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Prespa Deal Opens New Chapter for Greece-Skopje Trade Ties

The ratification of the Prespa deal by the Hellenic Parliament opens a new page for Greece’s trade relations with Skopje, according to Union of Hellenic Chambers President Constantine Michalos.

NJV Athens Plaza First Hotel in Greece to Achieve ‘EarthCheck’ Certification

NJV Athens Plaza is the first Greek hotel to receive a sustainability certification by EarthCheck, a leading benchmarking and advisory group.

Greek MPs Back Tsipras with Confidence Vote, Pave Way for Macedonia Deal

A confidence vote on Wednesday, has given Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras the go-ahead to proceed with the ratification of a highly-debated name deal with FYROM.

Skopje Name Issue Still Needs Parliamentary Approval

Severna Macedonja (North Macedonia) is unofficially the name of the former Yugoslav republic, after the two countries signed an agreement on June 17.

Greek PM Agrees to Name for FYROM: Republic of North Macedonia

After 27 years of debate between Greece and FYROM on the Macedonia "name issue", Greek Prime Miniter Alexis Tsipras has reached an agreement with the country.

Costa Navarino Follows UN’s Sustainable Development Goals

Costa Navarino recently issued its second Sustainability Report for 2016, which is based on the UN's 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

‘International Day for MSMEs’ to Be Celebrated on June 27

The International Day for Micro-, Small- and Medium-Sized Enterprises (MSMEs) will be celebrated on June 27, as designated by the United Nations General Assembly.

2017 is the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development

In 2017 tourism representatives will have 12 months to celebrate and promote the contribution of the tourism sector to building a better world.
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Message by the UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-Moon

Message on Word Tourism Day – 27 September 2012 The Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development emphasized that well-designed and well-managed tourism can make a significant contribution to the economic, social and environmental dimensions of sustainable...

World Travel Market 2007 Breaks All Records

World Travel Market 2007 proved a great success and "broke all records," according to the organizer, who recently revealed un-audited figures. WTM is a four-day travel industry event held in London annually, which brings together worldwide buyers and sellers from every sector of...

Carbon Neutral Participants Star at UNWTO Conference

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has requested that all participants of the forthcoming International Conference on Climate Change and Tourism to register with carbon offsetting organizations. The conference is to be held next month at Davos, Switzerland.

Cavo Sidero Environmental Resort Opens in 2009

British investors presented plans last month for a vast, all-season resort on the island of Crete that is expected to cost 1.2 billion euros. Developers of the project described it as a world model of environmentally friendly development, and one of the biggest tourism...

Skal International Elects New President

Litsa Papathanassi from Rodos was elected as the new president of Skal International during the 67th Skal International World Congress held in Pattaya, Thailand last month. This is only the second time in the organization's 72-year-history, that a woman president was elected.

Designing Investment Policy For Greek Tourism

For Greece to become a more attractive tourism destination, investment must be oriented to improving quality of life by combining the uniqueness of the Greek lifestyle experience with the standards and values created by global community, says the Association of Greek Tourist...

Sustainable Tourism Forum To Be Held on Rodos

Next month, the second international tourism forum will take place on Rodos. This year's theme is Competitiveness Through Sustainability: Opportunities and Challenges for Mediterranean Destinations."

Greek Tourism Threatened by Oil Spill

International specialists last month met in Piraeus to unveil a plan to limit the damage from a devastating oil spill caused after Israeli raids on a Lebanon power plant. The specialists warned that some of the 15,000 to 30,000 tons of escaped fuel oil could affect the shores of...

Skal World Congress Set For Thailand in Mid-October

The 67th Skal International World Congress will take place October 15-20 in Pattaya, Thailand. This year's program has numerous highlights. For example, for the first time, the Congress' Tourism Forum will take the form of a Business-to-Business workshop with numerous keynote...

Beijing Tourism Fair Considered Success

Beijing's International Travel and Tourism Market welcomed 448 hand-picked hosted buyers from the top tour operators and travel agencies in China to do business and network with international tourism professionals.

International Tourism Up by 5.5%

In 2005 international tourism sustained the sharp upturn that began in 2004 in spite of the various tragic events it had to contend. According to preliminary results presented with by the United Nations specialized agency, the World Tourism Organization, the number of...

New Name for World Tourism Organization

After the transformation of the World Tourism Organization into a specialized agency of the United Nations, the tourism organization now refers to itself as UNWTO. It's newly-elected secretary general - till the end of 2009 - Francesco Frangialli, said because the acronym WTO was...
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