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New Tourism Measures Support Airlines, Employment

Minister of transport and communications, Evripidis Stylianidis, and minister for employment and social protection, Fani Palli-Petralia, recently announced measures to support the tourism sector.

Hotel Suppliers Face Economic Crisis

Hotel suppliers in the tourism industry may count up to a 275-million-euro fall in revenue this year if, according to a possible scenario, Greek tourism slumps 10 percent in overnights, GBR Consulting reported recently.

Hotel Classification Progresses Steadily

The tourism development ministry recently announced the completion of the process of selection of a committee that will be responsible for the classification of hotels and rooms to rent. It also announced developments on basic issues of the tourism industry such as the promotion...

New Tourism Development Minister in Office

The September election result brought New Democracy to power for a second term running, and was followed by changes in the structure of ministries as well as the allocation of new ministers in several positions.

Former Tourism Development Minister Meets President of WTTC

Former Tourism Development Minister Fanni-Palli Petralia, met the president of the World Travel and Tourism Council, Jean Claude Baumgarten, who recently visited Greece.

Tourism Development Minister Meets PM

Tourism Development Minister Fanni-Palli Petralia recently met with Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis where she outlined the activity in Greek tourism for the second quarter of 2007.

Agreement for Hotel Classification in Effect

Tourism Development Minister Fanni-Palli Petralia recently signed an agreement for the modification of presidential decree 43 of 2002 that will redefine the prerequisites for the classification of hotels into the star system.

Financial Aid for Promotion of Kefallonia

The decision to provide the island of Kefallonia with an additional 40,000 euros for its advertisement campaign came from Tourism Development Minister Fanni-Palli Petralia recently in response to the recent fires on the island.

Tourism Development Minister Shuts Down Hotels

Tourism Development Minister Fanni-Palli Petralia recently shut down 41 small and medium-sized hotels for failure to obtain fire safety certificates. Ms. Petralia, who has continuously expressed her desire to "protect the reputation of Greek tourism" took this decision and...

Zappio Presents Greek Tourism Posters Through The Ages

Tourism Development Minster Fanni-Palli Petralia recently opened the exhibition of Greek tourism posters at a ceremony held to commemorate artists that designed posters throughout the century and award artists that participated in this year's competition.

Summer Holiday Expo Becomes Annual

The first Summer Holidays Expo that recently took place at the Thessaloniki International exhibition center proved a great success, according to the organizers, and paved the way for more events of this type.

Greece Scores Low For Image

Greece earned one of the last places amongst the 12 most important European destinations in a recent poll conducted by the German tourism magazine Touristik Report, of which the judges were 34 of the most powerful people in the European tourism trade. Amongst the judges were...

Opportunity For Greece to Enhance Image

Tourism Development Minister Fanni-Palli Petralia recently met Jean-Claude Baumgarden, president of the World Travel and Tourism Council in Athens.

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...

New Tourism Council Meets

Tourism Development Minister Fanni-Palli Petralia and the local tourism Industry agreed at the recent National Tourism Council meeting--the first for the newly approved council members--that this year we would see another rise in tourism traffic and revenue.

Marketing Strategy Calls for a New Tourism Buzz

Tourism Development Minister Fanni-Palli Petralia recently opened the second forum for the development of strategic marketing and a system of identification for Greek tourism.

Greek Tourism Trends 2007

Kapa Research, a subsidiary of the Kalofolias group, recently announced the results for present trends in Greek tourism. The survey shows the realization of a holiday is still a major priority for the Greek traveler who, as a rule, chooses domestic destinations over international.

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...

Porto Elounda Launches the Six Senses Spa

The thalassotherapy center, Six Senses Spa, housed in the exclusive Porto Elounda hotel in Heraklion, Crete, recently opened its doors to receive Greek and foreign tourists who seek relaxation and rejuvenation. Spyros Kokotou, owner of the well-known resort, embarked on this...

New Tourism & Property Show Promotes Tourism Homes

Greece's first Tourism and Property Show opened its doors last month for four days. The show aimed to promote Greek tourism properties by bringing together public and private businesses and investors and real estate professionals in the wider SE European area. Tourism Minister...