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World Tourism Day 2016: UNWTO Says ‘Tourism for All!’

In his official message to the global tourism community for World Tourism Day 2016, UNWTO Secretary-General Taleb Rifai underlines the importance of accessibility in tourism.
Posted On 26 Sep 2016

World Tourism Day 2016: Greece has Accessible Tourism on Priority List

In her official message on the occasion of World Tourism Day on September 27, Greek Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura focuses on the goals and priorities of the Tourism Ministry, which include improving the accessibility to places of tourism interest for all.
Posted On 26 Sep 2016

Greek Hotel Sector, Tourism Employees See Eye to Eye – Opinion

"For the first time in many years, the hotel sector and its employees have managed to see eye to eye and ensure that the interests of all parties involved are safeguarded, paving the way for a fruitful collaboration and future growth,” according to Hellenic Federation of...
Posted On 22 Feb 2016

‘Tourism Awards’ Head Skoulas Sees Innovation as Key to Growth

For Greek tourism to grow to its fullest potential there must be rewards for those who upgrade, who take initiatives, who risk with the ultimate aim to offer only the best, former tourism minister and current Tourism Awards judging committee president Nikos Skoulas said in a...
Posted On 03 Feb 2016

Minister Kountoura Inks Greece-Israel Tourism Pact

Boosting tourism to Greece via cruise travel and package deals were two of the actions that Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura and her Israeli counterpart Yariv Levin agreed on during her visit to Jerusalem within the framework of the Greece-Israel High-Level Cooperation...

Top Guns Call on Gov’t to Stop Over-taxing Greek Tourism

As the 2016 tourism season begins, Greece's top sector officials are calling on the government to commit to no more taxes, claiming that over-taxation is driving the country’s healthiest sector to the edge.

UNWTO Chief Says Diversifying Key to Greece’s Tourism Growth

Diversifying is key to the Greek tourism sector’s growth, Taleb Rifai, Secretary-General of the United Nations’ World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), said in a recent interview.
Posted On 11 Jan 2016

Alexandros Aggelopoulos, Vice President Aldemar Resorts

Committed to offering nothing less than the finest experience to the guest, we have proceeded with revamps and upgrades to our portfolio of high standard hotels.

Konstantinos Alexopoulos, CEO Domotel S.A.

The Greek people of Tourism, businesses and all of those working in this sector, have shown once again composure and maturity creating a stable environment.

Michael Flerianos, General Director Gold Star Aviation

Despite the crisis, the consequences of the austerity, the capital controls and the refugee waves, the Greek people do not lose their optimism, their smile and the warm welcome to our guests.

George Grafakos, CEO Aqua Vista Hotels

In the last three years, Greek tourism has achieved the impossible: to break record after record year by year, continuously raising the bar alone and serving as the only source of growth in our country.

Polychronis Griveas, CEO Astir Palace Vouliagmenis S.A.

We need to continue to reinvent ourselves to stay abreast of the developments ongoing throughout the world, and to continue being competitive in the markets.

Kallinikos Kallinikos, Executive Vice President Goldair Group

The long-standing efforts of the tourism community to give prominence to the tourism industry as a key pillar of Greece’s growth, has been successful and has supported our country during one of the most difficult periods in its history.

Apostolos Moussamas, Managing Director Moussamas Bros S.A.

Great efforts have been made from the hospitality sector in order to ensure the best possible satisfaction of our visitors, although hotels are operating under a difficult financial environment.

Diamantis Pithis, Director Argo Travel Group

All involved in the Greek Tourist Industry should converge to London and each company should promote from its perspective Greece, its beauties and the “Myth” it represents.

Rena Dourou, Governor of Attica Region

The Region of Attica, being entirely aware of the current economic situation and committed to a serious development perspective, emphasizes henceforth the high-profile systematic promotion of all cultural and tourist treasures Attica prides itself on.

Marilena Stathopoulou, Manager Tourhotel

It is important to understand that this experience starts from the guests’ dreaming - planning process, extends to the actual experience in Greece and follows the guests when they return home.

Stavros Arnaoutakis, Governor of Crete Region

Crete focuses on actions that support the reinforcement of high quality tourism and its alternative aspects, aiming at the extension of the tourism season.

Theodore Vokos, Executive Director Posidonia Exhibitions S.A.

Tourism has always been the driving force of the Greek economy and it must be acknowledged that recent efforts by all stakeholders to boost this sector have paid off.

Elena Kountoura, Alternate Minister of Tourism

The fact that our country is listed among the 10 most visited destinations worldwide creates a great responsibility.