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Cruise Homeport Case Study: Destination Thessaloniki – Opinion

Ioannis Bras, an expert in port and cruise management, focuses on Thessaloniki and the benefits of a 20-week "butterfly" cruise itinerary from the city's port.

Ioannis Bras Steps In as Head of S. Aegean Waterways Network

Ioannis Bras has been appointed project manager for the South Aegean Region waterway network as part of the regional authority’s strategic plan to expand the islands’ tourism potential.

Awards Pile Up for Heraklion Port Authority

Awards and distinctions are piling up for the Heraklion Port Authority (HPA), with the latest gold in the“Top Export Assistance Company” category during the Greek Exports Awards 2015, last week.

Heraklion Port Authority Eager to Turn Waves to Energy

In efforts to find alternative and sustainable energy resources, the Heraklion Port Authority has teamed up with German start-up SINN Power and the Technical University of Clausthal for the development of a pilot project tapping into wave power.

Travel Massive Crete Takes Off, Announces First Event

Aiming to promote Crete as a unique tourism destination that is attractive during all four seasons, the newly-launched Travel Massive Crete chapter has announced its first event and theme for 2016.

Heraklion Port Authority Gets Thumbs Up for Best Practices

The Heraklion Port Authority (HPA) is collecting awards for its best practices, projects and initiatives, which aim to ensure sustainability and competitiveness, with the latest on Tuesday, during the Facilities Management Awards, held in Athens.

Japanese Cruise Passengers Receive Warm Welcome at Heraklion, Crete

Some 1,000 passengers on the Japanese "Asuka II" cruise ship received a warm and traditional Cretan welcome upon their arrival at the Heraklion Port on Thursday.

Heraklion Port Authority Receives Tez Worldberry Award

Crete's Heraklion Port Authority recently received the TEZ Worldberry 2014 Award for best partner in cruise tourism by Tez Tour, a leading tour operator in Russia.

Heraklion Port Authority Sets Summer Season Priorities, to Attend Miami Cruise Shipping Event

The HPA will be attending one of the industry’s largest industry shows, the Cruise Shipping Miami conference, as part of the promotion actions for Heraklion as a prime cruise destination.

Cruise Tourism in Greece: Kountoura Briefed on Heraklion Port Authority’s Accomplishments

The president of the Heraklion Port Authority, Ioannis Bras, yesterday proposed the launch of a National Cruise Council in Greece, during a meeting in Athens with Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura.

Heraklion, Crete, To Host Conference On Seaplanes In September 2014

Canadian specialists in the seaplane market will share their know-how with Greek professionals at a conference scheduled to be held in Heraklion, Crete, in September 2014.

Chinese Newlyweds Get A Taste Of Cretan Hospitality

Sixteen Chinese couples that got married recently in the annual "Rose Wedding" ceremony that took place this year on Crete, were introduced to the island's famous hospitality during a farewell ceremony held in their honor by the Heraklion Port Authority.

Heraklion, Crete, Expects Increase Of Cruise Passengers This Year

Initial signs for cruise tourism in Heraklion, Crete, are very positive as the port authority recently announced that it expects cruise passenger arrivals to increase by 10 percent this year.

Heraklion Port Welcomes Last Cruise Ship Of The Year

The Heraklion Port Authority held an event on 20 December to welcome the MSC FANTASIA, the last cruise to dock at the port for 2013.
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Homeport Heraklion Welcomes The Costa Mediterranea

A special event was held on 19 July to welcome the arrival of Italian cruise ship Costa Mediterranea at Heraklion Port. The ship's arrival officially launched Costa Cruises summer routes with Heraklion as its homeport.
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British Ambassador Visits Heraklion Port

The British Ambassador to Athens, John Kittmer, was received today, 23 May, by Heraklion Port Authority President and CEO, Ioannis Bras, in Heraklion, Crete.
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Heraklion Port Attends Costa Crociere’s “Think Tank Day”

Italian cruise giant Costa Crociere included Heraklion, Crete, on the list of international cruise ports to attend the company's workshop held today, 11 April, at its headquarters in Genoa, Italy.
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Heraklion Honored As Most Improved Destination For 2012

Heraklion, Crete, was voted as the “Most Improved Destination” in 2012 for its upgraded port by cruise executives from the Cruise Insight magazine, during the SeaTrade Miami international cruise shipping exhibition taking place in Miami, US.
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Heraklion To Hold Discussions With Leading Cruise Companies At SeaTrade Miami

Heraklion, Crete, is participating for the third time in the SeaTrade Miami international cruise shipping exhibition with a series of proposals and high expectations for the coming year.
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Heraklion City Hosts MedCruise Workshop

The establishment of the best ideas, practices and initiatives to improve the charging policy of ports, was focused on during the Second MedCruise Day Workshop held in Heraklion, Crete, 24-25 January. MedCruise is the Association of Mediterranean Cruise Ports.
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