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Angela Gerekou Appointed New President of the Greek National Tourism Organization

Angela Gerekou has been appointed as the new president of the Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO), according to an announcement by the Tourism Ministry.

NEXUS, 1st International Alternative Tourism Exhibition

Deputy Culture and Tourism Minister George Nikitiadis and Reverend Dodonis Chrysostomos cut the inauguration ribbon of NEXUS, the 1st International Alternative Tourism Exhibition, held 29 March-1 April at the Mediterranean Exhibition Centre (MEC) in Paiania.

Deputy Minister Attends Hotel Managers Meeting

Deputy Culture and Tourism Minister George Nikitiadis (center) last month attended the second annual meeting of the European Hotel Managers Association (EHMA) Greek-Cypriot Chapter at the Athens Plaza.

Greece, Turkey To Deepen Cooperation

Deputy Culture and Tourism Minister George Nikitiadis last month held a meeting with Izmir Chamber of Commerce chairman Ekrem Demirtas on the development of Greek-Turkish economic relations with a particular emphasis on business and tourism.

Greece Signs Up For European Commission Project

“It is very important for our country that we are participating for the first time in a consistent European initiative that aims to attract tourism to Europe,” Deputy Culture and Tourism Minister George Nikitiadis said last month after signing a memorandum of understanding to...

Religious Tourism To Be Promoted In Greece

Deputy Culture and Tourism Minister George Nikitiadis recently presented the conclusions of a report on the development and promotion of religious and pilgrimage tourism in Greece.

Greece Strengthens Ties With United Arab Emirates

The Culture and Tourism Ministry signed a memorandum of understanding for cooperation in the field of tourism with the United Arab Emirates within the framework of the two-day UAE-Greek Economic Forum held last month at Lagonissi of the Attica region.

Greek Restaurants In The U.S. To Promote Tourism

Greek tourism will be promoted via 4,500 restaurants in the United States based on an initiative to be carried out by the “Alliance for Greece”* group, Deputy Culture and Tourism Minister George Nikitiadis announced at an event held at the Acropolis Museum in November 2011. Under...

HAPCO Urges Government To Pay More Attention To Conference Tourism

“The socio-political events and the effects of the economic crisis that has plagued our country and its citizens, has transformed Greece into an undesirable destination that frightens organizers, sponsors and conference delegates and presents Greek professionals as unreliable and...

Visa Centers To Open In Turkey

Deputy Culture and Tourism Minister George Nikitiadis last month paved the way for the creation of visa centers in Antalya and Bodrum (Halicarnassus) so to facilitate the movement of tourists to Rodos and Kos and other islands of the Dodecanese.

Limited Participation At This Year’s Philoxenia

The Greek tourism sector may have been somewhat reluctant in participating in the 27th Philoxenia International Tourism Exhibition due to the country's financial crisis but according to Deputy Culture and Tourism Minister George Nikitiadis, 2011 could be easily labeled as...

Athens Hosts 8th Greek-Turkish Forum on Tourism

President of the Hellenic Association of Travel and Tourist Agencies (HATTA) Giorgos Telonis, Deputy Culture and Tourism Minister George Nikitiadis, Culture and Tourism Minister Pavlos Geroulanos and his Turkish counterpart, Ertugrul Gunay during the 8th Greek-Turkish Forum on...

Ministry Launches Tender For Mytilini Port

The General Secretariat of Tourism recently launched a tender to select an operator for the port in Mytilini who would be granted the use, utilization, management, administration and operation of the port for a period of 40 years.

British Report On UK Arrivals To Greece

This year fewer incidents occurred that concerned British tourists in Greece who needed assistance from the consular or Greek authorities, according to the results of an annual report of the British Department for British tourists traveling abroad.

Deputy Minister Holds Talks With Russian Tour Operators

Deputy Culture and Tourism Minister George Nikitiadis met with seven leading Russian tour operators last month and discussed further actions to boost the upward trend of Russian visits to Greece.

Protests in Athens Upset Hotel Bookings

Only a few days after the violent anti-austerity protests that took place 28-29 June at Syntagma Square, central Athens, some 8,000 booking cancelations in 20 of Athens hotels were recorded, Athens-Attica Hoteliers Association President Yiannis Retsos told journalists last month.

Incoming Tourism To Greece On Positive Pace

While the Greek capital counted losses last month in bookings and revenue due to violent protests at Syntagma Square in late June that resulted to some 20,000 cancelations in 21 central hotels in Athens, tourism traffic for the rest of Greece showed positive signs.

Conference Focuses On Tourism Investment In Greece

The need to promote tourism investment and increase competitiveness in Greece to face the economic crisis was underlined by tourism professionals and experts at the “Tourism Investment Conference: Focus on Greece,” held in Athens last month.

Greece Reshuffles Cabinet, Tourism Unaffected

Pavlos Geroulanos was among the few untouched ministers and remained at his post as Culture and Tourism Minister last month following Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou’s cabinet reshuffle.

Congress Tourism Needs A Boost, HAPCO

The Hellenic Association of Professional Congress Organizers (HAPCO) recently warned representatives of the Greek tourism leadership in regards to the “dangerous” downward course of Greek congress tourism and what ever that implies for the already “plagued” Greek economy.