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ERA General Assembly 2015

Berlin is the location for the ERA General Assembly 2015. This dynamic destination provides an exciting and accessible backdrop to the premier conference within European regional aviation, the pivotal meeting point for influential delegates from amongst ERA’s membership.

HATTA Honors Leading Figures of Greek Tourism

The Hellenic Association of Travel & Tourist Agencies (HATTA) honored leading figures of Greek tourism during its annual general assembly held last week in Athens.

ERA General Assembly 2014

Barcelona, the captivating second city of Spain, is the location for the ERA General Assembly 2014.

3rd HCH General Assembly

The 3rd General Assembly of Hellenic Chamber of Hotels will take place, once more this year, on the sidelines of the 9th HO.RE.CA. Expo, on Friday, 7 February, at the Hall 2 of Metropolitan Expo Center.
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Greece To Launch Visa-Free Program For Turks Again This Year

Last summer’s visa facilitation pilot program that allowed non-European Union citizens from Turkish ports to visit five Greek Eastern Aegean islands without a visa from a Greek consulate will run again this year, according to Greek Foreign Minister Dimitris Avramopoulos.

SETE Holds General Assembly Prior To Second Round Of Greek Elections

“A capable and functional government with pro-European orientation in the Eurozone must arise from Greece’s second round of elections on 17 June,” the president of the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE), Andreas Andreadis, said last month during the association’s...

Travel Agents Have Low Expectations For 2012 Tourism Season

“Greek tourism plunges deeper into the crisis,” the president of the Hellenic Association of Travel and Tourist Agencies (HATTA), Yiorgos Telonis, said while opening the association’s annual general assembly in late March.

Athens’ Tourism Continues To Decline

“With the current bipartisan composition of the Culture and Tourism Ministry, we will not understand, justify, explain, accept or even tolerate the possibility of failure to implement concrete promises, commitments and agreed procedures towards a common direction,” Yiannis...

Pavlos Yeroulanos Elected Chairman Of UNWTO Commission For Europe

Culture and Tourism Minister Pavlos Yeroulanos was elected Chairman of the UNWTO Commission for Europe for the next two years, last month during the 19th Session of the General Assembly of UNWTO in Korea.

PM Outlines New Tourism Measures

“We must give tourism a leading role in Greece’s effort for development,” the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises’ (SETE) newly elected president, Andreas Andreadis, said to Prime Minister George Papandreou while assuming his presidency during the association’s 19th General...

Congress Tourism Needs A Boost, HAPCO

The Hellenic Association of Professional Congress Organizers (HAPCO) recently warned representatives of the Greek tourism leadership in regards to the “dangerous” downward course of Greek congress tourism and what ever that implies for the already “plagued” Greek economy.

Cheaper Ferry Tickets This Summer

Coastal shipping tickets are expected to be at least 10 percent cheaper this summer as dues for third parties are to be eliminated from the price, Prime Minister George Papandreou announced last month at the 19th General Assembly of the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE).

HATTA Board of Directors

Within the framework of the Hellenic Association of Travel and Tourist Agencies’ (HATTA) annual general assembly, the association announced its new Board of Directors.

HATTA’s General Assembly Brings Good News

The president of the outgoing Board of Directors of the Hellenic Association of Travel and Tourist Agencies (HATTA), Yiorgos Telonis, opened the association’s annual general assembly last month with good news for the staff of travel agencies and tour buses.

Greek Capital Sees Poor Customer Satisfaction

The city of Athens continues to attract visitors despite the serious problems experienced in 2010, according to the Athens-Attica Hotel Association’s latest study on customer satisfaction and performance of hotels in Attica. The study was presented at the association’s 41st...

Athens’ Hotels See Low Revenue In 2010

Athenian hoteliers saw a 6.7 percent drop in hotel occupancy this past September, along with a 9.2 percent decrease in the revenue per available room in five-, four- and three-star hotels, President of the Athens-Attica Hotel Association Yiannis Retsos said last month during his...

PM Announces Tourism Support Measures

The lifting of cabotage restrictions should take place immediately following a dialogue with all agencies involved until the end of May, Prime Minister Yiorgos Papandreou announced during the recent 18th general assembly of the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE).

Athens Hotel Industry In Free Fall

Athens hotel bookings have been in "free fall" as of December 2008, which translates to a 12 percent decrease up until September 2009 and an eight percent drop in the average price per room, stressed the President of the Athens-Attica Hotel Association Yiannis Retsos at the...

Business Tourism Congress Held in Athens

Last month, the Second General Assembly and Annual Congress of the European Federation of the Associations of PCOs was held at the Helexpo Congress and Exhibition Centre in Athens.

Tourism Code of Ethics for Travel Advisories

A country's ill-written travel advisory could be extremely damaging for tourism to the pertinent destination. Fortunately, one of the issues that emerged from the World Tourism Organization's tourism code of ethics is the proper drafting of travel advisories.
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