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Minister Wants To Abolish Greece-Turkey Visa Restrictions

Culture and Tourism Minister Pavlos Geroulanos recently spoke about the obstacles posed by the European Union in regards to the abolition of visa restrictions in travel to and from Turkey, during a recent interview to Turkish National TV broadcaster TRT.

Greek Cabbies Suspend Strikes, Bookings Canceled

Some 20 percent of bookings to Greece were canceled for the mid August-October period during the three-week strike of Greek taxi owners and drivers, press reports said last month. Tourism professionals stressed the taxi strike cost Greek tourism 250,000-300,000 bookings and...

Posidonia Forum An Eye Opener For Tourism Sector

“Cruise tourism is a key to the government’s overall policy,” Culture and Tourism Minister Pavlos Geroulanos said during his opening speech at the first Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum held at the Onassis Cultural Center in Athens on 21-22 June.

Taxi Driver Protest Disrupts Travel In Greece

Culture and Tourism Minister Pavlos Geroulanos last month appealed to Greek taxi drivers to not hit tourism during their mobilizations, as “such protests do not help the country and do not help tourism.”

Tourism Residential Accommodation Policy Tabled

Greek tourism will soon see new arrangements that include the establishment of the long awaited tourism residential accommodation, according to the Finance Ministry’s omnibus bill tabled in Parliament last month aimed to tackle Greece’s financial crisis.

Minister Brings Good News From Key Markets

Culture and Tourism Minister Pavlos Geroulanos last month expressed optimism in regards to the number of arrivals from Greece’s new target markets: Russia, Ukraine, Israel and Turkey.

Professionals Call For Protection Of Tourism

“Greece is a country that offers an excellent tourism product and this should not be tarnished in any way,” Culture and Tourism Minister Pavlos Geroulanos said in a statement recently in regards to the impact violent events in Athens had left on tourism during the 28-29 June...

Incoming Tourism To Greece On Positive Pace

While the Greek capital counted losses last month in bookings and revenue due to violent protests at Syntagma Square in late June that resulted to some 20,000 cancelations in 21 central hotels in Athens, tourism traffic for the rest of Greece showed positive signs.

Minister On Museums And Archaeological Sites

“We have discovered that out of 170 Greek sites, 110 of them do not provide even basic amenities,” Culture and Tourism Minister Pavlos Geroulanos said to the Greek press last month.

Athens Hosts Greek-Chinese Business Forum

Culture and Tourism Minister Pavlos Geroulanos said last month that Greece was interested in attracting visitors from the so-called BRIC countries such as China, India, Russia and Turkey.

Greece Reshuffles Cabinet, Tourism Unaffected

Pavlos Geroulanos was among the few untouched ministers and remained at his post as Culture and Tourism Minister last month following Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou’s cabinet reshuffle.

GNTO Mismanagement Report Goes To Justice

The report on the mismanagement of the Greek National Tourism Organization’s (GNTO) funds for the 2008-2009 period was delivered to Parliament to investigate the criminal liability of the politicians who were in charge of Greece’s tourism sector at the time.

Greek Tourism Slows Down From Initial Expectations

Although Greek tourism professionals were optimistic in regards to this year’s season, especially after its impressive opening in April as international arrivals that month reached the rate of 24.04 percent, their initial expectations seem to be falling short in regards to...

MITT 2010: Greece Tightens Ties With Russia

Greece will grant multiple-entry visas for six to 12 months and up to five years to Russian citizens, Culture and Tourism Minister Pavlos Geroulanos announced to the Russian press during his visit to the 17th Moscow International Travel and Tourism (MITT) exhibition that ran...