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Apply now to speak at the eTravel World of ITB Berlin!

Apply now to speak at the eTravel World of ITB Berlin!

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ITB Berlin is searching best practices and case studies on mobile solutions, travel technology, social media and digital marketing, as well as inspirations for the new Special Hospitality Tech Forum – the application deadline is 31 October 2017

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SEGITTUR and FITUR: The Apptourism Awards 2018

SEGITTUR and FITUR: The Apptourism Awards 2018

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Any interested apps have until 30 November to enter their candidatures  More than 450 apps were entered in the four previous stagings 

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Wizz Air announces an extensive low-fare network from Athens

Wizz Air announces an extensive low-fare network from Athens

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ATHENS BECOMES WIZZ’S 144TH DESTINATION WITH 8 NEW ROUTES TO START IN 2018

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ITW Abu Dhabi: Muslim majority travel is an important market in the global travel industry

ITW Abu Dhabi: Muslim majority travel is an important market in the global travel industry

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Halal travel is a market that offers huge prospects for the global tourism industry. Only recently ITB Berlin announced its partnership with (ITW) in Abu Dhabi, the world’s leading trade show with a focus on Muslim majority tourism.

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The Vienna Convention Bureau has again been honored with the Prevue Visionary Gold Award for “Best Convention Bureau experience”

The Vienna Convention Bureau has again been honored with the Prevue Visionary Gold Award for “Best Convention Bureau experience”

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Laurel Herman, President and Editorial Director of the Prevue Magazine, states in her recognition: “Our readers, who are meeting and incentive professionals as well as Advisory Board for our Visionary Award, voted again, as in the previous year, for the Vienna Convention Bureau to be the best meeting destination support in the international market.

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Mecklenburg-Vorpommern is the official partner country of ITB Berlin 2018

Mecklenburg-Vorpommern is the official partner country of ITB Berlin 2018

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World’s Leading Travel Trade Show® and the German federal state seal partnership

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EVENTS AND MEETINGS

IMEX America brings a positive outlook and more business opportunities than ever

IMEX America brings a positive outlook and more business opportunities than ever

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As 12,000 plus exhibitors, hosted buyers and attendees at this year’s IMEX America said “Farewell,” IMEX Group Chairman Ray Bloom reflected upon the achievements of the show and a positive, unifying week for the meetings industry.

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ICAO- SECOND SYMPOSIUM ON TECHNICAL COOPERATION (GACS II) IN ATHENS

ICAO- SECOND SYMPOSIUM ON TECHNICAL COOPERATION (GACS II) IN ATHENS

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Athens International Airport (AIA) in close collaboration with the Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority (HCAA) and the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) are convening the Second Global Aviation Cooperation Symposium (GACS) from 11-13 October 2017 in Athens, Greece.

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IMEX USA: Purpose, Customization and Hands-On Experiences at the Heart of Smart Monday

IMEX USA: Purpose, Customization and Hands-On Experiences at the Heart of Smart Monday

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This year’s installment another Powerful Meeting of Minds 1,000 meeting pros jumped right into the IMEX week today with a stronger-than ever Smart Monday line-up.

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Four Seasons and Astir Palace Vouliagmeni Announce Plans to Transform Legendary Astir Palace into First Four Seasons Hotel in Greece

Four Seasons and Astir Palace Vouliagmeni Announce Plans to Transform Legendary Astir Palace into First Four Seasons Hotel in Greece

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Located along the crystal clear waters of the Athenian Riviera, Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel Athens to open following extensive renovations to existing property

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Nikki Beach Resort & Spa Porto Heli to host WTA Europe Gala Ceremony 2018

Nikki Beach Resort & Spa Porto Heli to host WTA Europe Gala Ceremony 2018

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World Travel Awards has confirmed Nikki Beach Resort & Spa in the beautiful region of Porto Heli, Greece, will host the Europe Gala Ceremony 2018.

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CARLA BRUNI ‘French Touch’ concert in Athens

CARLA BRUNI ‘French Touch’ concert in Athens

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Where: Athens Pallas Theatre When: 23 & 24 October 2017

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TECH

New tool for tour ops

New tool for tour ops

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Tour operators wanting to engage with clients during and after their trip will find a visit to the stand of Open Destinations beneficial.

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Roiback improves its booking engine achieving a 10% improvement in the average conversion rate 

Roiback improves its booking engine achieving a 10% improvement in the average conversion rate 

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After a thorough process of testing, Backhotel 4.5 adds new features and improvements in terms of design and usability for hotels to increase its conversion and maximize its direct sales channel.  With a portfolio of over 1,500 hotels in 29 different countries, Roiback positions itself as a leader in powering direct sales for hotels. 

