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British tourists injured in Greek accident

15 September 2010 Tourism News

As many as 25 tourists – many of whom are believed to be British – have been injured following a catamaran crash on the Greek island of Kos. The Turkish-flagged Aegean Cat twice crashed into a jetty on the island, with five of those injured treated in hospital.

Further Greek woe as terrorists threaten tourism

2 August 2010 Tourism News

As Greek national finances continue to recover after the financial storm, the tourism industry is coming under fresh pressure from a terrorist group called Sect of Revolutionaries. With strikes also sweeping the country, tour operators have begun cutting prices in a last ditch effort to attract visitors.

Greece woos South Africans at WSDE

Greece woos South Africans at WSDE

9 July 2010 Travel Events News

A delegation of top Greek tourism officials attended a press conference at World Sport Destination Expo in Johannesburg this morning to highlight the country’s superb sporting facilities and other tourism attractions.

Greece sets up tourism crisis committee

Greece sets up tourism crisis committee

14 May 2010 Tourism News

The Greek Government has set up a crisis committee to help its troubled tourism industry, which faces a slump in holiday bookings following the Athens riots. An estimated 20,000 hotel bookings have been cancelled to the capital, and Thomas Cook has reported a 30 per cent fewer bookings this year.

Greek airspace closed by general strike

Greek airspace closed by general strike

5 May 2010 Tourism News

Greek airspace has been closed as air traffic controllers join a 24-hour general strike sweeping the country. The strike is the third such action in Greece in the last three months, as private and public sector workers take to the streets to protest against austerity measures implemented by the government.

Flights grounded as Greek workers strike

11 March 2010 Tourism News

Domestic and international air traffic over Greece has been grounded, as workers launch a third general strike in protest at austerity measures imposed by the EU. The strike has also shut down all public services and schools, left ferries tied up at port and suspended all news broadcasts for the day.

Porto Zante taps into luxury market

8 January 2008 Press Release Hotel News

Greece’s tourism industry has seen a boost following the successful hosting of the Olympic Games in 2004. And since the re-establishment of a Ministry of Tourism, a new vision of Greece as a year-round, diverse and unique destination is emerging.