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GNTO U.K. Launches “Visit Greece@Westfield London”

Westfield London, Europe's largest urban shopping center, on 19-27 March featured a 1.500 square meter Greek Theme Park on its ground floor atrium and depicted all aspects of Greek tourism.

Nikos Skoulas Presents His Triptych of Success

“It would be very useful for thousands of executives of the public and private sector to study the book written by Nikos Skoulas,” Deputy Culture and Tourism Minister George Nikitiadis said at the recent book presentation of former tourism minister Nikos Skoulas.

HATTA’s General Assembly Brings Good News

The president of the outgoing Board of Directors of the Hellenic Association of Travel and Tourist Agencies (HATTA), Yiorgos Telonis, opened the association’s annual general assembly last month with good news for the staff of travel agencies and tour buses.

First National Gastronomy Council Held In Greece

“The millions of tourists that visit Greece for a four-day stay each year will eat breakfast at least 60 million times during their stay and therefore gain knowledge of traditional Greek cuisine,” was just one of the expert opinions heard at the first National Council of...

Ski Tourism Analyzed At Forum

Chaotic bureaucracy, ski resorts that do not bear the appropriate GNTO seal due to land-use matters and the strong competition from neighboring countries are just some of the problems of Greek ski tourism, experts stressed at a recent forum held in Athens for the development of...

Low Cost Carrier Benefits To Greece Discussed

“Does Greece’s tourism product benefit from the operation of low cost carriers in the country?” was one of the main questions asked at the “Low cost carriers in the Greek skies” assembly organized recently in Athens by the Hellenic Aviation Society and the Hellenic Association of...

Ministry Supports Acropolis Rally

The Acropolis Rally will be placed under the auspices of the Culture and Tourism Ministry, according to an announcement made by Deputy Culture and Tourism Minister George Nikitiadis during a press conference organized for the rally at the New Acropolis Museum in late December 2010.

Hotel Chamber Welcomes The New Year

The Hellenic Chamber of Hotels will establish branches in key Greek tourism destinations this year to support the new local government structures introduced by the Kallikratis scheme, the chamber’s president, Yiorgos Tsakiris, announced last month during the annual pita cutting...

GDS To Promote Travel Agency Growth

“We will continue to invest in our online development tools, our e-commerce solutions in order to help our customers diversify and grow their online business,” Amadeus Hellas’ CEO Eva Karamanou recently told GTP during the “Brighter, Bolder, Better e-Commerce” forum by global...

Forum Puts Thessaloniki In The Spotlight

“A city adds value to the professional and the creator depending on the strength of its identity and Thessaloniki must obtain a strong identity,” Culture and Tourism Minister Pavlos Geroulanos said during an international culture and tourism forum held recently in Thessaloniki by...

Gastronomy Council At HO.RE.CA.

The first “National Council of Gastronomy,” held under the auspices of the Greek National Tourism Organization, will take place at the 6th HO.RE.CA. scheduled for 3-6 February at the ExpoAthens exhibition center in Anthousa, eastern Attica.

Amadeus Forum: A World Of Ideas For Business Growth

“I am convinced that the Central, Eastern and Southern European region is living exponential times,” Juan Antonio Carrasco, Amadeus’ director of CESE markets, said at the launch and the closing of the Amadeus CESE e-Commerce Leaders Forum 2010 that recently took place in Sophia...

ECTAA Sees Recovery Of Greek Tourism

“The European markets are receiving optimistic messages in regards to the recovery of Greek tourism,” President of the European Travel Agents and Tour Operators Associations (ECTAA) Irene Gueorguieva said at a dinner held during the 102nd ECTAA Biannual Meeting in Athens last...

Qatar Airways Celebrates Five Years In Greece

“Qatar Airways has made a worldwide phenomenal expansion and impressive growth in the Greek market as in only five years the airline grew from four flights to 14 flights per week,” Alexandros Michalopoulos, sales manager for Qatar Airways Greece and Cyprus, said at a gala dinner...

Athens’ Hotels See Low Revenue In 2010

Athenian hoteliers saw a 6.7 percent drop in hotel occupancy this past September, along with a 9.2 percent decrease in the revenue per available room in five-, four- and three-star hotels, President of the Athens-Attica Hotel Association Yiannis Retsos said last month during his...

Philoxenia 2010: Council Of Hotel Associations

The VAT reduction on accommodation facilities (from 11 percent to the low rate of 6.5 percent) was the main topic of discussion at this year’s council of hotel associations during Philoxenia. During the council, Andreas Andreadis, president of the Hellenic Federation of...