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Greek Hotel Chamber Presents New Classification System

The Hellenic Chamber of Hotels (HCH) has introduced a new classification procedure for accommodation in Greece, which aims to ensure reliability, innovation, transparency and accountability.
Posted On 02 Jul 2015

Tourists Visiting Greek Sites Can Pay Via Credit Card

Access to museums and archaeological sites in Greece can now be made via credit payment.
Posted On 30 Jun 2015

Tourism Ministry: Greece Continues to Guarantee High Standards of Service for Visitors

Tourists in Greece and travelers planning to visit will not be affected at all by the country's recent developments, the Ministry for Economy, Infrastructure, Shipping and Tourism said in an announcement on Monday.
Posted On 29 Jun 2015

Kountoura Takes Stand Against Creditors’ Measures for Greece, Calls for Protection of Sector

Taking a direct stand against the measures proposed by Greece’s international lenders, Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura invited Greeks to take the responsibility of the country’s future in their hands ahead of the upcoming referendum on July 5.
Posted On 29 Jun 2015

Kountoura Signs Protocol on Consumer/Tourist Protection

A protocol of cooperation to maximize the protection of the interests of Greek and foreign consumers in Greece was signed on Wednesday between Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura and the public independent authority Hellenic Consumers Ombudsman and the European Consumer...
Posted On 17 Jun 2015

Greece Applauds Seoul-Athens Charter Flights, Strengthens Ties with South Korea

Greek Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura applauded the upcoming launch of direct charter flights between Seoul and Athens by Hanjin, parent company to Korean Air, during her recent visit in South Korea.
Posted On 15 Jun 2015

Athens is Gearing Up to Host Greece’s ‘Hospitality Forum & Awards 2015’

Leading figures of the Greek hospitality industry will participate in the Hospitality Forum & Awards event that will take place in Greece for the first time on June 17 at the Ethniki Conference Center in Athens.
Posted On 12 Jun 2015

Kountoura to Promote Greece in South Korea

Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura will depart for Seoul to promote Greece as a destination for travellers from South Korea. The visit is also in conjunction with Greece's participation in the Korea World Travel Fair (KOTFA).
Posted On 10 Jun 2015

Greece Seeks UAE Tourism Investments, Applauds Schengen Visa Waiver for Emiratis

Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura recently wrapped up her visit to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) during which she promoted Greece as a destination both for travel and investment.
Posted On 05 Jun 2015

Greece Discusses Expanding Relations With the United Arab Emirates

Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura is on a working visit in the United Arab Emirates to promote Greek tourism and attract foreign investment to Greece.
Posted On 01 Jun 2015

Greece Announces National Coordination Committee for Cruising Affairs

A National Coordination Committee for Cruising Affairs in Greece will be launched in a few days during a crucial juncture for the country's economy, Alternate Minister for Maritime Affairs Theodoros Dritsas announced on the first day of the 3rd Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum in Athens.
Posted On 26 May 2015

Alternate Tourism Minister Scraps Special Accommodation Seal

Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura has decided to terminate the special seal indicating legitimate accommodation, which was issued by the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) in collaboration with other trade bodies.
Posted On 26 May 2015

Alternate Minister Kountoura Underlines Importance of Maritime Tourism for Greece

Maritime tourism is a major issue in Greece and is high on the agenda of the Greek Tourism Ministry, Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura said over the weekend at a cruise forum that took place in the regional unit of Ilia.
Posted On 25 May 2015

Varoufakis: Tourism VAT Rate Will Remain Unchanged This Season

Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis on Wednesday assured Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura that there will be no change in the Value Added Tax (VAT) rate for tourism related activities this season.
Posted On 21 May 2015

Kountoura: No Change in Tourism’s VAT Rate Until October

Greek Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura on Wednesday assured that any changes in the Value Added Tax (VAT) rate for tourism related activities would be put into effect as of October.
Posted On 20 May 2015

Greece Seeks to Extend Tourist Season to 12 Months

Greece's main goal is to extend the tourist season, Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura said while speaking at an Economist Conference in Athens. "We want tourism 12 months a year", she said.
Posted On 15 May 2015

Possible New Tax Measures Worry Greek Hotel Industry

The Hellenic Federation of Hoteliers (POX) on Friday voiced concern over the impact new measures would have on the hotel sector and the national economy in general, during a meeting with Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura.
Posted On 15 May 2015

Greek Americans Discuss Tourism With Minister Kountoura

Greek Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura recently discussed a series of issues concerning Hellenism in the United States and Canada with a delegation from the American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association (AHEPA).
Posted On 15 May 2015

TUI Group Keeps Faith in Greek Tourism

Travel giant TUI Group is confident enough in the long-term prospects of Greek tourism that it aims to bring 10 percent more tourists to Greece in 2015 compared to the year before.
Posted On 07 May 2015

Kountoura Congratulates Greek Team for Win at Deaf European Football Champions League

Following their win in the European Deaf Football Championship for the second consecutive year, the Panathlitikos Deaf Association (POK) was welcomed on Tuesday at the Tourism Ministry in Athens by Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura.
Posted On 05 May 2015