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HATTA Celebrates World Tourism Day

This year HATTA celebrated World Tourism Day by honoring the most important cultural event of the year for Greece: the opening of the new Acropolis Museum. On 28 September HATTA organized a special tour of the new museum for Greek and foreign tourism industry representatives....

Amadeus Announces New Initiatives

The new distribution platform "Content Inn by Amadeus" has come to Greece to fill the gap in customer demand for quick and easy access to hotel suppliers and other travel services, said Juan Antonio Carrasco, director of markets in Central, Eastern and Southern European (CESE),...

Skyteam Celebrates Ninth Year At Astir Beach

SkyTeam, the global airline alliance that partners 10 members and three associate carriers, celebrated its ninth year with a beach party at Astir Beach in Vouliagmeni.

Qatar Airways Gives A Taste Of South African Culture

Qatar Airways was the main sponsor of the South African gastronomy festival that took place last month in Athens-based Metropolitan hotel.

Grevena Enters Guinness Book Of Records

The Guinness Book of Records last month officially entered two fossil mastodon tusks found in Milia, Grevena at 5.02 metres in length and dating back three million years as the largest ever found.

Athens Classic Marathon Expo 2009

The third Athens Classic Marathon Expo, which focuses on running, lifestyle, sports and tourism, health and fitness, is the perfect opportunity to promote Greece as a sports tourism destination, said the Hellenic Athletics Federation (SEGAS) that is organizing the event.

Workshop Enlightens Hoteliers

An electronic register of all Greek tourism businesses will be prepared and presented by the end of the year, Tourism Minister Kostas Markopoulos said at a marketing workshop held recently in Chania, Crete, by the Hellenic Hotels Federation.

Minoan’s Class of 2009 Graduates

The first formal graduation ceremony of Minoan International College (MIC) took place recently at the Moevenpick Resort & Thalasso hotel in Gazi Amoudara, Crete.

Greece Focuses On U.S. Visa Waiver Program

Greece's long-awaited inclusion in the U.S. visa waiver program is expected to take place by the end of the year, according to negotiations at the recent summit of the 56-nation Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe that took place on Kerkyra.

Greek-Turkish Tourism Cooperation

While on an official visit to Ankara last month, Tourism Minister Kostas Markopoulos informed his Turkish counterpart, Ertugrul Gunay, of the ministry's decision to organize the "8th Greek-Turkish Tourism Forum" in October in Greece, with the participation of Greek and Turkish...

Greece Takes French Lesson On Tourism

An initiative taken for the first time in Greece by an embassy that represents one of the most developed tourism countries in the world deserves many congratulations, said Nikos Angelopoulos, president of the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises, in reference to a recent...

Chalkidiki Hoteliers Attend Workshop

The profile of today's visitor and ways of approaching the Greek tourist were analyzed last month in Chalkidiki at a workshop organized by the Hellenic Hotels Federation and the Halkidiki Hotel Association.

ANEK Hosts Recycling Event

ANEK Lines recently held the "Recycling... at top speed" event at the Piraeus Port and attracted hundreds of people of all ages who recycled plastic, glass, metal and other packaging.

HATTA Eyes Azerbaijani Tourism Market

Azerbaijan's tourism market offers opportunities for tourism and business partnerships, according to members of the Hellenic Association of Travel and Tourist Agencies (HATTA) who attended a familiarization tour in Azerbaijan on 22-28 June.

Greek Week In Birmingham Center

Chamberlain Square in Birmingham, U.K., was transformed last month into an urban oasis as a "Greek beach" was set up that provided residents and visitors the opportunity to sample the Greek experience.

New Acropolis Museum Opens

The Greek claim for the return of the 2,500-year-old Parthenon marbles from the British Museum in London typified the official opening of the New Acropolis Museum on 20 June.