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SETE Outlook Optimistic for Tourism in 2008

The Association of Greek Tourist Enterprises recently held its sixth conference entitled "The dynamics of changes in world tourism; how do they effect us? What is our reaction?"

Athens International Airport Retains its Title

The Official Airline Guide (OAG) recently announced the route Barcelona-Madrid to be the most frequent route with 971 flights weekly. The route Sao Paolo Congonhas-Rio de Janeiro with 894 weekly flights came runner up, and then Jeju-Seoul Gimpo with 858 flights and...

Banyan Tree Hotels and Resorts Choose Greece

The Banyan Tree Hotels and Resorts selected Greece as its first location in Europe. The company anticipates the creation of two luxury resorts, on the island of Santorini and Pylos of Messinia, under its management by 2009.

Greek Cruising Sails into a New Era

Research done by European Cruise Contribution in Brussels recently showed increasing trends in the cruise line sector throughout Europe. Primarily, the research indicates there is an increase in orders for new cruise ships with the subsequent result being the creation of new...

Delta Airlines Welcomes New Commercial Director

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

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...

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...

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...

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.

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.

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...

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.

Strong Demand from U.S. for Greek Island Cruises

Americans bombard their travel agents for prices on cruises in Europe, including the Greek Islands. The Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) says that Europe will be on the cruise map this year.

Airline Association Unhappy with EU-U.S. Aviation Agreement

The European Union late last month reached a agreement that gives airlines greater freedom to choose trans-Atlantic routes and potentially lead to lower fares. While details of the pact were not released as we went to press, it is intended to allow European airlines to fly from...

TUI and First Choice Merge

One of Europe's biggest tourism enterprises, TUI, announced last month that it is merging its tour operations with First Choice to create Europe's largest tour operator.

Cavo Sidero Environmental Resort Opens in 2009

British investors presented plans last month for a vast, all-season resort on the island of Crete that is expected to cost 1.2 billion euros. Developers of the project described it as a world model of environmentally friendly development, and one of the biggest tourism...

Aegean Airlines Christens New A320s

Theodoros Vassilakis, chairman of Aegean Airlines, was on hand late last month at the Athens International Airport for the inauguration ceremony of his company's new Airbus A320s.

Greek Tourism Services on Same Level with Europe

A recent survey by the Marc group, which was ordered by the Greek National Tourism Organization, shows that tourism services in Greece are on at least the same level as those of the rest of Europe, but quality-price is not. The survey was completed in mid January and concentrated...

Another Record Year for World Tourism

With 842 million arrivals and a 4.5% growth rate, 2006 exceeded expectations as the tourism sector continued to enjoy above average results, making it a new record year for the industry. The latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer figures suggest that 2007 will consolidate this...