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Greek Tourism’s New Identity Outlined At WTM

“Working in international travel and tourism at the moment is certainly no holiday for many of us,” World Travel Market’s Chairman Fiona Jeffery said during her opening speech at the tourism fair at ExCel in London, UK, held this year 8-11 November.

Hoteliers Object To New Development Law

The new development law -effective as of 1 January 2011- lacks sectoral policy and will not benefit the tourism sector, the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels said last month in an announcement to the relevant ministries.

Aegean Airlines Enhances Network

Aegean Airlines last month announced its principle growth targets for 2011 that include new destinations abroad, additional frequent flights to major existing destinations and direct connections of Greek regional destinations to foreign markets in order to support tourism.

Terrorism Crisis Hits Greece’s Cruise Industry Hardest, For The Moment

Greece's cruise industry, because a significant portion of its business comes from North American customers, is in for a tough time. Along with this, the industry also has to deal with the possible surge in oil prices, the likelihood of a global recession, the difficulties in air...

Unique New Cruise Program Out Of Piraeus

As of May 4 next year, Piraeus hosts a new cruise program by Classic International Cruises. The Lisbon-based company, Arcolia Shipping, will run seven-day cruises from here with stops at Ismir, Istanbul, Samothraki, Thessaloniki, Volos, Meteora, Santorini and Mykonos.

Axon Takes Delivery Of Five New Aircraft As It Bids For Olympic Airways

With or without Olympic Airways, Axon Airlines, which has emerged as the frontrunner in a privatization tender for Olympic Airways, intends to grow by leaps and bounds. The two-year-old airline last month took formal delivery of five new aircraft - two Boeing 737-400s and three...

AEGEANALE: Mediterranean Inspiration, Global Participation

Launching in the summer 2013, AEGEANALE is an international annual platform of contemporary art, culture and tourism taking place throughout the Eastern Mediterranean. “For thousands of years, the Aegean has been contemporary,” says Aegeanale’s Founder and General Manager, Nikos...
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Helvetic Airways To Fly To Greece This Summer

Swiss budget airline Helvetic Airways will feature a number of new Greek island destinations for the 2013 summer season.

Aegean Takes You There!

Aegean Airlines has launched the “Take Me There” contest and will give out one return ticket every day throughout 2013 to any destination of the airline’s network in Greece and abroad.

Greece To Approach Gay Market This Week At 33rd Fitur Expo

Hotels located in over 10 Greek destinations will be presented and promoted this year in the Gay & Lesbian segment at the 33rd Fitur International Tourism Trade Fair to be held this week in Madrid, Spain (30 January- 3 February 2013).

No Big Price Hikes in Greek Hotel Rooms This Month

Greek hotels did not show any major variations in their rates this month compared to January and other European destinations, according to data from the online booking company Trivago. The average price per night for February stands at 72 euros.

Santorini Promoted Worldwide Via Panoramic Aerial Images

Breathtaking high resolution panoramic aerial images of Oia, Santorini, have been launched online by renowned Russian group of photographers Airpano.

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.

Greek Regions Introduced To International Audience

The GNTO stand at this year’s ITB Berlin introduced Greece’s regions to international tourism professionals and the media through a series of events during the weekend of the exhibition.

Bird’s Eye Panoramic Photos Of The Acropolis Now Online

After uploading the breathtaking aerial photos of Oia, Santorini, last February, Airpano has now posted online its high resolution panoramic images of the Acropolis.

MidEast Travel Teams Up With Turkish Airlines To Promote Greek Tourism

Travel agents from Russia and eight countries from Asia and the Middle East recently experienced Greece's 5-star hotels, major sights and discovered the many options Greece offers as a tourism destination.

Russel Crowe Tweets “Yassou Mykonos”

"How is it that I've lived 49 years on this planet but never been to the Greek islands before?" academy award-winning actor Russell Crowe recently wrote on his twitter account.

Greek Hotel Prices Drop This Summer

Greece is welcoming summer 2013 with hotel prices down by 15 percent compared to 2012 with the average nightly rate standing at 78 euros, according to data released recently for the month of May by online booking company Trivago. The average nightly rate was 92 euros last year.

Greek Ports Need Better Infrastructure To Boost Cruise Tourism

“Of the 36 billion euros plus revenue spread across European cruising destinations, Greece is the recipient of just 600 million euros due to its lagging home porting capabilities and infrastructure challenges,” international cruise experts said on the first day of the 2nd...

Greek Islands To “Star” In German TV Productions

Greece's sun, sea, beaches and landscapes will be promoted this summer through two German TV productions, according to the Greek National Tourism Organization office in Frankfurt.