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Greece’s Key Role in Tourism Policy-making Tops Minister’s ITB Agenda

Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura met with stakeholders, officials and counterparts on the sidelines of ITB Berlin, with the aim to establish Greece as a leading decision-maker in tourism.

ITB 2018: Greece Sees 30% Rise in Early Bookings from German Market

Early bookings to Greece for the 2018 season are up 25 to 30 percent from the German market, according to Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura.

Greece @ ITB 2015 – Photo Report by GTP

The 49th edition of ITB Berlin, held in March at Messe Berlin in Germany, gave quite a promising outlook for the 2015 tourism season in Greece.

ITB 2015: Minister Kountoura Promotes Greece to German Market

Since ITB Berlin launched on Wednesday, Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura has been meeting with key partners from the German tourism industry to inform them on the Greek government's intention to enrich the country's tourism offer.

Rhodes, Greece, To Promote Its Best To Leading German Tourism Experts

A major destination marketing event to take place on Rhodes, Greece, in June, will bring together Germany's leading tour operators and travel agents with Greek tourism figures and professionals.

ITB Berlin 2014 Shows Big Prospects For Greek Tourism

One thing was certain during this year's ITB international tourism exhibition in Berlin: Greece was making a comeback in the German market.

Greece Expected To Welcome More German Tourists In 2014

German tourists are expected to travel in large numbers to Greece this summer, as the country remains among the most popular tourism destinations for the German market, senior officials of TUI Germany said recently in Athens.

Greece Promoted Online To German Market

The Greek National Tourism Organization office in Germany is making full use of modern technology to give Greece the best online promotion to the German public.
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Germans Not Going To Greece This Year, FFS Study

German tourists will opt for Turkey, Spain and Italy this year while not even one in a hundred will choose Greece, according to a tourism study presented recently in Hamburg by German research institute Foundation for Future Studies (FFS).

Last-Minute Bookings Boost Incoming Tourism To Greece

“Greece is back in business… There is great value for money, holiday prices are competitive and we still offer very good quality,” Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni recently told the foreign media. And it would seem that the tourism minister is right since the picture of Greek...

A note by the publisher

Nice quotes concerning prospects for the Greek 2011 tourism season made by key international tourism figures, politicians, tour operators and foreign media during meetings held by Culture and Tourism Minister Pavlos Geroulanos and Deputy Minister George Nikitiadis at the ITB...

ITB Berlin Continues Strong

Despite the global economic crisis the 43rd ITB Berlin travel trade show (11-15 March) saw a positive mood among exhibitors. The fair attracted some 110,000 trade visitors—42 percent from abroad—an increase of four percent from 2008.

TUI and Carnival Corporation Annul Union

Leading world tour operator, TUI AG, and cruise company, Carnival Corporation, have annulled their cooperation agreement initiated earlier this year.

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.

No Increase in Arrivals from Greece’s Main Markets

Vassilis Minaidis, president of the Panhellenic Hoteliers Federation, is not overly optimistic for tourism to Greece this year. "At the very best, foreign arrivals to our country this year should increase by some 3-5%," he says. This increase, however, is hardly enough to cover...

Greek Cuisine Again On German Rail Network

German commuters were wined and dined Greek-style on their country's railways last month. Organizers hope the taste of Greece will tempt some of the commuters to spend their annual vacation in Greece.