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Crisis Management Committee Arranged

After the recent homicide of an Australian tourist who was beaten to death, allegedly by a Greek bouncer on Mykonos, Tourism Minister Aris Spiliotopoulos convened an emergency meeting with officials from other ministries in the framework of setting up a Crisis Management...

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...

Airlines in North America Market Greece

Tourist arrivals from the USA to Greece are expected to rise further this year, boosted by the addition of flights to and from Athens by two major American carriers, Continental and US Airways, an Athens International Airport official told a recent conference held in Athens.

The Human Factor in Tourism and Shipping

The human factor and the growth of tourism and shipping, two key aspects of the Greek economy, was the focus of IST/University of Hertfordshire's meeting last month. Professors Haris Kokkosis and Ioannis Tzoannos, each representing the ministry's they work for, pointed out the...

Higher Euro Equals Lower Tourism Arrivals

With the recent rally in the euro, which has pushed the currency close to historic highs against the dollar, professionals in the tourism sector begin to doubt expectations expressed by officials for a substantial increase in tourism arrivals this year. They say the rising euro...

Career Options in the Hotel Sector

Tourism is Our Future was the title of a conference organized by the Alpine Center and Kariera SA last month to discuss career opportunities and trends in the hotel industry. Speakers included representatives from leading hotels and the Greek Association for Tourist Enterprises.

Competitiveness of Greek Tourism Product Continues to Decline

Greece continues to lose ground as a preferred tourism destination. In 2004, Greece placed 16th as a tourism destination choice worldwide, a drop from 13th in 2002, according to the findings of a recent study titled, "The Challenge of Competitiveness and Redefining Greek Tourism...

A note by the publisher

Αυτά είπε ο Επίτροπος για το Τουρισμό στη συνάντηση της ETAG, 8/2/2000 στις Βρυξέλλες. Πριν χρησιμοποιήσει την "Φιλοξενία", θα έπρεπε βέβαια να γνώριζε ότι αποτελεί ιερό όρο των Ελλήνων, οι οποίοι δεν μπορούν να ζήσουν χωρίς αυτή ούτε μια στιγμή. Καλό θα ήτα...

SETE Sends EOT Chief 2004 Message

The Association of Greek Tourist Enterprises (SETE) has forwarded a letter to the Hellenic Tourism Organization's general secretary Evgenios Yiannakopoulos pointing out that the tourism sector can reap enormous benefits from Athens' hosting of the 2004 Olympics.
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