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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.

Google Shows Tourism Potential Via The Internet

“Follow the advice of Woody Allen (US movie actor, comedian and director) that 80 percent of success is just showing up...Go where the users are, go where the users are looking for you,” the general director of Google Greece, Stefanos Loukakos, said last month when he opened the...

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.