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Summer Holidays Expo 2010 Attracts Thousands

Some 20,000 visitors were informed of this year’s top Greek destinations at the fourth Summer Holidays Expo international exhibition, according to organizer Helexpo. The exhibition took place 22-25 April at the Helexpo exhibition center in Thessaloniki.

Navarino Environmental Observatory Officially Announced

The operation of the Navarino Environmental Observatory (NEO) was officially announced recently during a ceremony at the Academy of Athens.

Conference and Visitors Bureau to Operate in Messinia

The Messinia Chamber of Commerce and Industry recently signed an agreement with the Messinia Prefecture and the Municipality of Kalamata for the operation of a Conference and Visitors Bureau in Kalamata for the promotion of conference tourism.

First Phase of Costa Navarino Open in 2009

The first phase of Costa Navarino, one of the largest investments in Greek tourism, is expected to welcome its first visitors in 2009. The 550-million-euro project by Greek Development Company TEMES S.A. (Tourism Enterprises of Messinia) in Messinia, southwest Peloponissos,...

Banyan Tree Hotels and Resorts Choose Greece

The Banyan Tree Hotels and Resorts selected Greece as its first location in Europe. The company anticipates the creation of two luxury resorts, on the island of Santorini and Pylos of Messinia, under its management by 2009.

Zoning Plan Study Completed

Last month, finally, Greece saw the completion of studies for the country's zoning plans. The studies, delivered to the Environment and Public Works Ministry, concern the national zoning plan as well as special zoning plans for industry, tourism, renewable energy sources and...

Hotel Chamber Awards Nine For Tourism Contribution

At a ceremony last month, the Hellenic Hotel Chamber granted nine awards for significant contributions to tourism in Greece, in an award program first started in 2004. This year, a special committee selected individuals, businesses, initiatives and hotels that regardless of their...

Major Tourism Projects Planned This Year

At least five major tourism projects are expected to get underway this year. Two are completely new projects initiated by the Municipality of Katerinis (Pieria) and by the Elia Prefecture (Peloponissos).

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.