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Blue Star Ferries Picks Up Top Award

Blue Star Ferries was voted "Passenger Line of the Year" at the Lloyd's List Greek Shipping Awards in recognition of its responsibility, consistency, reliability and integrity. Blue Star Ferries' managing director, Michalis Sakellis, received the award at a ceremony in Athens...

New Technology for Visitors to Greek Sites

Greece's culture ministry last month unveiled a hand-held gadget for visitors that offers high-resolution video, detailed diagrams of Greek archaeological sites, position indicators, and imagery along with stereo sound.

Lufthansa Awards Goldair Handling

Lufthansa German Airlines last month awarded Goldair Handling as being the best provider of third party services within the worldwide Lufthansa network. Prizes where given in the categories ground handling, on board services, third party services and internal projects for the...

30 Investment Plans for Golf Courses

Not too long ago, government said that a law would be implemented to encourage the construction of golf courses in Greece.

Greek Airports Open 24 Hours

Tourism Minister Fanni Palli-Petralia last month met with Greek ministers in an effort to coordinate actions that would improve the tourism sector.

Greek Blue Flag Beaches Announced

Greece this year was awarded blue flags for 425 beaches and eight marinas, according to a recent announcement by the Hellenic Society for the Protection of Nature. Last year 430 Greek beaches were awarded blue flags.

Prospects For Conference Tourism

The conference tourism market is aware of the global financial crisis, but manages to minimize its effects to a large extent, was the conclusion of the 5th Pan-Hellenic Conference for Business and Conference Tourism in Thessaloniki. The Hellenic Association of Professional...

Rodos to Create Ecomuseum

The creation of an Ecomuseum (a museum without walls with natural habitats appearing as exhibition halls) on Rodos as an addition to the island's tourism product was the main topic discussed recently at the first local conference on the island.

Athens Airways Takes Off

New private airline Athens Airways announced recently that it intends to raise the bar of Greek air service quality and aims for a five to 12 percent share of the domestic passenger traffic.

Aegean Airlines Signs Partnership with Brussels Airlines

Aegean Airlines recently signed a commercial cooperation agreement with Brussels Airlines that includes the operation of the route Brussels-Athens.

Greece Comes Third as Cruise Port of Call

The European Cruise Council (ECC) and MedCruise recently announced the cruise industry now accounts for more than a quarter of a million jobs in Europe, over 10 billion euros direct expenditure and 15 million visits to European ports, Greece’s ports being the third most popular...

Blue Star Social Responsibility Aimed at Island Youth

Blue Star Ferries’ corporate social responsibility program for 2007-2008 focused once again on the youth of the islands served by company vessels and inspired by the Aegean Sea. In early 2007, Blue Star Ferries announced a School Competition divided in two sections—one of...

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...

Greek Tourists Pick Destination-Cyprus

Some 100,000 Greek tourists picked Cyprus as their holiday destination in the first three quarters of 2007. According to official statistics presented by the Cyprus Tourism Organization (CTO), there was 15 percent more tourism movement from Greece to Cyprus during this period...

Greek Airports Receive Aesthetic Improvements

The Hellenic Ministry of Transport and Communications (YME) and the Tourism Development Ministry held a joint press conference recently to reveal the process to aesthetically improve peripheral airports in Greece following a memorandum sent to YME by the Association of Tourist...

FAM Trip for Russian Tour Operators in Greece

A familiarization trip was co-organized by the Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) and the Hellenic Association of Travel and Tourist Agencies (HATTA) for 19 tour operators from St. Petersburg who flew to Athens on Rossiya Airlines, which recently launched this direct...

CNN-India Television Crew Visits Greece

A crew from CNN India recently visited Greece, in cooperation with Amphitrion Holidays, to shoot a travelogue for the CNN television series "The Road less Travelled." The Indian journalists explored Athens and visited Delphi, the Ossios Lucas Monastery, Arachova, Mykonos, Rodos,...

Last Year’s Arrivals Up 16% Against 2004

Although unable to produce accurate data, last month the country's tourism development minister, Dimitris Avramopoulos, estimated that tourist arrivals last year rose by 16 percent against 2004.

First Choice Buys Meridian Travel

Local incoming tour operator Meridian Travel was purchased recently by the British tour operator First Choice. Julia Laganopoulou, Meridian's managing director, says there will be no change in the company's management for the next three years, but that the company will begin...

Meridian Joins Hotelbeds Family

It would seem that professionally managed Greek tourism offices are in demand within the international marketplace. The latest evidence is the Meridian buyout bid by Hotelbeds, a part of the First Choice Holidays PLC Group (UK).