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AIMS Opens Headquarters In Athens

Culture and Tourism Minister Pavlos Yeroulanos (far right) looks on as the president of the Association of International Marathon and Distance Races’ (AIMS), Paco Borao, cuts the ribbon at the new headquarters of AIMS located in the building of the OAKA Olympic Outdoor Aquatics...

Greek Hoteliers Make Deals With Turkish Tour Operators

Thessaloniki Hotels Association President Aristotelis Thomopoulos with TURSAB (Association of Turkish Travel Agencies) General Secretary Günnur Özalp at a workshop held last month by the association at the Mediterranean Palace hotel in Thessaloniki.

Travelport Holds Workshop For Travel Agents On Crete

Travelport, a broad-based business services provider to the global travel industry, held a workshop last month for travel agencies in Rethymno, Crete, to brief travel agents on the company’s new tools and solutions.

Limited Participation At This Year’s Philoxenia

The Greek tourism sector may have been somewhat reluctant in participating in the 27th Philoxenia International Tourism Exhibition due to the country's financial crisis but according to Deputy Culture and Tourism Minister George Nikitiadis, 2011 could be easily labeled as...

Wine Museum Costa Lazaridi Opens

The renovated Wine Museum Costa Lazaridi at the Oenotria Land complex in Kapandriti, Attica, was inaugurated on 9 October and is now open to the public daily 10am-5pm and Saturdays and Sundays 11am-3pm.

“All Inclusive Escape Kalavrita” Available Now!

The Kalavrita Ski Center and My Publics (tourism marketing and public relations company) last month held a fam trip for Greek travel journalists and travel agents and presented its new, unique, travel package aimed to attract visitors during the autumn months.

Athens Hosts 8th Greek-Turkish Forum on Tourism

President of the Hellenic Association of Travel and Tourist Agencies (HATTA) Giorgos Telonis, Deputy Culture and Tourism Minister George Nikitiadis, Culture and Tourism Minister Pavlos Geroulanos and his Turkish counterpart, Ertugrul Gunay during the 8th Greek-Turkish Forum on...

Pavlos Yeroulanos Elected Chairman Of UNWTO Commission For Europe

Culture and Tourism Minister Pavlos Yeroulanos was elected Chairman of the UNWTO Commission for Europe for the next two years, last month during the 19th Session of the General Assembly of UNWTO in Korea.

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.