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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

Minister Kountoura Goes to Paris to Promote Greece

Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura will promote Greece at France's international travel and tourism trade fair IFTM Top Resa 2016 in Paris that will take place September 20-23.
Posted On 19 Sep 2016

Greek Gov’t Welcomes Juncker’s Pledge for United Europe

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker’s call for a united Europe; one that is fair, tolerant and safe, was warmly received by the Greek government this week.

Kountoura, TUI Group Strengthen Ties to Boost Greek Tourism

The strategic development and promotion of Greek tourism abroad was the main topic on the agenda of a meeting held in Athens between Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura and TUI Group's Thomas Ellerbeck.
Posted On 07 Sep 2016

Greece Tourism Body Says 11th-hour Travelers to Compensate for Lost Ground

Last-minute vacationers are offsetting losses recorded in the first summer months of the year with the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) indicating a 9 percent rise in the number of arrivals in July at regional airports and a 9.6 percent increase at Athens International Airport (AIA).
Posted On 25 Aug 2016

Ministry Takes Action to Boost Tourism to Eastern Aegean Isles

In efforts to stimulate tourism to the Eastern Aegean islands hit by the refugee influx the Greek tourism ministry has announced yet another series of incentives including friendlier prices at hotels.
Posted On 19 Aug 2016

Excessive Taxes Hinder Tourism Development in Greece

The excessive tax burden in Greece, both in terms of direct and indirect taxes, continue to negatively affect the development of the country's tourism and economy in general, according to a study released recently by the Institute of the Greek Tourism Confederation (InSETE).
Posted On 11 Aug 2016

SETE: July Last Minute Tourist Rush Boosts Arrivals to Greece

A last minute rush of bookings to Greece in July may help achieve the goal of a six percent increase in arrivals to the country this year but is not expected to translate into more revenue, the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) said on Wednesday.
Posted On 10 Aug 2016