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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.

Minister Briefs SETE On Government’s Tourism Strategy

“Our first priority is to attract more investment to Greece through tourism in order to attract more visitors… These are the two main pillars we are working on,” Culture and Tourism Minister Pavlos Yeroulanos said to the press last month after he presented the government's...

Record Foreign Arrivals Expected In Greece This Year

Foreign arrivals to Greece this year are expected to reach, if not surpass, some 16.5 million, the president of the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE), Andreas Andreadis, informed Prime Minister George Papandreou during a meeting held in late August. So far,...

Minister Brings Good News From Key Markets

Culture and Tourism Minister Pavlos Geroulanos last month expressed optimism in regards to the number of arrivals from Greece’s new target markets: Russia, Ukraine, Israel and Turkey.

Minister Requests E.U. Help On Visa Issue

The Schengen treaty constrains Greek tourism and particularly Greece’s “soon to be” biggest markets such as Russia, China, India and Turkey, Culture and Tourism Minister Pavlos Geroulanos told the group of Socialist European Parliament deputies in Athens in late March.

Domestic Tourism May Tumble This Year

The number of Greeks going on holiday at home this year may see a 20 percent drop compared to the year before that will affect tourism revenue at a rate of three to four percent, according to recent statements made to the press by the Hellenic Federation of Hoteliers last month....