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ACTE Begins Using Cisco Collaboration Technology to Transform Operations, Training and Event Management

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Alexandria, Va.  — The Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE) today announced that Cisco has become a President’s Circle Sponsor. The new sponsorship will bring Cisco’s collaboration technology to ACTE and will allow the organization to transform how it operates, how it trains and how it runs events.

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HERE Technologies is new VOK DAMS client

HERE Technologies is new VOK DAMS client

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HERE Technologies have contracted the international event specialists of VOK DAMS, agency for events and live-marketing to accelerate and streamline their events and exhibitions around the globe.

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Hotelbeds Group publishes results of industry survey on data analytics taken at MarketHub Asia

Hotelbeds Group publishes results of industry survey on data analytics taken at MarketHub Asia

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Data analytics survey launched at the recent Hotelbeds MarketHub Asia event in Bangkok surveyed 250 plus participants and over 30 nationalities. Almost 90% of APAC travel companies will increase data analytics budget next year – and over half expect 30% plus increase in revenues from data analytics boost. Lack of skilled people and lack of […]

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Sadler’s Wells hosts TEDxLondon 2017 

Sadler’s Wells hosts TEDxLondon 2017 

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Sadler’s Wells played host for the first time to TEDxLondon 2017 on Sunday 4th June. The event, attended by 1,400 guests, focused on the theme of confidence. 

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CONFERENCES

Athens selected as the venue for the IMTJ Medical Travel Summit 2018

Athens selected as the venue for the IMTJ Medical Travel Summit 2018

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Conference in Athens in May 2018 will bring together key opinion leaders and senior executives to debate the challenges faced by the developing medical tourism sector

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Argentina hosts the 2nd UNWTO Global Conference on Wine Tourism

Argentina hosts the 2nd UNWTO Global Conference on Wine Tourism

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To highlight the relevance of wine and gastronomy as key components of tourism development, the 22nd UNWTO Global Conference on Wine Tourism was held in Mendoza, Argentina on 29-30 September. The Conference was co-organized by UNWTO and the Ministry of Tourism of Argentina, in collaboration with the Region of Mendoza and the Chamber of Tourism of […]

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Historical decision: approval of the UNWTO Framework Convention on Tourism Ethics

Historical decision: approval of the UNWTO Framework Convention on Tourism Ethics

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The member States of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) approved today an historical document – the UNWTO Framework Convention on Tourism Ethics. The Convention, approved at the 22nd UNWTO General Assembly transforms the Code of Ethics for Tourism into an international convention, the first in the life of the Organization.

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Associations World Congress 2018 heads to Antwerp

Associations World Congress 2018 heads to Antwerp

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The Association of Association Executives (AAE) today announces that its next Associations World Congress will be held in Antwerp, Belgium, on 12 – 14 March 2018.

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Valencia, Headquarters of Great Congresses and Meetings in 2017

Valencia, Headquarters of Great Congresses and Meetings in 2017

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In recent years Valencia has positioned itself as a destination for international meetings, rising as the third city in Spain in terms of the number of meetings it hosts. According to the ranking of the International Association of Congresses and Conventions (ICCA), 38 international congresses are held annually, compared to 10 that used to take place two decades ago.

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Associations UK Congress 2017 heads north to Manchester Central

Associations UK Congress 2017 heads north to Manchester Central

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The Association of Association Executives (AAE) has today revealed the venue for its annual Associations UK Congress, which will be held on December 14th and 15th 2017 at Manchester Central.

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TRENDS

Summertime, and the livin’ is easy

Summertime, and the livin’ is easy

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Greece 21.8% ahead, Indonesia 17.4% ahead, Russia 16.7% ahead and Portugal 14.8% ahead

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Mapped: The World’s Dependency on the Travel Industry

Mapped: The World’s Dependency on the Travel Industry

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Globalization and the growing trend of traveling have increased the number of people traveling to foreign countries each year. This growing trend has brought with it increased GDP growth due to tourism spending. While some countries receive more visitors than others, not all countries rely on their tourism industries to the same extent. Take a […]

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Middle East experiential travel is now ‘The Real Deal’

Middle East experiential travel is now ‘The Real Deal’

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Dubai Government outlines plans to combine Dubai’s rich cultural and latest attractions to build on Q1 2017 visitor numbers of 4.57 million – travel technology to play major role

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ForwardKeys shared damaging travel data with the White House prior to the second travel ban

ForwardKeys shared damaging travel data with the White House prior to the second travel ban

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ForwardKeys, which monitors future travel patterns by analysing 16 million flight reservation transactions each day shared its latest analysis of the negative impacts of the travel ban on the US travel industry with the White House prior to the new ban coming in to force.

