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IFITT Greece Presented To Greek Professionals

“Technology is the only opportunity to develop tourism in Greece and overcome the economic crisis,” was one of the many conclusions drawn during the official presentation of the Greek chapter of the International Federation for IT in Travel and Tourism (IFITT) held recently at...

Greek Tourism Professionals Sail In Corporate Match Race

The Greek tourism sector was represented by the sailing team of My Publics (tourism marketing and public relations) in the second Corporate Match Race held 10-11 September at the Yacht Club of Greece.

Chalkidiki Hoteliers Approach Gay Travel Market

The Halkidiki Hotel Association recently organized a four-day fam trip to Chalkidiki and Thessaloniki for gay German journalists in an attempt to approach the gay travel market.

Olympic Air and KLM Sign Code Share Agreement

Olympic Air and KLM signed a code share agreement last month that entitled the airlines to market flights between Amsterdam and Athens for connecting traffic under each other’s flight numbers.

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.

The Analysis Of Tourism’s Course 2001-2011 Presented

The book “Analysis of tourism’s course 2001-2011” by Alex Hatzidakis, Head of the Greek National Tourism Organization’s tourism design and investment facility, was recently presented at the organization’s head offices in Athens.

Cyclades Promoted In Scandinavian Market

The Cyclades Development Company has launched a promotion campaign of the Cyclades islands in Norway and other Scandinavian countries, to increase arrivals in 2012, in collaboration with the Hellenic Travel and Trade Center that operates in Oslo, Norway.

Condé Nast Traveller’s Readers’ Travel Awards 2010

Readers of the Greek version of the Condé Nast Traveller magazine were called to vote for their favorite hotels, tour operators, airlines and spas for 2010 as part of the Readers' Travel Awards: an internationally-recognized mark of excellence within the travel industry.

Special Olympics 2011 Benefits To Greece Discussed

“The Special Olympics World Summer Games Athens 2011 delivered multiple benefits to Greece that included some 300,000 overnight stays, thousands of sea and air travel arrivals and increased tourism traffic,” president of the Special Olympics Organizing Committee Athens 2011,...

Special Olympics Athens 2011 Holds Opening Press Conference

Hilton Athens Hotel hosted the Special Olympics World Summer Games Athens 2011 opening ceremony press conference on 25 June prior to the opening ceremony at Athens’ historic Kallimarmaron Panthinaikon Olympic Stadium.

Hellenic Chamber Of Hotels Presents “Greek Breakfast” Project

Hellenic Chamber of Hotels President Yiorgos Tsakiris and Greek National Tourism Organization Secretary General Yiorgos Koletsos at the chamber’s presentation of the “Greek Breakfast” project last month.

ACB Holds Event To Promote Conference Tourism

“The effort to promote Athens in the conference market will only succeed with the full cooperation between the public and private sector with no exceptions,” Rob Davidson from the University of London and Greenwich told the audience at the Athens Convention Bureau’s second “ACB...

Greek Breakfast To Benefit Hotels

Hoteliers who will introduce Greek breakfast through their hotel units would gain significant economic benefits, according to a study conducted by Agropole, a food and agribusiness consulting company, on behalf of the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels.

Alexandra Beach Hotel Opens For 2011 Season

The Alexandra Beach Hotel & Bungalows located at Tsilivi beach on Zakynthos had its traditional blessing recently and opened its doors for the 2011 tourism season.

Versus Travel’s 15th Birthday Bash

Greek celebrities were on the guest list of Versus Travel’s 15th birthday bash held last month at the peristyle of Zappeion Hall.

Greek Gastronomy Promoted At Sani Resort

“The new Greek cuisine exists and is evolving fast and we are proud of it,” the Sani Resort said after it hosted the sixth Sani Gourmet Festival during the week of 13-18 May 2011.