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SETE: First Signs for 2018 Greek Tourism Season are Positive

The first signs for the 2018 tourism season in Greece are positive, according to the president of the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE), Yiannis Retsos.

Greek Gov’t to Seek Consultant for Spatial Planning Framework

The Greek environment and tourism ministries will soon be accepting applications from parties interested in drawing up a spatial planning strategy.

SETKE Introduces Lodging Brands ‘Elite’ and ‘Smotel’

The Greek Confederation of Tourist Accommodation Enterprises (SETKE) recently announced the launch of brands for lodgings in Greece.

Kountoura Pledges Support for Tourism SMEs at SETKE Congress

Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura expressed her support for tourism SMEs, which form the “backbone of Greek tourism”.

Airbnb Hosts in Greece will Have to Register their Property

Individuals in Greece interested in renting out their property for the short term through Airbnb-type platforms will have to enroll in a new electronic registry.

SETE Announces ‘On Tour’ Tourism School Initiative

SETE has announced the launch of the 'On Tour' Tourism School, an initiative that will provide seminars to Greek tourism professionals, employees and students.

Greece’s Economic Chamber Says Reduced Island Tax Status an EU Provision

The Economic Chamber of Greece is calling on the government to retain the special tax status applicable on Greek islands.

UK Bookings to Greece Show Improvement, SETE Chief Says

Bookings from the United Kingdom to Greece are showing an improvement so far, according to SETE President Yiannis Retsos.

SETE Chief: First Signs for Greek Tourism in 2018 are Positive

The first signs for Greek tourism in 2018 seem to be positive, SETE President Yiannis Retsos said on the opening day of the WTM London 2017.

Greek Ministers Call on EU to Extend Non-Schengen Visas to Cruise Travel

Extending in 2018 a visa regime that will apply to non-Schengen visitors traveling on cruise ships topped the agenda of an inter-ministerial meeting this week.

Tourism Body SETE Calls for Investment-friendly Environment in Greece

Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) President Yiannis Retsos has called for a stable and friendlier investment environment in Greece.

Greece’s InSETE and Cornell University Partner in Tourism Studies

InSETE has partnered with Cornell University in the field of vocational training for Greek tourism industry’s employees and professionals.

Moscovici Sees a Stronger Greece Regaining Market Trust

European Commissioner Pierre Moscovici said growth has returned, jobs are being created and investors are again expressing interest in Greece.

Greece Celebrates World Tourism Day 2017

On the occasion of World Tourism Day, Greek key tourism figures gave their messages, marking the importance of the sector for Greece.

SETE Announces Renewed Strategy for Greek Tourism

The Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) has announced its new strategic plans aimed to deliver high growth in the Greek market.

WTTC Aims to Support Destinations Impacted by Hurricane Irma

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) is aiming to extend its full support to all destinations impacted by Hurricane Irma.

Greece Elected to UNWTO Executive Council

Greece has joined the Executive Council of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) for the 2018 – 2021 four-year term.

Athens Hoteliers Launch Cultural Action, Free Theatrical Performances

Theatrical performances of the works of great writers of Greek antiquity will take place free of charge at select archaeological sites and monuments of Athens.

Commission: EU on Path to Recovery 10 Years After Crisis, Greece Still Getting Aid

Ten years after the start of the crisis, Greece is the only EU member state out of eight still receiving financial assistance, the European Commission said.

Greece May Open GNTO Branch in Melbourne

Greece is seeking to boost its presence in the Australian market with the opening of a Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) branch in Melbourne.