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Year of the Rooster is a wake-up call for tourism to Europe

Year of the Rooster is a wake-up call for tourism to Europe

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More visitors – despite security concerns

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Christmas travel forecast from ForwardKeys

Christmas travel forecast from ForwardKeys

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US will be the top destination, Dubai the busiest airport

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DESTINATIONS

Christmas & New Year in Athens!

Christmas & New Year in Athens!

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The City of Athens welcomes Christmas and 2016 with a rich program of events which start from first days of December.

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Ανοίγει η αυλαία του “Santorini Experience”

Ανοίγει η αυλαία του “Santorini Experience”

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Η καρδιά του αθλητικού τουρισμού χτυπάει στις Κυκλάδες  Στην τελική της ευθεία μπαίνει η κορυφαία διοργάνωση αθλητικού τουρισμού “Santorini Experience”, καθώς απομένουν λίγες μόνο ημέρες για να ανοίξει η αυλαία της. Στο διάστημα από 6 έως 8 Οκτωβρίου 2017, θα πραγματοποιηθούν για 3η συνεχόμενη χρονιά στο μαγευτικό νησί των Κυκλάδων, αγώνες τρεξίματος και κολύμβησης. To […]

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15th Amorgos Convention of Culture & Tourism – “YPERIA 2017”

15th Amorgos Convention of Culture & Tourism – “YPERIA 2017”

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The Cultural Association of Tholaria – Amorgos and Aegialis Hotel & Spa are pleased to invite you to the 15th Amorgos Convention of Culture & Tourism – “YPERIA 2017” and 8th Amorgos Film Festival which will be held on the Greek island of Amorgos from the 25th to the 30th of October 2017. 

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Greece A La Carte 2017, by Cosmorama

Greece A La Carte 2017, by Cosmorama

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I Visit Greece …is a brand name incorporated by COSMORAMA to operate it’s incoming sector as it perfectly matches with the essential features of this activity. COSMORAMA is a well established Tour Operator based in downtown Athens, Greece that operates Outbound tours for Groups, FIT’s & Corporate clients for both Leisure and/or Business in all […]

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Mazi Travel & Events – City Breaks and Holidays

Mazi Travel & Events – City Breaks and Holidays

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Μazi Τravel & Εvents is a receptive agency, specializing in Greece and Cyprus. Inviting and rich experience of 27 years, combined with a perfect knowledge of the tastes and specifics of customers, allow Mazi Travel & Events to consider themselves an essential travel partner to Greece. Mazi have learned to respect the traveler, consider traveling with another look, and continually improve all destinations following the current […]

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Season Begins in Costa Navarino

Season Begins in Costa Navarino

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The Westin Resort Costa Navarino welcomes the new season on 19 February 2017 with an exciting array of sports, cultural, fun and creative activities for guests to enjoy as they explore the pristine natural surroundings.

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5ο «Navarino Challenge»: Η πρόκληση που έγινε θεσμός!

5ο «Navarino Challenge»: Η πρόκληση που έγινε θεσμός!

| October 18, 2017
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Η δημοφιλέστερη γιορτή του αθλητικού τουρισμού συγκέντρωσε περισσότερες από 2.000 συμμετοχές, σε 16 αθλητικές δραστηριότητες

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Το Andronis Luxury Suites στα καλύτερα ξενοδοχεία του κόσμου, σύμφωνα με το ετήσιο Reader’s Choice Awards

Το Andronis Luxury Suites στα καλύτερα ξενοδοχεία του κόσμου, σύμφωνα με το ετήσιο Reader’s Choice Awards

| October 17, 2017
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Το Conde Nast Traveler ανακοίνωσε τα αποτελέσματα του 30ου ετήσιου Reader’s Choice Awards, με το ξενοδοχείο Andronis Luxury Suites να συμπεριλαμβάνεται ανάμεσα στα καλύτερα ξενοδοχεία του κόσμου, όπως αυτά αναδεικνύονται από τους επισκέπτες τους.

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H Eλλάδα 365 ημέρες προορισμός

H Eλλάδα 365 ημέρες προορισμός

| October 16, 2017
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 Ο ΕΟΤ συνεχίζει δυναμικά τον Οκτώβριο τις δράσεις για την τουριστική προώθηση των νησιών του Αν. Αιγαίου και την ανάδειξη του τουρισμού πόλεως (city break)

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Παρουσίαση των σχεδίων της Fraport Greece για το Αεροδρόμιο Σαντορίνης

Παρουσίαση των σχεδίων της Fraport Greece για το Αεροδρόμιο Σαντορίνης

| October 16, 2017
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Α. Ζinell: «Το αεροδρόμιο Σαντορίνης θα αποτελέσει σε λίγα χρόνια άλλο ένα βασικό στοιχείο της παγκόσμιας φήμης του νησιού»

