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‘Guardian’ Sees Greece Tourism Upsurge Due to Safety, Stability

Athens is ready to host some 4.5 million visitors this year and the Guardian is describing the rising tourism numbers as a “miracle”, adding that much of the upsurge is linked to Greece’s safety record.
Posted On 30 May 2016

Eurogroup: Greece Gets New Lease on Life, Tourism, Business Sectors Relieved

Greece clinched additional loans from its international creditors to the tune of 10.3 billion euros on Wednesday, while Eurogroup finance ministers agreed to offer debt relief extending the repayment period and capping interest rates.
Posted On 25 May 2016

Greece’s ‘East Med Yacht Show’ Paves Way for Sea Days 2016 in Piraeus

It was all about sea and sailing at this year’s East Med Yacht Show held at Piraeus’ Zea Marina, featuring some of the finest boats on the market and attracting experts of the field to share experiences paving the way for the “Sea Days 2016, Go Piraeus!” events which kick off on...

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

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

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

Greek Hospitality Awards 2016 Honor Industry’s Finest

Greece's best hotels and resorts were celebrated at the second edition of the Greek Hospitality Awards 2016 that took place recently at the Ethniki Asfalistiki Conference Center in Athens.
Posted On 25 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

‘Tourism Awards 2016’ Spotlight Shines on Greece’s Best Practices

The best practices of Greek companies and organizations in all sectors of travel, hospitality and leisure and initiatives that encourage innovation and the quality of Greek tourism were rewarded on Wednesday, April 6, at the glitzy awards ceremony of the Tourism Awards 2016.
Posted On 11 Apr 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

Western Greece Region Teams Up with SETE for Tourism Promotion

The Region of Western Greece agreed this week to cooperate with the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) towards the design and implementation of a far-reaching promotional strategy for the 2016-2017 period of the area’s tourism offerings.

Greece: New Tourism Action Plan to Support Islands Struggling with Refugee Influx

Greece has announced a tourism action plan in view of the new season, which sets out a series of actions required in order to strengthen market share, secure revenue growth and assist the country's islands that are under pressure due to refugee flows.
Posted On 04 Mar 2016

Google to ‘Grow Greek Tourism Online’ in 30 Destinations

Google is aiming this year to educate over 30,000 Greek tourism professionals on the sales potential of the Internet through its ambitious Grow Greek Tourism Online initiative.
Posted On 02 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

George Vernicos Re-elected to Shipping Chamber Board

George Vernicos has been re-elected to the board of the Hellenic Chamber of Shipping (NEE) overseeing yacht and marine tourism.
Posted On 25 Feb 2016

Greek Hotel Sector, Tourism Employees See Eye to Eye – Opinion

"For the first time in many years, the hotel sector and its employees have managed to see eye to eye and ensure that the interests of all parties involved are safeguarded, paving the way for a fruitful collaboration and future growth,” according to Hellenic Federation of...
Posted On 22 Feb 2016

Athens Meet Gives Residents a Say

Dozens of Athens residents voiced their concerns, ideas and proposals recently during a special event held at the Electra Palace Hotel in Plaka, where they presented Athens Mayor Giorgos Kaminis with the findings of a study for a viable city center.
Posted On 15 Feb 2016

Grekland Panorama: Stockholm Gets Ready to Welcome Third Greek Expo

The third edition of the Grekland Panorama, the exclusive travel fair for Greece and Cyprus in Stockholm, Sweden, is expected to attract even more Scandinavians than last year's event which had seen visitor numbers reach some 11,000.
Posted On 03 Feb 2016

Greek Travel Agents Eye Iranian Market

The Federation of Hellenic Associations of Tourist & Travel Agencies (FEDHATTA) and the Hellenic Association of Travel & Tourist Agencies (HATTA) have set eyes on the Iranian market and announced that they will strongly engage in the coming period to attract travelers from Iran...
Posted On 02 Feb 2016