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Greece To Launch Tenders For Marinas To Boost Yacht/Sea Tourism

Greece’s privatization agency TAIPED will launch six international tenders for Greek marinas by June to boost yacht tourism, it was announced today, 28 March, at a joint press conference of the agency and the Greek Tourism Ministry.
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Kefalogianni, Rehhagel Discuss Promoting Sports Tourism in Greece

The development of sport tourism in Greece was discussed recently between Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni and the former coach of the Greek national team, Otto Rehhagel.

Thessaloniki Chosen As Jewish Passover Destination

The Thessaloniki Tourism Organization recently organized a special evening for 300 tourists from Israel that had chosen to spend the Jewish Passover (25 March- 2 April) in the Northern Greek city for the first time.
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Minister Kefalogianni Goes To UK To Promote Greece

Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni departed today, 4 April, for London to further boost tourist flows from the UK to Greece just before the start of the new season, a press release said.
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Greece Expects To Welcome One Million Russian Tourists This Year

"Some one million Russian tourists are expected to visit Greece this year," the deputy head of the Federal Agency for Tourism of the Russian Federation, Evgeny Pisarevsky, said today, 11 April, during a meeting with Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni in Athens.
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Tourism Minister Says Early Bookings To Greece Are Going “Very Well”

“Early bookings are going very well and it gives us reason to believe that we will have a large increase in tourism to our country,” Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni said in a statement today, 11 April.
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British Actor Stephen Fry Tours The Acropolis Museum

“British tourists love Greece and see the country as an ideal, safe holiday destination,” British actor Stephen Fry said after a tour of the Acropolis Museum today, Tuesday, 16 April.
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Kefalogianni To Speak At World Tourism Forum In Switzerland

Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni will depart for Switzerland today, Tuesday, 16 April, to attend the 3rd World Tourism Forum that begins tomorrow in Lucerne (17-19 April).
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Minister Presents Greek Tourism At Forum In Switzerland

“Despite the global economic crisis, the Greek tourism products are resilient,” Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni said yesterday, 17 April, during a session of the 3rd World Tourism Forum taking place in Lucerne, Switzerland.
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Greece Wants To Attract Senior Tourists

Greece is planning to launch a strategy to attract more senior tourists to the country, the Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni said today, 22 April, while speaking at an event on Senior Tourism held by the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels.
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Greece Eyes Sweden To Woo Tourists

Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni will depart for Stockholm today, Tuesday, 23 April, to improve the flow of tourist traffic from Sweden.
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Greek Tourism Minister Says Swedish Ad Is “In Bad Taste”

“We consider this advertisement unfortunate and a campaign of bad taste,” Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni said on Wednesday, 24 April, in regards to an advertisement for a theme park in the Swedish city of Gothenburg that is using Crete in a negative way to attract...
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Greece, Sweden Discuss Tourism Cooperation

Greece has made an agreement with Sweden to launch a joint promotion for autumn city breaks in Athens and Stockholm, according to Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni.
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Greece’s Hilton Athens Celebrates its Golden Anniversary

On the occasion of the Hilton Athens’ 50th anniversary in the Greek capital, GTP caught up with Bart van de Winkel, Area General Manager Greece & Cyprus, to find out the hotel's milestones, future plans and what exactly the city of Athens needs to attract more visitors.
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Minister Kefalogianni To Present Employment Program For Young Greeks

A program to tackle youth unemployment in Greece's tourism sector will be presented tomorrow, Thursday, 9 May, by Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni and Labor Minister Yiannis Vroutsis.
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Greek Tourism Sector To Welcome 10,000 Unemployed Young People

A subsidized internship program targeting 10,000 unemployed young Greeks up to age 29 to offer them the opportunity to gain work experience in the tourism sector, was announced today, 9 May, at a press conference by Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni and Labor Minister...
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Greek Tourism Ministry To Form Joint Strategy With Regions

Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni has invited Greece’s prefects to participate in the national branding of the country through a common tourism strategy.
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Beijing: Greek Sculpture Donated To National Center For The Performing Arts

The Greek sculpture "Endless Sailing" was donated today, Thursday, 16 May, to the National Center for the Performing Arts in Beijing by the Embassy of Greece and Greek visual artist Vangelis Rinas, on the occasion of Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras' official visit to China.
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Gastronomy Days To Be Held At Benaki Museum

The Benaki Museum is getting ready to launch a gastronomy event next week to highlight Greek gastronomy and promote the authentic and unique food products of the country.
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Greek Tourism Minister Gets Another Invite To China

Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni will visit China once again this fall by invitation of the chairman of China's National Tourism Administration, Shao Qiwei.