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National Travel Agents’ Associations Seek Mediterranean Cooperation

Representatives of the United Federation of Travel Agents' Associations (UFTAA) met in Rome recently with associations from Greece, Algeria, Croatia, Egypt, Israel, Italy, FYROM, Malta, Montenegro, Morocco, Spain, Tunisia and Turkey to consider the future of a "Mediterranean...

Philoxenia Hangs On

Aristotelis Thomopoulos, president of Helexpo, the organizer of the Philoxenia International Tourism Exhibition, says this year's fair, the twenty-second, saw an increase in visitors and exhibitors (additional exhibitors this year included those to the new special section for spa...

New Hotel Booking Website Up and Running

A new on-line resort and hotel booking site, youtravel.com, was launched last month. So far 25,000 rooms are available in destinations including Greece, Spain, Turkey, Egypt, Malta, Cyprus, Tunisia, Portugal, Morocco, Bulgaria, Italy, Croatia, Dominican Republic and Dubai.

Greece Would Draw Millions of Tourists as a Cruise Hub

Making Greece an international cruise hub for the eastern Mediterranean would bring five million tourists in a few years and tremendous financial returns were the main conclusion drawn from the forum organized by the Hellenic Association of Travel and Tourist Agencies (HATTA) on...

European Travel Commission Welcomes New Members

The European Travel Commission (ETC) welcomed three new members, Serbia, Montenegro and San Marino, bringing its membership to thirty-seven at its meeting in Malta last month. The ETC unites the continent's national tourism organizations (NTO) to market "Destination Europe" worldwide.

Alitalia Welcomes New Regional Manager

Antonio Temporini is Alitalia's new regional manager for southeast Europe, including Greece, Cyprus, Malta, Israel, Romania, Bulgaria and the Balkans.

Sustainable Tourism Model Being Developed for the Mediterranean

Greece is one of four partner countries, namely, Cyprus, Italy and Malta, involved in a program to develop a Mediterranean standard for sustainable tourism (MSST).

Princess Cruises To Embark From Piraeus in Spring 2007

S Cruiseplan, said, "will give Greeks the opportunity to escape completely from their daily routine."

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...

Alitalia Launches Thessaloniki-Rome Daily Flight

Alitalia last month launched a new direct daily flight from Thessaloniki to Rome. With the addition of the new Thessaloniki-Rome flight, the Italian national carrier now offers daily direct and fast access from Thessaloniki to Rome and Milan.

Holiday Malta Moves to New Offices

To start of the new spring and summer tourism season with a bang, Holiday Malta Hellas moved to new offices on Alexandras Avenue and created a number of new vacation packages, including ones for organized groups and incentives.

Tourism Panorama 2003 Opens March 28

Greece's domestic travel fair, Tourism Panorama, runs this year from March 28-31 at the Piraeus Port Authority exhibition center. At a recent press conference, the fair's organizer, the Kalofolias Group, said even though we are experiencing difficult times for tourism, the...

Silver Star Opens Athens Office

Thessaloniki-based Silver Star Holidays opened a branch office in Athens recently. Like the head office, it deals only directly with travel agents with tour packages to Malta, Turkey and Syria. It is also the exclusive representative in Greece for the Corinthia hotel group.
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