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Greek Tourism Promoted At Special Event In Turkey

This year was one of the best in terms of Turkish arrivals to Greece, Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni said during a special event for the promotion of Greek tourism to the Turkish market held in the Greek Consulate in Istanbul, Turkey.

Kefalogianni To Attend Special Event For Greek Tourism In Turkey, Meet With Officials

Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni will begin a two-day visit to Istanbul, Turkey, from Tuesday 26 November, to promote Greece and attend a special event dedicated to Greek tourism.

GNTO Office To Operate In Istanbul, Turkey

Greece will open a Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) office in Istanbul to boost arrivals.

Halkidiki’s Tourism On The Upswing

Greek destination Halkidiki recorded a seven percent rise in revenue during the 2013 tourism season from the same period last year, bolstered by a 10 percent increase in overnight stays by German, Russian, Ukrainian, British and Turkish tourists.
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Athens: Black Sea Tourism B2B Event Set To Launch

Selected tour operators, trade representatives and top buyers of the European tourism market will be in Athens, Greece, 10-11 October to participate in the “Black Sea Tourism Forum & Workshop” that will be held at the Acropolis Museum.
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TUI Travel: Europe Opts For Greece, Turkey And The Balearic Islands

The most popular holiday destinations for the majority of European markets this year are Turkey, Greece and the Balearic Islands, according to TUI Travel’s summer holiday trends for 2013.
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Athens Airport Sees Rise In International Arrivals This Summer

Athens International Airport saw a 6.5 percent rise in international arrivals (destination and transfer passengers) during the May-August 2013 period compared to last year.
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Greek Trade Mission To Visit Izmir, Turkey

Some 40 Greek businessmen from Lesvos, Chios, Lemnos and Ikaria, will participate in a trade mission to Turkey under the umbrella of the North Aegean Region, from 29 August until 2 September, on the occasion of the 82nd Izmir International Fair.
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HotelBrain: PR Ambassador of Small Luxury Hotels of the World for Greece

HotelBrain has announced that with immediate effect it will assume the role of the authorized and exclusive Small Luxury Hotels of the World PR Ambassador for Greece, Turkey and Lebanon.
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Triton Turns 50 & Celebrates With New Excursions

Congress & Event Organizer Triton Holidays, “your travel companion in Greece,” recently celebrated its 50-year anniversary and has launched new holiday packages at very attractive prices.
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Greece To Launch Visa-Free Program For Turks Again This Year

Last summer’s visa facilitation pilot program that allowed non-European Union citizens from Turkish ports to visit five Greek Eastern Aegean islands without a visa from a Greek consulate will run again this year, according to Greek Foreign Minister Dimitris Avramopoulos.
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Germans Avoided “Crisis-Hit Greece” Last Year

"Crisis countries" Greece, Egypt and Tunusia were the "losers" last year in regards to the holiday preferences of the Germans, according to the recently released Reiseanalyse study of the German holiday market.
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Greece’s Tourism Competitiveness Drops In WEF Report

Greece dropped three positions in the fifth Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report 2013 as it ranked 32nd among 140 countries.
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Forum: Chambers Discuss Synergies To Boost Greek Tourism

Greece's need to attract tourists from new, booming markets and the importance of synergies between neighboring countries to facilitate the travel of tourists from far away destinations were the main topics discussed at the tourism forum for chambers that took place during the...
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Thessaloniki Presented At 17th EMITT In Turkey

Thessaloniki was presented as an attractive quality tourism destination for Turkish travelers at an event held for Istanbul-based travel agents, journalists and Greek correspondents, by the Thessaloniki Hotels Association, last week in Istanbul, Turkey.
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Greek-Turkish Tourism Event Considered To Be Held In March

A tourism event in Ankara that will include B2B meetings between Greek tourism professionals and Turkish enterprises is under consideration, according to a recent announcement made by the Embassy of Greece in Ankara, Turkey.

Greece Lags Behind Competitors During First Half Of The Year

Greek tourism was not at its best in the first half of the year compared to competing countries such as Turkey, Cyprus and Spain, the Greek press said last month. This was mainly due to negative publicity abroad during the two election periods.

Bookings To Greece Pick Up Pace After Elections

“The political stability that has resulted from the 17 June elections and the formation of the Government already has influenced recent reservations on a positive level,” Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni said while addressing a conference last month.

No-Visa Regime Pilot Program For Turks Kicks Off

The Hellenic Association of Travel and Tourist Agencies (HATTA) hailed the visa facilitation pilot program launched last month that allows Turkish nationals to visit five Greek Eastern Aegean islands without a relevant visa issued at Greek consulates. HATTA said the development...

George Nikitiadis

The 27th Philoxenia finds Greek tourism in an ascendant course. The significant increase in arrivals, as well as in revenue, shows that we are in a positive direction.