Are you connected to the tourism/travel/hospitality industries or travel media in any way? If so, please specify how (kindly include any relevant company names/Web sites!).
Yiannis Kotzianoglou began his career in tourism 27 years ago, immediately after graduating from the Higher Education School of professional Tour Guides in Greece.
He had the opportunity to experience both the contact with clients and at the same time the evolution of the newly-born Greek travel industry.
Yiannis gained his initial experience in the field in 1982 with a specialized incoming travel agency based in Crete. For the next twelve years he successfully represented and provided services for many European travel and tourism companies.
Relocating to Brussels he subsequently diversified into tour operating which, from 1992 to 2000 enabled him to accrue extensive knowledge and experience along with personal/business contacts within the field of European and world travel and tourism.
On his return to Crete he decided to utilize his combined accumulated experience within the Greek market as Leisure Industry Consultant; further diversifying his activities into the fields of web publishing and Event Management.
Now based in Rethymnon he heads a dynamic, highly qualified team.
On which destinations & travel topics can you advise members especially well?
France, Belgium, Holland, Germany, Cyprus, Greece. History, Archaeology, Wine, Food.
What destinations are you most interested in learning about?
Many thanks Yiannis. I would love to return to your homeland one day! I did touch Crete a couple of years ago on an archaelogy focused cruise. My primary focus these days is Christian heritage travel and I know in Greece that is endless! Always looking for new developments however. - Regards, Ruth Hill
Thank you for accepting me as a friend. And it would be my great pleasure to start working with each other. We can provide you with Cultural Tours here in the Holy Land, and arrange everything from A to Z. You can contact our marketing department directly through firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be glad to assist you in all your needs.
Thanks Yiannis, would you believe I've never been to Crete but your photographs are certainly tempting me. There must be lots of good music and musicians which I could write about on the island?
If you need any information from Ireland and any other of my specified desinations feel free to ask and I'll be glad to help if I can.
Yiannis, you have an impressive profile and you take terrific photographs. I'm glad you joined Tripatini's Cyprus group, and a look forward to learning a little bit about your part of the Mediterranean--and to admiring more of your photos.
Greetings, Yiannis, and welcome to Tripatini! It's great to have you with us -- and we think you'll find our site productive as well as interesting and enjoyable.
To get the most out of Tripatini, you may want to take a moment to join several other of our many groups which you may find of particular interest, such as Greece, Tour Operators & Suppliers, and plenty of others covering many other topics and most destinations across the globe.
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Thanks much for joining us; we wish you a great rest of the holiday season and an outstanding start to 2010, and of course we look forward to seeing you online.