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Schengen Visa Regime Topic Of Debate In Athens

“The commission is looking into the issue of long waiting lines to obtain a visa, but also member states do not put their money where their mouths are as they should include more staff in consulates,” argued Diederik Paalman, deputy head of the visa policy unit of the European...

GNTO Celebrates 60th Birthday

“The Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) is a historical organization that today the country needs more than ever,” Culture and Tourism Minister Pavlos Yeroulanos said during the organization’s 60-year anniversary event held in late March at the Acropolis Museum.

UNWTO To Advance Common Agenda On Visa

UNWTO Secretary-General, Taleb Rifai, last month called on the tourism sector to unite around the issue of travel facilitation as a means to stimulate demand and, as a result, create jobs.

ITB Berlin 2012 Branded A Success

Over 2,200 more trade visitors than last year and an outstanding climate for business was among the positive conclusions made at this year’s ITB.

Pavlos Yeroulanos Elected Chairman Of UNWTO Commission For Europe

Culture and Tourism Minister Pavlos Yeroulanos was elected Chairman of the UNWTO Commission for Europe for the next two years, last month during the 19th Session of the General Assembly of UNWTO in Korea.

UNWTO Optimistic On Greek Tourism

“Greece has returned. Greece is making a dynamic comeback and we can confirm this," UNWTO Secretary General Taleb Rifai said while citing official data during the first International Congress on Ethics and Tourism that took place in Madrid, Spain, 15-16 September.

SETE’s Facts And Figures On Greek Tourism

“Our statistical data on Greek tourism clearly shows that the country’s tourism is entering a new state of recession of unknown duration,” General Manager of the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE) George Drakopoulos said.

Greek Tourism’s New Identity Outlined At WTM

“Working in international travel and tourism at the moment is certainly no holiday for many of us,” World Travel Market’s Chairman Fiona Jeffery said during her opening speech at the tourism fair at ExCel in London, UK, held this year 8-11 November.

WTM 2012 Ready To Open

World Travel Market (WTM), the leading global event for the travel industry, on 5-8 November 2012 will open its doors to the international travel trade sector on the fairgrounds of ExCeL–London.

Joint Report: High Prices Hit Greece’s Competitiveness

Greece dropped five places in the fourth Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report 2011 as it ranked 29th among 139 countries. The report was released by the World Economic Forum at the Global Tourism Forum 2011 held in Andorra last month.
GNTO's stand at ITB Berlin 2011.
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Greece Shows Determination At ITB 2011

Business deals worth over six billion euros were made at this year’s ITB among 11,163 exhibiting companies and organizations from 188 countries (2010: 11,127 companies from 187 countries) that presented tourism products and the latest travel trends. The travel trade show counted...

Debate On Greece’s Gain From North Africa’s Tourism

The political turmoil in Egypt and Tunisia may give Greece a 10 percent increase in tourist arrivals this year, the president of the Hellenic Federation of Hotelier’s, Andreas Andreadis, told Bloomberg last month.

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....

Greece Approaches India’s Market

“The Indian market right now is untouched but it’s a tourism source for our country that has significant potential,” according to Maya Tsokli, Member of the Greek Parliament, in charge of PASOK's parliament group on tourism.

UNWTO Launches Online Campaign For Tourists

The UNWTO has launched the "One Billion Tourists: One Billion Opportunities" online campaign and is asking the public to vote for the travel tip they believe would have the greatest benefit for the people and places they visit, from using public transport to buying locally, and...

UPDATE: Ministers’ Summit Focuses On Lifting Travel Barriers At WTM 2012

The coordination between tourism and other governmental portfolios – home affairs, finance, transport or infrastructure – was unanimously pointed out as key to addressing current obstacles to stronger tourism growth during the 6th UNWTO/World Travel Market (WTM) Ministers’ Summit...

World Tourism Day September 27

The official celebration of the twenty-second World Tourism Day will take place in the Islamic Republic of Iran on Thursday, 27 September 2001 with the theme "Tourism A Tool for Peace and Dialogue among Civilizations".
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Meliá Chairman Wins UNWTO Award

After more than 57 years devoted to international hospitality, the lifetime work of Gabriel Escarrer Juliá, chairman and founder of Meliá Hotels International, was recently acknowledged with the UNWTO Ulysses Award for Lifetime Achievement.
UNWTO’s symbolic one-billionth tourist, Mrs Dale Sheppard-Floyd. Source: UNWTO facebook page.
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International Tourism Hits One Billion

“Today, we welcome the symbolic arrival of the one-billionth tourist,” UNWTO Secretary-General, Taleb Rifai, said today, Thursday, 13 December 2012. One billion tourists have traveled the world in 2012, marking a new record for international tourism.
Athens International Airport's 169th millionth passenger since 2001 (center).
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Athens Airport Welcomes 169th Millionth Passenger

Athens International Airport “Eleftherios Venizelos” yesterday, 13 December, hosted a special welcome party for its 169th millionth passenger since the opening of the airport 11 years ago in 2001.