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Philoxenia 2010: Hotel Chamber Press Conference

The Hellenic Chamber of Hotels gave a press conference in Thessaloniki during Philoxenia and presented data on tourism in 2010 and estimations for 2011. During the press conference, the Institute of Tourism Research and Forecasting (ITEP) presented its latest study ...

World Tourism Day Finds Greek Tourism Troubled

As the tourism sector around the world came together to celebrate 2010 as the international year of biodiversity for the 31st World Tourism Day (27 September), the Hellenic Association of Travel and Tourist Agencies (HATTA) called on all of Greece’s forces to work together for a...

“Turn To The Argosaronic” In Athens Center

“Our destinations are a cure for the stress and intensity of everyday life because of their close distance to Athens and Piraeus,” Piraeus Prefect Yiannis Michas said recently.

The Role of Women In Tourism

“Based on statistics presented by Eurostat, women make up 56 percent of those employed in the hotel and restaurant sector among the European Union member states... Greece ranks low with only 44 percent,” Athens Economic and Tourism Development Company (ATEDCo) President Katerina...

London Experiences Greek Sun & Sea

The British are invited to visit Greece and become acquainted with the country’s natural beauties, historical monuments, entertainment and modern infrastructure in a secure environment for visitors, Deputy Culture and Tourism Minister Yiorgos Nikitiadis said at the opening of the...

SkyTeam Celebrates 10 Years Of Valuable Growth

Members of global airline alliance SkyTeam last month welcomed travel agents and tourism professionals at the Athens Hilton Galaxy rooftop bar for the alliance’s 10th anniversary party.

Panathenaic Stadium Finally Opens

“Our goal is to bring in as many guests as we can so we can contribute to Greece’s tourism,” the president of the Hellenic Olympic Committee, Spyros Kapralos, told tourism professionals last month.

Culture and Tourism Conference Held In Parliament

Culture needs the physical support of tourism to grow and to offer, while tourism needs culture to make a distinction and gain recognition within an overcrowded market, travel journalist and PASOK Member of Parliament Magia Tsokli said in parliament last month.

Cyclades Come To Athens

The Cyclades Prefecture held a five-day exhibition last month at the Syntagma Square metro station in Athens and gave commuters a mini-vacation prior to the start of the summer tourism season.

PM Announces Tourism Support Measures

The lifting of cabotage restrictions should take place immediately following a dialogue with all agencies involved until the end of May, Prime Minister Yiorgos Papandreou announced during the recent 18th general assembly of the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE).

Deputy Minister Calls E.U. Support On Greek Tourism

Greece is experiencing the most painful effects of the economic crisis but tourism could offer a way out, Deputy Culture and Tourism Minister Angela Gerekou stressed last month at the Informal Meeting of Tourism Ministers in Madrid, Spain.

Tourism Minister At NYT Travel Show

Greece is up against a great crisis but is not hiding, Culture and Tourism Minister Pavlos Geroulanos assured during his visit to the 2010 New York Times Travel Show that took place at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York on February 26-28.

HATTA Calls For Year-Round Tourism

The global economic crisis is not the only side to blame for the current situation of Greek tourism, Hellenic Association of Travel and Tourist Agencies (HATTA) President Argyro Fili said during the association’s general assembly last month.

Athens’ Benches Online Competition Launched

The City of Athens and non-governmental network The World of Athens recently launched an international online competition, whose theme is Athens’ benches. The competition’s aim is to improve the quality of life in the Greek capital.

ACB: Athens Is Ideal For Business And Pleasure

“The Athens Convention Bureau’s aim is to highlight Greece’s image in the convention market and soon see the country among the top ten conference markets worldwide,” said the bureau’s director George Angelis during a workshop held last month during the 6th IMIC in Athens.

Monaco Introduced To Greek Market

Although the Greek market represents only one percent of the total number of international guests that reside an average of three nights in Monaco hotels, it is believed that many more Greek travelers would catch the opportunity to come to Monaco in the near future, according to...