Athens

Debunking the Athenian MICE myth

CMW international reporter Oliver Thomas explores how Athens is much more than just a tourist hotspot for ancient history enthusiasts. There is a myth among visitors, delegates and international event organisers that Athens’ appeal is rooted solely in its ancient culture and its immaculately preserved ruins. Undoubtedly, ancient Greece is an essential USP for Athens, and is utilised to great effec...

Greek PCO association appoints president at annual conference

The Hellenic Association of Professional Congress Organisers and Destination Events Specialists (HAPCO & DES) has appointed Sissi Lignou (pictured) as the president of its Board of Directors (BoD). The announcement was made at the recent 11th Panhellenic Conference of HAPCO & DES, entitled Reconnect to Accelerate, held at the Divani Caravel Hotel in Athens, Greece. The General Assembly of ...

In pictures – 8th Travel Trade Athens 2022

The 8th Travel Trade Athens 2022, 9-10 May, saw more than 160 Greek and international representatives hold meetings and learn about what the Greek capital has to offer the global MICE community. More than 60 representatives of foreign companies in the tourism and events industry came to Athens for the two-day event, connecting Athens to key markets in Europe, the UK, US, and the Middle East. The e...