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Greeks Stayed Home For The Holidays

Many Greeks chose to stay home this past holiday season and avoided traditional Christmas and New Year domestic destinations as travel within the country declined some 25 percent, Yiorgos Telonis, president of the Hellenic Association of Travel and Tourist Agencies (HATTA) told...

Greece to Shine at Utazas 2009

Greece will be the country of honor at the 32nd International Tourism Exhibition Utazas in Hungary during 26 February - 1 March.

Aegean Airlines Signs Partnership with Brussels Airlines

Aegean Airlines recently signed a commercial cooperation agreement with Brussels Airlines that includes the operation of the route Brussels-Athens.

Athens Tourism Before and After the Games

The Athens Tourism and Economic Development Company, in the context of the creation of a ‘tourism observatory’ for the City of Athens, conducted a study entitled ‘Registered Athens Tourism Study—from pre-Olympic to the post-Olympic period: The influence of the Olympic Games and...

Austrian Tour Operators in Laconia

Some 25 Austrian tour operators and media members headed by Niko Papamike, representative of a Vienna-based tour operator, and Ioanna Rafalia, press and public relations officer of the Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) in Austria, visited Gythio recently, hosted by...

Virtuoso 2008 in Athens

The annual conference of travel organization "Virtuoso" was held at the Hotel Grand Bretagne in Athens from February 28 to March 3rd. Members of the elite travel industry, established tour operators, travel agents and providers met in Athens last month to discuss the latest...

Fourth Annual HAPCO Conference Focuses on New Athens Convention Bureau

The Hellenic Association of Professional Congress Organizers (HAPCO) recently held its fourth annual two-day conference on "The Environment, Synergy and Crisis Management in Conference Tourism" at the Megaron Athens International Conference Centre, where much emphasis was placed...

Thessaloniki Earns Popular Conference Destination Status

The annual publication of the International Congress and Convention Association recently found Thessaloniki amongst the top one hundred conference destination cities for the third year in a row.

Air Transat Adds 16th Wide-Body Jet to its Fleet

Air Transat, Canada's leading travel holiday airline, announced the addition of a new Airbus A310-300. For this summer, Air Transat will be serving 30 European cities including Barcelona, Malaga, Vienna and Athens. Together with its sister company, Transat Holidays, and its...

Greek Consumers Satisfied with Package Travel Services

Although the recent problem with Sun Mediterranean - a travel agency that left Greek travelers stranded in Vienna - was a future incident, a Eurobarometer poll found that a mere 4% of Greek consumers were dissatisfied with package travel services in their country. In Germany, 6%...

Tourism Key to EU Growth and Employment

Ministers and government representatives from the EU-25, the accession and candidate countries, EFTA/EEA and the Western Balkans met in Vienna last month for a European conference of tourism ministers.

Athens Hosts Europe’s Hotel Managers

Some 280 hotel managers from throughout Europe arrived in Athens recently to take part in the European Hotel Manager Association's 31st general assembly. During the assembly participants heard in-depth reports on Europe's hotel industry and its difficulties.

Tourism Arrivals down Slightly in 2003

Development Minister Akis Tsohatzopoulos said Greece has begun a "communication blitz" for Greek tourism promotion abroad in 2004, planning to expand beyond Europe after January. Meanwhile, employees of the Hellenic Tourism Organization are meeting to decide on possible...

Athens International Airport World’s Best

Athens International Airport is the new leader in the world in its category, according to the annual results of International Air Transport Association's independent survey "Global Airport Monitor" for 2002.
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