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Alternative Forms of Tourism in Larissa

Tourism Minister Aris Spiliotopoulos recently visited Larissa and refered to the significant growth prospects of the prefecture.

Renovated Hotels Survive Crisis

The majority of hotels that modernized their operations and infrastructure and enhanced their overall presence in the domestic and international market held a strong position during the global economic crisis when compared with 2008, according to a research study carried out by...

Mamma Mia! Shields Skopelos From Crisis

Mayor of Skopelos Christos Vasiloudis recently expressed his optimism for 2009 as he expects a 10-15 percent rise in arrivals.

Seaplanes Get Green Light in Magnesia

The Ministry of Mercantile Marine, The Aegean and Island Policy recently granted permission for the operation of waterways for seaplane flights in Magnesia.

HATTA Elects A New Board of Directors

The Hellenic Association of Travel and Tourist Agencies (HATTA) recently held its annual general assembly and voted for its new board of directors. The general assembly was attended by a plethora of members from the travel sector, tourism industry dignitaries, travel...

New Seaplanes Connect Volos to Athens & Sporades

New seaplane carrier Argo Airways (a member of Kanapitsa Group) is expected to commence twice daily flights from the port of Volos to Athen's Flisvos Marina this month and extend its routes to Skiathos, Skopelos, Alonissos and Thessaloniki later in the summer.

Sports Tourism On the Table

The postgraduate program in business management of the Athens University of Economics and Business recently held the first Panhellenic Conference and International Symposium on Sports Tourism.

Opening the Door to High-Priced Tourism Investments

The Hellenic Investment Center succeeded in freeing nine investment proposals, valued at 872.5 million euros, from bureaucratic deadlock. Four of these investment project proposals are for tourism enterprises.

Domotel Celebrates Opening of Xenia Volou

Last month, Domotel celebrated the opening of its newest acquisition, the five-star Xenia Volou on the coast of Volos. This is the only hotel in the city that can host large conferences thanks to its facilities and modern technology, services, rooms and suites that meet the...

Golfing Development Planned in Volos

A 100-million euro investment in a resort complex with golf courses is a step closer to being realized following the signing of a preliminary agreement between the Golfing Developments company and the Orthodox Church in Volos, which owns a part of the property planned for the...

Athens Wins Bid to Host City Break 2007

Athens will host next year's City Break exhibition, and European Cities Tourism's (ECT) annual conference, which is also the sponsor of the exhibition.

Greek Golf Investment Back in the Limelight

Golf investment in Greece is showing signs of exceptional vigor and numerous projects are proceeding from the drawing board to the fairway.The success of two new courses, one at Porto Carras in Chalkidiki and a second course on Crete, seems to have spurred the strong interest of...

Greek Islands for Sale

Recent press reports say that more than 60 private Greek islands are up for sale and have peaked the interest of domestic and foreign investors, and international tourism groups.

Major Tourism Projects Approved

The Hellenic Center for Investment announced last month that it is rapidly proceeding with the implementation of three large tourism projects worth 600 million euros in foreign funds - one on Crete, one in Volos and one on the island of Arkoudi in the Ionian Sea. The projects had...

Billions Available for Greek Port Development Projects

Government last month announced a 3-billion-euro makeover project for Greek ports. The Merchant Marine Ministry said Greece has secured a loan worth 3 billion euros from the European Investment Bank, but reminds that specialists say that the regeneration project actually demands...

Hellas Flying Dolphins Awaits Catamarans

Hellas Flying Dolphins says it will start off the new year with two new catamarans to be named Flyingcat 5 and Flyingcat 6. The new vessels are scheduled to ply the North Sporades linking the islands of Skiathos, Skopelos and Alonissos with the ports at Volos and Aghios Konstantinos.

Piraeus And Thessaloniki Get Lion’s Share Of Port Infrastructure Funds

Greece's major seaports are scheduled to undergo a series of large construction projects designed to upgrade their infrastructure and increase their cargo handling capacity.

Seaplanes To Make A Comeback

The Infrastructures, Transports and Networks Ministry announced last month its intention to establish waterways in Greece and attract seaplane companies to strengthen the transport of Greece’s border areas.

Thessaloniki Included On Ryanair’s Route Map

Irish low cost carrier Ryanair will connect Thessaloniki with four European destinations within the framework of its cooperation with the Thessaloniki Tourism Organization, Ryanair’s Sales and Marketing Executive Director Ida Buonanno said recently in Thessaloniki.
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...