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Alitalia Launches 2016 Global Sale Campaign

Alitalia has launched a new global promotional campaign in 30 countries, offering more than 1.36 million seats at promotional fares for domestic and international flights.
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SETE Calls For Sponsors To Promote Greek Gastronomy

Since 2009, the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE) has undertaken the initiative of promoting gastronomy as a pillar of Greek Tourism. For its newest project, “Gastronomy in the marketing menu of Greek tourism,” to get off the ground in the next three years, the...

Tourism Minister Targets UK Market

Jointly funded campaigns in the UK media between British tour operators and the Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) to promote Greek tourism and attract last-minute bookings are underway, Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni told the UK media in late July during her first...

Public/Private Initiatives For Greek Tourism In The Works

The Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO), foreign tour operators and Greek expatriates have launched a series of initiatives aimed to restore the country's image internationally and reverse the negative trends that have affected bookings in Greece so far.

German Tour Operators Launch Campaign For Greek Tourism

“For true friends only trust counts,” is the slogan of a print campaign launched in late March in the German media to support Greek tourism.

Public-Private Tourism Marketing Company Becomes Official

The Greek Government approved an amendment tabled in Parliament last month that opened the way for the establishment of a public-private marketing company for Greek tourism. The amendment was tabled by Culture and Tourism Minister Pavlos Yeroulanos and specifically involved a...

Greece Shined In Times Square, More Private Initiatives To Come

New York City’s Time Square got a taste of Greece last month thanks to an advertising campaign launched by volunteer group “Up Greek Tourism” to promote Greek tourism and attract potential tourists from the U.S.

Cyclades Promoted In Scandinavian Market

The Cyclades Development Company has launched a promotion campaign of the Cyclades islands in Norway and other Scandinavian countries, to increase arrivals in 2012, in collaboration with the Hellenic Travel and Trade Center that operates in Oslo, Norway.

GNTO Releases Internet Advertising Results

The Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) recently announced the initial results of its targeted advertising campaign carried out for the first time over the Internet for the month of June.

Campaign Invites Greeks To Holiday At Home

The second phase of the “Greece, a part of our soul” awareness campaign that aims to attract domestic tourism back to Greece was launched by the Alliance for Greece group at an event held last month at the amphitheater of the Theodore Karatzas Megaron, National Bank of Greece.

Finance Ministry Rejects Loan To GNTO

The Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE) said last month that chances of a revival of the Greek economy are decreasing since the Finance Ministry did not approve of a 50 million euro loan for the Greek National Tourism Organization.

Minister On Tourism Policy For 2011

A draft bill that will simplify procedures of Greek tourism investments will be promoted by the Culture and Tourism Ministry in cooperation with the Ministry of Environment, Energy and Climate Change, Culture and Tourism Minister Pavlos Geroulanos said last month.

Greek Tourism Expected To Rise In 2011, Deputy Minister

The Greek government places great importance on the tourism sector as it can help the country survive the economic crisis, Deputy Tourism and Culture Minister George Nikitiadis told journalists during his visit last month to the global meetings and events exhibition EIBTM in...

ACB Requests GNTO Support

“Athens has managed to be included among the top 20 conference destinations of the world but, from this point on, the Greek capital needs substantial assistance and significant support from the central government,” Athens Mayor Nikitas Kaklamanis told GTP last month.

PM Optimistic On Greek Tourism, Professionals Worried

“Greek tourism has been switched to autopilot and left unattended, something that was obvious at this year’s Thessaloniki International Fair (TIF)… We did not hear that Greece would carry out what its competitors are im­plementing, whether that be a promotion campaign or the...

GNTO Report Sent To Athens Prosecutor

“The case should be sent to Parliament if the prosecutor’s probe ends up apportioning blame to politicians,” Deputy Culture and Tourism Minister Yiorgos Nikitiadis said in late July in regards to an investigative report on the Greek National Tourism Organization’s tourism...

Domestic Tourism Promoted By Private Sector

A private initiative aimed to attract domestic tourism back to Greece that will impose absolutely no cost to the Greek government or taxpayer was launched in late July by the Alliance for Greece group.

A note by the publisher

Τέλος Αυγούστου και ήρθε πάλι η ώρα για απολογισμούς, μετρήσεις και αριθμούς. Οι τουρίστες σιγά σιγά αναχωρούν και οι Έλληνες επιστρέφουν στις δουλειές τους μετά από ένα ομολογουμένως πολύ ζεστό καλοκαίρι. Οι επαγγελματίες του τουρισμού κάνουν ταμείο, οι διάφο...

“Turn To The Argosaronic” In Athens Center

“Our destinations are a cure for the stress and intensity of everyday life because of their close distance to Athens and Piraeus,” Piraeus Prefect Yiannis Michas said recently.

Greek-Bulgarian Tourism Cooperation

Culture and Tourism Minister Pavlos Geroulanos and Bulgarian Minister of Economy, Energy and Tourism Traycho Traykov signed in late July a tourism cooperation protocol during the first joint session of the Greece-Bulgaria High-Level Cooperation Council held in Sofia.
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