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Greek Tourism To Receive Funds From New NSRF For 2014-2020

Tourism will be one of the sectors of the Greek economy that will receive funds from the new National Strategic Reference Framework (NSRF) for the new programming period 2014-2020, according to Greek Development Minister Kostis Hatzidakis.

Online Poll To Launch For Selection Of New Greek Product Label

A boat, a heart or a column will soon be the new product identification label for Greece, according to the Greek Ministry of Development & Competitiveness.
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Event: Greek Businesses Come Closer To China Today In Athens

Greek entrepreneurs will gain insight today on how establish their brands in the major market of China at the “GREECE-CHINA/Empowering Creative Economy” event at the Michael Cacoyannis Foundation in Athens at 7pm.
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Greece Reshuffles Government, Tourism Ministry Unaffected

Olga Kefalogianni was among the few untouched ministers and remained at her post as Tourism Minister on Monday, 24 June, following the cabinet reshuffle of Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras.
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Goldair Cargo Honored As Best Developing SME Business

Goldair Cargo was honored this year as the Best Developing SME Business in Greece at the "ACCI 2013 Awards" of the Athens Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) held recently at the Athens Concert Hall.
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Panepistimiou Street Revamp Expected By 2015

The works for the renovation and partial pedestrianization of Panepistimiou Street in central Athens are expected to be completed by the end of 2015, according to Greek Development Minister Kostis Hatzidakis.
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PM Samaras On Official Visit To China To Boost Greek Economy

Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras departed to China yesterday, 15 May, accompanied by some 50 Greek entrepreneurs in an effort to lay the groundwork to draw future investments and seal deals in the tourism and agricultural sectors.
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Ryanair And Athens Airport Butt Heads Over High Charges

Irish low-cost airline Ryanair said recently that it could bring 10 million tourists to Greece over the next three years if Athens International Airport (AIA) would reduce the air passenger duty for new connections to and from Athens.
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HATTA Optimistic On 2013 Greek Tourism Season

“The time has come for the recovery of Greek tourism,” the president of the Hellenic Association of Travel & Tourist Agencies (HATTA), Yiorgos Telonis, said while opening the association’s annual general assembly on Wednesday, 27 March, in Athens.
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Greek Travel Agents Strengthen Ties With Turkey And Germany

A Memorandum of Cooperation was signed between the Hellenic Association of Travel & Tourist Agencies (HATTA) and Association of Turkish Travel Agencies (TÜRSAB) during the open session of HATTA's annual general assembly today, 27 March, in Athens.
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Greek And German Travel Agents Launch Cooperation For Greek Tourism

The Hellenic Association of Travel & Tourist Agencies (HATTA) and the German Travel Association (DRV) will hold a meeting in Athens today, Tuesday, 26 March, to discuss issues concerning the development of incoming tourism from the German market to Greece.

Greek Regional Airport Tenders Under Preparation

A tender for the concession of 22 Greek regional airports will be launched by the end of the year, the Greek press reported recently.

Greek Aviation, Land Transport To Change For The Better

Plans to modernize Greek aviation and land passenger transport and overturn obstacles that prevent foreigners from visiting Greece were announced recently by Transport Minister Kostis Hatzidakis.

GEPOET Discusses Tourism Issues With Transport Minister

A bill that will regulate the legal details in regards to the pending liberalization of land passenger transport will be tabled in parliament in April 2013 by the Transport Ministry, the General Pan-Hellenic Federation of Tourism Enterprises (GEPOET) said. By 2015 the market...

Seaplane Legislation Requested By Canadian Ambassador

Canadian Ambassador to Greece, Robert Peck, last month officially requested the immediate processing of necessary legislation and cutting of red tape for waterway investments to proceed in Greece and seaplanes to operate in Greek waters.

Ai Stratis Island To Go Green

Greek island Ai Stratis won the government "competition," announced by Development Minister Kostis Hatzidakis, to become the country's first "green island" that will feature large-scale infrastructure for green energy, such as photovoltaic systems and wind farms.