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Diving Tourism On Ministry’s Agenda

The development of diving tourism is one of the top priorities of the Culture and Tourism Ministry within the framework of promoting alternative forms of tourism, Deputy Culture and Tourism Minister George Nikitiadis said at the “Biodiversity and Diving Tourism in the Greek Seas”...

Report Reveals GNTO Tourism Scam

The “Tourism for All” program failed to achieve the desired results in the effort to develop the country’s domestic tourism, according to the final report of the Inspectors-Controllers Body for Public Administration in regards to the materialization of the 2006-2009...

Online Tourism Campaign Goes Public

The Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) is going through changes, as it will operate as an agency for the promotion of Greece abroad, Culture and Tourism Minister Pavlos Geroulanos told Greek journalists.

Domestic Tourism Promoted By Private Sector

A private initiative aimed to attract domestic tourism back to Greece that will impose absolutely no cost to the Greek government or taxpayer was launched in late July by the Alliance for Greece group.
To domestic tourism, ITEP predicted a drop since the cost of living has increased significantly and wages have been cut due to the government’s austerity measures.
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Greece Gets Negative Tourism Outlook For 2010

Prospects for Greek tourism in 2010 are anything but promising as the volatile and uncertain economic climate will leave no room for improved figures but only a qualitative approach in the industry, according to a recent study of the Institute of Tourist Research and Forecasts (ITEP).

Kalymnos… An Ideal Destination For All

Every Greek island has a special characteristic that works as an individual holiday attraction. What really makes a destination special is when that certain characteristic gains worldwide status… Kalymnos is considered one of the best destinations worldwide for rock climbing....

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.

Tourism Minister Optimistic

Tourism Minister Kostas Markopoulos recently claimed to be optimistic in regards to the direction of where this year's tourism season is headed. For the first time he estimated that there would not be a double-digit percentage decline in arrivals from abroad.

Domestic Tourism Gains Ground

The dynamics of domestic tourism to the benefit of Greek tourism businesses and the general public were highlighted at the third Summer Holidays Expo, held from 28 to 31 May at the Helexpo center in Thessaloniki.

Dimitrios Mantousis

It is a great pleasure to greet the international business exhibition Philoxenia 2008 and welcome visitors to Thessaloniki, the capital of southeastern Europe and the Balkans.

Tourism Sector Calls For Abolition Of Airport Tax As Air Fares Rise

High insurance fees and low revenue have forced Greek airlines to increase fares. At the same time, they want major decreases in airport fees and taxes. And so far, they have managed to get all of the tourism-related associations in the private sector behind them in a strong...

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...

Vernicos Expands Abroad

Vernicos Yachts and Nouvelles Frontieres signed a cooperation agreement in an effort to create one of the world's biggest yachting enterprises. Nouvelles, France's biggest tour operator serves 2,721,147 clients and has a 500-billion drachma turnover.