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Greek Tourism Secretary General Evridiki Kourneta Steps Down

Evridiki Kourneta, the secretary general of the Greek Tourism Ministry, has resigned from her post, an announcement by the ministry said on Monday.
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Tourism Minister Discusses Greek Taxi Service

The important role of taxi drivers – usually the first point of contact for tourists in a foreign country – on Greece’s tourism image was the subject of a meeting held Monday, 15 July, at the Greek Tourism Ministry at the initiative of Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni.

“Greek Tourism Week” At Shanghai Expo

“We aim to increase the number of Chinese visitors to Greece in the coming years and for this purpose actions have already been made to simplify the process for Chinese citizens to obtain a visa to travel to Greece,” Culture and Tourism Minister Pavlos Geroulanos said while...

13th Touristiko Panorama Shows Greek Travel Trends

Kapa Research revealed significant Greek travel trends for the occasion of the 13th Touristiko Panorama travel exhibition held in Athens on 17-20 April, organized by the Kalofolias Group-Express Newspaper.

Tourism Industry Takes Action At World Tourism Market To End Crisis

Greece's tourism heads were optimistic after their contacts with UK's most important tour operators during the International World Tourism Market in London last month. General Tourism Secretary Dimitrios Georgarakis and Hellenic Tourism Organization President Evgenios...

Dimitrios Georgarakis

I believe this year's "Philoxenia" will grow to be an important event for Greek tourism, in spite of the particularly unfavorable international circumstances that cause reasonable concern in the country's tourism sector.

Unrestrained Optimism For Greek Tourism

If anything was crystal clear at the last month's Destination Greece conference organized by the British Hellenic Chamber of Commerce, it was that Greece has a fantastic opportunity to develop its tourism sector. All that's needed is the decision.

Airline Specialist Takes Over Tourism General Secretariat

Demetris Georgarakis, an electronic engineer with some 20 years experience in the airline sector (Olympic Airways) has been appointed to head the newly created tourism general secretariat, which is directly under the development ministry.

Greek Tourist Enterprises Enters New Phase

After sitting quietly since its inception some two years ago, the holding company formed to manage the Hellenic Tourism Organization's extensive list of properties seems ready to enter a new phase. At a recent press call to present the company's new chairman, Stefanos...

Tourism Organization Continues Inspections

The Hellenic Tourism Organization last month continued its inspections of tourist resorts and businesses around the country. The organization's secretary general, Evgenios Yiannakopoulos, said that in a single week last month 51 inspectors checked 309 hotel units, 139 tourism...

Tourism Policy Makers Create “Readiness 2000” Package

A package of measures aimed at increasing the level of tourism services offered in Greece was announced recently by Development Minister Nikos Christodoulakis. The package, called “Tourism Readiness 2000", is seen as a positive measure and one that provides tourists with some...

New Strategy Plan for Tourism Sector

At a recent press call, Development Minister Nikos Christodoulakis said his ministry was, preparing an “Olympic tourism package" that will address several areas of the industry, including existing infrastructure and the quality of tourist services. He stated it would be a...