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Fam Trip to East Macedonia-Thrace Impresses

The Region of East Macedonia-Thrace, northeastern Greece, completed a six-day fam trip for media and tour agents as part of the European Territorial Cooperation Program 2007-2013 between Greece and Bulgaria.

TAIPED: Three Binding Offers Made For 14 Regional Airports In Greece

Three consortia have submitted binding offers to Greek state privatization fund TAIPED for the right to manage and operate 14 Greek regional airports.

Hellenic Seaways To Operate Northern Aegean Route

Greek coastal ferry operator Hellenic Seaways will operate between Piraeus and Kavala and serve the islands of Chios, Mytilini and Limnos via the "Nissos Mykonos" vessel as of Friday 26 September.
Photo Source: www.chioschamber.gr
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Regional Airports Tender Continues With Seven Bidders

Seven companies and consortiums have been shortlisted for the second stage of the tender for the operation, management, development, and maintenance of the country’s regional airports.
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Nestos River Welcomed Athletes With Disabilities

Athletes with disabilities from Thessaloniki, Kavala, Serres and Komotini recently took part in the "Riverwalk 2013" event and went canoeing down a 10 kilometer route in the Nestos river.
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Airberlin Announces Summer 2013 Schedule For Greece

Airberlin announced its summer 2013 schedule that includes direct flights to and from Thessaloniki and 16 more Greek cities, during a recent presentation held in Athens.
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Bulgarian Elections 2013: Where Bulgarian Citizens Can Vote In Greece

Bulgarian citizens in Greece who want to vote in the upcoming 12 May 2013 elections for the 42nd National Assembly of the Republic of Bulgaria must submit applications to the Bulgarian Embassy in Athens and the Consulate General of Bulgaria in Thessaloniki by April 11 2013.
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Louis Announces 2013 Cruise Calendar

Louis Cruises recently unveiled its 2013 “Greece and Turkey” cruise program that includes three-, four- and seven-day cruises from Athens (Piraeus) to the Greek Islands and Turkey.

HELMEPA’s Awareness Campaign Visits Kavala

The extensive participation of the citizens and the evident support of local stakeholders of the city of Kavala recently crowned the workshop and inauguration of the Hellenic Marine Environment Protection Association's (HELMEPA) exhibition entitled “Awareness on Marine...

Galaxy Hotel In Kavala Reopens

Kavala’s Galaxy Hotel (Airotel Group), reopened in June after a complete renovation.

Galaxy Hotel Reintroduced To Kavala

“By investing in the city of Kavala and reviving the most historical hotel in the city, Airotel group creates long-term expectations that are much-needed during these times in the city and the country,” Airotel’s CEO Alexandros Vassilikos told the Greek media last month during...

Athens Airways Takes Off

New private airline Athens Airways announced recently that it intends to raise the bar of Greek air service quality and aims for a five to 12 percent share of the domestic passenger traffic.

Kavala Continues Efforts to Upgrade Services

The Prefect of Kavala recently referred to a series of improvements that have been made within the prefecture as well as to Thassos Island that includes the improvement of hotel infrastructure and services.

New Identity for Tourism Businesses in Drama

A seminar/workshop recently took place at Jennifer Home Hotel in Drama for the businessmen that are members of the Tourism Development Company for Alternative Tourism in the prefecture of Drama, within the framework of the company's contract with the University of the Aegean. The...

Thassos Island Open to Foreign Investment

Thassos Island has shown a considerable increase in interest for foreign investment recently according to Mayor of Thassos Lefteris Meresis, who also claimed that tourism in general has seen an increase since the start of the summer and there has been much interest for foreign...

Germanwings Expands Destinations in Greece

“Value for less money, reliability, simplicity and safety are the four key issues for the success of our company,” said Andreas Engel, international communications manager for Germanwings, at a recent press conference held in Athens. He said the low cost airline plans to expand...

A Chain of Historic Hotels in Greece

Yades Heritage & Hospitality Hotels is the first chain of unique, luxurious, privately-owned properties of historical interest located throughout Greece.

Millions Budgeted for Religious Tourism

The first interregional plan for the development of religious tourism has been approved. It forms part of the EU's Interreg III B program, implemented by Greece, Cyprus, Italy and Malta. The body responsible for the program here is the Greek National Tourism Organization, in...

Major Reforestation Project to Promote Sustainable Tourism

The forest that runs along the Nestos River in Greece's northeastern corner, one of the largest of its kind in Europe, is regaining its former stature. As it regenerates it will once again become a source of life for communities near one of the country's largest flowing bodies of...

Hotel Chamber Holds Annual Tourism Awards

This year's Hellenic Chamber of Hotels' tourism awards took on a completely new face. Not only were the awards held within an up-market atmosphere, but also instead of a barrage of awards for everything and everybody, the chamber decided on a smaller number for specific reasons.