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Greece travel bloggers marks their 1 year anniversary

Greece’s first pro bloggers network Travel Bloggers Greece gathered at Thermae Sylla Wellness Hotel to relish their 1-year anniversary and arrange their very first meeting of the year. The historic thermal spa invited Travel Bloggers Greece members to experience their unique luxury treatments, services as well as other wellness facilities.

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Dominican Republic introduces exhibit celebrating the 75th year of EFE

EFE, the Spanish news agency, has kicked off a photo exhibit in the Dominican Republic capital celebrating their seventy five years of existence with a historic events’ photographic world tour, mainly in Latin America and Spain.
The exhibit was inaugurated earlier on Monday at the Modern Art Museum in Santo Domingo by Culture Minister Jose Antonio Rodriguez, the Spanish ambassador to the Dominican Republic Jaime Lacadena and EFE Agency President Jose Antonio Vera.
Speaking about the ceremony, Rodriguez told that the EFE Agency has managed to link Spain with the world. He stated that the exhibit recounts narrates through photos events that have shaped the people and the world, showing people’s identities along with the drama surrounding the sometimes disturbed political and social life over the last seventy five years, mainly in Latin American and Caribbean countries.
He added that the EFE has compiled a valuable narrative testimony, both audiovisual and graphic, that might well be declared as Latin America’s cultural heritage. The exhibit comprises of seventy five snaps, fifty of which reveal top world historical events, and twenty five which are of Dominican Republic where EFE has had a bureau for the past forty years.
EFE president told that they are condensing seventy five years of life in just seventy five photographs. He also added that EFE is the top news agency in the world which distributes news in Spanish.

EFE, the Spanish news agency, has kicked off a photo exhibit in the Dominican Republic capital celebrating their seventy five years of existence with a historic events’ photographic world tour, mainly in Latin America and Spain.

The exhibit was inaugurated earlier on Monday at the Modern Art Museum in Santo Domingo by Culture Minister Jose Antonio Rodriguez, the Spanish ambassador to the Dominican Republic Jaime Lacadena and EFE Agency President Jose Antonio Vera.

Speaking about the ceremony, Rodriguez told that the EFE Agency has managed to link Spain with the world. He stated that the exhibit recounts narrates through photos events that have shaped the people and the world, showing people’s identities along with the drama surrounding the sometimes disturbed political and social life over the last seventy five years, mainly in Latin American and Caribbean countries.

He added that the EFE has compiled a valuable narrative testimony, both audiovisual and graphic, that might well be declared as Latin America’s cultural heritage. The exhibit comprises of seventy five snaps, fifty of which reveal top world historical events, and twenty five which are of Dominican Republic where EFE has had a bureau for the past forty years.

EFE president told that they are condensing seventy five years of life in just seventy five photographs. He also added that EFE is the top news agency in the world which distributes news in Spanish.

WWF Greece criticizes unchecked construction works

The promotion of top investments, mainly in the tourism industry of Greece, has kept environmental fears on the back burner, the World Wildlife Fund’s local branch started in a report that was released Monday that slammed the government for duplicated violations of the environmental rules.
Unveiled at the Athens headquarters of the conservation organization, the yearly research of the rollback in Greece’s environmental lawmaking warned regarding the sequel of ungoverned construction works as well as and the legalization of illegally made properties even in places that are ecologically sensitive. The report, which is now in its tenth year, also criticized ministries for forcing legislation tailored to the requirements of specific business interests.
WWF Greece’s environmental policy coordinator Theodota Nantsou told that the legalization of illegal buildings, even in protected regions like Schinias National Park, and the promotion of tourism units in areas like Kyparisia, a nesting place for the Caretta caretta sea turtle, are characteristic of the government’s development model.
Greece’s conservative guided coalition came under fire very recently for tabling legislation for a brand new zoning plan after summer sessions of the Parliament started and for subsequently passing a brand new forestry bill in July letting more scope for construction in forested regions.
Dimitris Karavellas, the director of WWF Greece, told that in crisis-hit Greece a new development plan with no future is being readied from old materials. They see the country as a vessel for endless new building and other intensive activity.

The promotion of top investments, mainly in the tourism industry of Greece, has kept environmental fears on the back burner, the World Wildlife Fund’s local branch started in a report that was released Monday that slammed the government for duplicated violations of the environmental rules.

Unveiled at the Athens headquarters of the conservation organization, the yearly research of the rollback in Greece’s environmental lawmaking warned regarding the sequel of ungoverned construction works as well as and the legalization of illegally made properties even in places that are ecologically sensitive. The report, which is now in its tenth year, also criticized ministries for forcing legislation tailored to the requirements of specific business interests.

