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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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Travel Bloggers Greece arranges its very first launch event

The Travel Bloggers Greece Launch Brunch, arranged at Grecotel Pallas Athena on 18th January, gathered pro as well as aspiring travel bloggers that is based in Greece to network as well as know more regarding forthcoming events.

Travel Bloggers Greece was very recently developed to promote the interests of travel writers that deal with Greece as a travel place and educate regarding travel writing, promote authentic travel as well as developed awareness of Greek travel places. All eligible members include photography, travel, culture bloggers and food.

All members of the Travel Bloggers Greece target to create or already run their very unique writing piece which has a direct link with Greece culture and travel. They also said that to Travel Bloggers Greece‘s code of ethics which reflect high pro standards in blogging. Read more »

Visit Greece’s video shows Twelve Apostles of Australia

Greece tourism authorities have defended a recent promo video which features a video clip of Twelve Apostles rock formation, Australia.

Visit Greeces twelve minute Gods, Myths, Heroes, US$ 83000, video features fifteen seconds of timelapse video shot at the landmark off the Victoria coast. In the video clip, a narrator reportedly stated that when the day is done, the moon as well as her stars paint the sky along with brilliant constellations named from Greece mythology by old sailors navigating their path from one island to another.

But the organization has denied to remove or edit the footage that was taken by Alex Cherney, who is an Aussie photographer, in the year 2010, introducing that its use was justified as it showcased constellations which carry Greek names.

According to reports, they told a leading television channel that almost all the world, wherever you turn around your eyes, you would meet an idea, a name, which originated from Greece. Even the skies of Australia in the southern hemisphere, you would see stars and constellations which carry Greek names. The mythology of the sky at all latitudes and longitudes of the Earth is Greek.

Still, Mr Cherney was not impressed by the explanation. He told reportedly told that people do make mistakes but coming up with an explanation like that is funny. He added that this thing makes him laughing and smiling rather than being serious.

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.

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.

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