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Greek Hotel Chamber, Foreign Ministry Join Forces via Tourism Tool Trip2Athens

As part of its ongoing strategy to better promote Athens and Attica, the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels (HCH) entered a deal this week with the Foreign Ministry to include e-tourism platform Trip2Athens under the umbrella of the ministry’s economic diplomacy program Agora.

Cyclades Chamber Urges Winter Thessaloniki-islands Air Service

The Chamber of Cyclades is calling on its members and local entrepreneurs to take the necessary measures so that the islands and particularly Syros, where it is headquartered, remain connected with Thessaloniki in upcoming winter months.

SETE: 2016 Greek Tourism Depends on Road Arrivals, Developments in Turkey

Greece's tourism progress this year heavily depends upon arrivals by road and developments in Turkey, the president of the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE), Andreas Andreadis, told journalists during a media briefing on Thursday.
Posted On 21 Jul 2016

Hotel – Trade Bodies, Locals Say ‘No’ to Drug Rehab Center in Athens

The Hellenic Chamber of Hotels and the Athens - Attica & Argosaronic Hotel Association have joined other trade bodies against a decision to re-install the Organization Against Drugs (OKANA) headquarters in the center of the Greek capital.
Posted On 21 Jul 2016

Hellenic Chamber of Hotels Presents New e-Tourism Guide for Athens

The Hellenic Chamber of Hotels has launched a new electronic tourism guide for Athens and Attica named "trip2athens" that focuses on online booking, organizing travel and boosting business partnerships within the tourism industry of the Greek capital.
Posted On 19 Jul 2016

Greek Tourism Enterprise Body GEPOET Talks Business in China

In efforts to promote the interests of its members, the General Panhellenic Federation of Tourism Enterprises (GEPOET) explored the potential of working together with Chinese sector professionals during Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’ recent visit to China.
Posted On 13 Jul 2016

Greek Tourism, Trade Sector Bodies Call for Turn to E-transactions

Greece’s tourism and trade sector bodies are calling on the government to push for the implementation of electronic transactions in efforts to cut operational costs for both businesses and government and to tackle tax evasion.
Posted On 04 Jul 2016

SETE: Brexit Expected to Bring Changes in Greek Tourism

The United Kingdom's vote for Brexit creates new conditions for Greek tourism, according to the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE).
Posted On 27 Jun 2016

Greece: Last Minute Bookings May ‘Pay’ Brexit Price

The president of the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE), Andreas Andreadis, expects last minute bookings to Greece to be affected from the United Kingdom's vote to leave the European Union.
Posted On 26 Jun 2016

Greek Port Strikes a Set Back for Cruise Revenue

The cruise industry is feeling the brunt of ongoing strikes at ports in Thessaloniki and Piraeus, with potential losses reaching 12 million euros this month, stated Mr Theodore Kontes, the president of Union of Cruise Shipowners and Associated Members (EEKFN).

SETE Chief Says 2016 ‘Last-minute’ Year for Greek Tourism

SETE President Andreas Andreadis' outlook for Greek tourism in 2016 is reluctantly optimistic, as he described it as a “last minute year” due to the inconsistency of bookings and said that the positive outcome is more due to the geopolitical events in the region rather than...
Posted On 03 Jun 2016

Eurobank: ‘2016 will be a Good Year for Greek Tourism’

2016 will be a good year for Greek tourism, but it is essential for all to assist in order for Greece to maintain its competitiveness, according to a study of Eurobank that was presented on Thursday at the 1st Greek Tourism Conference in Athens.
Posted On 02 Jun 2016

‘Strategic Tourism Partners’ Greece and Russia Sign Agreement

The Greek Tourism Ministry and Russia’s Federal Tourism Agency (Rostourism) recently signed an agreement to encourage mutual tourist flow.
Posted On 31 May 2016

GNTO Expects Record Year for Greek Tourism, SETE Appears Skeptical

The secretary general of the Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO), Dimitris Tryfonopoulos, recently expressed confidence that Greece will achieve a new record in tourism this year, following a record-breaking 2015.
Posted On 30 May 2016

Greek-Egyptian Forum Paves Way for Further Tourism Cooperation

Boosting tourism cooperation between Greece and Egypt was at the forefront of a forum held in Cairo on Monday, which brought together professionals from both countries to explore partnerships.
Posted On 24 May 2016

SETE Says New Greek Incentives Law Complex, Unclear

The new Greek incentives law tabled earlier this month which foresees deductions and exemptions, leasing and interest subsidies, and a 12-year fixed tax framework, must be simple with clear guidelines and deadlines for potential investors, the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE)...
Posted On 18 May 2016

IGLTA, European Travel Commission Join Forces to Boost LGBT Tourism in Europe

The International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association (IGLTA) has announced its organizational partnership with the European Travel Commission (ETC) in an aim to strengthen LGBT tourism in Europe.
Posted On 18 May 2016

Kountoura: World Still Has Confidence in Greece, Tourism Figures on the Rise

With the tourism season ready to take off, Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura expressed her optimism during the recent 24th annual general assembly of the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE), adding that she expects a record year and sees international interest in Greece...
Posted On 13 May 2016

SETE Says Greece may not Meet Arrivals Forecast, PM Tsipras thinks Otherwise

Greece may record losses in tourism over the next two years, the president of the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE), Andreas Andreadis, said on Thursday during the 24th annual general assembly of SETE in Athens.
Posted On 12 May 2016

Greece Must Issue 7,000 Visas a Day to See More Russian Tourists

If Greece does not reach the target of issuing 7,000 visas on a daily basis for the Russians then it will not see increased arrival numbers from that market, according to the president of the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE), Andreas Andreadis.
Posted On 08 May 2016