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China Theme Park in Athens

Chinese investors intend to create a theme park in Athens featuring cultural elements from their country, according to a report in the financial daily Kathimerini.

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The perpetual tale of Olympic Airways -- as of December 12, Olympic Airlines -- continues with no end in sight. Although the government says it has selected one of five potential bidders for further talks on a takeover of Olympic Airlines, the slimmed-down successor to heavily...

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An article in the August 20 edition of the morning daily Kathimerini caught our eye. The title: "(Greece's) Blue & White is Dropped from 2,250 Yachts; the Consequences of Greek Authorities' Tactics are Incalculable."

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“Δράσε ή σκάσε” “Κουραστήκαμε να γκρινιάζουμε, να μας φταίνε πάντα οι άλλοι ή το «κράτος». Είμαστε εδώ μόνο για να κάνουμε. Επτά ημέρες την εβδομάδα, 365 ημέρες το χρόνο.” “Είμαστε δίπλα στους τουρίστες. Ο τουρισμός είναι η μεγαλύτερη βιομηχανία της πόλης και η φιλοδοξία ...

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Λίγο πριν κλείσει η ύλη του τεύχους Μαρτίου, μας προέκυψε η συνέντευξη τύπου της τρόικας και η έντονη αναστάτωση που προκλήθηκε από αυτήν. Πολλοί εμφανίζονται ενοχλημένοι από τις παραινέσεις, συστάσεις, προτάσεις, υποδείξεις ή όπως αλλιώς θέλετε να τις πούμε, για μείω...

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Θυμάμαι, λίγο μετά την κατάρρευση του τείχους στη Γερμανία, κατά τη διάρκεια των επισκέψεών μου επ’ ευκαιρία της ITB και της διαμονής μου σε ξενοδοχεία της πρώην Ανατολικής Γερμανίας, την εικόνα και την αίσθηση που σου προκαλούσαν οι τοπικές προκατασκευασμένες κατοικί...
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Travel Trade Athens 2013: Ο Δήμος Αθηναίων φέρνει στην Αθήνα 80 Τουριστικούς Παράγοντες

Η τουριστική προβολή της Αθήνας, η αποκατάσταση της εικόνας της στη διεθνή αγορά και η προώθηση της πόλης ως αυτόνομου ταξιδιωτικού προορισμού, βρίσκεται στο επίκεντρο του Travel Trade Athens 2013, που διοργανώνει ο δήμος Αθηναίων στις 22 και 23 Απριλίου 2013, στο νέο Μουσείο της...
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GNTO To Cooperate With Eight Big German Tour Operators

The Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) has agreed to implement a program of cooperation with eight major tour operators in Germany, with a total budget of nearly 450,000 euros, the Greek press said recently.
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SDOE Spots Tourism Tax Dodgers In Greece

One in every two enterprises inspected across Greece by the Financial Crimes Squad (SDOE) over the 21-24 June long weekend was found to be withholding tax payments.
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Tourism Reduced Sales Decline

Turnover during the summer sales was once again lower this year, although the rate of decline was smaller than previously, while tourism hotspots actually reported an increase in sales this year.
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Tourists Disturb Guardless Caretta Caretta Nesting Ground

A lack of funding and proper organization has left a key nesting ground for the endangered Mediterranean loggerhead turtle (Caretta caretta), off the coast of the Ionian island of Zakynthos, without guards, giving free rein to organizers of day cruises.

Greece’s Tourism Revenues Rise In January-August Period

Greek revenues from tourism rose by 13.7 percent in the eight-month period between January and August this year, Bank of Greece data published on 29 October showed.

Tourism Arrivals In Jan-Sept 2013 Rose By 15 Percent

The impressive course of Greek tourism last year has been officially confirmed by the international arrivals data for the first nine months of 2013 published recently by the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT).

Greece: Yearly Rise In Arrivals By Air The Highest In Europe

Arrivals by air from abroad last year grew by 8.8 percent year-on-year reaching 14.31 million, compared with 13.15 million in 2012, thanks to increased activity from the Russian, French and US markets.

Kefalonia Remains Safe Tourist Destination, Says Greek PM

Greece's Prime Minister Antonis Samaras expressed the government's strong will in assisting the Ionian island of Kefalonia to return to normality following a recent 5.9 Richter earthquake.

Bank Of Greece: Tourist Spending Up In Jan-Feb 2014

Greek tourism has hit the ground running this year following 2013’s major increase, as revenues have grown by 17.3 percent in the first two months from the same period last year to reach 294.1 million euros.

Environmental Groups Slam Greek Coastal Development Bill

Environmental groups in Greece have slammed a draft law on coastal development prepared by the Greek Finance Ministry, claiming it will cause irreversible damage to Greece’s fragile ecosystem and in the long term damage its tourism sector.

Greece’s International Visitor Surge Continues

Greece has seen an impressive 21 percent leap in international visitor arrivals in the first four months of the year, according to data released by the Civil Aviation Authority.

Greece Sees Big Increase In Tourism Revenue, Arrivals

Total travel receipts in Greece posted a 17.3 percent increase in the first quarter of the year compared with the same period in 2013.

New Proposals For Greek Coastline Submitted

Legislation included in a multi-bill submitted to Parliament by the government on 29 July seeks to clearly mark out Greece’s coastline.
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