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Carol Marriott Re-Elected As President of Best Western Europe

The chief executive officer (CEO) and president of Best Western Greece, Carol Marriott, was unanimously re-elected as president of Best Western Europe, making her the longest serving president in this position.
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Thessaloniki Tourism Organization Announces New Board Of Directors

The Thessaloniki Tourism Organization announced its new Board of Directors on 17 June. Mr. Yiorgos Tsamaslis is the organization's new president.
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Lakonia Hotel Association Announces New Board Of Directors

The Lakonia Hotel Association announced on Monday, 15 April, its new Board of Directors.
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Ermioni & Porto Heli Hoteliers Association Announces New Board Of Directors

The Ermioni & Porto Heli Hoteliers Association recently elected a new Board of Directors for a 3-year mandate (until 31 December 2015).

New Convention Bureaus To Open In Greece

“The Hellenic Association of Professional Congress Organizers (HAPCO) welcomes the deputy minister’s announcement for the creation of new convention bureaus in various regions of Greece and the establishment of a conference tourism committee,” HAPCO’s President Dinos Astras told...

GNTO And AIA Sign Memorandum Of Cooperation

The Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) and the Athens International Airport (AIA) signed a memorandum of cooperation last month that aims to utilize the potential of air transport, through coordinated joint actions, as a basic axis for the development of tourism products...

Yiorgos Tsakiris

Greece is a distinguished international tourism destination that -despite the country’s extremely difficult financial situation- has a major tourist product to show that still maintains quantitative characteristics and constantly upgrades the quality of its services.

Nikos Angelopoulos

Tourism is one of the world’s largest industries. In Greece, tourism is the sector with the greatest prospects for development, a unique opportunity for our generation.

Nicolas Kanellopoulos

It is a pleasure for me to draft these very lines for one of the most prominent tourism publications in Greece, the Greek Travel Pages. As we all know, these are challenging times for Greece and our tourism. For our touristic product relies on three core elements: people,...

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...

Closures Godsend For Athens Hoteliers

Although most of the major Athenian hotels that have closed for radical renovations had planned to do so long before the September 11 attack, the timing has turned into a godsend for the rest of the sector. And with bookings down to cover only about 35% available beds, hoteliers...

Tourism Industry Takes Action At World Tourism Market To End Crisis

Greece's tourism heads were optimistic after their contacts with UK's most important tour operators during the International World Tourism Market in London last month. General Tourism Secretary Dimitrios Georgarakis and Hellenic Tourism Organization President Evgenios...

WTO Chief Foresees Positive Tourism Growth

The global tourism industry is projected to grow by 1 to 1.5 percent this year, down from an original forecast of 3 percent, due principally to the global crisis brought on by the attacks on the USA on September 11, said Francesco Frangialli, secretary-general of the World...

Conference Cancellations Continue

One after another, conferences scheduled for the fall in Athens are being canceled along with the corresponding hotel bookings that go with them. There is no indication that they are simply being postponed.

Stelios Polykratis

It is evident to all that this year's Philoxenia comes at a very crucial moment for Greek tourism. Our confederation believes that now is the time for all those who are involved in the tourism sector to bind together and with a single voice show the world that Greece is a very...

Aristotelis Divanis

Philoxenia opens its gates to the tourism public every year continuing a long-established communications tradition that began in the footsteps of the Thessaloniki International Trade Fair.

Yiannis Evangelou

This year's Philoxenia is being called upon to act as the institution through which Greek tourism will show its strength and endurance in confronting unfortunate circumstances, such as the ones we have been living through these past days.

Airline Specialist Takes Over Tourism General Secretariat

Demetris Georgarakis, an electronic engineer with some 20 years experience in the airline sector (Olympic Airways) has been appointed to head the newly created tourism general secretariat, which is directly under the development ministry.

Kalymnos Hosts International Meet

Greece's potential as a unique destination for rock climbers was explored last month by climbers from 11 countries during the Kalymnos 2000 International Rock Climbing Meeting organized by the Kalymnos municipality, the Hellenic Alpine Club and brother European organizations.

Stelios Polykratis

Our confederation and I personally congratulate Greek Travel Pages for its remarkable guide, which for 25 consecutive years has offered significant services to our tourism sector.