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Greece to Allow More Israeli Tourists

The Greek government has agreed to double the number of Israeli tourists allowed to visit the country from 600 to 1,200 per week as of September 1.

Israel Tour Operators Choose Greece

Leading tour operators of Israel are planning to have Greece as the venue for their annual conference this autumn, the Greek Tourism Ministry said in an announcement on Thursday.
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Greeks Gain Insight On Israeli Travel Market During PM’s Visit To Israel

Greece’s tourism leadership and associations should launch a closer cooperation with their Israeli counterparts to discover the exact needs of Israeli travelers, the managing director of the Israel Tourist & Travel Agents Association, Yossi Fatael, recently informed Greek...

Thessaloniki Chosen As Jewish Passover Destination

The Thessaloniki Tourism Organization recently organized a special evening for 300 tourists from Israel that had chosen to spend the Jewish Passover (25 March- 2 April) in the Northern Greek city for the first time.

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...

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.

Greece and Israel Explore Closer Ties

Greek Prime Minister Yiorgos Papandreou and his visiting Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu agreed last month to form a joint committee to strengthen ties between the two countries.