.8 percent for the January-October 2009 period while for the month of October the decline reached 6.2 percent, the Institute of Tourist Research and Forecasts (ITEP) reported recently.

Ai Stratis Island To Go Green

Greek island Ai Stratis won the government "competition," announced by Development Minister Kostis Hatzidakis, to become the country's first "green island" that will feature large-scale infrastructure for green energy, such as photovoltaic systems and wind farms.

Athens Airways Takes Off

New private airline Athens Airways announced recently that it intends to raise the bar of Greek air service quality and aims for a five to 12 percent share of the domestic passenger traffic.

ITEP Predicts Greek Tourism Will Worsen in 2009

A study conducted by the Research Institute for Tourism and Forecasts on the performance of the Greek tourism sector for the first nine months of 2008 concluded that global tourism has been affected by the international economic crisis and despite the strength it has shown in...

Greek Beaches Stripped of Blue Flags

Fourteen Greek coasts, winners of the 'Blue Flags' international program for environmental education, information and awareness were recently dropped from the 2008 list and lost their award.

Plan for Privatization of All Greek Airports

The interministerial committee for denationalization last month gave the 'green light' for the utilization of regional airports by private investors.