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HATTA: Turkish Travel Agencies Are Operating Illegally In Greece

Turkish travel agencies are operating illegally in Greece, travel agents from all over Greece were informed by the Hellenic Association of Travel & Tourist Agencies (HATTA) at a briefing held during the 29th Philoxenia exhibition in Thessaloniki.
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TUI To Bring More Tourists To Greece Next Year

TUI tour operators will bring an additional 300,000 tourists to Greece next year, thus exceeding two million visitors, the CEO of TUI Travel PLC, Peter Long, was reported to have said during his recent visit to the country.
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Greek Museums And Sites On New Time Schedule After Easter

The operating hours of Greek museums and archaeological sites that have heavy tourist traffic will soon be adjusted to the convenience of tourists and cruise ship passengers.
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HATTA Optimistic On 2013 Greek Tourism Season

“The time has come for the recovery of Greek tourism,” the president of the Hellenic Association of Travel & Tourist Agencies (HATTA), Yiorgos Telonis, said while opening the association’s annual general assembly on Wednesday, 27 March, in Athens.
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Tourism Professionals Applaud Shipping Ministry’s Revised Omnibus Bill

A revised multi-bill recently released by the Greek Shipping Ministry was applauded by Greek tourism professionals today, Thursday, 24 January, as it contains provisions in favor of the Greek coastal shipping sector and therefore is expected to boost the Greek economy and the...
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Greek Tourism Sector Applauds Eurogroup Agreement

Greek tourism professionals today, 27 November, applauded the agreement Eurozone finance ministers reached with the International Monetary Fund on how to make Greece’s debt sustainable.
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Giorgos Telonis, President Hellenic Association of Travel and Tourist Agencies (ΗΑΤΤΑ)

Philoxenia 2012 greeting. Greek tourism has once again shown high resilience in a highly negative environment. Eventually, 2012 shows that we will reach 16 million international arrivals, despite the severe downturn that appeared from the beginning of the year and of course...

Heraklion Port In The Spotlight At Cruise Conference

The Heraklion Port was the center of attention during the 1st Corfu Cruise Conference “The Cruise Industry and Local Communities” that took place last weekend, 28-29 September, on Corfu.

2012 Greek Tourism Sees Arrivals Pick Up, Revenue Down

“This year started poorly for all hotels and destinations in Greece, but after the elections of 17 June we had an obvious improvement in the rate of incoming bookings,” the president of the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels, Yiorgos Tsakiris, told GTP last month.

PM Skips Tourism At 77th TIF, Professionals Not Worried

The word “tourism” was not on Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras’ agenda at this year's Thessaloniki International Fair (TIF) held at the Thessaloniki International Exhibition Center, 8-16 September.

HATTA On Museum And Archaeological Site Setbacks

“As always, HATTA will assist in the effort to improve the (country’s) tourism product and for the qualitative improvement of tourism services, especially in the sensitive field of culture,” the president of the Hellenic Association of Travel and Tourist Agencies (HATTA), Yiorgos...

Travel Agents Have Low Expectations For 2012 Tourism Season

“Greek tourism plunges deeper into the crisis,” the president of the Hellenic Association of Travel and Tourist Agencies (HATTA), Yiorgos Telonis, said while opening the association’s annual general assembly in late March.

Tourism Professionals Chill Out At HATTA’s Cocktail Party

The Hellenic Association of Travel and Tourist Agencies (HATTA) in late February held its annual cocktail party at the T-Palace bar in Athens for travel professionals and key tourism figures.

Travel Agencies To Increase Competitive Advantage Via EOS CODE

“Tour operators and travel agencies need to modernize their way of operation and provide high quality services and specialized products in a responsible and professional manner,” Yiorgos Telonis, president of Hellenic Association of Travel and Tourist Agencies (HATTA) said in...

HATTA Participates In School Tourism Initiative

“The international and Greek student community is a huge ‘reservoir’ from which Greek regions could draw visitors from throughout the academic year,” Yiorgos Telonis, president of Hellenic Association of Travel and Tourist Agencies (HATTA), said during the announcement of the new...

Domestic Tourism Down During Holidays

Domestic tourism showed disappointing figures during the last holiday season as Greeks considered travel an “unaffordable luxury” and preferred to stay and celebrate the Christmas and New Year holidays at home, press reports said recently.

Opinions Vary On 2012 Greek Tourism Growth

“Tourism went well this year,” Culture and Tourism Minister Pavlos Yeroulanos said during an interview to the Greek press in late December.

Tourism Professionals Optimistic On Summer Bookings

“In regards to Easter holiday overnights, early bookings and the latest data from Greek airport arrivals for the first four months of the year, tourism traffic is showing positive signs with an upward trend at least in terms of arrivals,” President of the Hellenic Federation of...

Greece Makes Slight Attempt To Attract Gay Market

“Athens Rainbow Week could be a magnet for gay tourists abroad with the appropriate exposure and promotion of the event, from both international media and travel agencies/tour operators but we can not say that such a promotional targeted effort has been made,” according to the...

HATTA Board of Directors

Within the framework of the Hellenic Association of Travel and Tourist Agencies’ (HATTA) annual general assembly, the association announced its new Board of Directors.
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