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Greek Tourism Creates Most Jobs in June

Accommodation and food services created the most new job openings in June, according to the Greek labor ministry's Ergani system.

Minister Kountoura Discusses Tourism Issues with Greek Island Mayors

Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura and mayors of Greek islands held talks concerning tourist arrivals, sea tourism and actions for promotion and tourism development.

ITB Berlin Ends With Positive Tourism Growth Prediction for 2018

It’s going to be an outstanding year for tourism in 2018 with all signs and insights collected at the 52nd ITB Berlin, pointing to booming business and travel.

Analysts See Robust Year for Greece, Turkey Ahead of ITB Berlin Expo

Analysts are seeing positive signs for tourism in Greece and Turkey ahead of the 52nd ITB trade show set to kick off in Berlin on March 7.

Diversity Takes Center Stage at ITB Berlin 2018 Gay and Lesbian Pavilion

Diversity will come into the spotlight during the 52nd ITB to take place in Berlin on March 7-11, featuring the world’s largest display of LGBT travel products and services.

ITB Berlin 2018 Set for Action as Demand Grows

The 52nd ITB Berlin is ready to welcome thousands of participants to Berlin on March 7-11, casting the spotlight on travel technology and luxury tourism.

ITB Berlin, IPK: Travelers Want Luxury

Despite harder economic times, travelers are seeking luxury experiences with holidaymakers spending more, according to the World Travel Monitor.

Greek Ministers Sign Agreement for Tourism Development

Greek Defence Minister Panos Kammenos and Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura on Thursday signed a protocol of cooperation for the utilization of estate owned by the National Defence Ministry.

Global Travel and Tourism Leaders Welcome New UN Sustainable Development Goals

The leaders of the major Global Travel and Tourism associations have welcomed the adoption of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Tourism is included in the SDGs as a target in three goals.

Philoxenia 2014: Minister Hopes Breakthrough in Thessaloniki’s Tourism Next Year

"2015 may be the year for tourism in Thessaloniki," Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni said Thursday, 13 November, following a meeting she had with the city's mayor, Yiannis Boutaris, on the sidelines of the 30th Philoxenia expo.

Kefalogianni: Tourism Development Should Be Based On Criteria Of Sustainability

Tourism development should be based on criteria of sustainability and respect for the natural and human environment, Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni underlined during the 3rd UNESCO World Forum on Culture and Cultural Industries taking place in Florence, Italy.

The Future of Tourism In Halkidiki, Greece: Investments In 5-Star Hotels

Halkidiki, a Greek holiday hotspot located in Northern Greece, was put under the microscope during a recent workshop held by the region's hotel association on the occasion of World Tourism Day.

SETE 13th Tourism & Development Conference: The Strategic Advantages of Greece

"The Strategic Advantages of Greece: Investments & Growth" will be the theme of the 13th Tourism & Development Conference of SETE, which will take place on 20-21 October 2014 at the Divani Apollon Palace & Thalasso.

Major Tourism Investments Underway In Greece

Three major tourism investments have joined Greece's fast-track scheme for strategic investments and are underway at Halkidiki, Sitia and Argolida.
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Greek Parliament To Vote On New Tourism Bill

Greek MPs will vote tomorrow, 31 July, to pass a new tourism bill that aims to make tourism development easier, according to an announcement by the Greek Tourism Ministry.
Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni
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Key Actions For Effective Greek Tourism Policy Announced

Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni referred to key actions for a unified and effective tourism policy during her speech on the strategic plan for the country’s tourism development at the American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce 23rd annual conference “The Greek Economy: State...

Giorgos Telonis

Philoxenia has contributed over time to the tourism development of our country and has given impetus to the tourism of Northern Greece. For all of us it is a reference point, an opportunity for the promotion of our tourism offer, a meeting place for professionals. In the most...

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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...

Nikos Angelopoulos

Tourism is the vital part of our economy and our national social status. It is the sector with the greatest prospects of development and therefore a unique opportunity for our generation.

Yiannis Evangelou

What do we expect from Philoxenia? For some of us it is necessary to be there every year. For some it is a hope to do business, and for others it is an obligation to meet the budget of the institution they represent. But Philoxenia has as the objective and basic message: "upgrade...
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