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UK Travel Federations Urge Greece To Save Its Image

Consumers in the UK are choosing alternative destinations for holiday this year as a result of the constant negative publicity focused on Greece (which consumers see as not just Athens but the islands too), according to an open letter sent to Greek officials last month by three...
GNTO's stand at ITB Berlin 2011.
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Greece Shows Determination At ITB 2011

Business deals worth over six billion euros were made at this year’s ITB among 11,163 exhibiting companies and organizations from 188 countries (2010: 11,127 companies from 187 countries) that presented tourism products and the latest travel trends. The travel trade show counted...

Greek Capital Sees Poor Customer Satisfaction

The city of Athens continues to attract visitors despite the serious problems experienced in 2010, according to the Athens-Attica Hotel Association’s latest study on customer satisfaction and performance of hotels in Attica. The study was presented at the association’s 41st...

Greek Tourism Targeted By Foreign Media

Strikes and protests against government austerity measures, port and archaeological site blockades, air traffic controller’s mobilizations and the recent fuel shortage caused by a trucker strike made Greece the target of critical international news stories amid the tourist season.
To domestic tourism, ITEP predicted a drop since the cost of living has increased significantly and wages have been cut due to the government’s austerity measures.
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Greece Gets Negative Tourism Outlook For 2010

Prospects for Greek tourism in 2010 are anything but promising as the volatile and uncertain economic climate will leave no room for improved figures but only a qualitative approach in the industry, according to a recent study of the Institute of Tourist Research and Forecasts (ITEP).

American Tourists Opt For Greece

The negative climate on the attraction of tourists from the United States, following the tragic events that occurred in May with the death of four Greeks, seems to have reversed, the head of the Greek National Tourism Organization in the U.S. Chrysanthos Petsilas said last month.

Tourists Have Second Thoughts On Visiting Athens

The revenue of Athens-Attica hotels (3-, 4-, and 5-star) fell by 3.6 percent from last year’s January-June period as a result of a 1.2 percent drop in the average hotel occupancy rate and 2.4 percent drop in the average price per room, according to the latest study of GBR...

Προορισμός: Αθήνα

Τους τελευταίους μήνες η πόλη της Αθήνας έχει δεχτεί αρκετά πλήγματα ως τουριστικός προορισμός. Οι απεργίες, οι διαδηλώσεις και ο φόβος επεισοδίων, ο αποκλεισμός του λιμανιού του Πειραιά, της Ακρόπολης και ξενοδοχείων, δημιούρ­γησαν αρνητική δημοσιότητα. Σίγουρα θα είνα...

Crisis Management Committee Formed Once Again

The Greek National Tourism Offices abroad have undertaken the leading role to reverse the negative climate that has been created in the foreign markets at the expense of Greek tourism, according to a recent decision made by the newly-formed Crisis Management Committee.

Athens Hoteliers Up Against Mass Cancelations

Almost two weeks after the violent anti-austerity protests in Athens center on 5 May, during which three people died in a fire set by self-styled anarchists, some 28,000 hotel room reservations were canceled in the Greek capital and the trend is steadily rising, Athens-Attica...

A note by the publisher

No one can blame business people for doing their best to get better prices for the services they must pay in order to get a job done. But there should be a limit to how far they will go to achieve such aims. A question in point is the new international Eleftherios Venizelos...