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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

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

SETE Chief Tweet of Q1 Dip in Greece Bookings Creates a Stir

A tweet on Wednesday by Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) President Andreas Andreadis that tourism bookings for 2016 have taken a downturn compared to last year, has gotten the industry on edge.
Posted On 14 Apr 2016

Extra ‘Sleep’ Tax Angers Greece Hoteliers

Weeks before the official launch of the summer tourism season, Greece’s hoteliers are furious over a proposed tax on accommodation which comes on top of other levies imposed last year.
Posted On 12 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

Greece @ ITB 2016 – Photo Report by GTP

Greece received positive and optimistic messages from the German market at the leading trade fair for the worldwide travel industry, ITB Berlin, which marked 50 years.
Posted On 21 Mar 2016

ITB 2016 – SETE says Greece could See 1.5 Million more Tourists this Year

Greek tourism could see an increase of some 1.5 million more tourists and around 800 million more revenue this year if the refugee crisis is addressed effectively, according to the president of the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE), Andreas Andreadis.
Posted On 09 Mar 2016

SETE: Over-taxation Limiting Greece Tourism Potential

Some 40 percent of Greece's tourism enterprises are currently facing serious sustainability issues, mainly due to over-taxation, according to the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE).
Posted On 25 Feb 2016

Top Guns Call on Gov’t to Stop Over-taxing Greek Tourism

As the 2016 tourism season begins, Greece's top sector officials are calling on the government to commit to no more taxes, claiming that over-taxation is driving the country’s healthiest sector to the edge.

Tourism Sector Seeks to Capitalize on ‘Cross-Year Greece & Russia’

The tourism sector has its sights set on promoting Greece offerings, forging ties and forming partnerships on the occasion of the “Cross-Year Greece & Russia” events and is calling on the government to ensure that reinforced consular services are in place to handle the growing...
Posted On 19 Jan 2016

Oaktree Joins Greece’s Sani – Ikos Venture

LA-based assets management firm Oaktree has joined Sani SA and Ikos SA, both running luxury hotel units in the Halkidiki peninsula, forming a new venture in tourism which aims to expand both brands individually and invest in related projects across Greece.

Dr. Andreas A. Andreadis, President Greek Tourism Confederation

Now, that Greece is at a crucial crossroad, it is important to create and implement a framework of activities to tackle over-taxation, tax evasion and support the State to the implementation of the relevant reforms.

SETE Calls for Measures to Shield Greek Tourism

The president of the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE), Andreas Andreadis, on Tuesday underlined the vital need for Greece’s government to immediately implement a series of measures to safeguard and further strengthen the country’s tourism industry.
Posted On 20 Oct 2015

Private Sector Associations of Greece, Cyprus, Italy, Spain and Portugal Join Forces to Promote European Tourism

SETE, Greece’s umbrella body of private tourism enterprises, has launched a working group with the respective private sector associations of Cyprus, Italy, Spain and Portugal to form the "one voice" that will aim to place tourism high on the EU’s agenda.
Posted On 20 Oct 2015

Greek Tourism Sector Promises to Soften VAT Increase Blow on Hotels, Islands

Tourism professionals in Greece will make efforts to absorb costs of the recent increase of value-added tax (VAT) rates on hotels and islands, a measure that "clearly affects the competitiveness of Greek tourism", the president of SETE, Andreas Andreadis, recently said in an...
Posted On 04 Oct 2015

Russian Airline Transaero Expected to Cease Operations Any Day

Russia's second-largest airline, Transaero, is expected to cease operations any day following the collapse of a takeover plan, international media reports said on Friday.
Posted On 04 Oct 2015

Greece Marks World Tourism Day 2015

On the occasion of World Tourism Day, Greek key tourism figures give their messages to mark the contribution of the sector to Greece's economy.
Posted On 27 Sep 2015

Head of Greek Tourism Confederation Hopes for Stability After Elections in Greece

On the occasion of the upcoming elections on September 20 in Greece, the president of the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE), Andreas Andreadis, underlined the importance of political stability and the need for the country to implement necessary reforms.
Posted On 11 Sep 2015

Greece May See 2015 Tourist Arrivals, Revenue Rise Above Forecasts

2015 seems to be on its way to becoming another record-breaking year for Greece’s tourism sector, according to recent data.
Posted On 26 Aug 2015