WWF Greece’s environmental policy coordinator Theodota Nantsou told that the legalization of illegal buildings, even in protected regions like Schinias National Park, and the promotion of tourism units in areas like Kyparisia, a nesting place for the Caretta caretta sea turtle, are characteristic of the government’s development model.

Greece’s conservative guided coalition came under fire very recently for tabling legislation for a brand new zoning plan after summer sessions of the Parliament started and for subsequently passing a brand new forestry bill in July letting more scope for construction in forested regions.

Dimitris Karavellas, the director of WWF Greece, told that in crisis-hit Greece a new development plan with no future is being readied from old materials. They see the country as a vessel for endless new building and other intensive activity.

Emirates launches flights to Brussels

Emirates brand new daily flight to Brussels now set to leave for Dubai as EK183 at 07:50 and returns at Brussels International Airport, at 13:15 the very same day. The return flight, i.e. EK184 would depart at 14:45 to come at the Dubai International Airport at 23:25 the very same day.
The customers at the Emirates arriving at the Brussels Airport would benefit from the train station of the airport that offers commodious city centre links and links to neighboring cities of Belgium like Ghent and Antwerp.
Tourism to Brussels from the United Arab Emirates has increased significantly in the past 5 years with the number of travelers more than tripling since the year 2009. The brand new direct route from Dubai to Brussels is anticipated to increase this sector further, and increasing inbound traffic from important markets in Australasia and Far East.
The new daily service would see up to sixteen thousand Emirates customers journeying on the daily Boeing 777-200LR between Brussels and Dubai every month. Emirates senior VP Commercial Operations Europe and Russian Federation Thierry Aucoct told that they have had lots of customers asking them to fly to Brussels over the few years so this really is fantastic news for them. Belgiums tourism is developing and they believe that they could drive demand even higher by offering great contest with their multi-award winning service and product.

Emirates brand new daily flight to Brussels now set to leave for Dubai as EK183 at 07:50 and returns at Brussels International Airport, at 13:15 the very same day. The return flight, i.e. EK184 would depart at 14:45 to come at the Dubai International Airport at 23:25 the very same day.

The customers at the Emirates arriving at the Brussels Airport would benefit from the train station of the airport that offers commodious city centre links and links to neighboring cities of Belgium like Ghent and Antwerp.

Tourism to Brussels from the United Arab Emirates has increased significantly in the past 5 years with the number of travelers more than tripling since the year 2009. The brand new direct route from Dubai to Brussels is anticipated to increase this sector further, and increasing inbound traffic from important markets in Australasia and Far East.

The new daily service would see up to sixteen thousand Emirates customers journeying on the daily Boeing 777-200LR between Brussels and Dubai every month. Emirates senior VP Commercial Operations Europe and Russian Federation Thierry Aucoct told that they have had lots of customers asking them to fly to Brussels over the few years so this really is fantastic news for them. Belgiums tourism is developing and they believe that they could drive demand even higher by offering great contest with their multi-award winning service and product.

One Direction switch hotels in Peru because of security reasons

One Direction was pushed to leave their hotel earlier this week in Peru after hysterical fans triggered security concerns, said a new report. The Story Of My Life band flew to Cusco in Peru for a short break from their “Where We Are” world tours South American leg and they paid a visit to the Inca city ruins in Machu Picchu.
Therefore, when Louis Tomlinson, Zayn Malik, Harry Styles, Niall Horan and Liam Payne came from sightseeing, police urged the Brit group to stay away from Belmond Palacio Nazarenas hotel, where they were supposed to spend the night, as security officers fought to control an audience of over two hundred and fifty frantic fans, who had closed all entrances to the building.
A close source told a leading United Kingdom newspaper that there were hundreds of screaming girls outside the hotel. Police were struggling to keep them back and keep them off the road. The fans with their posters nearly filled the entire square.
Instead of doing that the band stayed in another stunning hotel in the Sacred Valley, before going to Chile capital Santiago on Tuesday for 2 shows on 30th April and 1st May. On 26th April, Liang gave his sixteen million Twitter followers
On April 26, Liam gave his 16 million Twitter followers a glimpse at what the massive crowd looks like. An insider stated that no risks were taken regarding their security. In some of these nations, the dangers are very real. This is the exact reason why the managements have arranged proper security measures.

One Direction was pushed to leave their hotel earlier this week in Peru after hysterical fans triggered security concerns, said a new report. The Story Of My Life band flew to Cusco in Peru for a short break from their “Where We Are” world tours South American leg and they paid a visit to the Inca city ruins in Machu Picchu.

