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Andreas Andreadis

This year's Philoxenia exhibition coincides with one of the most difficult periods Greek tourism has experienced (and is still experiencing) over the past decades.

Athens Hotel Occupancy Tumbles in December

Overnight accommodation in Athens saw a 25.9 percent drop in all hotel categories in December 2008 when compared with the year before, the Athens-Attica Hoteliers' Association said recently.

Greek Hospitality Market Analyzed

Greece cannot compete on a price basis with new destinations under its current hospitality cost structure but the country has the necessary element to reinvent itself, reshape its product, and market itself efficiently in order to maintain the positive publicity and the momentum...

Hotels Called to Upgrade Technology

Greek hotels must adapt to the needs of the 21st century customer, whose habits and demands in regards to technology have increased over the past, according to conclusions of the first Hotel Experience Day conference held recently in Athens. It was held under the auspices of the...

ICAP Study Foresees 8% Revenue Increase for Hotels

Five-star and 4-star Greek hotels will close 2005 with an 8% increase in sales, when compared with the year before, according to a recent ICAP study. The reason cited for the increase quite simply is the recovery of tourism movement to Greece during the past year.

Second Chance for Metropolitan Congress Center

Minister of Tourism Development, Fani Palli-Petralia, during her opening speech at last month's conference on congress tourism said that the private sector was accountable for the delay in creating a Metropolitan Congress Center. She explained that over a ten-month period, while...

Greek Hotels Least Developed in Branding

Although among the world's best, Greece's hotels are not aware of the benefits of brand names, according to a recent study. The 2005 Greek Hotel Branding Report, which is the first of its kind for the Greek tourism market, explores the extent of branding among Greek hotels and...

Tourism and Development Conference Stresses Cooperation

The fourth annual tourism conference organized by the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises welcomed speakers from 10 countries this year. On opening the conference, the association's president, Stavros Andreadis, said that since the last conference there has been no change in...

Hoteliers Look To Domestic Travelers

Greek hoteliers are turning to domestic travelers in order to cover the loss of foreign arrivals expected this year. Many hoteliers already are working with local travel agents to create package programs with an enticing pricing policy. Travel agents and hoteliers expect to work...

Greek “Green” Hotels To Tour Europe This Fall

Greek hotels, accredited by the “Green Key” program for 2012, will be presented to seven European countries this fall via a promotional campaign scheduled to run October 2012-April 2013.

Tour Bus Profession Set To Open

The provision of the draft law that regulates the liberalization of the tour bus profession so licenses could be easier obtained was voted in Parliament in early August. To the disappointment of tourism professionals, the opening of the profession was “one-sided” since transfer...

Greek Hotels To Install Amber Alert System

The Hellenic Chamber of Hotels announced last month that it plans to network all Greek hotels with the Amber Alert system to help distribute notices of missing children with the help of hoteliers.

Greek Hotel Performance In Fourth Quarter 2010

Greek hotels continued to lose ground last year while international competition showed clear signs of growth, but Greek tourism’s declining trend saw signs of resistance, recent figures released by GBR Consulting said.

Hotel Chamber Explains “Greek Breakfast” Project

“The ‘Greek Breakfast’ project is an effort of great importance to improve the competitiveness of Greek hotels and for the promotion of Greek cuisine as a means for the development of Greek tourism,” the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels said last month.

International Advisor To Apply Greek Hotel Star System

The long awaited star system for Greek hotels may finally get off the ground later this year. The Hellenic Tourism Organization has called for an international advisor to assist in the implementation of hotel categorization through an international star system it has partially...

Greek Hotels Look To International Management

With the recent agreement between the Chandris hotel group and the French hotel group Accor, whereby Accor takes over the management of the Chandris group, the Greek capital's major hotels are for the most part managed by multi-national hotel units. This is in stark difference to...
The Hellenic Federation of Hoteliers’ President Yiannis Retsos (second from right) with vice presidents Kostas Leventis, Andreas Metaxas, Aristotelis Thomopoulos and secretary general, Andreas Fiorentinos.
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Greek Hotels Under Strain

“This year is not only a difficult year but it is the fourth difficult year for the hotel sector,” the Hellenic Federation of Hoteliers president, Yiannis Retsos, said during the federation's annual council of hotel associations. The council was held on the sidelines of the 28th...
Respond On Demand event in Izmir, Turkey.
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Greece Introduced To Izmir, Turkey

Selected Greek hotels and tourism destinations were introduced to Turkish tour operators and travel agents, during an event organized by electronic system Respond On Demand on Friday, 7 December, at this year’s international tourism fair Travel Turkey İzmir (6-9 December).
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Respond On Demand Promotes Greece To Istanbul

Greek hotels based on Chios, Crete, Parga, Sivota, Chalkidiki and Samos were presented to the Turkish market last week at an event held by electronic system Respond on Demand in collaboration with the Association of Turkish Travel Agencies (TURSAB).
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Greek Hotels Promoted In Bulgaria

Greek hotels were presented to the Bulgarian market last week at an event held in Sofia by electronic system Respond on Demand. More than 20 Bulgarian tour operators and travel agents attended the event.