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Greece Wins Stand Award at MITT

Tourism Development Minister Fanni Palli-Petralia was on the receiving end of a pleasant surprise when she went to Moscow to open the Greek stand at the MITT 2007 international tourism exhibition: The stand - dressed in the blue of the Aegean, the white of the islands and marble,...

Cruise Accident Under Investigation

Tourism Development Minister Fanni Palli-Petralia praised the efforts of locals, crew members and government agencies on the evacuation of but two of the 1,156 cruise passengers aboard the Sea Diamond that sank off Santorini last month.

Tourist Panorama 2007

Although some travel professionals were a bit leery about attending last month's Tourist Panorama travel and tourism fair, the end result eliminated any fears they may have had. The 350-plus exhibitor stands were well spaced and with plenty of breathing room, and most all had...

Preparations Underway for City Breaks 2007 Conference

Athens must be highlighted as a tourism destination in itself and not just a transit center for visitors to other parts of the country, Tourism Development Minister Fanni Palli-Petralia and Athens Mayor Nikitas Kaklamanis agreed last month during a meeting held at the minister's...

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.

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...

30 Investment Plans for Golf Courses

Not too long ago, government said that a law would be implemented to encourage the construction of golf courses in Greece.

Greek Airports Open 24 Hours

Tourism Minister Fanni Palli-Petralia last month met with Greek ministers in an effort to coordinate actions that would improve the tourism sector.

Prime Minister Inaugurates Tourism Conference

Aspiring investors in Greece's tourism industry will at last be able to plan their schemes with much greater certainty, as a result of the first ever investment charter, Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis told the full house of tourism delegates recently.

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,...

Tourism Minister Readies Institutional Changes

Greece's tourism development minister, Fanni Palli-Petralia, says she intends to change the country's tourism image this year through institutional changes in both the public and private tourism sector.

Marine Tourism in the Forefront Once More

Yet another tourism minister has announced that marine tourism and yachting are very important pieces of the Greek tourism product. During the recent New Year's reception of the Association of Greek Yacht Owners, Tourism Minister Fanni Palli-Petralia added that this was a...

Faliro Marina Up for Grabs

Tourism Development Minister Fanni Palli-Petralia said, as we go to press, that a tender would be published shortly for the marina at Faliro. It is but one of the many properties owned by Tourism Development Company, which recently announced its financial results for the year.

ITS Athens Makes a Good First Attempt

The International Tourism Salon - Athens 2006, the first attempt to establish a much-needed truly international tourism exhibit in the country's capital city, did relatively well and received strong support from Greece's leading tourism organizations.

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.

Philoxenia Hangs On

Aristotelis Thomopoulos, president of Helexpo, the organizer of the Philoxenia International Tourism Exhibition, says this year's fair, the twenty-second, saw an increase in visitors and exhibitors (additional exhibitors this year included those to the new special section for spa...

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."

Greece and Turkey Sign Tourism Agreement

Last month, the Greek Minister of Tourism Fanny Palli-Petralia and her Turkish counterpart, Attila Koc, signed a memorandum on tourism cooperation. The agreement signed on Ms Palli-Petralia's second visit to Turkey will make travel between the two countries easier, encourage...

Greek Tourism Agreements with Moldova and Russia

Last month, Greece signed tourism agreements with Moldova and Russia. The agreement with Moldova is intended to promote cooperation in tourism, facilitate tourism arrivals in keeping with each country's laws and regulations, encourage tourism investment, establish tourism...

Designing Investment Policy For Greek Tourism

For Greece to become a more attractive tourism destination, investment must be oriented to improving quality of life by combining the uniqueness of the Greek lifestyle experience with the standards and values created by global community, says the Association of Greek Tourist...