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‘Travel Trade Athens’ Event Delivers 3,000 Hosted Buyer Meetings

Some 3,000 individual business meetings between 88 hosted buyers from abroad and 190 Greek tourism professionals took place on Monday at the third Travel Trade Athens event held at the Megaron Athens International Conference Center.

‘Back to Athens’ Plan Aiming to Revive the Greek Capital

“Back to Athens” is the central theme of the municipal authority’s new five-year development program, which aims to make the Greek capital an attractive and active centre of growth by 2020.

Athens Hotel Occupancy to Sustain Upward Trend in 2015

Athens proved to be an attractive city break destination in 2014 as occupancy rose in the city's hotels by 21 percent compared to 2013, reaching 2008 levels.

Athens Street Pole Vault: Greek Capital to Host New Sport Event in Open Space

The Municipality of Athens and the Hellenic Athletics Federation (SEGAS) today announced the launch of a five-year cooperation plan regarding three major athletic and tourism events in the Greek capital.

ITB 2015: Athens Chosen to Host German ‘Documenta’ Art Exhibition

Documenta, the art event that has been based in the German city of Kassel since 1955, in two years will be held for the first time in two places: its original venue, and Athens, Greece.

Destination Athens: Travel Trade Gather in Greece in April

International and Greek tourism professionals have expressed a high interest to participate in the third edition of the annual Travel Trade Athens event to be held 26-27 April in the Greek capital.

Athens: Working Together to Tackle Social Issues Through Innovative Business

Fostering the conditions for sustainable growth, which will pave the way for the creation of new jobs was at the center of the Municipality of Athens’ latest social entrepreneurship event held on Wednesday, with the participation of some 230 social entrepreneurs from Greece and...

Athens Turns to Innovative Entrepreneurs to Solve City Problems

Tapping into innovative solutions, business knowhow and alternative methods to solve pressing social problems is at the center of the Athens Development and Destination Management Agency’s (EATA) latest social entrepreneurship event on February 18 at the Hub Events in Petralona,...

Athens Mayor Explores Ways to ‘Regenerate’ Athens at Paris Meet

The need to upgrade urban environments and face the challenges of the ever-changing urban scene with careful planning and practical solutions thus paving the way for investment and tourism was at the center of Athens Mayor Giorgos Kaminis’ address during this year’s European...

Athens Mayor Talks Tourism with Turkish Ambassador

The tourism cooperation between Athens and Turkey was one of the main topics discussed in a meeting today at City Hall between the Greek capital's mayor Giorgos Kaminis and the Turkish Ambassador to Athens Kerim Uras.

Athens and Thessaloniki Become Members of “100 Resilient Cities” Network of Rockefeller Foundation

Greece's Athens and Thessaloniki were selected among 331 applicants to join 100 Resilient Cities – a network pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation and dedicated to helping cities around the world become more resilient to the physical, social and economic challenges that are a...

Athens Marathon: A Mega-Event for Tourism in the Greek Capital

This year, the “Athens Marathon. Τhe Authentic” event has attracted record-breaking numbers of participants. With participation of foreign runners up 35 percent this year, the Athens Marathon is perhaps one of the best advertisements for the Greek capital’s tourism since numbers...

Aris Spiliotopoulos Takes On Tourism Issues In The Municipality Of Athens

Aris Spiliotopoulos, head of municipal party Athina Boreis (Athens, you can do it) and city councillor, has been appointed by Athens Mayor Giorgos Kaminis as the Executive Advisor for the Tourism Promotion of Athens.

Athens 2014: TBEX Europe Is Attracting Great Interest

Already 450 registrations from 53 countries have been made for the TBEX Europe event to be held in Athens, Greece, this fall.

Tourism Ministry, Municipality Of Athens Strengthen Ties For TBEX 2014 Event In Greek Capital

The Greek Tourism Ministry and the Municipality of Athens are getting ready to welcome TBEX 2014, the world’s largest gathering of travel bloggers and writers, in the Greek capital this October.

Entrepreneurship Support Center Launches In Athens, Greece

The Municipality of Athens has launched a center to support and promote entrepreneurship and boost investments in the Greek capital.

Syntagma Square’s Refurbishment Signals Greece’s Emergence From Crisis

The Bloomberg news agency has noticed that something is changing in Athens one day after Eurostat confirmed that Greece had achieved a primary surplus of 3.4 billion euros in 2013, four years after the country had requested international bailout funds.

Athens Awaits For Completion Of Ambitious Infrastructure Projects

Greece's capital city, Athens, has ambitious infrastructure projects in the works that are expected to give the destination's tourism image a major boost once completed.

Athens To Welcome An Additional 700,000 Tourists In 2014

Athens is changing and is expected this year to accommodate an extra 700,000 tourists compared to 2013, the mayor of the Greek capital, Giorgos Kaminis, said on 14 April.

Athens To Become More Attractive To Visitors

The Municipality of Athens will launch a series of actions, in cooperation with the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE) and the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels, to upgrade the Greek capital's tourism product and promote the city's services.