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Crisis Management Committee Arranged

After the recent homicide of an Australian tourist who was beaten to death, allegedly by a Greek bouncer on Mykonos, Tourism Minister Aris Spiliotopoulos convened an emergency meeting with officials from other ministries in the framework of setting up a Crisis Management...

Tourism Ministry Joins Forces With SETE

Tourism Minister Aris Spiliotopoulos and the president of the Association of Greek Tourist Enterprises, Nikos Aggelopoulos, recently decided to work together on issues in relation to tourist traffic data and marketing strategies.

New Agency Manager For Danae Airlines

Danae Airlines, GSA for Korean Air since 1976, recently said goodbye to its agency manager, Katia Charokopou, due to retirement.

Nikos Angelopoulos

Tourism is the vital part of our economy and our national social status. It is the sector with the greatest prospects of development and therefore a unique opportunity for our generation.

Tourist Panorama 2007

Although some travel professionals were a bit leery about attending last month's Tourist Panorama travel and tourism fair, the end result eliminated any fears they may have had. The 350-plus exhibitor stands were well spaced and with plenty of breathing room, and most all had...

Cavo Sidero Environmental Resort Opens in 2009

British investors presented plans last month for a vast, all-season resort on the island of Crete that is expected to cost 1.2 billion euros. Developers of the project described it as a world model of environmentally friendly development, and one of the biggest tourism...

Stavros Andreadis

It is well known that tourism in Greece is an important sector to the economy as well as to society in general. In the global scene as well, Greek tourism holds a strong position. Considering the small size of Greece compared with our competitors, our country's 12th position in...

Prospects For Conference Tourism

The conference tourism market is aware of the global financial crisis, but manages to minimize its effects to a large extent, was the conclusion of the 5th Pan-Hellenic Conference for Business and Conference Tourism in Thessaloniki. The Hellenic Association of Professional...

Zoning Law Rejected By Vast Majority

The planned zoning law for tourism, one of the most controversial legislations in recent years, failed to obtain the consent of the political, scientific and technical bodies of Greece as the majority of the 19 members of the National Zoning Council voted against it during a...

GTP Celebrates

Danae Group's staff, which consists of GTP, Danae Airlines and Danae Travel employees, kicked back and had a memorable night during the group’s New Year "vasilopita"-cutting party at a popular taverna in Psyrri.

Amadeus Targets Greece With New Initiatives

Amadeus, a leading provider of technology to the travel and tourism industry, said "we will make a difference in Greece" during an overview of their IT solutions and future strategy at a media event for journalists from the Central, Eastern and Southern European region at the...

Nikos Angelopoulos

If we want to track the prospects of Greek tourism toward its expected development in size, but also with regards to the dynamics of size, we must evaluate the elements within the national and international economic environment.

SkyTeam Cruise for its Top Sellers

Last month, some of the top Greek sellers of SkyTeam alliance airlines' 15,000 daily flights joined with local representatives of the airlines to enjoy a working 3-day cruise with Superfast Ferries. Some two dozen agents took the opportunity to spend time with friends and...

New Look, New Engine, New Features

A newly-designed home page, a totally new and powerful accommodation search engine and new features are but a few of the fresh improvements that make GTP's (Greek Travel Pages) new Internet site an exciting place to be.

Balkan Federation Agreement Signed

The Federation of Travel and Tourism Agencies Association in the Balkan Region is now a reality. During last month's Tourism Panorama the final signatures from seven presidents of 10 Balkan country travel agency associations entered the cooperation agreement.

Helexpo Teams Up With ARTION For 28th Philoxenia

Following 27 years in the field of travel trade shows, Helexpo will organize this year’s Philoxenia international tourism exhibition with conference and event organizer ARTION. The aim is to highlight and establish the exhibition as the biggest tourism event in the Balkans and...

Peloponnese In The Spotlight At Second ARGO Black Sea Tourism Forum

Tourism professionals from the Black Sea Member States will gain first hand insights and knowledge on the most representative and innovative Peloponnese tourism products and have the opportunity to hold meetings with selected Greek regional tourism providers at the “ARGO II Black...

HAPCO Urges Government To Pay More Attention To Conference Tourism

“The socio-political events and the effects of the economic crisis that has plagued our country and its citizens, has transformed Greece into an undesirable destination that frightens organizers, sponsors and conference delegates and presents Greek professionals as unreliable and...

“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.”

Οι προσωπικότητες του τουρισμού που μας έκαναν την τιμή να φιλοξενήσουμε τον χαιρετισμό τους στο παρόν τεύχος, που όπως κάθε χρόνο είναι αφιερωμένο στην έκθεση Philoxenia, μιλάνε για τις μεγάλες δυνατότητες ανάπτυξης και τα πλεονεκτήματα που έχει ο τόπος μας. Είναι καιρός αυτ...

Marios Trivizas

The international exhibition of Philoxenia, a meeting point for tourism and entrepreneurship, is conducted in the interim of the Greek financial crisis.