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Attica Hotel Association Says Tourism Traffic in Athens is Stagnant

The Attica Hotel Association recently announced the statistics on hotel occupancy for November 2007, and claims "tourism traffic during the holiday period showed neither positive nor encouraging results and remains stagnant.”

City of Athens Joins Battle Against Climate Change

Mayor of Athens Nikitas Kaklamanis announced the Greek capital is now a member of C40 Cities. C40 is an international initiative comprised of 40 major cities that have joined forces to help combat climate change.

Attica Hotel Revenue Down in Jan-Sep 2009

Hotels in Attica saw their average hotel occupancy rates drop by 13.62 percent, 9.26 percent and 9.25 percent in five-, four- and three-star hotels respectively during the first nine months of 2009, according to recently announced figures of the monthly study of GBR Consulting.

Athens City Center Hotel Occupancy In Trouble

“At the beginning of the year I referred to a particularly difficult tourism season but now, based on the rate bookings are moving in Athens, I will now refer to a collapse,” the president of the Hellenic Federation of Hoteliers, Yiannis Retsos, told tourism journalists recently.

Athens Center On Ministry’s Priority List

The Tourism Ministry and the City of Athens last month said they would join forces and soon announce measures aimed for the tourism development of the Greek capital, which sees its arrivals tumbling year by year.

Athens’ Hotels Bookings Continue To Drop

The “highly disappointing” figures of hotel occupancy in the Greek capital were confirmed late June by the Athens-Attica Hotel Association in collaboration with GBR Consulting.

Delta Airlines Sets Record Straight

“Delta is not leaving Athens on a permanent basis, but will instead exit the market during the deep winter, when demand for air service between the U.S. and Greece is at its lowest point,” Evan Plaskett, international network planning for Delta Airlines, said in an official...

“Re-think Athens” Project Launched

The exclusion of cars from a redesigned Panepistimiou Street, the extension of the tram line to Patisia, the refurbishment of Omonia square and the upgrading of the Neoclassical Trilogy of Athens (Academy of Athens, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and National...

THIS IS MY ATHENS Volunteers Give Tour Of Athens

In mid-March, 150 students from 50 different countries (who were in Athens to attend the AIESEC EuroxPRO 2012 international conference under the theme “Global Think Tank Think4Greece”) met with 100 volunteers of the THIS IS MY ATHENS program and were given a tour of the historic...

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...

ACB Launches New Promo Video Of Greek Capital

The first promotional video that showcases the conference tourism product of Athens was launched recently by the Athens Convention Bureau (ACB) and the Athens Development and Destination Management Agency.

Athens’ Four-Star Hotels In The Lead In August

Bookings in four- and five-star hotels of the Greek capital in August recorded a slight increase of 1.13 percent over the same month last year, according to data released recently by the Athens-Attica Hotel Association.

Incoming Tourism To Greece On Positive Pace

While the Greek capital counted losses last month in bookings and revenue due to violent protests at Syntagma Square in late June that resulted to some 20,000 cancelations in 21 central hotels in Athens, tourism traffic for the rest of Greece showed positive signs.

Efforts For Athens’ Tourism Promotion Announced

The Tourism Ministry and the City of Athens in early September announced a twofold effort that will address the tourism disincentives of the city center and see to the creation of new infrastructure to attract visitors.

Pilot Program May Help City Center Hotels Bounce Back

Athens Mayor George Kaminis held a meeting last month with Culture and Tourism Minister Pavlos Geroulanos at City Hall and discussed opportunities for the development of tourism in the Greek capital, according to a press release issued by the ministry.
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Athens Showed Its Best At WTM 2012

“Strategic alliances and the joining of forces significantly enhance the effort to reposition Athens on the international tourism map,” the president of the Athens-Attica Hotel Association, Alexandros Vasilikos, said recently after his return from the World Travel Market (WTM)...
Greek director Costa Gavras provided footage to artistically enhance the “Amazing Athens” application.
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Athens’ Best To Be Showcased Via New Smartphone App

An innovative smartphone application, under the name “Amazing Athens,” geared to promote the Greek capital as a destination was presented yesterday, Wednesday, 28 November, by Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni at the Acropolis Museum.

ACB: Athens’ Reputation Abroad Is Improving

The climate for the Greek capital showed signs of improvement at the EIBTM 2012 exhibition as many professionals expressed “last minute” interest in the Greek capital for the hosting of conferences, incentive trips and corporate meetings next year, the Athens Development and...
Athens Daily Secret
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Get Athens’ “Secrets” In Your Inbox!

Athens has much to offer visitors and residents: countless attractions, lively nightlife, historical sites… But that’s not all! There are many things happening in the city that are a “secret”...
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Travel Trade Athens: Major Trade Event Launches Next Week In The Greek Capital

The Greek capital will be in the spotlight next week when the City of Athens launches Travel Trade Athens, a two-day event aimed to restore the city’s image in the international market and strengthen its popularity as a travel destination. The trade event will take place 22-23...