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Turkish Airlines Holds Travel Agencies Night

In late December 2011 Turkish Airlines hosted an “Agencies Night” dinner in honor of its partner Greek travel agencies.

Goldair Handling Gives Holiday Reception

Goldair Handling’s Kallinikos Kallinikos, executive vice president; Rita Zambeli, public relations; and Dimitris Papamihail, CEO, at the company’s holiday reception held for the Greek media last December. Journalists were informed on the company’s results of operations for 2011.

Sofitel Athens Airport Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary

Sofitel Athens Airport made the commitment to continue to provide high quality services and “continue the Magnifique trip for the next 10 years” at its 10-year anniversary celebration held last December.

Halkidiki Hotel Association Holds Xmas Charity Event

Grigoris Tassios, president of the Halkidiki Hotel Association (right-standing), welcoming hoteliers, tour operators, political figures and local government representatives and friends who attended the association’s Christmas charity cocktail event.

Hilton Athens Holds Annual Xmas Brunch

Tina Toribaba, communications manager of Hilton Athens (center) with Greek journalists Sia Kosioni and Elena Papadimitriou at the Hilton Athens’ Christmas brunch in the Byzantine restaurant.

Cyprus Presents Tourism Goals At Xmas Event

Director of the Cyprus Tourism Organization'σ Greek branch Yiorgos Ioannidis with Cypriot entrepreneur Andreas Erotokritou and Cyprus Ambassador to Greece Iosif Iosif, at the organization's Christmas event held last December in central Athens.

Detto Travel’s Fam Trip To Russia

Detto Travel organized a fam trip for travel agents 24-27 November 2011, in cooperation with Aegean Airlines, to Moscow, Russia.

Anatolia Hotel Holds Philoxenia Cocktail Party

Anatolia Hotel General Manager Mihalis Chrysochoidis (center) with Vasilis Georgiou and Mohintra Sounita of Transair travel agency at a cocktail party held at Anatolia’s Aqua Bar Restaurant in Thessaloniki on the sidelines of the 27th International Tourism Exhibition Philoxenia...

Conference Experts At HAPCO’s Gala Dinner

Christos Panagiotopoulos and Despina Amarantidou, members of the Hellenic Association of Professional Congress Organizers Board of Directors; Dinos Astras, president of HAPCO; Petros Alivizatos, deputy culture and tourism minister; Doina Patrubani, consulting human capital...

Women Talk Business In Athens

“This conference launches a three-year strategy to build the capacity and presence of women in business leadership through actions to promote active ‘sponsorship’ of gender diversity at the top of organizations,” President of the British Hellenic Chamber of Commerce (BHCC)...

Hotel Chamber Blasts New Property Tax At First General Assembly

“We were considered a heavy industry until the State decided to proceed with the collection of property tax through electricity,” President of the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels Yiorgos Tsakiris said during the chamber’s first ever general meeting hosted at the Metropolitan Expo...

Old Friends Meet Up At SETE’s 10th Conference

“Long time no see my friend!” Nikos Skoulas, former tourism minister (right), said to Kostas Katsigiannis, former general director of the Greek National Tourism Organization and current member of the Athens Marathon organizing committee (left).

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...