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Lingering Debt Talks Keep Greece Tourism Officials Alert

Greek tourism officials are expressing concerns that constantly stalled bailout negotiations are bound to take a toll on the sector particularly now, the beginning of the summer booking season.
Posted On 16 Jan 2017

Rise in Numbers @ Greek Destinations Over Holidays

Traditional winter destinations across Greece welcomed a rise in visitors over the holidays while tourism professionals are already speaking of positive pre-bookings for the the summer ahead.

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

Fears for Thessaloniki Tourism Due to Works on Airport Runway

Greek professionals are calling for the postponement of works on Thessaloniki's airport runway, fearing that incoming tourism in summer 2017 will be hit.

Key Tourism Figures 2016: Dr. Andreas A. Andreadis, President Greek Tourism Confederation

Tourism professionals must forget "business as usual", but think and act out of the box. We have to be innovative and true to the authenticity of Greece’s tourism product, while offering the best possible services.

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

SETE’s 15th Conference to Focus on the ‘Next Day’ for Greek Tourism

The 15th Tourism & Development Conference of the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) will focus on the "next day" for Greek tourism entrepreneurs and employees and underline the strategy the sector should follow in order to overcome the ever-increasing challenges in its effort to...
Posted On 06 Oct 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

Greek Gov’t Migrant Center Plan Irks Islanders, Refugee Kids to get Schooling

Despite repeated pleas by authorities from the Greek islands bearing the brunt of the ongoing migrant influx, the government is making plans to “decongest” facilities, improve existent centers or create new ones without however providing a specific time frame or locations.
Posted On 08 Sep 2016

SETE Says ‘No’ to Hotspots at Greece’s Tourist Destinations

The Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE), representing over 50,000 businesses, is calling on the government to reconsider a plan to construct so-called hotspots, or refugee registration centers, at major tourist locations across the country.

Greek Visas to Russian Travelers on the Rise

There may have initially been some glitches to the visa process for Russian travelers to Greece, but the procedure is now as prompt as ever with the number issued between January and July 2016 up by 11 percent compared to last year.
Posted On 30 Aug 2016

Mainland Greece Destinations Get August Tourism Boost

Tourism traffic for August is picking up pace particularly in mainland Greece destinations while British travelers are still hitting Greek shores despite Brexit fears and the devaluation of the pound against the euro.
Posted On 25 Aug 2016

SETE Chief on Twitter: Late Bookings Indicate Good Tourism Season for Greece

The strong last minute demand in bookings to Greece in July indicates a very good tourism season for the next quarter, Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) President Andreas Andreadis said on Twitter.
Posted On 19 Aug 2016

Sani Resort Introduces ‘Sani Dunes’… to Open in June 2017

The multi-awarded Sani Resort in the Halkidiki peninsula has announced a 24.2 million euro addition to the group’s roster: the five-star Sani Dunes - to open its doors to adults and children over 12 in June 2017.
Posted On 17 Aug 2016

Greece Sees Increase in Last-minute Bookings in July

The performance of the Greek tourism industry in the first half of 2016 may have been sluggish but rising tides of last-minute bookings in July has raised hopes.
Posted On 05 Aug 2016

Greece Welcomes More Russian Tourists, Turkey Spillover

The number of Russian travelers to Greece and the resultant spending has given the Greek economy a much-needed boost with arrivals up by 47.6 percent at 83,000 and spending increased by 8.7 percent or 54 million euros in the first five months of the year, according to data...

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

SETE, Crete Region Explore Ways to Make Island Top Destination

Seeking ways to attract more tourism to the island of Crete, local authorities and the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) held a day event last week bringing together private and public interests towards the achievement of this goal.
Posted On 11 Jul 2016

UK Votes EU Away, Fears of Domino Effect Linger

Europe appears to be shocked at the decision of UK citizens to leave the EU voting by 51.9 percent for an exit while conservative parties across the 28-member bloc are now calling for referendums in their countries placing European unity at risk.
Posted On 24 Jun 2016

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