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Travel tips for Greece

Travel tips for Greece

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Tourism is one of the three major pillars of the Greek economy, the other two being shipping and construction. The Greek Ministry of Tourism is considered a strategic part of the government organization portfolio and one of its major tasks is to ensure that Greece stays competitive in the tourism arena, through the provision of quality products and services. Quality competitive products and services imply a high level tourist satisfaction. This sometimes requires the government to crackdown on misbehaving or delinquent tourism service and product suppliers. Tourism as a Service Industry Tourism is primarily a service industry. As any marketing book will emphasize, a service is something that is experienced only during consumption, and thus falls under a high-risk purchas...
Travel Where Mamma Mia! Was Filmed

Travel Where Mamma Mia! Was Filmed

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The thickly forested mountains and idyllic tile-roofed towns of the Sporades islands became familiar images almost overnight, with the release of the hit musical Mamma Mia!, filmed on two of them. And where the movie crews (not to mention Pierce Brosnan) go, can travelers be far behind? Of course not. The 11 Sporades islands lie off the eastern shore of mainland Greece, and are not connected by ferry to Piraeus, the port of Athens, whose airport is where most visitors arrive in Greece. Instead, travelers can take the train to Volos (there is a change in Paleofarsalos for the short ride to the coast), where they board ferries for the 2 1/2-hour ferry ride to Skiathos. Ferries operated by Hellenic Seaways operate 4 times a day in the summer, and they stop at both Skopelos and Skiathos...