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Aegean Airlines Links Cyprus with Tel Aviv and Kiev

Greek carrier Aegean Airlines has added two new destinations to its summer 2015 schedule.

Flights To Tel Aviv, Israel, Suspended By US And European Airlines

European and American airlines are canceling flights to Tel Aviv, Israel, following a security alert after a rocket landed one mile away from the country's main airport on Tuesday 22 July.

Greek PM’s Official Visit To Israel Includes Cooperation Agreements, Business Deals

Greece signed protocols of cooperation with Israel on a series of issues that included tourism, combating crime and even joint movie productions during Prime Minister Antonis Samaras' recent official visit to Jerusalem.
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Greece Strengthens Tourism Ties With Israel

Greece and Israel signed a joint declaration on tourism cooperation on 8 October, following a meeting in Jerusalem between Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni and her Israeli counterpart Uzi Landau.
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Olympic Handling Signs With Bluebird Airways

Olympic Handling recently announced its agreement for the provision of airport ground handling services to Greek carrier Bluebird Airways.
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Athens’ Trade Event Gets Thumbs Up From Greek Professionals

For two days, Greek tourism professionals presented and promoted their services and products to over 60 hosted buyers from markets that included the UK, Germany, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Spain, Portugal, Lithuania, Israel, Japan and India and explored ways to launch new...
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Aegean Airlines Opens New Operational Base in Kalamata

Aegean Airlines has opened a new operational base in Kalamata, Peloponnese, and offers flights to nine destinations in Sweden, Germany, Russia, Israel and Ukraine from the “Captain Vassilis Konstantakopoulos” Airport in Kalamata.

George Nikitiadis

The 27th Philoxenia finds Greek tourism in an ascendant course. The significant increase in arrivals, as well as in revenue, shows that we are in a positive direction.

Minister Briefs SETE On Government’s Tourism Strategy

“Our first priority is to attract more investment to Greece through tourism in order to attract more visitors… These are the two main pillars we are working on,” Culture and Tourism Minister Pavlos Yeroulanos said to the press last month after he presented the government's...

Record Foreign Arrivals Expected In Greece This Year

Foreign arrivals to Greece this year are expected to reach, if not surpass, some 16.5 million, the president of the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE), Andreas Andreadis, informed Prime Minister George Papandreou during a meeting held in late August. So far,...

GNTO Releases Internet Advertising Results

The Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) recently announced the initial results of its targeted advertising campaign carried out for the first time over the Internet for the month of June.

Minister Brings Good News From Key Markets

Culture and Tourism Minister Pavlos Geroulanos last month expressed optimism in regards to the number of arrivals from Greece’s new target markets: Russia, Ukraine, Israel and Turkey.

Measures Announced To Revive Athens Center

Prime Minister George Papandreou chaired a Cabinet meeting last month after a week of street violence occurred in an Athens city district and announced a series of measures aimed to revamp the Greek capital’s historic center.

Greece And Israel Sign Tourism Protocol

A tourism cooperation protocol aimed to tighten the ties between Greece and Israel was signed last month in Athens between Culture and Tourism Pavlos Geroulanos and his Israeli counterpart, Stas Misezhnikov.

Thessaloniki Mayor Hopes To Attract Israeli Tourists

“The Jewish element played an important role in the city’s trade and culture and we must not forget that the leader of the socialists in Thessaloniki was Jewish,” Thessaloniki Mayor Yiannis Boutaris told the Israeli press recently. Mr. Boutaris is also the president of the city’s...

GNTO Signs Deals To Promote Greece

The Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) last month signed a memorandum of cooperation with the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Thessaloniki (TCCI) to attract domestic tourism and foreign arrivals to Greece.

Greece Eyes Closer Ties With Israel

The concept of Greece is changing from that of a simple destination to that of a country where the visitor can live unique experiences, Culture and Tourism Minister Pavlos Geroulanos said last month at the 17th International Mediterranean Tourism Market (IMTM) in Tel Aviv, Israel.

Thessaloniki Hotels See 2010 Occupancy Drop

The average occupancy rate of hotels in Thessaloniki last year showed a decline of 13 percent compared to 2009 thus closing 2010 at 42 percent, the president of the Thessaloniki Hotels Association, Aristotelis Thomopoulos, said last month during the association’s annual pita...

Israeli Tourists Opt For Greece, Snub Turkey

Greece has tourism parameters that Turkey cannot compete with, Culture and Tourism Minister Pavlos Geroulanos told the Israeli press last month during an official visit to Tel Aviv, Israel, aimed at attracting Israeli tourists to Greece.

Tourists Skip Thessaloniki

A special promotional TV spot will be released for Northern Greece very soon, Deputy Culture and Tourism Minister Yiorgos Nikitiadis said last month.