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PM Chairs Meeting On Tourism

The results of the 2009 tourism season were higher than expected, Tourism Minister Kostas Markopoulos said after having attended a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Kostas Karamanlis with representatives of the tourism sector on 1 September.

Tourism Chamber Proposal Causes Negative Reactions

In a letter addressed to Prime Minister Kostas Karamanlis, the President of the Union of Hellenic Chambers of Commerce, Georgios Kassimatis, expressed his full opposition to the legislation that foresees the conversion of the hotel chamber into a tourism chamber.

New Strategy and Changes in Greek Tourism Sector

After the change of the tourism minister in January, the president of the Greek National Tourism Organization, Athanasios Oikonomou, resigned from his post and was replaced by Yiannis Kofinis.

Cabinet Reshuffle Changes Tourism Minister

Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis recently proceeded with a government reshuffle whereas the up until now tourism minister, Aris Spiliotopoulos (now education minister), was replaced by New Democracy Member of Parliament for Evia, Kostas Markopoulos.

Prime Minister Announces Tourism Measures

Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis in late December announced 14 measures to support the Greek tourism industry.

Government Not Taking Tourism Seriously

Because government fails to enact in unison the tourism sector fails to perform at an acceptable level, says the Association of Greek Tourist Enterprises.

SETE Calls for Ministry Coordination

Newly elected chairman of the board of directors of the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE), Nikos Aggelopoulos (Aldemar Hotels & Spa), recently called for better coordination of tourism-related ministries and unification for the sake of sustainable tourism...

New Appointments at Ministry and GNTO

Prime Minister Kostas Karamanlis, following the induction of new Tourism Development Minister Aris Spiliotopoulos, recently appointed former secretary general of the Greek National Tourism Organization, Athanasios Oikonomou, as the new president of the GNTO, and Iraklis Valvis as...

New Tourism Development Minister in Office

The September election result brought New Democracy to power for a second term running, and was followed by changes in the structure of ministries as well as the allocation of new ministers in several positions.

Tourism Development Minister Meets PM

Tourism Development Minister Fanni-Palli Petralia recently met with Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis where she outlined the activity in Greek tourism for the second quarter of 2007.

Prime Minster Stresses Environmental Concerns

Environmental concern was one of the key issues in the speech delivered by the Prime Minister Constantinos Karamanlis at the 15th general assembly of the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises.

Prime Minister Inaugurates Tourism Conference

Aspiring investors in Greece's tourism industry will at last be able to plan their schemes with much greater certainty, as a result of the first ever investment charter, Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis told the full house of tourism delegates recently.

Government Expands Ties with Asia

Boosting tourism and trade with Asia was a key theme last month, with the government signing agreements with South Korea and Thailand. Progress also was made on direct flights to Beijing.

New Business Model Essential for Tourism

At the Association for Greek Tourist Enterprises’ assembly meeting last month, its president, Stavros Andreadis, pointed out that the ministry of tourism development's role is not as clear as it could be to the public sector in general, and although "coordinated efforts are...

Prime Minister Stresses Tourism Priority

Prime Minister Konstantinos Karamanlis, guest speaker at the recent general assembly of the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises, told guests that tourism stands at the forefront of government priorities. "Tourism brings us more revenue than the total of all our country's...

Formula One Racing In Greece

Greece is considering building a Formula One racetrack to tune up the country's vital tourism industry. However, the venue for the track is causing some problems for government leaders.

Prime Minister Wants Athens a Year-round Tourism Destination

Olympic installations will remain in the hands of the state and will leave a lasting legacy by making Attica a year-round tourist attraction and by upgrading the quality of life of local residents, Prime Minister Kostas Karamanlis said during a recent press call.

Athens Area Hoteliers Demand Conference Center

Attica Hotel Association President Yiannis Tsakiris, during a press call last month, said a letter signed by all the tourism industry's associations, which calls for the designation of one of the Olympic installations as Attica's major conference and exhibition center, has been...

Tourism Minister Flaunts New Tourism Exhibits

Tourism Minister Dimitris Avramopoulos called Greece's tourism leaders to a double launch and a reception last month at Zappeio Hall. The minister presented tourism promotion plans for after the Athens 2004 Olympic Games, and the new tourism exhibition stands within Zappeio...

Prime Minister Labels Tourism National Importance

Prime Minister Kostas Karamanlis showed his personal interest in the tourism sector last month when he opened this year's general assembly of the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises. During his speech, he labeled tourism as a sector of national importance for the country's...
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