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Locals Determine Quality of Tourism Product

Tourism competitiveness does not depend only, or basically, on price, reputed the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises after a recent report released by the World Economic Forum. The report on travel and tourism competitiveness, which placed Greece number 24 in a list of 124...

Tourism and the Future of the Greek Economy

At the recent Greek forum on tourism held by government leaders, it was found that Greece's tourism sector contributes two of every 10 euros within the country's economy, or 18% of its gross national product. And for every single euro that a visitor spends, the rest of the...

40 Million Euro Greek Tourism Ad Campaign Launched

With distinct hopes of breaking last year's record number of tourism arrivals (up 10 percent over the year before), Greece launched its 40-million-euro advertising campaign (run by the consortium Ashley & Holmes Athens/Karamella) at a gala dinner last month. The campaign,...

Hellenic Festival Under New Ministry

A draft law tabled in parliament last month transferred the supervision of the Hellenic Festival (Athens Festival, Epidaurus Festival of Ancient Drama and Music, July at the Little Theater of Epidaurus) from the tourism development to the culture ministry. The move is expected to...

Hotel Chamber Calls for 3-Year Government Policy

On the occasion of the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels' annual New Year's reception, the president of the chamber, Makis Fokas, said that last year proved to be exceptional tourism year for the second time in a row, in both the number of arrivals to Greece and the amount of tourism...

Marine Tourism in the Forefront Once More

Yet another tourism minister has announced that marine tourism and yachting are very important pieces of the Greek tourism product. During the recent New Year's reception of the Association of Greek Yacht Owners, Tourism Minister Fanni Palli-Petralia added that this was a...

Tourism Enterprises Can Cut Costs with Renewable Energy

The use of solar energy, water resources with the implementation of new technology, as well as the design of buildings that host tourism facilities that take advantage of renewable sources of energy lead to a reduction in operating costs, improvement of the commercial image of...

Expedia Promotes Benefits to Greek Hoteliers

Expedia, the world's leading online travel provider, is holding ten workshops in major cities throughout Greece. This initiative to help promote tourism in Greece and improve hotel competitiveness is a result of an agreement made between Expedia and the Hellenic Hotel Federation.

Government’s Strategic Marketing Advisor Presents Plan

Last month, the tourism ministry's contracted strategic advisor, a group of three companies: PRC Group, MRB Hellas and THR Asesores en Turismo, Hoteliera y Recreacion S.A., presented marketing plans in the first of three working meetings.

Accessible Tourism Workshop Held in Athens

The European Network for Accessible Tourism (ENAT) held its first International Workshop in Athens. The program included presentations on good practices and discussion sessions on accessible tourism in Europe, with a focus on ENAT members' activities and work to promote and...

Greece Featured on NBC’s Travel Cafe Show

Greece will be featured on the popular Travel Cafe show of the American television network NBC that is hosted by Chuck Henry, the well-known television news co-anchor.

Greek Chapter of SITE Holds Opening Ceremony

Last month, the official opening ceremony for the Greek chapter of the Society of Incentive & Travel Executives (SITE) was held. Brenda Anderson, CEO of SITE International, and Carolyn Dow, executive director of SITE Europe and past SITE President, attended the opening and...

Qatar Celebrates A Year of Success in Greece

To celebrate more than one year of successful operation in Greece, Qatar Airways hosted its First Travel Agent Awards (2005-2006) ceremony, which was followed by a dinner and show. More than 300 guests from the travel industry, as well as special guests from show business attended.

First Woman Space Tourist Takes Off

Anousheh Ansari, a wealthy Iranian-American telecommunications engineer, took off on a Russian rocket traveling to the international space station last month.

Blue Star Ferries Supports Special Olympics

The Olympic Flame for the European Special Olympics begin held in Italy until the 6th of the month, sailed from Patras aboard Blue Star's ferryboat Blue Horizon.

Trinity Signs Agreement with Canadian University

Trinity International Hospitality Studies, situated in Heraklion, Crete and Thompson Rivers University (TRU) of Kamloops, Canada, signed a cooperation agreement.