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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...

Greek Tourism Joins Forces with E! Entertainment

The Tourism Development Ministry and the Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) have joined forces with E! Entertainment—the only 24-hour entertainment channel—and signed a memorandum in a bid to attract the "creative class."

ETA Upgrades Parnassos Ski Resort

The Tourism Development Company (ETA) and the Tourism Development Ministry recently announced the launch of a new advertising campaign for Parnassos Ski Resort following a series of upgrades to the resort's facilities and services. The new campaign "O Parnassos skizei" (Parnassos...

Ministry Moves to the Creation of Tourism Studies Courses

The tourism development ministry has initiated the process for the creation of tourism studies courses in public higher education facilities. Secretary General of Tourism Spyros Efstathopoulos, under the directive of Tourism Development Minister Aris Spiliotopoulos, has initiated...

Tourism Development Ministry’s Aims for 2008

Tourism Development Minister Aris Spiliotopoulos recently announced ministry aims, actions and initiatives for 2008. The primary aim, according to Mr. Spiliotopoulos, is “Upgrading the Greek tourism product but most importantly attracting higher quality incoming tourism.”

Second Tourism & Property Show Brings Leading Tourism and Real Estate Companies

The second Tourism & Property Show, organized by media network group Real Travel, is to be held on the 22nd to 24th of this month in Athens, at the Fencing Hall of the Hellenikon Exhibition Center (former West Airport).

Summer Holiday Expo Becomes Annual

The first Summer Holidays Expo that recently took place at the Thessaloniki International exhibition center proved a great success, according to the organizers, and paved the way for more events of this type.

Tourism Minister Readies Institutional Changes

Greece's tourism development minister, Fanni Palli-Petralia, says she intends to change the country's tourism image this year through institutional changes in both the public and private tourism sector.

New Tourism and Property Exhibition Set for May

From 18 to 21 May 2007 the first international exhibition on tourist property and holiday homes, "Tourism & Property 2007," will open its doors at the Hellenikon exhibition space (the former Athens East Airport). This is the first such tourist real estate exhibition to be...

Greek Destinations Urged to Promote Conference and Meetings Tourism

Nature, sea, culture and city tourism are the four pillars on which the effort of the Tourism Development Ministry to enrich the Greek tourism product rests, said the ministry's special secretary, Haris Kokkosis, during the 2nd International Meetings Industry Conference (IMIC...

Guides Undergo Training as Mountain Specialists

Visitors interested in exploring Greece's mountains now have properly trained official guides, all of which have followed months of training through vocational programs.

Tender Called for 2006 Tourism Ad Campaign

The Tourism Development Ministry and the Greek National Tourism Organization recently announced a tender for the design and production of the creative aspect for next year's tourism advertising campaign.

Poros Hosts 4th International Yachting Symposium

For the fourth year in a row, the island of Poros hosted its international Yachting Symposium. The annual event has been held on the island every May to promote Greek marine tourism. Parallel with the symposium was a presentation of the deluxe Greek yachts available for charter.

Tour Operators Upbeat On Travel to Greece

Greece has to pursue deep institutional and qualitative changes in its tourism industry so as to become one of the world's most popular destinations, Tourism Minister Dimitris Avramopoulos said during a recent meeting with members of Europe' biggest and most influential tour...

Tourism Minister Flaunts New Tourism Exhibits

Tourism Minister Dimitris Avramopoulos called Greece's tourism leaders to a double launch and a reception last month at Zappeio Hall. The minister presented tourism promotion plans for after the Athens 2004 Olympic Games, and the new tourism exhibition stands within Zappeio...

Prime Minister Labels Tourism National Importance

Prime Minister Kostas Karamanlis showed his personal interest in the tourism sector last month when he opened this year's general assembly of the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises. During his speech, he labeled tourism as a sector of national importance for the country's...