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Προώθηση της Ανατολικής Χαλκιδικής σε χώρες της Βαλτικής Θάλασσας

Προώθηση της Ανατολικής Χαλκιδικής σε χώρες της Βαλτικής Θάλασσας

| October 16, 2017
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Οργανωμένο πρόγραμμα επαγγελματικών επισκέψεων στη Σουηδία και την Εσθονία 

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Η Χαλκιδική ολοκληρώνει τον κύκλο των Press trip για το 2017

Η Χαλκιδική ολοκληρώνει τον κύκλο των Press trip για το 2017

| October 13, 2017
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Πριν λίγες μέρες, η Χαλκιδική αποχαιρέτησε τις 2 τελευταίες δημοσιογραφικές αποστολές από Ολλανδία και Ρωσία ολοκληρώνοντας με επιτυχία αισίως 13 Press και FAM trips με συμμετοχή 40 δημοσιογράφων ως μέρος του πλάνου προβολής που υλοποίησε ο Τουριστικός Οργανισμός Χαλκιδικής για το 2017.

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Η Νέα Ιστοσελίδα του Creta Maris Beach Resort

Η Νέα Ιστοσελίδα του Creta Maris Beach Resort

| October 13, 2017
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Η νέα ιστοσελίδα του Creta Maris Beach Resort, www.cretamaris.gr είναι πλέον διαθέσιμη στο κοινό, προσφέροντας μια ανανεωμένη και πλήρως ολοκληρωμένη εμπειρία πλοήγησης, με σύγχρονη εμφάνιση και εμπλουτισμένο περιεχόμενο.

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Η Αντίπαρος κοντά στην νίκη στον διαγωνισμό Best European Film Location

Η Αντίπαρος κοντά στην νίκη στον διαγωνισμό Best European Film Location

| October 12, 2017
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Ιδιαίτερα επιτυχημένη μέχρι στιγμής η συμμετοχή της Αντιπάρου στον διαγωνισμό  Best European Film Location, τον οποίο διοργανώνει το FilmingEurope – European Film Commissions Network (EUFCN) σε συνεργασία με το Cineuropa.

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Η Μόνικα στο αεροδρόμιο! 

Η Μόνικα στο αεροδρόμιο! 

| October 12, 2017
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Συνεχίζοντας τις πολύ επιτυχημένες «πτήσεις» του για πέμπτη χρονιά, το πρόγραμμα “Fly me to the Moon” του αεροδρομίου παρουσιάζει την Παρασκευή 13 Οκτωβρίου, τη Μόνικα!

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16ο Συνέδριο ΣΕΤΕ: “Greek Tourism: The perfect balancing act │ Exploring the dynamic role of tourism in contributing to environmental, economic and social sustainability”

16ο Συνέδριο ΣΕΤΕ: “Greek Tourism: The perfect balancing act │ Exploring the dynamic role of tourism in contributing to environmental, economic and social sustainability”

| October 12, 2017
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Το 16ο Συνέδριο του ΣΕΤΕ με τίτλο: “Greek Tourism: The perfect balancing act │ Exploring the dynamic role of tourism in contributing to environmental, economic and social sustainability” θα πραγματοποιηθεί στις 16 & 17Οκτωβρίου 2017 στο Κέντρο Πολιτισμού Ίδρυμα Σταύρος Νιάρχος (αίθουσα Φάρος) και θα εστιάσει τη θεματολογία του στη βιώσιμη ανάπτυξη του τουριστικού τομέα με οικονομικούς, κοινωνικούς και περιβαλλοντικούς όρους.  Κατά τη διάρκεια του Συνεδρίου […]

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Ο Γιώργος Α. Μπαρμπούτης είναι ο διευθυντής του Ελληνικού Ινστιτούτου Πολιτιστικής Διπλωματίας στη Ρόδο.

Ο Γιώργος Α. Μπαρμπούτης είναι ο διευθυντής του Ελληνικού Ινστιτούτου Πολιτιστικής Διπλωματίας στη Ρόδο.

| October 12, 2017
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Ο κ. Γιώργος Α. Μπαρμπούτης αναλαμβάνει διευθυντής του Ελληνικού Ινστιτούτου Πολιτιστικής Διπλωματίας στη Ρόδο. Ο κύριος Μπαρμπούτης γεννήθηκε στην Αλεξάνδρεια Αιγύπτου και μετακόμισε στην Αθήνα σε νεαρή ηλικία. Το 1979 αποφοίτησε από το τμήμα Διοίκησης Επιχειρήσεων του Πανεπιστημίου Πειραιά και αργότερα, με υποτροφία του Ιδρύματος Μποδοσάκη, μετέβη για μεταπτυχιακές σπουδές στη Νέα Υόρκη, όπου φοίτησε […]

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