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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.

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.

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.

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.

FAM Trip to Promote Cruises in Greece

The Hellenic Association of Travel & Tourist Agencies is organizing a five-day FAM trip at the end of the month to promote cruising in Greece and to commemorate World Tourism Day.

Epidavros Agro-tourism Festival Showcases Argolida

Every weekend last month, tourists, travelers and locals had the opportunity to experience a unique side of the Argolida area as this year's month-long 8th annual Epidavros Agro-tourism Festival showcased the traditions and products of Argolida Prefecture.

Sand Sculpture Workshops in Western Peloponnisos

Grecotel Olympia Riviera Resort has brought sand sculpting to Greece for the first time this summer. The resort located in Killini, on the west coast of Peloponnisos has invited artists from the World Sand Sculpture Academy (WSSA) in Holland to create sculptures and provide...

China’s Shaanxi Province Encourages Greek Tourists

Last month, delegates from China's Shaanxi province stopped in Athens to promote their province to Greek travel agents and tourists. Dong Xianmin, director of Shaanxi Provincial Tourism Administration, encouraged Greeks to visit Shaanxi to tour the sites and relax, or to explore...

Apostle Paul Competition Stimulates Religious Tourism

As a result of the renewed interest in religious tourism, and in particular history of Apostle Paul in Greece, the neglected archaeological site of Corinth will receive the official attention it deserves as part of a religious tourism program developed by the 21st Ephorate of...

Corfu Hosted Inflatable Boat Races

With numerous successes under its belt in organizing boat races, the island of Corfu once again took on the task of organizing and presenting the Panhellenic Inflatable Boat Races last month.

Monogram’s Staff Enjoy a Weekend Retreat

A positive atmosphere and lively crowd characterized Monogram Travel's successful weekend retreat for its staff held in Vrahati, Corinth. "Monogram employees are the key to the company's success," said Monogram President Dimitris Spyropoulos.

The Human Factor in Tourism and Shipping

The human factor and the growth of tourism and shipping, two key aspects of the Greek economy, was the focus of IST/University of Hertfordshire's meeting last month. Professors Haris Kokkosis and Ioannis Tzoannos, each representing the ministry's they work for, pointed out the...

Pro-Am Golf Tournament a Success

Aegean Airline's first Pro-Am golf tournament was held last month at the Crete Golf Club in Hersonissos, an 18-hole championship desert course. Competitors for the 36-hole tournament came from 13 countries. Fifty-one teams, comprised of one professional and three amateur players...

New Business Model Essential for Tourism

At the Association for Greek Tourist Enterprises’ assembly meeting last month, its president, Stavros Andreadis, pointed out that the ministry of tourism development's role is not as clear as it could be to the public sector in general, and although "coordinated efforts are...

Greek Tourism Product Competitive

According to Greece's tourism development minister, Fani Palli-Petralia, this year's tourism season will be the best we've seen in a long time. She added that the common denominator during all discussions held during her recent visit to Washington D.C., during which she addressed...