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Athens bids for 2007 City Break Expo

The city of Athens on Tuesday announced that will vie for the annual “City

Break Expo” event next year as well as for the European Cities Tourism (ECT)

conference, already scheduled for June 2007, following the expressed backing of

the tourism development ministry and various local tourism sector federations.

Athens’ candidacy file was officially submitted to ECT’s leadership at an


exhibition earlier this month in Helsinki by a municipality delegation that

also included Greek National Tourism Organisation (GNTO) President Dimitris


The Expo and the annual conference is organised by the ECT and Reed Travel

Exhibitions, according to a press release by the municipality’s tourism and

economic development organisation.