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Greek Tourist Compensation Scheme Causes Reactions

The deputy minister’s recent statements in Germany that Greece will compensate tourists for delays that are the result of strikes does not honor the country, according to Fedon Kotsampopoulos, spokesman for the German-Greek Business Association (DHW).

New Tourism Minister Meets Representatives

Newly-appointed Tourism Development Minister Aris Spiliotopoulos recently met with representatives from various sectors of the tourism industry. The meeting was to discuss key concerns of all the representatives, which arose from the devastation caused by the recent fires to...

Returning Greek Citizens Permitted Entry Using Old Passports

Greek citizens who left Greece by December 31, 2006 with their old passports will be allowed reentry into the country despite the fact that their old passports are no longer valid as of the first of this month.

Internet Hosts a Plethora of Fraudulent Travel Companies

Tsabikos Moschatos, president of the Panhellenic Federation of Tourism Enterprises, last month sent a letter to Tourism Development Minister and urged him to set up a tourism crime agency to track people or companies that advertise tourism services without the official operating...

19th Philoxenia Uneventful

Greece's tourism fair Philoxenia 2003, October 30-November 2, arrived and left this year with little fanfare. For the most part, exhibitors simply said that like every other year the exhibition gives us a chance to see some old friends and business acquaintances. But this year,...

Marios Trivizas

Unfortunately, we see no change towards the better for incoming tourism next year. Last year, and the year before, incoming dropped five percent and six percent respectively and for this year we foresee as much as a fifteen-percent drop in arrivals. The drop in arrivals from...

Worst Tourism Season in 30 Years

Greece's tourism enterprises haven't felt such negative pressure in 30 years, says the Hellenic Association of Travel & Tourism Agents. "The negative economic effects experienced thus far have reached dangerous proportions for the future of tourism enterprises," says the...

POET Holds General Meeting

Leading members of Greece's tourism community attended the recent general meeting of the Panhellenic Federation of Tourism Enterprises (POET) held in Athens.

Athens Airport Defends Pricing Policies

The Athens Skal Club called on top-level executives from the new Athens international airport to join members for the monthly luncheon and explain why the airport charges are so high. The club's president, Makis Fokas, welcomed two executives and explained the problems the travel...