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Civitel Hotels & Resorts Presents Business Facilities to MICE Industry

Civitel Hotels & Resorts invites professionals to explore its MICE options at its hotels in Athens and on Crete.

TCB, American College of Thessaloniki Join Forces in Tourism

The Thessaloniki Convention Bureau and the American College of Thessaloniki have signed a cooperation agreement to promote congress tourism.

MICE Organizers Seek One-of-a-Kind Experience in Greece

Greece has become one of the most requested destinations for Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, and Events (MICE) in the last 12 months, says Pacific World.

Cvent: Athens among Top 25 Meeting Destinations in Europe

London, Barcelona and Paris are the top three cities to hold meetings in Europe, according to event management software firm Cvent, with Athens coming in 19th on the company’s list of the leading 25 destinations for meetings across the continent.

St George Lycabettus Becomes Member Of Greek PCO Association, HAPCO

The Hellenic Association of Professional Congress Organizers (HAPCO) announced that it has added another hotel with conference facilities to its network of members, the St George Lycabettus.

Old Friends Meet Up At SETE’s 10th Conference

“Long time no see my friend!” Nikos Skoulas, former tourism minister (right), said to Kostas Katsigiannis, former general director of the Greek National Tourism Organization and current member of the Athens Marathon organizing committee (left).

SETE Proposes Joint Tourism Strategy

Although the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises’ (SETE) tenth annual tourism and development conference was slightly overshadowed by Greek political instability and uncertainty last month it will remain in history as a conference first of its kind that took a step further...

Dinos Astras

The Hellenic Association of Professional Congress Organizers (HAPCO) will once again join the Greek and foreign tourism professionals and actively participate in the 27th International Tourism Exhibition Philoxenia.

SETE: 10th Tourism & Development Conference

Initiatives for the Greek economy based on consensual approaches and a broader political, social and economic cooperation aimed at a recovery and an exit from the crisis will be analyzed at the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises’ (SETE) 10th tourism and development...

New Year Brings Abolition Of Cabotage

“A new era begins for Greek tourism and cruise in our country with the arrival of 2011,” Deputy Culture and Tourism Minister George Nikitiadis said last month after welcoming the Panama-flag cruise ship Fantasia to Rodos. Fantasia was the first cruiseship to approach Rodos Port...

Greece Drops Four Slots in Country Brand Index

Greece falls to ninth place in the top 10 list of desired country brands when it comes to travel, according to the recent release of Country Brand Index 2007: “Greece has great country assets, but needs to be steadier with its brand efforts.”

World Travel Market 2007 Breaks All Records

World Travel Market 2007 proved a great success and "broke all records," according to the organizer, who recently revealed un-audited figures. WTM is a four-day travel industry event held in London annually, which brings together worldwide buyers and sellers from every sector of...

Europe Still The World’s Convention Continent

Congress and convention specialist, Wolfram D. Svoboda, the head of marketing at the International Congress Center Berlin, said he's very optimistic on the future of congresses as people always will have the demand for personal contacts and personal exchange of thoughts.

Conference Cancellations Continue

One after another, conferences scheduled for the fall in Athens are being canceled along with the corresponding hotel bookings that go with them. There is no indication that they are simply being postponed.

Terrorism Crisis Hits Greece’s Cruise Industry Hardest, For The Moment

Greece's cruise industry, because a significant portion of its business comes from North American customers, is in for a tough time. Along with this, the industry also has to deal with the possible surge in oil prices, the likelihood of a global recession, the difficulties in air...
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Aktina Leads The Way

Just a few years after it was first founded in 1975, Piraeus-based Aktina has lead the way for other Greek travel agencies. The office became an IATA member in 1977 and in 1981 the company foresaw new market developments and was one of the few to convert the personal company into...

Thessaloniki Convention Bureau Activated

The Thessaloniki Convention & Visitors Bureau has just released a 12-page brochure that lists information on how best to organize a conference in the northern port city.

Milos Conference Center Officially Opened

The Milos Conference Centre George Eliopoulos, founded by Kitty Kyriacopoulou, chairperson of the mining company Argyro and Barytinis, was officially opened last month by the deputy minister for foreign affairs, Elizabeth Papazois.