Therefore, when Louis Tomlinson, Zayn Malik, Harry Styles, Niall Horan and Liam Payne came from sightseeing, police urged the Brit group to stay away from Belmond Palacio Nazarenas hotel, where they were supposed to spend the night, as security officers fought to control an audience of over two hundred and fifty frantic fans, who had closed all entrances to the building.

A close source told a leading United Kingdom newspaper that there were hundreds of screaming girls outside the hotel. Police were struggling to keep them back and keep them off the road. The fans with their posters nearly filled the entire square.

Instead of doing that the band stayed in another stunning hotel in the Sacred Valley, before going to Chile capital Santiago on Tuesday for 2 shows on 30th April and 1st May. On 26th April, Liang gave his sixteen million Twitter followers

On April 26, Liam gave his 16 million Twitter followers a glimpse at what the massive crowd looks like. An insider stated that no risks were taken regarding their security. In some of these nations, the dangers are very real. This is the exact reason why the managements have arranged proper security measures.

Greece kiosk becomes a hit at NYT Travel Show

Reports from the representatives of the tourist industry professionals of United States as well as visitors to Greek National Tourism Organisation kiosk, during 3 day New York Times Travel Show, revealed Greece as one of the top favorite destinations for United States tourists. The exhibit took place from 28th February to 2nd March, at Javits Centre, in Manhattan.

Speaking to a leading Greek media agency, Grigoria Kamaterou told that it was a huge success as well as a very important exhibit for Greece. There was a huge line of visitors at Greek kiosk. All of them were looking for information on tourism in Greece.

She added that most of them knew quite a few things about the history of Greece and the islands and were looking for the one thing that distinguished Greece from other places they had been to earlier.
They knew that they could find this uniqueness, and this difference in Greece. EOT with Greek Tourism Ministry as well as the Minister Olga Kefalogianni are pushing the country so that they can enter some specific tourist markets. There is an expectation among all that 2014 would be a great year for Greek tourism.

The government officials as well as tourism industry professionals visited the Greek kiosk. Others who visited the Greek kiosk Consul General of Greece in New York George Iliopoulos, consul Manolis Kampourakis as well as Nikos Papaconstantinou Director of Press and Communication Office of Greece.

Ryanair declares new base

In a news conference, Irish airline Ryanairs chief executive officer stated his intentions to start a brand new base in Greece capital Athens. This brand new base in the Greece capital is an important part of Ryanairs investment plan in this country, where the Irish airline would invest 280 billion dollars. The brand new base of Ryanair in Athens would begin its work later this April with two company aircrafts.

They would offer 6 new air travel places to passenger flights in Thessaloniki, Rhodes, Paphos, Milan, London and Chania. The airline stated that they would carry more than 1.2 million passengers in their new base, where it would offer hundred and fifty four weekly flights, as well as more than 1.6 million passengers in a year in Thessaloniki, from where it would have two hundred and twelve weekly flights.

From Athens, this Irish airline would offer  four flights to Chania daily, two flights to London daily, two flights to Paphos daily, two flights to Rhodes daily as well as ten flights to Thessaloniki daily. Ryanair would base 1 more aircraft in Thessaloniki and this also estimates that the new airline base in Athens airport would create brand new job positions.

The airline company also stated that from now on, they would also offer Greek passengers prices beginning from 12 euros on interior flights.

Greece registers record arrivals this year

Marketing Greece representatives attending the World Travel Market in London, United Kingdom are stating that Greece’s travel industry is experiencing a huge growth and also leading the nation’s economic recovery.

At the event, Andreas Andreadis, the Marketing Greece chairman as well as members of new private entity’s board of directors, Agapi Sbokou and Andreas Stylianopoulos, talked about the prospects and progress for Greek tourism.

Over the last year, Greece has seen important increases in important tourism indicators that include a brand new record for comers at an figured 17.5 million. Tourism profits for January – August session rose to 13.7 percent if compared with the same time last year. The trend appears poised to go on: Marketing Greece already has noted a ten percent increase in bookings for next year.

Andreadis stated that Marketing Greece would be enforcing a specific program of action in aimed markets. The targets of this plan call for an increase in yearly arrivals to around 24 million, with average expenditure each visitor of 800 euros. He added that if these aims are achieved, tourism would contribute twenty percent of Greece’s gross domestic product.

Andreadis told that the target of the company’s presence in the England capital was to make relations with the right organizations and partners in order to encourage Greece in the most effective way as well as make sure the country reclaims its spot among the top places choices of travelers across the world.