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ANEK Lines Upgrades Wifi Service on its Ferries

ANEK Lines has launched its new “Wifi on Board” service, aiming to offer an upgraded Internet browsing experience to its passengers.

‘Oh My Greece’ Tourism Campaign Targets Int’l Travelers

Following the launch of its “Oh My Greece” video, Marketing Greece has announced actions, aiming to attract more foreign holidaymakers to the country.

EU Passes New Copyright Law Amid Strong Tech Industry Reaction

Amid strong reaction from the technology industry, the European Parliament approved a new copyright law, which aims to ensure that rights holders are properly recompensed for their works.

EU Finalizes New Copyright Rules Revised for the Information Era

EU lawmakers have approved a final draft of an existing copyright law, which among others aims to ensure that rights holders are properly recompensed for their works.

Digital Technology Delivers Far More than Cost Savings for Airports, Says Report

The potential of digital technologies within the airport environment are explored in a study titled “Airport Digital Transformation”, conducted by Arthur D. Little and commissioned by Amadeus.

Amended EU Copyright Law Approved, Internet Firms ‘Disappointed’

EU lawmakers recently approved a revised version of a copyright law which will require websites to scan all posts for copyright violations via filter.

Internet World on Edge Over Proposed EU Copyright Bill

A proposed EU copyright law that if enforced will require all websites to check all posts for copyright violations has the entire Internet community on edge.

EC Invites Municipalities to Apply for Free WiFi Hotspot Funding

The European Commission invites municipal authorities across Europe to apply for funding to build free wireless Internet hotspots in public spaces under its WiFi4EU program.

European Parliament OKs Funding for Free EU-wide WiFi

Free WiFi for all is set to hit the EU in 2018 after the European Parliament approved to release 120 million euros in funding for the WiFi4EU project.

Austrian Airlines Upgrades Onboard Digital Services

Austrian Airlines has launched onboard Internet services and is also working on a digital entertainment program, soon to be available on mobile devices.

Kefalogianni: 2013 Is Undoubtedly A Record Year For Greek Tourism

Greece has so far welcomed 760,000 more tourists compared to last year, which is an 11 percent increase compared with 2012, Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni informed on 16 October.

Greece Turns To Internet, Social Media To Promote Tourism

Greece has launched a series of promotional activities through online channels including websites and social media, for its tourism promotion in international markets.

Conference Tourism Becomes Research Topic

The tourism enterprises department of the Alexandreion Technological Education Institute of Thessaloniki, in collaboration with the Hellenic Association of Professional Congress Organizers, is conducting an experiential research project on infrastructure and human resources in...

Hotels Called to Upgrade Technology

Greek hotels must adapt to the needs of the 21st century customer, whose habits and demands in regards to technology have increased over the past, according to conclusions of the first Hotel Experience Day conference held recently in Athens. It was held under the auspices of the...

Hoteliers Enlightened On Social Media

Greek hotels do not take advantage of today's technology, according to the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises' Ideas & Action Council (SID) forum held recently titled "Internet Social Media: On-line Travel Communities."

Greece Behind in On-line Bookings

Greece has picked up its pace in regards to on-line booking as 35 percent of reservations have been settled via the Internet, while the European average is approximately 60 percent.

Greek Tourism Industry Can Do Better in ICT Use

According to a recent study conducted by the Observatory for the Greek Information Society in regards to the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) by the tourist industry, large tourism companies show a positive attitude towards new technologies but there is...

Greek Airports Go WiFi

The Civil Aviation Authority recently launched free wireless broadband Internet access points at several airports throughout Greece with the slogan "take off…on the internet." Passengers at Rodos Island International Airport "Diagoras" and Chios Island National Airport "Omiros"...

Internet Travel Sites vs Travel Agents

The Internet offers a plethora of travel sites, notably Travelocity, Expedia, Orbitz and Priceline. Travelers can plan and book a trip in a matter of minutes, and travel planning over the web has consequently had an impact on travel agencies.

Agritourism Flaunts Internet Portal

The Internet portal for agritourism, www.agrotravel.gr has received much commendation recently as it earns its place amongst the most visited Greek portals with a plethora of daily hits worldwide to the Greek and English version of the site.
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