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Hoteliers Worried about Contract Revisions

Hoteliers on Crete recently expressed their surprise that major tour operators want to revise the 2009 holiday contracts and demand price reductions.

ABTA Says Greece Not Only “Sea and Sun”

Tour operators have improved holiday offers to Greece and promote a wide variety of packages such as adventure travel, spa, island tours, city breaks and wedding packages to show that there is much more to Greece than just beaches, according to this year's "2009 Travel Trends...

Greek Hospitality Market Analyzed

Greece cannot compete on a price basis with new destinations under its current hospitality cost structure but the country has the necessary element to reinvent itself, reshape its product, and market itself efficiently in order to maintain the positive publicity and the momentum...

13th Touristiko Panorama Shows Greek Travel Trends

Kapa Research revealed significant Greek travel trends for the occasion of the 13th Touristiko Panorama travel exhibition held in Athens on 17-20 April, organized by the Kalofolias Group-Express Newspaper.

First Phase of Costa Navarino Open in 2009

The first phase of Costa Navarino, one of the largest investments in Greek tourism, is expected to welcome its first visitors in 2009. The 550-million-euro project by Greek Development Company TEMES S.A. (Tourism Enterprises of Messinia) in Messinia, southwest Peloponissos,...

Atlantica Hotels & Natalie Tours Invest in Greece

Atlantica Hotels & Resorts—50 percent of which belong to TUI Travel PLC—and Natalie Tours, a leading Russian tour operator, have agreed to jointly build some 20 four-and five-star hotels in Greece in the next five to seven years. Both sides met during the Russian-Greek...

Gerassimos L. Fokas

With reference to the recent catastrophic fires that affected Peloponissos and Evia, as President of the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels I would like to send a message and extend an invitation; a challenge to the government and the business tourism community.

Chinese Magazine Honors Greek Olive Oil

Chinese magazine "You Are What You Eat" recently published a six-page article on Greek food and beverages, with emphasis on Greek olive oil, in its September issue. The article followed a road trip of the magazine's journalist around Greece where he visited Athens, Peloponissos...

International Concern for Impact of Fires on Greek Tourism

The recent fires in Greece have destroyed over 1,900,000 hectares of land, claimed over 60 lives and destroyed dozens of villages. The loss of value of a number of tourism-related companies stocks on the days of the fires show how, according to the international press, the fires...

Former Tourism Development Minister Meets President of WTTC

Former Tourism Development Minister Fanni-Palli Petralia, met the president of the World Travel and Tourism Council, Jean Claude Baumgarten, who recently visited Greece.

Foreign Investors Plan on Three Billion Budget

An association representing foreign investors has teamed up to deal with Greek government bureaucracy and convoluted regulations that both stall and dissuade investments in large tourism projects.

Loutraki Casino Sponsors Restoration of Ancient Temple

The Club Hotel Casino Loutraki will grant 500,000 euro over the next four years for restoration of the ancient temple of Zeus in Nemea, the Peloponissos. Last month, a sponsorship agreement was signed by representatives of the hotel and Berkeley University in the U.S., which will...

Major Tourism Projects Planned This Year

At least five major tourism projects are expected to get underway this year. Two are completely new projects initiated by the Municipality of Katerinis (Pieria) and by the Elia Prefecture (Peloponissos).

Research Institute Foresees Tourism Arrival Increases

Tourism arrivals in Greece are set to rise by 5 to 7 percent this year, according to estimates by the Institute of Tourism Research and Forecasts. In its latest "Economy and Tourism" report, ITEP predicts that in 2005 foreign tourist arrivals will rise by 5 to 6 percent over last year.

Biggest And Best Tourism Panorama

This year’s domestic fair, Panorama 2000, held last month at the Peace & Friendship Stadium, proved to be the biggest, the best and the most successful to date. “It was not only the size and the well-designed stands that made this year’s fair so impressive,” said one seasoned...

Panorama 2000 Expands Into The International Arena

Greece's domestic tourism fair, Tourism Panorama, expands this year to include participation from the international arena. Organizer Kappa exhibitions expects participation from countries such us Tunisia, Malaysia, Turkey and Libya, which changes its tourism policy and now...