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Greek Spa Industry Lacks Trained Professionals

Greece cannot be considered a luxury spa destination as Greek spas currently have no specific identification and hotels that promote themselves as spa resorts do not maintain proper standards, according to the “2nd Wellness Fit & Spa Meeting Day” held last month in Athens.

AIA Awards Airlines

Athens International Airport (AIA) awarded airlines that recorded the highest passenger development in 2009, a very challenging year for the global industry, during the 10th Airline Marketing Workshop held last month.

Greece At Harrods

At the start of the new decade Greece literally starred in Harrods in London, United Kingdom, at a time when some 3.5 million shoppers visited the department store during the holidays and the discount season.

Athens Mayors Hold First Meeting In Greek Capital

The first meeting of the mayors of Athens, marks the beginning of one of the most appealing efforts of the organization World of Athens, said the organization's President Tatiana Karapanagioti at a special event held within the context of the 1st Athens Mayors Meeting at Athens...

U.S. And Canadian Travel Agents Invited To Greece

With an aim to increase Greek tourism, Royal Olympic Athens hotel and the Hellenic American Chamber of Tourism announced that they would host two familiarization trips (of nine days each) for key U.S. and Canadian travel agents on 15-27 April.

Minister Calls To Update Tourism Model

Greece has a "tough" currency and increased labor costs while images recently released have been devastating for the country's tourism: fires, terrorism attacks, prison escapes and battle scenes on the streets of Athens, stressed Culture and Tourism Minister Pavlos Geroulanos at...

Olympic Air Officially Takes Off

Marfin Investment Group will continue to place public interest above short-term business interests for as long as Greece is tested by the crisis, said the company's President Andreas Vgenopoulos during the official inauguration ceremony of Olympic Air held at the company's...

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.

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.

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.