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Greece Going Full Speed Ahead to Attract More Tourists from China

Having China as a priority tourism market, Greece is working on increasing the number of Chinese visitors through a series of strategic actions, according to Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura.
Posted On 26 May 2017

Digital Technology a Priority for Greek Tourism

Innovation, new technologies, specialized education and collecting online feedback are at the center of the Greek tourism ministry’s digital policy.

Greece Readies Legal Framework for Health Tourism

A legal framework to cover health tourism in Greece is the next step in a series of actions by the Tourism Ministry to expand the thematic travel sector.
Posted On 25 May 2017

Minister Kountoura Announces New Legal Framework for Tourism

Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura announced the creation of a new legislative framework for tourism set to be completed by autumn.

Greek Tourism is on ‘Excellent Course’, Kountoura says

After two record years, Greek tourism is on an "excellent course" in 2017 with an impressive increase in all tourism figures, according to Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura.
Posted On 21 May 2017

Dragasakis: Omnibus Bill will Help Boost Investments in Greece

Greece's new omnibus bill will help pave the way for investments in the country, according to Deputy Prime Minister Yiannis Dragasakis.
Posted On 19 May 2017

Kountoura: Crete Stars in Greek Tourism’s Success this Year

"It's been an impressive start for the tourism season and Crete is in the spotlight," Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura said while visiting the 7th Pancretan Exhibition held in Athens.

Greece Expects More Happy Campers this Year

Camping sites across Greece are expecting an increase in the number of vacationers, with bookings picking up pace for the summer season.

Athens to Appear on ‘Landmarks Live’ TV Show in the U.S.

Travel and music show "Landmarks Live in Concert", a weekly TV series broadcast by PBS in the United States, has its sights set on Athens in Greece.
Posted On 11 May 2017

Greek Tourism Minister Receives UNESCO Director General Candidate

Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura recently received Moushira Khattab, Egypt’s candidate for the post of UNESCO Director General, who was on an official visit to Athens.

‘YES to Sea Tourism Forum’ to Focus on Cruise Travel and Yachting

Key issues on cruise travel and yachting will be discussed during the “YES to Sea Tourism Forum” on May 24, during the 4th Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum.

Greek Tour Guides Up in Arms Over Ministry Exam Plan

Greek tour guides are up in arms over an upcoming decision by the tourism ministry to change the examination procedure for new guides, regarding foreign language certification.

Tourism Stakeholders Gather in Greece to Support Development of Western Silk Road

Alexandroupolis hosted the 1st International UNWTO Western Silk Road Workshop, the first practical step of an initiative developed by the UNWTO and the European Commission.

Tourism Minister Kountoura Tours Eastern Macedonia – Thrace Region

Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura recently visited Alexandroupolis, the island of Thassos and Kavala, where she met with local authorities and tourism professionals.

1st Int’l Western Silk Road Workshop in Greece Paves Way for Synergies in Tourism

Representatives from 33 countries exchanged best practices on how to advance the contribution of tourism to sustainable development goals, during the 1st International Western Silk Road Workshop in Alexandroupolis, northeastern Greece.

Greece Aims to Attract More American Tourists

Greece is aiming to attract a steadily growing number of American visitors, Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura informed US Ambassador Geoffrey Pyatt.
Posted On 22 Apr 2017

Kountoura: 2017 will be the Best Year in the History of Greek Tourism

If nothing unexpected occurs then 2017 will so far be the best year in the history of Greek tourism, according to Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura.
Posted On 14 Apr 2017

Caesars Entertainment Considering Athens for Next Project?

Media reports claim that Caesars Entertainment Corporation is interested in building a massive entertainment complex in Hellenikon, south of Athens.

Greece Promotes Tourism Ties with Kazakhstan and Qatar

Greek Tourism Minister, Elena Kountoura recently received the Ambassador of Kazakhstan in Athens, Alexei Volkov and the Ambassador of Qatar in Athens, Abdulaziz Ali Al-Naama, and discussed ways of strengthening ties in the tourism sector.

SETE, PM Betting on 2017 for Greek Tourism

Making tourism work in 2017 was at the center of a dinner event hosted by the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) in honor of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and attended by Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura.