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Domestic Tourism Leaves Unclear Picture In August

Special offers at Greek destinations and discounts on hotel prices did the trick during the peak August holiday season as Greek holidaymakers did in fact travel domestically although in obviously lesser numbers compared to last year, press reports said last month.

Hotel Chamber Re-Submits Proposal For Social Tourism Programs

The Hellenic Chamber of Hotels last month re-submitted a proposal to the Ministry of Labor and Social Security to reform and take on the subsidized social tourism holiday programs of the abolished Workers’ Welfare Organization (OEE).

Athens Tourism Profile To Be Upgraded

“Our goal is to establish Athens as a final destination instead of a stopover destination through the expansion of its tourism product and for the average spending per visitor to increase,” the chairman of the Athens Development and Destination Management Agency, Yiorgos...

2012 Greek Tourism Sees Arrivals Pick Up, Revenue Down

“This year started poorly for all hotels and destinations in Greece, but after the elections of 17 June we had an obvious improvement in the rate of incoming bookings,” the president of the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels, Yiorgos Tsakiris, told GTP last month.

Greek Breakfast Aims To Benefit Tourism

Through Greek breakfast, the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels aims to highlight the local culture, ingredients and recipes of each Greek region and give tourists the chance to take “a little bit of Greece home with them.” Considering that breakfast is widely regarded as one of the most...

Minister’s World Tourism Day Message

“World Tourism Day finds us towards the end of the tourism season, a difficult and exhausting period for professionals and employees of the sector. However, it finds us determined to reverse the situation. To once again create a strong tourism power in the country... "

Greece, Abu Dhabi To Strengthen Bilateral Ties In Tourism

Greece and the United Arab Emirates on Monday, 1 October, agreed to strengthen their bilateral cooperation in the tourism sector, according to a press release by the Greek Tourism Ministry.

Athens’ Hotels Hit Dead End This Summer

Bookings and revenue for hotels in Athens dropped in July and August, following the disappointing results of the first half of the year, according to the latest data (European Benchmark) released by the Athens-Attica Hotel Association in collaboration with GBR Consulting.

Marine Tourism Professionals Invited To Exchange Ideas With Greek Government

All parties associated with marine tourism have been invited to submit proposals and suggestions to the ministries of tourism and shipping for preparation of a draft law to be tabled in Parliament, the Tourism Ministry said yesterday, 2 October.

GNTO’s Secretary General Cites Tourism Priorities

The top priority of the Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) is to ensure steady tourism growth for 2012-2013, according to the organization’s secretary general, Nikos Karahalios.

Airport Arrivals Show A Slight Drop

International arrivals at Greek airports dropped some 2.5 percent in the first eight months of the year, according to the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE).

In Retrospect With “Rita”

One of the Greek tourism industry's most eminent figures in public relations, Margarita Zambeli or “Rita” as referred to by all, retired after over 39 distinguished years in the industry. Ms. Zambeli, former public relations manager of Goldair Handling Group of Companies, spoke...

Kalymnos Climbing Festival Attracts International Audience

Kalymnos Island, leading Greek and European rock climbing destination, recently wrapped up its annual climbing festival in late September, organized this year by Swiss climbing equipment company North Face in cooperation with the Municipality of Kalymnos.

Peloponnese Promoted To UK Market

Fourteen tour operators from the UK that plan to expand activities in Greece were introduced to the southern Greece region of the Peloponnese during a familiarization trip organized 30 September to 10 October 2012.
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Yiannis Boutaris Named “Mayor of the Month” By Citymayors.com

Thessaloniki Mayor Yiannis Boutaris has been named "Mayor of the Month" for October 2012 by citymayors.com website of the City Mayors Foundation.

Forbes Opts For Patmos

Patmos, one of the northernmost islands of the Dodecanese complex, ranked first on a list of "Europe's 10 Most Idyllic Places To Live" compiled by US magazine Forbes.

Olga Kefalogianni On Greek Tourism, Bloomberg TV

“Tourism has shown to be the most resilient of all the economic factors in Greece,” Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni recently told Bloomberg Television during her visit to New York, US.

Lights, Camera, Action: Costa Navarino!

The unique natural setting of Messinia in the Peloponnese will be screened around the world as the Costa Navarino resort recently "starred" as a filming destination for two international film productions.

Turkish Airlines Shows Interest In Ioannina

Turkish Airlines has announced the possibility of expanding its network in Ioannina, the largest city of Epirus, northwestern Greece.

GR.EC.A Announces Board Of Directors

The Greek e-Commerce Association (GR.EC.A) has announced its new Board of Directors: