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Condé Nast Traveller’s Readers’ Travel Awards 2010

Readers of the Greek version of the Condé Nast Traveller magazine were called to vote for their favorite hotels, tour operators, airlines and spas for 2010 as part of the Readers' Travel Awards: an internationally-recognized mark of excellence within the travel industry.

Special Olympics 2011 Benefits To Greece Discussed

“The Special Olympics World Summer Games Athens 2011 delivered multiple benefits to Greece that included some 300,000 overnight stays, thousands of sea and air travel arrivals and increased tourism traffic,” president of the Special Olympics Organizing Committee Athens 2011,...

Special Olympics Athens 2011 Holds Opening Press Conference

Hilton Athens Hotel hosted the Special Olympics World Summer Games Athens 2011 opening ceremony press conference on 25 June prior to the opening ceremony at Athens’ historic Kallimarmaron Panthinaikon Olympic Stadium.

Hellenic Chamber Of Hotels Presents “Greek Breakfast” Project

Hellenic Chamber of Hotels President Yiorgos Tsakiris and Greek National Tourism Organization Secretary General Yiorgos Koletsos at the chamber’s presentation of the “Greek Breakfast” project last month.

ACB Holds Event To Promote Conference Tourism

“The effort to promote Athens in the conference market will only succeed with the full cooperation between the public and private sector with no exceptions,” Rob Davidson from the University of London and Greenwich told the audience at the Athens Convention Bureau’s second “ACB...

Greek Breakfast To Benefit Hotels

Hoteliers who will introduce Greek breakfast through their hotel units would gain significant economic benefits, according to a study conducted by Agropole, a food and agribusiness consulting company, on behalf of the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels.

Alexandra Beach Hotel Opens For 2011 Season

The Alexandra Beach Hotel & Bungalows located at Tsilivi beach on Zakynthos had its traditional blessing recently and opened its doors for the 2011 tourism season.

Versus Travel’s 15th Birthday Bash

Greek celebrities were on the guest list of Versus Travel’s 15th birthday bash held last month at the peristyle of Zappeion Hall.

Greek Gastronomy Promoted At Sani Resort

“The new Greek cuisine exists and is evolving fast and we are proud of it,” the Sani Resort said after it hosted the sixth Sani Gourmet Festival during the week of 13-18 May 2011.

Versus Travel Celebrates 15 Years

“Versus Travel is a travel organization that covers the entire spectrum of tourism services from the simple trip to an Aegean island to a luxurious cruise in the Antarctica,” the travel organization’s manager Evangelos Katsimihas said last month.

Diving Festival Kicks Off This Month On Kalymnos

Kalymnos, the sponge diver's island in the Dodekanissos complex, will become the meeting point for free diving fans this month.

Spain Targets Greek Market

“Last year 148,532 Greek tourists visited Spain and left behind 158 million euros in revenue for the country,” Arturo Claver, the director of new markets of Turespana (Spanish Tourism Organization), said at a media briefing in Athens last month. Mr. Klaver said by 2015 Turespana...

Spa And Wellness Tourism Lag Behind In Greece

Greece was called on to follow Cyprus’ example and take advantage of the international opportunities wellness tourism offers at a recent workshop held at the Helexpo Palace in Athens.

Marine Tourism Benefits Analyzed

“Greek legislation and bureaucracy kill the cruise market and maritime tourism,” the president of the Hellenic Chamber of Shipping, Yiorgos Gratsos, said at a press conference last month, held prior to the 1st Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum.

PM Outlines New Tourism Measures

“We must give tourism a leading role in Greece’s effort for development,” the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises’ (SETE) newly elected president, Andreas Andreadis, said to Prime Minister George Papandreou while assuming his presidency during the association’s 19th General...

Diving Tourism On Kalymnos

The Kalymnos Hoteliers Association together with the Municipality of Kalymnos and the Free Diving Association of Thessaloniki are organizing this year the Skandalopetra* Freediving Games 20-24 July on Kalymnos in the Dodekanissos complex.