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Cruise Tourism in Greece Begins a New Era

Greece can play a leading role and become a hub for itineraries in the Eastern Mediterranean cruise industry, was the unanimous outlook expressed by all leading representatives of the international cruise industry who attended the recent cruise forum CRUISEinGREECE.

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.

Continental Airlines Completes Travel Agent Seminar

Continental Airlines recently completed its second educational seminar at Athens International Airport for representatives from some of the biggest travel agents and tour operators in Greece.

ATEDCO Becomes Official Tourism Organization

The Athens Tourism and Economic Development Company (ATEDCO) recently became an official member of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and sealed its role as an official tourism body of the city.

Kavala Continues Efforts to Upgrade Services

The Prefect of Kavala recently referred to a series of improvements that have been made within the prefecture as well as to Thassos Island that includes the improvement of hotel infrastructure and services.

Marathon for a United Europe

September will see the inauguration of a new athletic institution at the initiative of the Marathon municipality: a marathon run, the same as the route featured in the first modern Olympics in 1896 (from the Panathinaiko Stadium in Athens to the Marathon Stadium).

The Role of Ports to be Discussed

An international conference, which will focus on the role of ports as connecting hubs between maritime and inland transport, is to take place on 17 and 18 September, Minister of Mercantile Marine, the Aegean and Island Policy Yiorgos Voulgarakis recently announced.

Greek Travel Pages Dives Into a New Era

Greek Travel Pages updates its services as it now offers an all-new section on diving centers throughout Greece. This new thematic section has 63 registered diving centers affiliated with recognized diving organizations worldwide, notably Andi Hellas, the International...

Delta Airlines Welcomes New Commercial Director

Giorgos Zermas recently assumed the position of commercial director for Greece and Cyprus at Delta Airlines.

Sabre to Provide Revenue Management to Aegean

Sabre Airline solutions has signed a major revenue management contract with Aegean Airlines. Aegean will use the product to control seat prices and availability, both by flight-leg and segment. It anticipates significant incremental revenue as a result. AirMax Revenue Manager...

Athens Not a Business Center

Athens was last on the list of ideal European cities for the accommodation of business. The 19th European Cities Monitor annual survey, carried out by international real estate firm Cushman & Wakefield, compares Europe's major business cities and indicates their performance...

Prime Minster Stresses Environmental Concerns

Environmental concern was one of the key issues in the speech delivered by the Prime Minister Constantinos Karamanlis at the 15th general assembly of the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises.

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...

Greece Ahead of Direct Competitors

Official data from local and international tourism organizations shows that Greece is not a low-cost tourism destination despite an overall opinion that Greece does not attract high-income tourists.

Germanwings Expands Destinations in Greece

“Value for less money, reliability, simplicity and safety are the four key issues for the success of our company,” said Andreas Engel, international communications manager for Germanwings, at a recent press conference held in Athens. He said the low cost airline plans to expand...

BA Re-launches Club World

British Airways recently re-launched its business club - a true boon for long-haul business travelers - that includes up-market amenities that begin with the initial ticketing and culminates in a unique cabin bed.

City Break Athens 2007 Exceeds Expectations

The City of Athens last month hosted the three-day City Break Exhibition, which proved a great success for buyers and suppliers that participated. With the European city break market said to be worth some 222 billion euros in 2006, specialists anticipate Athens will greatly...

40 Million Euro Greek Tourism Ad Campaign Launched

With distinct hopes of breaking last year's record number of tourism arrivals (up 10 percent over the year before), Greece launched its 40-million-euro advertising campaign (run by the consortium Ashley & Holmes Athens/Karamella) at a gala dinner last month. The campaign,...

Government’s Strategic Marketing Advisor Presents Plan

Last month, the tourism ministry's contracted strategic advisor, a group of three companies: PRC Group, MRB Hellas and THR Asesores en Turismo, Hoteliera y Recreacion S.A., presented marketing plans in the first of three working meetings.

EC Proposes Inclusion of Airlines in Emissions Trading

The European Union's Environment Commissioner Stavros Dimas said last month that a proposal will shortly be submitted to the European Commission (EC) that includes airlines in the EU's existing Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS). This proposal, he continued, includes all airlines,...