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Archaeological Discoveries In Greece Are Important For Cultural Tourism

Greek cultural tourism could receive a major boost if important monuments - such as the recently discovered large burial mound in Amphipolis, northern Greece - are handled correctly, Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni said during an interview to a Greek TV station.

Greek Success During 37th General Conference Of UNESCO In Paris

An outstanding success for Greece was noted during the 37th General Conference of UNESCO in Paris, which referred to the recognition of the synergy between the Hellenic National Commission for UNESCO and the nonprofit organization Geo Routes Cultural Institute.

SETE Aims For Greece To Welcome 24 Million Tourists By 2021

Greece could welcome 24 million tourists by 2021 if the results of a report on the country’s tourism strategic planning are taken under consideration by the Greek Government, according to the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE).

McKinsey Presents Key Tourism Products That Will Boost Arrivals To Greece

Some 3.3 billion euros should be invested in tourism every year for each of the next eight years in order to attain the target of 24 million international arrivals per year, McKinsey & Company informed officials of the Greek Government and tourism professionals on 22 October in Athens.
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Greece And France Reach Tourism Agreement

A stronger tourism cooperation between Greece and France is now official, according to an agreement signed recently in Athens between Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni and French Minister for Trade, Commerce and Tourism Sylvia Pinel.

Minister On Future Plans For Tourism

“The Culture and Tourism Ministry is currently examining how to promote Greece as an all year round tourism destination,” Culture and Tourism Minister Pavlos Geroulanos told the Financial Times Deutschland last month.

New Model For Tourism Discussed At Conference

The year 2011 will find Greek tourism with improved arrivals and overnights and also an increase in revenue, Deputy Culture and Tourism Minister George Nikitiadis said at the 3rd European Tourism Conference in late November 2011 in Thessaloniki.

Greek-Bulgarian Tourism Cooperation

Culture and Tourism Minister Pavlos Geroulanos and Bulgarian Minister of Economy, Energy and Tourism Traycho Traykov signed in late July a tourism cooperation protocol during the first joint session of the Greece-Bulgaria High-Level Cooperation Council held in Sofia.

HATTA Celebrates World Tourism Day

This year HATTA celebrated World Tourism Day by honoring the most important cultural event of the year for Greece: the opening of the new Acropolis Museum. On 28 September HATTA organized a special tour of the new museum for Greek and foreign tourism industry representatives....

Ios: More Than A Party Scene

At a recent presentation of Ios, Mayor Yiorgos Poussaios underlined that the island obtains the requirements and comparative advantages to attract tourists of all ages and demands.

All Eyes On Global Economy at World Travel Market ‘08

World Travel Market 2008 focused on global travel trends, responsible tourism, and travel technology.

Aris Spiliotopoulos

For many decades now, Greece has been a tourist country par excellence, famed for its countless natural beauties and its cultural wealth. With unique landscapes, history and monuments, traditional settlements, customs, local products and traditions, our country, beyond any doubt,...

Business Development Program for Travel Agencies

A new program called Allways Tourism is being developed to improve the quality and services of Greek travel agencies so they can compete more effectively in the international market. The program will focus on continuing education for employees, business development, improving the...

Full House Expected at This Year’s ITB

If you have yet to make arrangements to attend the International Tourism Exchange ITB Berlin, which runs from 11 to 15 March on the Berlin Exhibition Grounds and in the ICC Berlin, the chances are you'll be staying home.

Tourism To Get 750 Billion Drachma Investment Injection

Some 750 billion drachmas in direct and indirect support goes to the country's tourism sector by the year 2006. That's 25 percent of the total national and regional programs for competitiveness and growth, Development Minister Nikos Christodoulakis said last month.

Programs for Athens Festival 2001 To be Ready in September

Development Minister Nikos Christodoulakis promises to have the complete Athens Festival program for 2001 ready, complete with with confirmed dates and times, by the fall. The minister says this very up-marker Greek cultural program could be very effective for enticing visitors,...

Tourism Industry Must Diversify

Greece's tourism industry must diversify and invest its energies into developing alternative forms of tourism, stressed Hellenic Tourism Organisation Secretary General Evgenios Yiannakopoulos at a recent press luncheon organized by the Foreign Press Association of Greece. He...

Billions Promised For Tourism Development

After nine months of difficult negotiations, Greek political leaders and members of the Hellenic Tourism Organization (EOT) managed to get the European Union to promise 153.7 million euros, or about 51 billion drachmas, for Greek tourism projects.
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