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Promotion of Thessalia Considered a Success

The promotion campaign of tourist destinations of the region of Thessalia (Larissa, Karditsa, Trikala and Magnessia—Skiathos, Skopelos and Alonissos) was recently completed with countable results.

Greece Number One Destination for Cypriot Tourists

Greece, and particularly the Greek islands, appears to be the number one choice of vacation for Greek Cypriots.

Seaplanes Get Green Light in Magnesia

The Ministry of Mercantile Marine, The Aegean and Island Policy recently granted permission for the operation of waterways for seaplane flights in Magnesia.

Blue Star Ferries Supports “Diadrasi” Program

Blue Star Ferries targeted the local communities of the Aegean islands as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility program by supporting the non-profit cultural organization "Diadrasi" in the program "Agoni Grammi Gonimi 2008."

New Seaplanes Connect Volos to Athens & Sporades

New seaplane carrier Argo Airways (a member of Kanapitsa Group) is expected to commence twice daily flights from the port of Volos to Athen's Flisvos Marina this month and extend its routes to Skiathos, Skopelos, Alonissos and Thessaloniki later in the summer.

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).

Hellas Flying Dolphins Awaits Catamarans

Hellas Flying Dolphins says it will start off the new year with two new catamarans to be named Flyingcat 5 and Flyingcat 6. The new vessels are scheduled to ply the North Sporades linking the islands of Skiathos, Skopelos and Alonissos with the ports at Volos and Aghios Konstantinos.

Greece Sees Drop In Air Arrivals

Air arrivals to Greek airports appeared reduced by 7.8 percent for the January-October 2009 period while for the month of October the decline reached 6.2 percent, the Institute of Tourist Research and Forecasts (ITEP) reported recently.

Hellas Wings Accepts Delivery Of New Aircraft

Local air taxi operator Hellas Wings recently took delivery of a new Jetstream 31. The twin-engine business aircraft is one of the most popular in the air taxi industry. It has an air speed of 429 kilometers per hour and a non-stop range of 1,852 kilometers. The medium-range prop...

Rodos And Kos See Major Non-Resident Arrival Increase

Although non-resident arrivals showed a 1.3 percent decrease from last year levels in the first seven months of 2010, Greek islands Kos and Rodos enjoyed more visitors despite the economic downturn, according to figures released by the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE).

Seaplanes To Make A Comeback

The Infrastructures, Transports and Networks Ministry announced last month its intention to establish waterways in Greece and attract seaplane companies to strengthen the transport of Greece’s border areas.

Some Greek Beaches Lose Prized Blue Flag Designation

After summer inspections of a good portion of the 351 Greek beach properties awarded the prestigious 2001 Blue Flag designation, 23 beaches were stripped of their award. The inspectors came from the head organization, the Foundation for Environmental Education in Europe, and the...
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Olympic Handling Renews Partnership With Adria Airways

Olympic Handling recently renewed its agreement with Adria Airways that provides airport ground handling services for all the airline’s flights in Greek commercial airports.
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Italy To “Jump On Board” To Greece This Winter

Italians will enjoy Greece's Sporades Islands through the experiences of three women traveling the Aegean on a yacht in an upcoming television program to be aired this winter in Italy.
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SDOE Spots Tourism Tax Dodgers In Greece

One in every two enterprises inspected across Greece by the Financial Crimes Squad (SDOE) over the 21-24 June long weekend was found to be withholding tax payments.
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Goldie Hawn, Kurt Russell Opt For Greece

Hollywood longtime couple Goldie Hawn, 67, and Kurt Russell, 62, were recently spotted enjoying a holiday in Greece.
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Nude Beaches In Greece: Where To Bare It All

Greece, along with France and Croatia, is becoming one of the most popular destinations for nudists from around the world as the country has plenty of beaches where the sun can be enjoyed in the buff while also hotels exclusively open to naturists are on the rise.
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Regional Airports Tender Continues With Seven Bidders

Seven companies and consortiums have been shortlisted for the second stage of the tender for the operation, management, development, and maintenance of the country’s regional airports.

Aegean, Olympic Air Present Plans For Remote Greek Island Routes

Aegean Airlines and Olympic Air recently presented their plans that will follow the merge of the two companies, during a meeting with 32 representatives from 15 Greek remote islands that has air routes covered by Olympic Air.