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Thessaloniki Sets Sights on Becoming Waterway Hub

The northern port city of Thessaloniki aims to boost its connection with the rest of mainland Greece and the islands by offering seaplane services next summer after submitting its application to the transport ministry this week for the creation of a metropolitan waterway.

Corfu to Host First Waterway in Greece

Greece's first waterway will be constructed at the port of the Ionian island of Corfu, according to a decision signed on Saturday by Merchant Marine Minister Miltiades Varvitsiotis and Deputy Infrastructure and Transport Minister Michalis Papadopoulos.

Greek Tourism Ministry Tables Draft Bill In Parliament

The Greek Tourism Ministry, on 27 June, tabled a new draft bill in Parliament that aims to strenthen tourism entrepreneurship and resolve various issues in the sector.

Licenses For Waterways In Greece Expected To Be Issued Soon

Licenses for the creation of the first group of waterways in Greece are expected to be issued soon, according to the Greek Transport Ministry.

Slow-Moving Licensing Process May Stall Construction Of Waterways In Greece This Year

Although Greek company Hellenic Seaplanes is ready to begin constructing waterways in ports in Greece, the slow-moving process to obtain a license for their construction may put plans on hold for the 2014 tourism season.
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Seaplanes Included On Greek Merchant Marine Minister’s Agenda

Merchant Marine Minister Miltiadis Varvitsiotis said the Greek Government would offer its full support to the bill that simplifies the licensing and operation of waterways in Greek waters.
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K2 Smart Jets, Water Airports Seal Deal To launch Seaplane Services In Greece

Two Greek companies recently joined forces in a bid to develop waterways across Greece and offer passenger transport via seaplanes.
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Almyros Says “Yes” To Seaplane Service

The Municipality of Almyros has agreed for the construction of a waterway at its port as part of a plan to launch new investments in the area for the development of new job positions.
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New Greek Law Simplifies Licensing For Seaplanes

Waterway investments may finally begin to proceed in Greece and seaplanes allowed to operate in Greek waters without hassle as specific rules for their licensing and operation are included in a bill that was recently approved by the Greek Parliament.

Seaplane Legislation Requested By Canadian Ambassador

Canadian Ambassador to Greece, Robert Peck, last month officially requested the immediate processing of necessary legislation and cutting of red tape for waterway investments to proceed in Greece and seaplanes to operate in Greek waters.

VAT Reduction Keynote At Philoxenia 2010

The 26th Philoxenia International Tourism Exhibition, held this year on 18-21 November at Helexpo in Thessaloniki, roughly hosted 500 exhibitors from Greece and 12 other countries (Egypt, Albania, Brazil, Bulgaria, Ghana, India, Cyprus, Russia, Serbia, Syria, Turkey, and Tunisia).

Aviation Chamber Sought To Tackle Problems

The establishment of an aviation chamber and the development of Greece’s general aviation to the benefit of areas where Greek regional airports are located are two issues that must be seen to immediately, according to the common conclusion of speakers at the fifth scientific...