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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

Sector Body Says Greece Evaluation Process Thwarting Tourism

Greece’s ongoing negotiation and evaluation process may be taking a toll on tourism and forthcoming revenue, the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) said this week.
Posted On 05 May 2016

COTTM 2016: Chinese Market Shows Interest in Greece at B2B Expo

Following the opening of new Greek visa application centers in China recently, the Chinese travel market is now focusing on increasing bookings to Greece, the General Panhellenic Federation of Tourism Enterprises (GEPOET) said following its participation in COTTM, China's leading...
Posted On 26 Apr 2016

SETE Chief Says Overtaxation to Hamper Greek Tourism

The tourism sector, Greece’s strongest foreign currency attractor, is ringing alarm bells that the rise in value added tax to 24 percent - which was agreed on earlier Wednesday - will have a negative impact on incoming tourism for 2016.
Posted On 20 Apr 2016

Greece to Promote its ‘Hidden Treasures’ through EU ‘EDEN’ Project

Greece is exploring ways to promote its "destinations of excellence" and sustainable tourism through the European Commission’s “European Destinations of Excellence” (EDEN) project.
Posted On 08 Apr 2016

Cairo to Host Greek-Egyptian Tourism Forum

A Greek-Egyptian Tourism Forum will be held in Cairo in the coming period, the Tourism Ministry said on Wednesday, following a meeting held in Athens between Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura and Egyptian journalists.
Posted On 06 Apr 2016

Greece wants to Attract more Visitors from Saudi Arabia

Aiming to boost Greece's promotion in Saudi Arabia to attract more visitors, Greek Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura recently exchanged views with tourism professionals visiting Athens from the Middle Eastern market.
Posted On 04 Apr 2016

Europe Welcomes First Certified ‘T-Guides’ for Visitors with Learning Difficulties

FEG and ENAT have certified the first two professional tourist guides in Europe as "T-Guides" for guiding visitors with learning difficulties.
Posted On 04 Apr 2016

Sector Ready to Handle Tourists Dropping Turkey for Greece

The Greek tourism sector is rubbing its hands in expectation of the tourists who have dropped neighboring Turkey from their holiday agenda and instead opted for Greek shores.
Posted On 30 Mar 2016

FEDHATTA Officially Launches Greek Tourism Action Plan ’12’, Aims to Extend the Season

The Federation of Hellenic Associations of Tourist & Travel Agencies (FEDHATTA) has launched an action plan, dubbed “Dodeka”, designed to boost Greece as a year-round tourism destination.
Posted On 30 Mar 2016