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Asian Adventure From Athens

One of the first foreign-flag cruise ships to begin its itinerary from Athens, Azamara Quest, docked in Piraeus last month.

EU Agrees to Olympic Airlines’ Privatization

The European Union last month gave its consent to Greece's plan to privatize the Greek carrier Olympic Airlines next year, but said the airline must pay back 850 million euros in illegal state aid it received between 2005-2007.

Tourism Off To a Good Start

Tourism Development Minister Fanni Palli-Petralia expressed her optimism for the summer at a recent press conference where she explained how this May has been the most successful one in recent years. This substantiates her claims that Greece has now become a "preferred...

Travel Agents Tap Internet Social Network

Amid the rapidly changing social-networking on the Internet, a growing number of travel agents and industry leaders are tapping into new technological "supplements" to reach out to get the attention of on-the-go clients.

ITB Berlin Showed Mixed Picture for Arrivals to Greece

German bookings data for holidays in Greece so far this year give a mixed picture, officials said at last month's ITB international travel show in Berlin, one of the world's largest.

Greek Nominees at MENA Travel Awards 2008

For a third year running the Greek companies Interdynamic S.A. tourist organization (DMC/PCO) and Unique Luxury Prestigious Cars have been nominated in the "Best Tourism Project Award" and "Best Car Rental-International Brand Award" categories respectively at the MENA awards 2008...

World Travel & Tourism Council Foresees Continued Growth in 2008

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), in cooperation with Oxford Economics, recently produced the results of research that indicates continued growth for the travel sector in 2008 despite the repercussions of ongoing global concerns. WTTC leaders revealed that the...

No Visa for Visitors from U.A.E.

Tourism Development Minister Aris Spiliotopoulos recently announced his plans to lift the visa requirements for visitors to Greece from the United Arab Emirates after meeting with U.A.E Finance Minister Sultan Saeed Al Mansouri during his visit to Dubai for the Arabian Travel...

Qatar Airways Completes a Successful Year in Athens

Last month Qatar Airways, one of the world's fastest growing airlines, completed its first year of successful operations in Athens. The company's acceptance in the Greek market, by both individuals and travel agents, exceeded all expectations and is driving the company to boost...

Qatar Celebrates A Year of Success in Greece

To celebrate more than one year of successful operation in Greece, Qatar Airways hosted its First Travel Agent Awards (2005-2006) ceremony, which was followed by a dinner and show. More than 300 guests from the travel industry, as well as special guests from show business attended.

Arab-Hellenic Forum Venue for Tourism

Greece is aiming to be one of the top five tourism destinations, said Tourism Minister Fani Palli-Petralia, at the first forum organized by the Arab-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce & Development. The minister added that "this is an achievable goal since the country is ranked...

WTM Mirrors Success of Global Tourism

The World Travel Market (WTM) held in London last month was the perfect venue to present Greece's new advertising campaign with the message "Explore your senses in Greece."

New Hotel Booking Website Up and Running

A new on-line resort and hotel booking site, youtravel.com, was launched last month. So far 25,000 rooms are available in destinations including Greece, Spain, Turkey, Egypt, Malta, Cyprus, Tunisia, Portugal, Morocco, Bulgaria, Italy, Croatia, Dominican Republic and Dubai.

Forty-nine New Hellenic Tourism Organization Offices Planned

The tourism ministry is planning to establish 49 new Hellenic Tourism Organization offices around the world, in addition to the current 23 international offices, Tourism Development Minister Dimitris Avramopoulos said during a press conference called last month.

ETTFA Goes Global

The travel exhibition industry will soon be speaking with a stronger voice as ETTFA - the European Tourism Trade Fairs Association - goes global.

Travel Exhibition Proves Tourism Resilience

The 10th anniversary of Arabian Travel Market, the Middle East's premier travel and tourism exhibition, which began a four day run at Airport Expo Dubai, highlighted the resilience of the tourism industry in the aftermath of war and in the face of the Severe Acute Respiratory...

Qatar Airways Celebrates Five Years In Greece

“Qatar Airways has made a worldwide phenomenal expansion and impressive growth in the Greek market as in only five years the airline grew from four flights to 14 flights per week,” Alexandros Michalopoulos, sales manager for Qatar Airways Greece and Cyprus, said at a gala dinner...
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Rethymno Enterprises Called To Participate In Dubai Exhibitions

The Chamber of Rethymno is inviting its members/enterprises to participate this fall in two major international exhibitions in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
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Jet Airways Launches Daily Services To Kuwait, Abu Dhabi From Kochi

Jet Airways, India's premier international airline, introduced daily services from Kochi to Kuwait via Abu Dhabi as of 16 May 16 2013.
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Thessaloniki Hoteliers Determined To Boost Arrivals

The Thessaloniki Hotels Association, during its recent annual general assembly, announced a series of actions and initiatives to boost international tourist arrivals to the Northern Greek city and wider region.
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