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Airberlin Announces Summer 2013 Schedule For Greece

Airberlin announced its summer 2013 schedule that includes direct flights to and from Thessaloniki and 16 more Greek cities, during a recent presentation held in Athens.
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Domestic Tourism Remains Weak This Easter Holiday

The 2013 summer season for most hotels on popular (and once expensive) Greek destinations is beginning with the “worst prospects" due to a decrease in bookings made by Greeks for the Easter holiday, press reports said recently.
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Happening Now – Russian Tour Operators Attend Forum On Corfu

More than 500 Russian tour operators, 100 journalists and 150 Greek hoteliers are participating today, 25 April, in the 7th annual forum of leading Russian tour operator LABIRINT on Corfu.
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Greek Gastronomy Initiative Launches In Brussels

Greek tourism destinations are currently being promoted through culinary experiences in restaurants in Brussels as part of the “gaΣtronomia@Brussels” initiative of the Greek National Tourism Organization office in Belgium.
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Piraeus Becomes Homeport For Costa Magica

The luxury Italian cruise ship Costa Magica has chosen Piraeus as homeport for 7-day cruises that will begin this month, according to an announcement made during a recent press conference held on board the cruise ship by Costa Cruises’ general sales agent for Greece, Orange...
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Mouzenidis To Launch New Airline To Boost Russian Arrivals To Greece

Mouzenidis Travel recently announced plans to launch a new airline named “Ellin Air” that will offer direct flights from new Russian regions to Greece. Mouzenidis Travel is one of the largest Greek companies working with the Russian market.
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Aegean Airlines Announces New Routes Program For 2013

Aegean Airlines presented its new routes program that includes the addition of 29 new scheduled international routes from a total of 12 airports, eight of which function as bases of the company.
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Aegean Takes You There!

Aegean Airlines has launched the “Take Me There” contest and will give out one return ticket every day throughout 2013 to any destination of the airline’s network in Greece and abroad.
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Greece Expects Rise In Arrivals From Russia, Ukraine, Belarus

Early bookings to Greek destinations have increased 400 percent especially from the markets of Russia, the Ukraine and Belarus, according to data released recently by tour operator Mouzenidis Travel, one of the largest Greek companies working with the Russian market.
Scene from UK reality series “What Happens In Kavos…” that recently aired on Channel 4.
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Tourism Minister Slams UK Reality Show On Kavos, Corfu

“Greece, Corfu and the tourism product we offer in any case does not have this repulsive image presented,” Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni said in regards to the reality series “What Happens In Kavos…” that recently aired on the UK’s Channel 4.
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Helvetic Airways To Fly To Greece This Summer

Swiss budget airline Helvetic Airways will feature a number of new Greek island destinations for the 2013 summer season.

Hoteliers Worried about Contract Revisions

Hoteliers on Crete recently expressed their surprise that major tour operators want to revise the 2009 holiday contracts and demand price reductions.

easyCruise Life Launched

After a successful launch in the summer of 2007, easyCruise inaugurated its second and larger ship to join the easyCruise fleet for a seven-day cruise to the Greek Islands and Turkey.

MP Questions Validity of Tourism Movement Statistics

Member of the Greek Parliament with PASOK for Corfu, Angela Gerekou, recently questioned the tourism development ministry, the ministry of economy and finance and the ministry of development about the serious problems that appear in the statistics collected by the Greek National...

Greek Regions Impress at Paris Exhibition

The Municipality of Alonissos and the periphery of the Ionian Islands recently took part in the five-day "Le Monde a Paris" international tourism exhibition (13/3/08-17/3/08) with positive results. The Municipality of Alonissos, also present at the exhibition last year, had a...

Corfu Takes Action for Promotion in Japan

A recent independent survey conducted in Japan showed Corfu as the second most popular destination for Japanese tourists in 2007 amongst UNESCO world heritage site destinations. Japanese tourists are renowned for picking destinations from UNESCO's list of world heritage sites, of...

Greek Airports Receive Aesthetic Improvements

The Hellenic Ministry of Transport and Communications (YME) and the Tourism Development Ministry held a joint press conference recently to reveal the process to aesthetically improve peripheral airports in Greece following a memorandum sent to YME by the Association of Tourist...

HATTA Elects A New Board of Directors

The Hellenic Association of Travel and Tourist Agencies (HATTA) recently held its annual general assembly and voted for its new board of directors. The general assembly was attended by a plethora of members from the travel sector, tourism industry dignitaries, travel...

Greece Comes Third as Cruise Port of Call

The European Cruise Council (ECC) and MedCruise recently announced the cruise industry now accounts for more than a quarter of a million jobs in Europe, over 10 billion euros direct expenditure and 15 million visits to European ports, Greece’s ports being the third most popular...

Greece Number One Destination for Cypriot Tourists

Greece, and particularly the Greek islands, appears to be the number one choice of vacation for Greek Cypriots.