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GNTO Office To Open in Istanbul, Turkey

Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni on Thursday, 27 September, announced the establishment of a Greek National Tourism Organization branch in the Sismanoglio Megaro in Istanbul. The minister’s announcement followed a meeting she had with her Turkish counterpart, Ertuğru...

Greek Tourism Ministry Unites Greek History With Music On World Tourism Day

On the occasion of World Tourism Day, the Tourism Ministry and the Greek National Tourism Organization yesterday, 27 September, hosted a special concert of the Orchestra of Colors at the New Acropolis Museum.

Greece, Abu Dhabi To Strengthen Bilateral Ties In Tourism

Greece and the United Arab Emirates on Monday, 1 October, agreed to strengthen their bilateral cooperation in the tourism sector, according to a press release by the Greek Tourism Ministry.

Minister Kefalogianni To Take Part In 1st Greek Investment Forum In N.Y.

Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni will depart for the U.S. tomorrow to participate in the 1st Greek Investment Forum scheduled to take place 9-11October at Bloomberg's headquarters in New York City, the Tourism Ministry announced today.

Greek Tourism Minister Highlights Priorities At NY Forum

Attracting and supporting Greek tourism investments is the Tourism Ministry’s top priority and part of the government’s plans to revive the Greek economy, the country's Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni said today, 9 October, during her speech at the 1st Greek Investment Forum...

Tourism Minister Discusses Crisis Management With Former NY Mayor

Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni discussed issues of security, crime and crisis management with former New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, during a meeting today, Wednesday 10 October, in New York, US.

Olga Kefalogianni On Greek Tourism, Bloomberg TV

“Tourism has shown to be the most resilient of all the economic factors in Greece,” Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni recently told Bloomberg Television during her visit to New York, US.

Kazakhstan Expresses Interest To Invest In Greece

Greece will soon sign a bilateral cooperation agreement with Kazakhstan on tourism issues, the Greek Tourism Ministry said today, Monday, 15 October.

Greece Targets Medical Tourism

A bill that will put an end to legal uncertainties and cover any gaps that hinder the development of medical tourism in Greece should be completed by the end of this year, according to an announcement made during the presentation of a study by the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels,...

Tourism Minister: German Tour Operators Contract Amendments Not Helping

The restrictive clause German tour operators are adding to their contracts with Greek hoteliers in case Greece exits the euro, was one of the main issues Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni discussed with German Deputy Economy Minister Peter Hintze, during her official visit...

EU Task Force Head Discusses Greek Tourism

The extension of the Greek tourism season was one of the main issues discussed yesterday, 24 October, by Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni and Horst Reichenbach, head of the Task Force of the European Commission in charge of providing technical assistance to Greece.

EC Vice President Tajani On Greek Tourism

Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni requested for the European Commission’s support on tourism issues during a meeting with Antonio Tajani, Vice-President of the European Commission, responsible for Industry and Entrepreneurship, held today, 29 October, in Athens.

WTM 2012 Ready To Open

World Travel Market (WTM), the leading global event for the travel industry, on 5-8 November 2012 will open its doors to the international travel trade sector on the fairgrounds of ExCeL–London.

WTM 2012 – GNTO Pavilion Inaugurated By Special Guest

Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni and renowned UK author Victoria Hislop inaugurated the Greek National Tourism Organization’s (GNTO) pavilion at the 33rd World Travel Market (WTM) in London, UK, yesterday, 5 November.

WTM 2012 – “Greece, All Time Classic” Introduced To The UK

Greece’s new communication strategy for Greek tourism was presented yesterday, 5 November, to Greek and foreign journalists attending the 33rd World Travel Market (WTM) in London, UK, during the traditional press conference given by the Greek delegation.

UPDATE: Ministers’ Summit Focuses On Lifting Travel Barriers At WTM 2012

The coordination between tourism and other governmental portfolios – home affairs, finance, transport or infrastructure – was unanimously pointed out as key to addressing current obstacles to stronger tourism growth during the 6th UNWTO/World Travel Market (WTM) Ministers’ Summit...

Int’l Media On Greece’s Tourist Trade Revival

CNN And BBC Show Interest In Greek Tourism During Recent WTM 2012 "The feedback from the market is very positive," Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni says.
Olga Kefalogianni in Greek Parliament (archive photo).
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Greek Tourism Minister On 2013 National Budget

Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni highlighted the great importance of tourism to the Greek economy, during her speech in Parliament yesterday, Sunday, 11 November, during the debate on the 2013 national budget that contains large spending cuts.
Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) Secretary General Nikos Karachalios
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GNTO Presents “Rethinking Greece” Strategy

The strategy plan for Greek tourism was focused on and the support of the private sector requested at the “Rethinking Greece” event, organized by the Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) and held at the Acropolis Museum on Thursday, 15 November. The event focused on the...
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.