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Greece: Autumn 2016 Tourism Performance Reduces Seasonality

Greece's increased tourist arrivals during the autumn months this year indicate a reduction in the country's seasonality, according to SETE Intelligence.
Posted On 29 Dec 2016

SETE: Tourism is Third Biggest Employer in Greece

Tourism is Greece's third biggest employer after retail and the primary sector, according to recent data by SETE Intelligence.
Posted On 23 Dec 2016

Greek Marina Pros Slam Talks of New Docking Tax

Proposals of a tax applicable on mooring at private marinas in Greece has professionals up in arms, claiming an added levy will lead to financial damage.

SETE: Positive Signs for 2017 Greek Tourism

Demand for next year's tourism season is showing an increase, according to the president of the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE), Andreas Andreadis.
Posted On 15 Dec 2016

Greek Tourism Minister Expecting 2016 to Beat All Forecasts

Careful planning and a comprehensive national strategy are behind the tourism sector’s positive performance, Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura told parliament on Wednesday, adding that she expects 2016 to beat all forecasts.
Posted On 08 Dec 2016

‘Technology Essential for Greek Tourism Growth’, Minister Kountoura Talks Tech

Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura recently presented the ministry's plans to invest in new innovative technologies to develop tourism in Greece.
Posted On 29 Nov 2016

Minister Kountoura Invites Obama to Holiday in ‘This Small, Great World’

Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura invited US President Barak Obama to spend his next holidays in Greece, during the dinner held in his honor in Athens recently.
Posted On 17 Nov 2016

Safety, Easier Travel Tops Tourism Leaders’ Agenda for 2017

Enhancing security and facilitating travel in order to ensure sustainable growth of travel and tourism is the top priority for the Global Travel Association Coalition (GTAC), which released a statement on occasion of the World Travel Market (WTM) London 2016.
Posted On 10 Nov 2016

Weak Spending, Last Minute Bookings Take Toll on Greek Tourism

Last-minute reservations and decreased spending combined with an onslaught of taxes are cited by the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) as the reason behind declining revenues from tourism this year.
Posted On 01 Nov 2016

Obama to Travel to Greece, Germany, Peru after U.S. Elections

United States President Barrack Obama will arrive in Greece on November 15, where he will see President Pavlopoulos, meet with Prime Minister Tsipras, and reaffirm America's support for ongoing efforts to place the Greek economy on a path to sustainability and renewed prosperity.
Posted On 26 Oct 2016

Kountoura Looks to Attract More Tourists from the U.S. to Greece

Aiming to attract more tourists to Greece from the United States, Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura met and exchanged views with American political figures during her recent visit to Las Vegas to attend the sixth IMEX America trade show.
Posted On 24 Oct 2016

Greek Tourism Body Urges Investments in Infrastructure

In order for the Greek tourism sector to continue on its path to growth and remain competitive, investments in infrastructure amounting to 6.5 billion euros are required through to 2021, according to the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE).
Posted On 24 Oct 2016

SETE Presents New Target: 35 Million Tourist Arrivals in Greece by 2021

The Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) has revealed its revised target for 2021: for Greece to welcome 35 million international arrivals and 20 billion euros in revenue.
Posted On 18 Oct 2016

Stournaras: Prospects for Greek Economy Positive, But Risks Remain

Bank of Greece governor Yannis Stournaras said on Monday that the Greek economy could see growth of 2.7 percent in 2017 under the condition that the second evaluation of the Greek programme was soon concluded by international creditors.
Posted On 17 Oct 2016

Greek Tourism Sector Urges Air Traffic Controllers to Suspend 4-day Strike

Key figures of the Greek tourism sector on Saturday called for the country's air traffic controllers to suspend announced strike action.
Posted On 08 Oct 2016

Greek Tourism: Less Revenue in 2016, More Challenges in 2017

The president of the Hellenic Federation of Hoteliers, Yiannis Retsos, expects no increase in tourism revenue for Greece this year, despite the rise in arrivals to the country.
Posted On 28 Sep 2016

Greece Celebrates World Tourism Day 2016, Spreads the Word about Accessibility

On the occasion of World Tourism Day on September 27, Greek tourism figures give their messages to mark the importance of Accessible Tourism and the creation of environments that can cater for the needs of all of us.
Posted On 27 Sep 2016

WTTC Calls on Tourism Sector to be More Accessible

David Scowsill, the president and CEO of the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), has called for the tourism sector to be more accessible, during a speech at World Tourism Day celebrations in Bangkok, Thailand.
Posted On 27 Sep 2016

SETE Expresses Concern Over 2016 Tourism Revenue in Greece

Although tourist arrivals to Greece this year are showing an upward trend - very close to the original target of 25 million - revenue seems to be falling below forecasts.
Posted On 26 Sep 2016

Greece and India’s Karnataka Explore Possibilities for Tourism Cooperation

Aiming to attract more tourists from India to Greece, the secretary general of the Greek National Tourism Organization, Dimitris Tryfonopoulos, held a meeting with Karnataka's Tourism Minister Priyank Kharge.
Posted On 23 Sep 2016