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Greece To Launch Visa-Free Program For Turks Again This Year

Last summer’s visa facilitation pilot program that allowed non-European Union citizens from Turkish ports to visit five Greek Eastern Aegean islands without a visa from a Greek consulate will run again this year, according to Greek Foreign Minister Dimitris Avramopoulos.
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Greek Travel Agents Strengthen Ties With Turkey And Germany

A Memorandum of Cooperation was signed between the Hellenic Association of Travel & Tourist Agencies (HATTA) and Association of Turkish Travel Agencies (TÜRSAB) during the open session of HATTA's annual general assembly today, 27 March, in Athens.
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Greek Travel Agents Team Up With Germany To Improve Greece’s Competitiveness

The first meeting of a Working Group for Greek tourism comprising representatives of Greek and German travel agencies has been scheduled to take place in Berlin on 13-14 June 2013, the Hellenic Association of Travel & Tourist Agencies (HATTA) announced yesterday, 26 March.
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Greek And German Travel Agents Launch Cooperation For Greek Tourism

The Hellenic Association of Travel & Tourist Agencies (HATTA) and the German Travel Association (DRV) will hold a meeting in Athens today, Tuesday, 26 March, to discuss issues concerning the development of incoming tourism from the German market to Greece.
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SETE To Launch Institute For Tourism Training Issues

Following the announcement of SETE's new role as social partner in January, the association will now be involved in training issues for tourism through the SETE Institute (INSETE) soon to operate.
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HATTA Holds Annual Cocktail Reception

The Hellenic Association of Travel and Tourist Agencies (HATTA) recently held its annual cocktail party for travel professionals at the GB Corner of the Hotel Grande Bretagne in Athens.
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Greek Travel Agents Called To Attend Tourism Forum In Ankara, Turkey

The Hellenic Association of Travel & Tourist Agencies (HATTA) is inviting Greek travel agents to attend a tourism forum in Ankara that will include B2B meetings between Greek tourism professionals and Turkish enterprises.
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Amphitrion Expands Greek-China Relations

Amphitrion Holidays held an event for the Shaanxi Provincial Tourism Bureau on Wednesday, 30 January, to further promote tourism cooperation between the two countries.
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Tourism Professionals Applaud Shipping Ministry’s Revised Omnibus Bill

A revised multi-bill recently released by the Greek Shipping Ministry was applauded by Greek tourism professionals today, Thursday, 24 January, as it contains provisions in favor of the Greek coastal shipping sector and therefore is expected to boost the Greek economy and the...
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HATTA Joins Travelife Scheme

The Hellenic Association of Travel and Tourist Agencies (HATTA) announced yesterday, 16 January, that it was joining the new EU project “Corporate Social Responsibility Training and Certification in the Travel Sector” (CSR Tour) under the Leonardo da Vinci 2012 program.
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Minister Signs Agreement With Greek Church To Promote Religious Tourism

“We must work together with the Church to correctly promote religious-pilgrimage tourism as a tourism product of Greece,” Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni said today, Tuesday, 15 January, after signing a cooperation protocol with the Church of Greece for the development...
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Athens Trade Event Attracts Interest From High Profile Hosted Buyers

Fifty-two hosted buyers have already confirmed their participation in the “Travel Trade Athens 2013” event to be held 22-23 April at the New Acropolis Museum.
SETE teamed up with Travelife for a sustainable tourism industry.
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SETE Teams Up With Travelife For A Sustainable Tourism Industry

The Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE) recently signed a cooperation agreement with Travelife and the European Centre for Ecological and Agricultural Tourism (ECEAT) to support the sustainability of Greek tourism.
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Greek Tourism Sector Applauds Eurogroup Agreement

Greek tourism professionals today, 27 November, applauded the agreement Eurozone finance ministers reached with the International Monetary Fund on how to make Greece’s debt sustainable.
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28th Philoxenia: HATTA Awards

The Hellenic Association of Travel and Tourist Agencies (HATTA) honored the best travel agency brochures and websites during the 28th International Tourism Exhibition Philoxenia held 22-25 November.
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Philoxenia 2012 Highlights

Parallel events on the occasion of the 28th International Tourism Exhibition Philoxenia.
Philoxenia 2012 press conference - Despina Amarantidou, vice president of HATTA; Aristotelis Thomopoulos, president of the Thessaloniki Hotel Association; Paris Mavridis, president & CEO of HELEXPO; Chrysostomos Stamoulis, Chairman of the Theology Department Seminary of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki; and Yiannis Papakonstantinou, general manager of HELEXPO.
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Countdown To Philoxenia 2012

“The 28th International Tourism Exhibition Philoxenia will play a key role in attracting more tourists to our country, even from new foreign markets, which, until now, were not familiar with the Greek tourism product,” President and CEO of HELEXPO, Paris Mavridis said yesterday,...
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Giorgos Telonis, President Hellenic Association of Travel and Tourist Agencies (ΗΑΤΤΑ)

Philoxenia 2012 greeting. Greek tourism has once again shown high resilience in a highly negative environment. Eventually, 2012 shows that we will reach 16 million international arrivals, despite the severe downturn that appeared from the beginning of the year and of course...

HATTA Distributes Free Trips To Greek Radio Fans

On the occasion of World Tourism Day (27 September), the Hellenic Association of Travel & Tourist Agencies (HATTA) distributed complimentary accommodation vouchers to Greeks who tuned in to SKAI FM 100.3 during a seven-day radio contest.

Heraklion Port In The Spotlight At Cruise Conference

The Heraklion Port was the center of attention during the 1st Corfu Cruise Conference “The Cruise Industry and Local Communities” that took place last weekend, 28-29 September, on Corfu.