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Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni (center) with representatives of the eight Greek regions that participated in Philoxenia 2012: East Macedonia and Thrace, North Aegean, Western Macedonia, Thessaly, Ionian Islands, Central Macedonia, South Aegean and the Peloponnese.
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28th Philoxenia: Region Awards

The Greek regions of East Macedonia and Thrace, North Aegean, Western Macedonia, Thessaly, Ionian Islands, Central Macedonia, South Aegean and the Peloponnese were honored during the opening ceremony of the 28th Philoxenia.
HATTA Awards 2012
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28th Philoxenia: HATTA Awards

The Hellenic Association of Travel and Tourist Agencies (HATTA) honored the best travel agency brochures and websites during the 28th International Tourism Exhibition Philoxenia held 22-25 November.
Philoxenia 2012
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Philoxenia 2012 Highlights

Parallel events on the occasion of the 28th International Tourism Exhibition Philoxenia.
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Tourism Minister Optimistic At Philoxenia 2012

“During these difficult times Greece and the Greek people are going through, tourism can contribute significantly to overturn the climate and restore growth. Tourism could be the greatest comparative advantage for Greece,” Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni said during the...
Greene olives
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Protolado: The First Olive Oil Of The Year

The annual event for the fine olive oil "Protolado" from the olive groves of Chalkidiki was held on Sunday, 18 November, at the Bernier/Eliades Gallery in Thiseio, Athens.
Greek Flash Mob In London - WTM 2012
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Greek Flash Mob Event At River Thames, London

One of the Greek highlights at this year's World Travel Market in London, UK, was the flash mob event organized by the Greek Tourism Ministry and the Greek National Tourism Organization on the banks of the River Thames in London under the message “Greece Welcomes You.”
Festival of Nature
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Nature Festival Focuses On Crisis

The secretary general of the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE), George Vernicos, was among the speakers at the open discussion held on the necessity of environmental action during a period of crisis on 4 November at Moraitis School.
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Athens Showed Its Best At WTM 2012

“Strategic alliances and the joining of forces significantly enhance the effort to reposition Athens on the international tourism map,” the president of the Athens-Attica Hotel Association, Alexandros Vasilikos, said recently after his return from the World Travel Market (WTM)...
Manessis Travel
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Manessis Travel Releases New Holiday Brochure

Manessis Travel recently threw an office party on the occasion of the release of its new brochure with travel suggestions for Christmas, the New Year and the Epiphany celebration.
Greek tourism professionals came back from London's WTM 2012 with positive feedback and are optimistic for next year's tourism season.
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UK Market Warms Up To Greece

International public opinion has shifted and is now in favor of Greece due to the efforts of the Greek coalition government and this year’s 16 million international arrivals, Andreas Andreadis, president of the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE), said after his...
Celebrity Reflection
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Celebrity Reflection Docks In Piraeus For First Time

Piraeus Port was the stop-over port of the Celebrity Reflection on Saturday, 10 November, during the ship’s itinerary in the Eastern Mediterranean. The Celebrity Reflection is the fifth in Celebrity Cruises five-ship Solstice Class series.

GTP At WTM 2012 – Photo Report

Greece made its presence apparent to the international travel trade sector at the 33rd World Travel Market, held 5-8 November 2012 on the fairgrounds of ExCeL–London.
WTM 2012
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WTM 2012 Reports

Find out exactly what is going on in the travel industry and what is expected for the future through the reports published from WTM 2012 (5-8 November) on leading and emerging trends, exhibitor news stories and strategic developments.

Int’l Media On Greece’s Tourist Trade Revival

CNN And BBC Show Interest In Greek Tourism During Recent WTM 2012 "The feedback from the market is very positive," Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni says.

UPDATE: Ministers’ Summit Focuses On Lifting Travel Barriers At WTM 2012

The coordination between tourism and other governmental portfolios – home affairs, finance, transport or infrastructure – was unanimously pointed out as key to addressing current obstacles to stronger tourism growth during the 6th UNWTO/World Travel Market (WTM) Ministers’ Summit...

UNWTO Launches Online Campaign For Tourists

The UNWTO has launched the "One Billion Tourists: One Billion Opportunities" online campaign and is asking the public to vote for the travel tip they believe would have the greatest benefit for the people and places they visit, from using public transport to buying locally, and...