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NEXUS, 1st International Alternative Tourism Exhibition

Deputy Culture and Tourism Minister George Nikitiadis and Reverend Dodonis Chrysostomos cut the inauguration ribbon of NEXUS, the 1st International Alternative Tourism Exhibition, held 29 March-1 April at the Mediterranean Exhibition Centre (MEC) in Paiania.

Monemvasia: A Multi-Day Holiday Destination

Greek tourism journalists at Gerakas Port in Lakonia during a fam trip organized 16-18 March by the Monemvasia Tourism Promotion Committee with the assistance of Greek tourism journalist Margarita Manousou (Touristiki Agora magazine).

GNTO Celebrates 60th Birthday

“The Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) is a historical organization that today the country needs more than ever,” Culture and Tourism Minister Pavlos Yeroulanos said during the organization’s 60-year anniversary event held in late March at the Acropolis Museum.

Greece Shined In Times Square, More Private Initiatives To Come

New York City’s Time Square got a taste of Greece last month thanks to an advertising campaign launched by volunteer group “Up Greek Tourism” to promote Greek tourism and attract potential tourists from the U.S.

Deputy Minister Attends Hotel Managers Meeting

Deputy Culture and Tourism Minister George Nikitiadis (center) last month attended the second annual meeting of the European Hotel Managers Association (EHMA) Greek-Cypriot Chapter at the Athens Plaza.

Condé Nast Traveller Gives Insight On Luxury Tourism

Condé Nast Traveller's publishing director, Simon Leadsford, and associate publisher, Juliette Ottley (center), gave a presentation recently at the Hotel Grande Bretagne in Athens entitled "Luxury during an economic recession - Trends, expectations and Greece."

Hellenic Chef’s Federation Bids To Hold WACS Congress In Athens

The president of the Hellenic Chef’s Federation, Miltos Karoubas (left), announced last month that the federation would head towards the 35th World Association of Chefs Societies (WACS) Congress in Korea this May and take part in the bidding process for Athens to host the 37th...

Tourism Professionals Chill Out At HATTA’s Cocktail Party

The Hellenic Association of Travel and Tourist Agencies (HATTA) in late February held its annual cocktail party at the T-Palace bar in Athens for travel professionals and key tourism figures.

Athens Airport Awards Airlines

Athens International Airport (AIA) recently awarded airlines that recorded the highest passenger development in 2011, during the 12th Airline Marketing Workshop organized by the airport at the Athens Concert Hall.

Thessaloniki Is Next Stop For Online Tourism Roadshow

The E-Tourism Seminar Roadshow has announced the city of Thessaloniki as its next stop in a series of practical, affordable and world-class online tourism seminars for Greek tourism professionals.

ACB Presents New Strategy For Conference Tourism

The Athens Development and Destination Management Agency recently presented the Athens Convention Bureau’s (ACB) new action plan and membership package for 2012-2013 and invited Greek enterprises involved directly or indirectly with conference tourism to join the program.

The Golden Keys Cut New Year’s Pita

The pita cutting ceremony of the Les Clefs d’Or Hellas (The Golden Keys) took place last month at the Grande Bretagne.

Thessaloniki Hotels Association Cut New Year’s Pita

“Last year was very difficult, not only for the hotels in Thessaloniki but for the city as a destination in general,” Aristotelis Thomopoulos, president of the Thessaloniki Hotels Association (second from right) said during the association’s pita cutting ceremony last month at...

Culture and Tourism Minister At 7th HO.RE.CA.

Culture and Tourism Minister Pavlos Yeroulanos cuts the inauguration ribbon of the 7th HO.RE.CA. show in the presence of prominent personalities from the Greek food service and hospitality sectors.

Athens Hotel Managers Association Cut New Year’s Pita

Maria Sarafoglou of Zante Hospitality Group, with Nikοs Houliaras and Yiannis Patsourakos of the Athens Hotel Managers Association and Yiorgos Kanonis, honorary president of the Greek Federation of Hotel Managers, during the joint pita cutting ceremony held last month at the...

Greek Gastronomy Tours Europe’s Big Cities

Greece was promoted last month through cuisine, nutrition and local products, in a vivid, experiential way, through the “Sympossio Greek Gourmet Touring” event organized by Aldemar Hotels and Spa Group and Yades-Greek Historic Hotels.