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Europe Promoted As Tourism Destination By Amadeus, European Travel Commission

Amadeus and the European Travel Commission (ETC) recently signed a strategic partnership to promote Europe as a tourism destination.

Patmos Island, Greece, Stars In Independent English-American Film

The holy Greek Island of Patmos will have a starring "role" in a new independent English-American film that is currently in production.

Thessaloniki To Be Promoted By Private Marketing Company

Greece's northern and second-largest city of Thessaloniki will be promoted as an attractive tourism destination to international markets through strategic marketing, public relations, innovative thinking, ideas and expertise.

Athens Classic Marathon: A Guaranteed Tourism Attraction

The 31st Athens Classic Marathon held on 10 November without doubt contributed to Athens’ image as a tourism destination as it was broadcast all over the world.
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Argolida, Greece: The Next Napa Valley?

The agrotourism potential of the Argolida-Corinthos area was explored last week by a group of concerned professionals, members of an agrotourism cluster, who decided to seek insight from an expert in the field on how an area with good wine could become an ultimate tourism destination.
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Acropolis Rally 2013 Kicks Off

The Acropolis Rally 2013 "Rally of the Gods" -part of the World Rally Championship (WRC)- kicked off today, Friday, 31 May, and will run through 2 June.

Gay Tourism Promoted By Greek Private Sector

“Athens has the potential to become a tourism destination for gay travelers because the city has places for them to go but, for them to stay several days here, advertising promotion by the Culture and Tourism Ministry is required,” the president and managing director of...

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.

Thessaloniki Mayor Hopes To Attract Israeli Tourists

“The Jewish element played an important role in the city’s trade and culture and we must not forget that the leader of the socialists in Thessaloniki was Jewish,” Thessaloniki Mayor Yiannis Boutaris told the Israeli press recently. Mr. Boutaris is also the president of the city’s...

Pilot Program May Help City Center Hotels Bounce Back

Athens Mayor George Kaminis held a meeting last month with Culture and Tourism Minister Pavlos Geroulanos at City Hall and discussed opportunities for the development of tourism in the Greek capital, according to a press release issued by the ministry.

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Ξεκινάω αυτόν το μήνα δανειζόμενη την πολλή πετυχημένη, και μάλλον σαρκαστική, φράση ενός φίλου: «Ένας νόμος την ημέρα, τη χρεοκοπία κάνει πέρα». Δεν υπάρχει αμφιβολία πως η Ελλάδα καλείται να κάνει μέσα σε λίγους μήνες όσα δεν έκανε σε δεκαετίες. Η Κυβέρνηση έχει επιδοθεί σε ένα...

Preparations Underway for City Breaks 2007 Conference

Athens must be highlighted as a tourism destination in itself and not just a transit center for visitors to other parts of the country, Tourism Development Minister Fanni Palli-Petralia and Athens Mayor Nikitas Kaklamanis agreed last month during a meeting held at the minister's...

Hoteliers Agree To Bookings For 2004 Games

After promises by government quarters to hold off on any new hotels other than those already approved or being approved (4,500 rooms), the Athens Hoteliers Association agreed to book another 10% of available rooms in luxury hotel units for officials of the 2004 Olympic Games....

World Tourism Day 2000 Promotes Technology And Nature

World Tourism Day, September 27, concentrates on the two challenges for tourism at the dawn of the twenty-first century, technology and nature. The creator of the annual event, the World Tourism Organization, says "as we enter the twenty-first century, the world will be...

Greek Cuisine Again On German Rail Network

German commuters were wined and dined Greek-style on their country's railways last month. Organizers hope the taste of Greece will tempt some of the commuters to spend their annual vacation in Greece.

Spain Honors EOT President Stefanides

Spain paid tribute to Greece and the Hellenic Tourism Organization during a recent ceremony held in conjunction with Madrid's travel and tourism fair, Fitur. Guest of honour was the organization's president, Yiannis Stefanides.

Tourism Cooperation Agreement between Greece and Turkey

Members of Greek and Turkish Skal clubs got together in Athens last month to agree on ways in which they can cooperate in the tourism sector. All agreed that "we need peace in the Aegean and for this we need tourism." They suggested the entire Aegean area be promoted as a...