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Greece Behind in On-line Bookings

Greece has picked up its pace in regards to on-line booking as 35 percent of reservations have been settled via the Internet, while the European average is approximately 60 percent.

New Tourism Brochure for Tourist Rights

A new brochure entitled ‘Visiting Greece’ written by the European Consumer Center Greece and published by the development ministry is now available.

EKPOIZO Reports Overpriced Airline Tickets

Consumer organization EKPOIZO recently discovered that advertized airline tickets have serious price variations, some which reached up to 63 percent between the advertized on-line cost and the actual charge.

Visitors Ignore Museums and Archaeological Sites

Museum visits in Greece dropped during the first four months of the year, according to recent figures released by the General Secretariat for the National Statistical Service of Greece.

HOTELIA Upgrades Presence at Philoxenia 2008

This year the hotel equipment exhibition HOTELIA promises to strengthen its presence and prominence at the 24th international tourism exhibition Philoxenia, to be held from 30 October to 2 November at the Thessaloniki International Exhibition Center.

Greece Through Posters

Tourism Minister Aris Spiliotopoulos recently launched the exhibition “Trek to the Greek Light and Color Through Posters of the GNTO” on Crete.

Greece Experiences Twenty Percent Rise In Arrivals

At its annual press call to discuss tourism developments the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises said tourism arrivals to Greece have increased more than 19.5 percent in the period 2005-2006 when compared with 2004. It also forecast another major increase this year since the...

Opportunity For Greece to Enhance Image

Tourism Development Minister Fanni-Palli Petralia recently met Jean-Claude Baumgarden, president of the World Travel and Tourism Council in Athens.

AirSea Lines Doesn’t Just Imagine The Possibilities

Some eighty representatives of the local tourism and travel industry attended the recent seminar organized by AirSea Lines under the auspice of the Hellenic Association of Tourism and Travel Agencies. During this event they were informed of the developments, services and network...

Tourism Development Minister Shuts Down Hotels

Tourism Development Minister Fanni-Palli Petralia recently shut down 41 small and medium-sized hotels for failure to obtain fire safety certificates. Ms. Petralia, who has continuously expressed her desire to "protect the reputation of Greek tourism" took this decision and...

Russian Tourism Offers Great Prospects

The president of the Hellenic Association of Tourism and Travel Agencies (HATTA), Yiannis Evangelou, estimates that tourist arrivals from Russia could reach some 500,000 in the next two years. He believes that Greece should proceed with carefully studied moves and the cooperation...

Zappio Presents Greek Tourism Posters Through The Ages

Tourism Development Minster Fanni-Palli Petralia recently opened the exhibition of Greek tourism posters at a ceremony held to commemorate artists that designed posters throughout the century and award artists that participated in this year's competition.

Greek Travel Pages Dives Into a New Era

Greek Travel Pages updates its services as it now offers an all-new section on diving centers throughout Greece. This new thematic section has 63 registered diving centers affiliated with recognized diving organizations worldwide, notably Andi Hellas, the International...

Amadeus Welcomes New Commercial Manager

Giorgos Baliouskas recently became the new commercial manager for Amadeus in Greece and Cyprus.

Thessaloniki Earns Popular Conference Destination Status

The annual publication of the International Congress and Convention Association recently found Thessaloniki amongst the top one hundred conference destination cities for the third year in a row.

Tourism Development Minister Meets PM

Tourism Development Minister Fanni-Palli Petralia recently met with Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis where she outlined the activity in Greek tourism for the second quarter of 2007.

Agritourism Flaunts Internet Portal

The Internet portal for agritourism, www.agrotravel.gr has received much commendation recently as it earns its place amongst the most visited Greek portals with a plethora of daily hits worldwide to the Greek and English version of the site.

Tourism Satellite Account Ahead of Schedule

The Tourism Satellite Account, now in the sixth month of a two-year plan, is soon to become a reality. According to Michael Sfakianakis who is a professor of the University of Piraeus (Department of Business Administration) and a member of the committee in charge of the project,...

British Airways Hails Athens as a Popular Destination

British Airways recently revealed that Greece is one of the most popular European destinations this summer and on the same par as Paris, Rome, Nice, Madrid and Barcelona.

Delta Airlines Welcomes New Commercial Director

Giorgos Zermas recently assumed the position of commercial director for Greece and Cyprus at Delta Airlines.