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Cyclades Come To Athens

The Cyclades Prefecture held a five-day exhibition last month at the Syntagma Square metro station in Athens and gave commuters a mini-vacation prior to the start of the summer tourism season.

PM Announces Tourism Support Measures

The lifting of cabotage restrictions should take place immediately following a dialogue with all agencies involved until the end of May, Prime Minister Yiorgos Papandreou announced during the recent 18th general assembly of the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE).

Deputy Minister Calls E.U. Support On Greek Tourism

Greece is experiencing the most painful effects of the economic crisis but tourism could offer a way out, Deputy Culture and Tourism Minister Angela Gerekou stressed last month at the Informal Meeting of Tourism Ministers in Madrid, Spain.

Tourism Minister At NYT Travel Show

Greece is up against a great crisis but is not hiding, Culture and Tourism Minister Pavlos Geroulanos assured during his visit to the 2010 New York Times Travel Show that took place at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York on February 26-28.

HATTA Calls For Year-Round Tourism

The global economic crisis is not the only side to blame for the current situation of Greek tourism, Hellenic Association of Travel and Tourist Agencies (HATTA) President Argyro Fili said during the association’s general assembly last month.

Athens’ Benches Online Competition Launched

The City of Athens and non-governmental network The World of Athens recently launched an international online competition, whose theme is Athens’ benches. The competition’s aim is to improve the quality of life in the Greek capital.

ACB: Athens Is Ideal For Business And Pleasure

“The Athens Convention Bureau’s aim is to highlight Greece’s image in the convention market and soon see the country among the top ten conference markets worldwide,” said the bureau’s director George Angelis during a workshop held last month during the 6th IMIC in Athens.

Monaco Introduced To Greek Market

Although the Greek market represents only one percent of the total number of international guests that reside an average of three nights in Monaco hotels, it is believed that many more Greek travelers would catch the opportunity to come to Monaco in the near future, according to...

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....