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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.

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...

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

SETE Reaches Out to Tourism Pros through Regional Offices

Reaching out to local sector professionals, the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) held its 2nd regional event on the island of Corfu, with the aim to present the highlights of its “Roadmap 2021 for Greek Tourism”.

Greek Tourism Body Proposes Safeguard Clause Against Sudden VAT Hikes

In efforts to ensure that pending deals for 2016 go ahead, the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) proposed on Thursday, the inclusion of a safeguard clause in contracts between foreign tour operators and local accommodation entrepreneurs to cover potential VAT changes.

SETE: Tourism is at the Forefront to Support Greece

"Tourism will not surrender but continue to work hard to preserve the jobs it has created, to support the state's revenue... and to climb even higher in the world rankings of competitiveness", the president of the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE), Andreas Andreadis, said on...

SETE: VAT Rise Will Damage Tourism and Wipe Out 200,000 Jobs in Greece

A possible increase of the Value Added Tax (VAT) will have "catastrophic consequences" on tourism, representatives of the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) said on Tuesday after their meeting with the President of the Hellenic Republic, Prokopis Pavlopoulos.

SETE Asks PM to Not Change VAT on Tourism This Year

The immediate application of new VAT rates on tourism will bring a heavy blow to businesses as they will be forced to either absorb the additional cost or to pass on to their customers, according to the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE).

Greek PCO’s Raise Red Flag Due to State Indifference to Congress Tourism

The Greek Government shows indifference to congress tourism, according to the president of the Hellenic Association of Professional Congress Organizers (HAPCO), Dinos Astras.

SETE Agrees to Gradual Minimum Wage Increase in Greece

The Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) today agreed with the government's plans to gradually raise the minimum salary from 511 euros to 751 euros.

ITB 2015: SETE Seeks to Further Develop Germany as Greece’s Leading Tourism Market

Expecting another record year of tourism arrivals, the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) brought a message of confidence and collaboration to Germany on Tuesday, the eve of ITB 2015.

Greece Hotel VAT Hike Could Put a Damper on 2015 Tourism Expectations

The Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) has outlined the importance of maintaining the current value added tax (VAT) rate on the Greek hotel industry, in a letter sent today to Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis.

Minister Kountoura Discusses with Greek Tourism Sector Representatives

The heads of Greece's tourism sector associations outlined their positions in a meeting today with Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura.

Greece’s All-Inclusive Model Fine-Tuned to Benefit Local Economies

The newly-elected leftist government Syriza said on Thursday, that it has no intention to do away with the all-inclusive resort model but instead focus on making it beneficial for local markets and communities.

Ernst & Young Report Warns Against Greece Hotel VAT Hike

A possible Value Added Tax (VAT) increase on hotels in Greece, from the current 6.5 percent to 13 percent, would be "catastrophic" for the country's economy and employment sector, according to the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE).

SETE Maintains Positive Outlook for Greek Tourism

The outlook for Greek tourism in 2015 remains positive despite an air of uncertainty in the mind of the global public opinion regarding Greece created by much of the international media coverage of the January 25 elections.