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EKPOIZO Reports Overpriced Airline Tickets

Consumer organization EKPOIZO recently discovered that advertized airline tickets have serious price variations, some which reached up to 63 percent between the advertized on-line cost and the actual charge.

Olympic Flame Arrives in China

Greece handed the Olympic flame to China, the host of the 2008 Games, on March 30 at Panathinaiko Stadium in Athens. Beijing Games Organizing Chief and Beijing Communist Party Secretary Liu Qi received the flame and said: "In 130 days the 2008 Beijing Olympics begin and we and...

Stavros Andreadis

It is well known that tourism in Greece is an important sector to the economy as well as to society in general. In the global scene as well, Greek tourism holds a strong position. Considering the small size of Greece compared with our competitors, our country's 12th position in...

Aris Spiliotopoulos

Tourism constitutes one of the most dynamic sectors in the Greek economy. The post-Olympic era finds our country in one of the best positions in the ranking of world tourism destinations, a fact that is of extreme significance within the framework of ever-increasing world tourism...

Dimitrios Mantousis

We salute the top tourism exhibition in Greece that substantially reinforces, for a second-year-running, the institution of predetermined meetings between exhibitors and selected tourism professionals from abroad (hosted buyers). With the end of the summer season comes a breeze...

Greece Aims for Conference Destination Status

Many members of the tourism industry see the importance in the promotion of Greece as an ideal conference destination, but claim that efforts to achieve this are un-coordinated and delayed. They believe Greece has many advantages over neighboring countries that compete in this...

Final Stages for Aghios Kosmas Marina Long-term Lease

Bids by five companies/consortiums to enter the final phase of the tender for the Aghios Kosmas Marina were opened last month at the office of state-owned Olympic Properties. The best offer tabled in the tender, according to press reports, includes an offer to lease the property...

Time Is Running Out For Olympic Airways

Last month, the European Commission requested the European Court to impose penalties on Greece for non-compliance with the Commission's 2005 ruling that Olympic must repay illegal government subsidies of 161 million euros received from 1998 to 2002.

A Surprising Philoxenia

The amount of business done during Philoxenia, Greece's major tourism fair held last month in Thessaloniki, surprised most exhibitors this year. Another surprise was the traffic. Although it wasn't evident, Helexpo, the fair's organizer, said Philoxenia attracted 23,790...

Additional Tourism Promotion Funds for Prefectures

Greece's prefectures get 30% more than last year in funds for tourism promotion from the Hellenic Tourism Organization. Deputy Tourism Minister Anastassios Liaskos told reporters last month that the funds allocated this year amount to 4.5 million euros, against the three million...