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Ministry Presents Pilot Tourism Satellite Account (TSA) for Greece

The Tourism Ministry introduced a pilot Tourism Satellite Account that aims to achieve a complete picture of Greece’s arrivals and revenue from tourists.

UNWTO: Code of Ethics for Tourism Becomes International Convention

The Code of Ethics for Tourism, the main policy document of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), has been transformed into an international convention in order to reinforce its effectiveness.

Greece Makes Proposal to Reactivate Joint Tourism Committee with Italy

Greece has proposed the reactivation of the Joint Tourism Committee with Italy to strengthen bilateral tourism activities between the two countries.

UK Ambassador to Greece Speaks on Post-Brexit Prospects

The British ambassador to Greece Kate Smith underlined that Britain aims to strengthen bilateral cooperation with EU countries, including Greece, on foreign policy and defense.

French President Macron: Greece is Returning to Growth

President Emmanuel Macron arrived in Athens on Thursday, September 7, and expressed France's support to Greece's effort for recovery and prosperity.

Grimaldi to Appeal to EU Competition Authority Over Hellenic Seaways Deal

Grimaldi Group plans to file a complaint to the EC's DG for Competition over the deal between Attica Group and Hellenic Seaways.

Ministry to Launch 10 Funding Programs for SMEs in Tourism and More

In the upcoming period the Greek economy ministry will launch ten EU funding programs totalling 600 million euros for the support of new business ventures.

Shipping Minister: Duty Free Sales Can Attract Cruise Travel to Greek Isles

Offering duty free sales at popular Greek islands can serve as an incentive to boost cruise travel, said Shipping Minister Panagiotis Kouroublis.

Athens Tourist Guide School Now Accepting Applications

The recently re-opened Athens Tourist Guide School announced that it is now accepting applications through to September 15.

UK Mulling Over EU Visa-free Travel Post Brexit

The British government appears to be considering allowing EU nationals to travel to Britain without a visa, following UK's exit from the European Union.

Five-star Tax Dodgers Uncovered by Greek Revenue Inspectors

Greek tax inspectors recently proceeded with checks to over 700 accommodation facilities, including five-star hotels and rooms to let, throughout Greece.

Ministry Warns of High Fire Risk in Greece for Tuesday, August 15

The Greek Ministry of Interior has warned that the risk of wildfires in the regions of Attica, Central Greece, Crete, North Aegean and South Aegean is very high (category 4 for fire risk).

Product Price Hikes Across 32 Greek Isles as of Jan. 1

Products and services on 32 islands in the Dodecanese and North Aegean Region will go up as of January 1, 2018, due to new VAT rates.

Greeks Can Now Travel Visa-free to Qatar

Qatar has agreed to grant visa-free travel for citizens of 80 countries, including Greece, with immediate effect, Qatari officials have announced.

Greeks Call for Parthenon Marbles Issue to be Part of Brexit Talks

The Greek government is requesting that the issue of the return of the Parthenon Marbles to Greece be part of the Brexit negotiations citing EU treaty law.

Amended Bill Sees Stronger Greek Ferry Passenger Rights

Reinforcing passenger rights, changes to the scheduling of hydrofoils and high-speed sea craft are among the amendments of a ministry bill tabled in parliament.

SETE: Quality Over Quantity Key for Future of Greek Tourism

Over-taxation, no capital controls and upgrading infrastructure are vital to ensuring a healthy future for Greek tourism, says SETE chief Yiannis Retsos.

Greece to Ease Capital Controls as of Sept. 1

Account holders can as of Sept. 1 withdraw a monthly total of 1,800 euros in cash following a Greek finance ministry decision to ease capital restrictions.

SEV: Greece Tourism Infrastructure Needs Upgrade Now

The Greek tourism sector is showing healthy signs of recovery but for growth to continue infrastructure should be upgraded immediately, according to SEV.

SEPE Imposes Fines Worth €1.87m on Greek Tourism Businesses

Greece's Labor Inspection Body (SEPE) recently imposed hefty fines on businesses active in the Greek tourism sector for labor violations.