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Greece @ ITB 2015 – Photo Report by GTP

The 49th edition of ITB Berlin, held in March at Messe Berlin in Germany, gave quite a promising outlook for the 2015 tourism season in Greece.
Posted On 02 Apr 2015

HATTA Launches Federation of Greek Travel Agencies

The Hellenic Association of Travel & Tourist Agencies (HATTA) on Tuesday launched the Federation of Greek Travel Agencies (Fed HATTA).
Posted On 31 Mar 2015

Kountoura: Ministry to Support Small and Medium-sized Tourism Enterprises

The Greek ministry that oversees tourism will strengthen small and medium-sized enterprises of the sector, Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura said today in Athens during the general assembly of the Confederation of Greek Enterprises for Rented Villas & Apartments (SEEDDE).
Posted On 30 Mar 2015

Greece Aims to Attract More Chinese Tourists

Greece has a key focus on attracting more Chinese visitors and the government has already started making the necessary contacts to attract more investment from the country and explore cooperation on a cultural level.
Posted On 29 Mar 2015

HATTA to Make Important Announcements at 2015 General Assembly

The annual general assembly of the Hellenic Association of Travel & Tourist Agencies (HATTA) will open next week with interesting announcements and a number of important topics on the international and Greek tourism industry and travel agency sector.
Posted On 26 Mar 2015

Russian Pre-bookings in Halkidiki Drop

Halkidiki authorities expressed their concern over the significant drop in the number of pre-bookings by Russian tourists this year, following the region’s participation in the 22nd Moscow International Exhibition Travel & Tourism (MITT) held in Russia, earlier this month.
Posted On 24 Mar 2015

Greece to Form National Strategic Plan for Tourism

The Greek Government will form a National Strategic Plan for Tourism, Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura informed the Board of Directors of the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels.
Posted On 23 Mar 2015

MITT 2015: Russian Travellers are Loyal to Greece, No Visa Problem from Greek Side

Although fewer tourists from Russia are expected to travel this year due to the slight economic downturn in the country, Greece will aim to claim the largest possible share of the Russian tourism market.
Posted On 20 Mar 2015

Kountoura Discusses Events for “Year of Russia in Greece” and “Year of Greece in Russia” in 2016

Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura met today with Russian Deputy Minister of Culture Alla Manilova in Moscow to further advance ties between Greece and Russia.
Posted On 19 Mar 2015

Alternate Tourism Minister to Promote Greece in Russia

Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura will depart for Moscow on Tuesday to attend the Moscow International Exhibition Travel & Tourism (MITT) in Russia.
Posted On 17 Mar 2015

Greece Aims to Boost Medical Tourism

Greek Alternate Minister of Tourism Elena Kountoura focused on the significant growth prospects of Medical Tourism in Greece during the International Health Tourism Convention (IHTC) in Athens.
Posted On 13 Mar 2015

Greece’s National Disability Association Calls for Accessible Tourism

Ensuring accessibility in tourism through legal, structural and social reforms will contribute greatly to the expansion and promotion of the country’s tourist product, the National Confederation of Persons with Disabilities (ESAmeA) said in a letter with proposals it sent to...
Posted On 12 Mar 2015

Greece Eyes Big Growth in Chinese Tourists This Year

Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura will coordinate actions to attract even more Chinese visitors to Greece this season, the Greek Super-Ministry for Economy, Infrastructure, Shipping and Tourism has announced.
Posted On 10 Mar 2015

Halkidiki Tourism Organization Does Business at Berlin’s ITB

As part of its ongoing promotional strategy, the Halkidiki Tourism Organization (HTO) participated in this year’s ITB 2015, which took place in Berlin on March 4-8.
Posted On 10 Mar 2015

ITB 2015: UNWTO Pledges Support to Greece

The UN World Tourism Organization fully supports Greek tourism, UNWTO Secretary-General Taleb Rifai assured Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura during a meeting held on the sidelines of the ITB Berlin.
Posted On 05 Mar 2015

ITB 2015: Minister Kountoura Promotes Greece to German Market

Since ITB Berlin launched on Wednesday, Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura has been meeting with key partners from the German tourism industry to inform them on the Greek government's intention to enrich the country's tourism offer.
Posted On 05 Mar 2015

ITB Berlin Opens, Greece Optimistic for 2015 Tourism Season

Greece will aim this year to win more visitors from Western Europe, the Unites States and Germany, Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura told the press on Wednesday, the opening day for ITB Berlin.
Posted On 04 Mar 2015

Greece Gets Ready to Attend ITB Berlin 2015

Greece is getting ready to attend the ITB Berlin 2015, the leading trade fair for the worldwide travel industry, with quite a few events planned. ITB Berlin 2015 will take place from March 4 to March 8.

Greece Among Top Five Choice Destinations for German Tourists

German travellers are expressing interest in Greek packages ahead of the summer season, Deutshe Welle reports ahead of the international tourism ITB 2015 show, which kicks off in Berlin on Wednesday.
Posted On 02 Mar 2015

GEPOET Meets with Alternate Tourism Minister

Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura met with the Greek Federation of Tourism Enterprises (GEPOET) to discuss the challenges of the sector and formulate a joint strategy ahead of the official launch of the summer tourist season.
Posted On 26 Feb 2015