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Athens Welcomes Emirates’ Flagship Airbus A380

Emirates brought its flagship Airbus A380 in Athens for a one off commercial flight on Sunday 15 September, almost a year after the first ever A380 scheduled service to the Greek capital.
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Piraeus To Extend Port To Accommodate “New Generation” Cruise Ships

The Greek Environment Ministry recently approved the environmental terms for the creation of a "cruise liner center" at the south side of Piraeus Port to accommodate large cruise ships.
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Greece Sees Increase Of Australian Tourists This Year

Arrivals to Greece from Australia this year increased by 28 percent compared to 2012, it was announced during a meeting held in Athens today between Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni and a Victorian Parliamentary delegation.
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Thirteen Greek Beaches Lose Blue Flag Status

Thirteen Greek beaches have lost their coveted Blue Flags after spot checks confirmed that their coastal managers had failed to maintain standards over the summer.
Photo Source: www.chioschamber.gr
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Regional Airports Tender Continues With Seven Bidders

Seven companies and consortiums have been shortlisted for the second stage of the tender for the operation, management, development, and maintenance of the country’s regional airports.
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Russian, UAE Investors Seek To Invest In Greek Tourism Sector

Russian billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev recently expressed his interest to launch investment projects in the Greek tourism sector, during a meeting he had with Deputy Development Minister Notis Mitarakis in Athens.
Tourists seen at the monumental gateway of Hadrian's arch in the center of Athens. Upon releasing data on bookings in the Greek capital, the Athens-Attica Hotel Association recently referred to “a depressing performance of the destination and its hotels.”
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Athens Tourism Sees Slight Increase Due To Calm Image

The fact that Athens is showing a calmer image and no longer making headlines that refer to strikes, demonstrations and street riots has contributed to the rise in tourism in the Attica region, Greek hoteliers informed journalists during a recent press conference.
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Greek Museums, Sites See Increase In Visitors

Greek museums and archaeological sites saw an increase in visitation levels last May, according to the Greek statistical authority, ELSTAT.
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Hersonissos Launches Map To “Land Of Experiences”

The Municipality of Hersonissos on Crete has launched a new map for tourists to inform them on all the experiences the municipality has to offer.
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Hotels In Athens-Attica Still Troubled Despite Rise In Arrivals

The number of tourists staying in hotels in Athens-Attica during the first eight months of the year, showed a positive sign for the first time in six years, according to data released by the Athens-Attica & Argosaronic Hotel Association.
Astir Resort
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Astir Palace Tender Continues With 13 Bidders

Thirteen Greek and foreign companies and consortiums have been shortlisted for the second stage of the tender for the acquisition of a majority participation in the share capital of Astir Vouliagmenis S.A.
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TAIPED Announces Tender For Greek Thermal Springs

The Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund (TAIPED) has launched a public tender for investors to submit an expression of interest for four thermal springs in the regional unit of Fthiotida.
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TUI Travel CEO To Make Friendly Visit To Greece

The CEO of TUI Travel PLC, Peter Long, will arrive in Greece in mid-September to hold meetings with Greek tourism professionals from Corfu, the Peloponnese and Kos.
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Greece’s National Museum of Contemporary Art To Open Spring 2014

If you have recently passed by the start of Syngrou Avenue towards the center of Athens - one of the busiest sections of the Greek capital - then you surely have noticed that something is different.
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Bruce Willis Rumored To Have Bought Villa On Corfu

American film actor Bruce Willis is rumored to have bought a summer house on the island of Corfu in the Ionian Sea, adding his name to a list of international stars that opt for Greece's sea and sun when on a break from Hollywood's bright lights.
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SETE To Give Out Three Scholarships On Tourism Management

Three scholarships for a BA Degree (Hons) in International Hospitality & Tourism Management will be awarded by the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE) in collaboration with the Athens Metropolitan College.
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Application Deadline Tomorrow For OAED Social Tourism Vouchers

Tomorrow, Tuesday 10 September, is the last day the Greek Manpower Employment Organization (OAED) will accept applications for social tourism vouchers for its 2013-2014 program.
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Greece is Sixth European Country With Cheap Hotel Rates This Month

Greece was found to have cheaper online hotel prices for the month of September when compared to its competitors such as Turkey, Spain and Cyprus, according to online hotel search engine Trivago.
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Greek Authorities Target Luxury Island Villas For Tax Evasion

Greece's Financial Crime Squad (SDOE) has revealed that owners of some 500 luxury homes on popular islands are leasing their property via the Internet without declaring income to tax authorities.
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Athens Among E.U. Cities With Low Hotel Prices

Hotel prices in Athens this month are continuing their downward trend of recent years, recent data said.