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Athens Mayor Proposes Shops To Operate Some Sundays A Year

Athens Mayor Giorgos Kaminis on Tuesday, 23 April, restated his proposal for shops in the historical center of the city to operate on some Sundays and this way give tourists more options to for purchases while touring the city.
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Greek Hotels In Favor Of Shops Opening On Sundays

Greek hoteliers in Athens and Thessaloniki are in favor of the government's intention to allow the optional opening of Greek retail shops on Sundays as it would benefit city break tourists on holiday in the country. Sunday opening is a long-standing taboo in Greece.
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Piraeus Chosen As Distribution Center By Hewlett-Packard

The Development Ministry recently announced a provisional agreement between American IT firm Hewlett-Packard (HP), Chinese shipping giant Cosco and Greek state railway Trainose for the use of Dock II in Piraeus Port.

New Tourism Brochure for Tourist Rights

A new brochure entitled ‘Visiting Greece’ written by the European Consumer Center Greece and published by the development ministry is now available.

National Tourism Council Reorganization

Just before the New Year's holidays, Development Minister Akis Tsohatzopoulos announced the reorganization of the National Tourism Council. He said he wanted the council to play a bigger role in shaping policy, and not merely act as an advisory body to the minister.

Air Transport Conference

An International Conference on Air Transport and Airports and their evolution in the 21st Century takes place next month at the University of Patras on December 3 and 4. Organizers expect to welcome some 300 experts in air transport from the European Union, including Greece, and...

Tourism Sector Good But Needs Improvement

Domestic tourists, and some foreign visitors, are not happy with the services offered by Greek tourism enterprises. According to the General Federation for Consumer Protection in Greece (INKA), initial data show the tourism sector as a whole needs to upgrade its services and find...

First Batch Of Promotional Funds Handed Over To EOT

Hellenic Tourism Properties handed over some two billion drachmas to the Hellenic Tourism Organization (EOT) recently as the first payment for the organization's tourism advertising campaigns abroad, which covers the majority of debt owed for same. As well, it's now official:...

Airline Specialist Takes Over Tourism General Secretariat

Demetris Georgarakis, an electronic engineer with some 20 years experience in the airline sector (Olympic Airways) has been appointed to head the newly created tourism general secretariat, which is directly under the development ministry.

Greek Tourism Dreams Continue To Infiltrate Japanese Market

Strong penetration of Greek tourism into the Japanese market continues unabated. The most recent achievement was the release of a second four-page supplement that focused on the latest developments in the Greek tourism sector.

Structural Changes Planned For The Hellenic Tourism Organization

The executive infrastructure of the Hellenic Tourism Organization changes this month, according to recent statements by Development Minister Nikos Christodoulakis. Basic changes expected include the placement of a tourism secretariat under the development ministry. The new...