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Travelers Emphasize Authentic Experiences

According to the Washington-based Travel Industry Association of America, the international travel and tourism industry experienced strong growth in 2006, and additional expansion of 4.6% per year is expected over the next 10 years. Thanks to a stable economy, steady wage...

Acoustic Guides on Chios

Erytha Hotel & Resort on the island of Chios recently announced an innovation in its facilities as it is the first hotel in Greece to offer its guests the option of an acoustic tour of the island's key sites. When the resort opens this month guests may obtain the...

Corfu Takes Action for Promotion in Japan

A recent independent survey conducted in Japan showed Corfu as the second most popular destination for Japanese tourists in 2007 amongst UNESCO world heritage site destinations. Japanese tourists are renowned for picking destinations from UNESCO's list of world heritage sites, of...

World Heritage Sites Acquire Online Promotion

Expedia, the world's largest online travel agency, last month announced a partnership with the United Nations Foundation to promote travel to World Heritage sites. The move is part of Expedia's strategy to raise its international profile, provide more customized services and...

Loutraki Casino Sponsors Restoration of Ancient Temple

The Club Hotel Casino Loutraki will grant 500,000 euro over the next four years for restoration of the ancient temple of Zeus in Nemea, the Peloponissos. Last month, a sponsorship agreement was signed by representatives of the hotel and Berkeley University in the U.S., which will...

China’s Shaanxi Province Encourages Greek Tourists

Last month, delegates from China's Shaanxi province stopped in Athens to promote their province to Greek travel agents and tourists. Dong Xianmin, director of Shaanxi Provincial Tourism Administration, encouraged Greeks to visit Shaanxi to tour the sites and relax, or to explore...

New Travel Domain Announces Priority Deadline

The ".travel" Registry, owned by Tralliance Corporation, New York, in cooperation with the World Tourism Organization, has affirmed a priority right to the nations of the world to register their respective country, cities, and place names in the .travel Registry.

Qatar Airways Takes Us Back to the Golden Days

Since its launch of direct flights from Athens, on 15 June 2005, Qatar Airways, one of the fastest growing airlines in the world, continues it strong promotion campaign, all of which reminds of the golden days when airlines were the stars of the travel sector.

Rodos World Heritage Center

The 7th International Symposium of the Organization of World Heritage Cities, which takes place as we go to press, opened on the island of Rodos on September 23 and continues on till the 26th at the Marika Capsis 2000 Confrerence Center within the Sofitel Capsis Hotel complex.

World Heritage Cities Holds Symposium on Rodos

The Organization of World Heritage Cities' 7th international symposium will take place in the medieval city on the island of Rodos between Sept. 23 and 26. The symposium is under the auspices of the Greek Ministry of Culture and the Cultural Olympics and is in coorporation with...

Measures Announced To Revive Athens Center

Prime Minister George Papandreou chaired a Cabinet meeting last month after a week of street violence occurred in an Athens city district and announced a series of measures aimed to revamp the Greek capital’s historic center.

Amorgos Shines at Yperia 2011

Nearly 60 participants from different countries attended the ninth international conference of culture and tourism Yperia 2011 on Amorgos recently and took part in a four-day program filled with excursions, presentations, film projections and discussions.

Free Entrance This Evening At Acropolis Museum

On the occasion of International Day for Monuments and Sites on Thursday, 18 April, the Acropolis Museum in Athens has announced that entrance to the museum will be free for the public 5-8pm.

Tours In Preveza-Arta Announced For Thursday, 18 April

The Ephorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities of Preveza-Arta has announced two tours for tomorrow, Thursday, 18 April, at selected archaeological sites of Preveza and Arta on the occasion of International Day for Monuments and Sites.

Europa Nostra To Hold 2013 European Heritage Congress In Athens

Members of Europa Nostra and other representatives of the ever-growing cultural heritage movement from all over Europe will meet next month in Athens, Greece, for Europa Nostra’s European Heritage Congress for 2013.

Petrified Forest of Lesvos: The 8th Wonder of the World?

One of the most astonishing creations of nature, the Petrified Forest on the Greek island of Lesvos, is among the candidates for the “8th Wonder of the World” online contest.

Spinalonga Among Greece’s Nomination Proposals For UNESCO’s World Heritage List

Spinalonga, the Venetians walls and the Minoan Palaces of Crete are the three nomination proposals that Greece has submitted to UNESCO to be considered for inclusion to the World Heritage List.

UNESCO’s World Heritage List Includes 17 Greek Monuments

UNESCO's latest update of the World Heritage List refers to 981 properties... 17 of those properties are Greek.

UNWTO, UNESCO Join Hands In Sustainable Tourism Promotion

UNWTO and the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) have forged a new cooperation agreement consolidating efforts on sustainable tourism and the protection of natural and cultural heritage.

Greece’s Ancient Messene To Be Nominated To UNESCO World Heritage List

Ancient Messene has been included on Greece's tentative list of sites and monuments for potential nomination for UNESCO World Heritage Status.