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Tourism Arrivals/Revenue Up, Travel Agency Revenue Down

The recent data released by the Greek Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) seems in complete contrast with statements and figures that refer to this year’s increases in the Greek tourism sector, according to the Pan-Hellenic Federation of Tourism Enterprises (GEPOET).

Greece Falls Out Of Favor With Gay Tourists

“Gay and lesbian tourists, who for years flocked to the islands of Mykonos and Lesbos, have removed Greece from their list of favorite destinations because of discrimination,” a survey by Amsterdam-based OutNow Consulting said recently. According to the OutNow Global LGBT2020...

Main Opposition Party Presents Tourism Manifesto

Main opposition party New Democracy leader Antonis Samaras triggered an angry reaction from the Culture and Tourism Ministry last month when he invited the Greek Government to establish a National Tourism Council among parties, social partners and collective agencies in the...

Athens Center In The Spotlight

The Culture and Tourism Ministry last month launched a series of events in an attempt to revitalize the Greek capital city’s center and attract Athenians to areas that are usually difficult to visit, Greek press reports said.

Greek Museums And Sites Await Services Upgrade

The Culture and Tourism Ministry will upgrade 169 museums and archaeological sites, the Greek press said last month. According to the revamp scheme and a time schedule set by the ministry, 20 museums and archaeological sites should be completed by the end of this summer while...

Safety Needed First For Downtown Athens

“The primary issue is to restore order and to consolidate a sense of security to those who are in central Athens, whether they are tourists, businessmen or permanent residents, and then everything else will fall into place,” the president of the Athens-Attica Hotel Association...

PM Skips Tourism At 77th TIF, Professionals Not Worried

The word “tourism” was not on Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras’ agenda at this year's Thessaloniki International Fair (TIF) held at the Thessaloniki International Exhibition Center, 8-16 September.

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.

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.

New Zoning Plan To Open Tourism Investment Projects

The new special zoning plan for tourism that will promote tourism development alongside environmental protection in Greece, is expected to be ready by the end of the year, Greek press reports said recently.

US To Support Greek Tourism

The United States Government intends to provide expertise on tourism development issues to support the Greek tourism sector, economic advisors of the American Embassy in Athens informed the Greek Tourism Ministry’s secretary general, Tasos Liaskos, yesterday, Tuesday, 23 October.

“You In Greece” Campaign Kicks Off Online

The “You in Greece” online campaign is the new tool to promote tourism in Greece and aims to show that, besides sea and sun, Greece is also a country of experiences and diversity, Culture and Tourism Minister Pavlos Geroulanos told journalists at a press conference last month.

Agrotima President Hands In Resignation

Brigkita Papastavrou, president of Greek sustainable tourism organization Agrotima (former Agrotouristiki), recently handed in her resignation to Culture and Tourism Minister Pavlos Geroulanos, Greek press reports said. Her resignation came after a report of the public...

Athens Hoteliers Up Against Mass Cancelations

Almost two weeks after the violent anti-austerity protests in Athens center on 5 May, during which three people died in a fire set by self-styled anarchists, some 28,000 hotel room reservations were canceled in the Greek capital and the trend is steadily rising, Athens-Attica...

PM Announces Tourism Support Measures

The lifting of cabotage restrictions should take place immediately following a dialogue with all agencies involved until the end of May, Prime Minister Yiorgos Papandreou announced during the recent 18th general assembly of the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE).

Agrotima Finances Under Investigation

Illegal activities were found to allegedly have taken place at the Greek sustainable tourism organization, Agrotima, according to a recent report of the public administration inspectors’ agency. Culture and Tourism Minister Pavlos Geroulanos has sent the file to the prosecutor.

Ministry Slams Acropolis Takeover By Leftist Unionists

While a hard battle is fought throughout the world to recover Greek tourism, this move is at the least irresponsible, the Culture and Tourism Ministry recently said in regards to the takeover of the Acropolis by the Communist Party of Greece (KKE)-affiliated labor union PAME.

GNTO Offers Tourism For All

The Culture and Tourism Ministry last month announced that the “Tourism for All” program would go ahead this year despite the severe financial difficulties of the Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO).

Greece In Shanghai Expo 2010

Greece’s presence at Expo 2010 is a good start to introduce Greece as a tourism destination to China, according to the Culture and Tourism Ministry.

Touristiko Panorama Goes To The City

The 15th Touristiko Panorama tourism exhibition took place this year in the center of Athens at the Zappeion Center courtyard (29 April-2 May).