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AXSIOS Licensed to Operate Green Destinations Certification Program in Greece

UK-based company AXSIOS will operate the Green Destinations Certification and Awards program in Greece, Serbia, Turkey and Israel.

Day Event Focuses on Birdwatching, Ecotourism as a Way to Boost Thessaly Economy

Identifying ways to tap into the potential of alternative forms of tourism and restoring Lake Karla, in central Greece, into a leading ecotourism/birdwatching destination topped the agenda of a recent day event in the city of Volos.

Day Event to Focus on Greece’s Lake Karla as Ecotourism Hotspot

Finding ways to restore and tap into the potential of Lake Karla, in central Greece, as a primary ecotourism destination will top the agenda of a day event on May 23, at the Rooftile and Brickworks Museum N & S Tsalapatas in the city of Volos.

FoodTouristica Show Casts Spotlight on Greek Culinary Tourism

Greek gastronomy, the Mediterranean Diet and its products - olive oil, wines and masticha - will be the focus of the 2015 Med FoodTouristica show to be held on May 15-17 at the former Hellenikon airport.
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Ecotourism Key To Eradicating Poverty And Protecting Environment

In a significant acknowledgment of tourism as a tool for promoting sustainable development, the UN General Assembly recently unanimously adopted a resolution stressing ecotourism’s role in the fight against poverty and the protection of the environment.

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....

Rodos to Create Ecomuseum

The creation of an Ecomuseum (a museum without walls with natural habitats appearing as exhibition halls) on Rodos as an addition to the island's tourism product was the main topic discussed recently at the first local conference on the island.

Tourism Initiatives for Islands and Small Areas

The development of the natural environment of Greek islands and small areas through the growth of ecotourism and other alternative forms of tourism is the main theme of the 'Alternative tourism and environment management in small and/or island areas' conference to be held on...

Greece Outshined Competitors at ITB

For the first time in memory, Greece held its head high at a world travel exhibition and showed the world its capabilities. The Greek pavilion, with its avid colors, wide-open spaces, and design continuity, outshone its Mediterranean competitors, not only with its design but also...

New Possibilities for Greece’s Ecotourism Sector

A step taken last month by the Greek government opens new possibilities for the country's Ecotourism sector. Ecotourism, a sub-category of sustainable tourism, is considered the fastest growing market in the tourism industry, according to the World Tourism Organization, with an...

Philoxenia 2001 To Host International Congress

This year's tourism exhibition Philoxenia 2001, November 1 to 4, will host an international conference on Ecotourism entitled: "The International Experience and the Case of Greece."

Greece Upgrades Tourism Facilities

The Hellenic Tourism Organization says that infrastructure improvements, mainly the expansion of island airports, have contributed to the increase in tourist arrivals.

Environment Takes Front Seat At Tourism Meet

The Hellenic Tourism Organization's secretary general, Evgenios Yiannakopoulos, called the country's environment and animal protection organizations and associations to a meeting recently. He wanted their thoughts on how they and the tourism sector could best cooperate within the...