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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.

Key tourism figures of Greece share their vision

Marking Greece's participation in major tourism exhibitions in November, Greek Travel Pages - GTP has provided a podium for the country's key tourism figures, regional governors and travel professionals to share their vision.
Posted On 31 Oct 2015
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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

Greek Elections to Put Tourism to the Test… Again

Greece’s tourism industry will again have to flex its muscle ahead of yet another election period set for this coming September, in the middle of the fall tourism season, which is expected to see some 5.5 million tourists - roughly translating into 3.2 billion euros - making...
Posted On 25 Aug 2015

Greek Referendum Toll on Tourism in the Spotlight

The Greek tourism sector is calling on all professionals to remain collected and optimistic as they look for ways to save the season, following a week of closed banks, negative media coverage and a referendum calling for no more stringent austerity measures imposed from abroad.
Posted On 06 Jul 2015

SETE: Hotel Bookings Will Bounce Back if Greece is ‘Back to Normal’ After Referendum

Due to the recent developments in Greece, hotel bookings in the country are off by an average 30 to 40 percent, compared to the same period last year.
Posted On 02 Jul 2015

Greece Continues to Welcome Tourists but Sees Halt in New Hotel Bookings

Arrivals to Greece are proceeding smoothly, with few cancellations, but new bookings have not been entered in hotel booking systems so far, the president of the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE), Andreas Andreadis, told Greek SKAI TV on Monday night.
Posted On 30 Jun 2015

Greece’s Social Partners Request Urgent Meeting With Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras

The representatives of Greece's social partners (employers and trade union associations) have requested an urgent meeting with Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras today to present their positions and proposals in regards to the recent developments in the country.
Posted On 29 Jun 2015

Greek Business Associations Appeal to Prime Minister: Keep Greece in the Euro

The heads of Greece's business associations made a joint appeal to Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Wednesday to keep the country in the euro in line with growth prospects.
Posted On 17 Jun 2015