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‘Boutique Hotel’ Certification Now Available in Greece

The Hellenic Chamber of Hotels has launched a new platform certifying which accommodations in Greece are "Boutique Hotels".
Posted On 27 Jun 2017

Greek Tourism Minister Says Sector Scoring High on Growth

The Greek tourism sector is moving full speed ahead with a growth rate of 7 percent, double the international average at 3-4 percent, according to Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura.
Posted On 22 Jun 2017

Tourism Strategy Takes Center Stage in Kountoura-SETE Talks

Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura met with the newly elected board of the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) to discuss joint strategies.

Minister Talks Tourism with South Aegean Region

Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura applauded the significant contribution of the South Aegean Region to the development of tourism in Greece.
Posted On 19 Jun 2017

Greece’s Tourism Museum Opens its Doors in Athens

Important information on the history of Greece’s tourism industry can be discovered at the new Tourism Museum that has opened its doors in Athens.
Posted On 19 Jun 2017

Ministry Works with Regions to Give Greece a Unified Tourism Identity

The Tourism Ministry is looking to link its strategy with the policies of each of the country's regions to give Greece a unified tourism identity.
Posted On 09 Jun 2017

Lesvos Day Event Explores Ways to Restore Island Image, Spur Tourism

Ways to revive tourism in the North Aegean Region and specifically on the island of Lesvos were the focus of an event held recently in Mytilini.

GNTO Secretary General Dimitris Tryfonopoulos Resigns for UNWTO Position

Dimitris Tryfonopoulos has stepped down as Secretary General of the Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) to enter a position at the UNWTO.
Posted On 08 Jun 2017

GNTO Expects 30 Million Visitors in Greece in 2017

The Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) has announced that it expects a record-breaking 30 million international visitors to Greece this year.
Posted On 07 Jun 2017

Athens to Host ‘ASTA Destination EXPO 2018’

Athens, Greece, will host the “ASTA Destination Expo 2018”, the annual international conference of the American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA).

Minister Suggests Naming Antetokounmpo Bros Greek Tourism Ambassadors

Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura has suggested naming basketball stars Giannis and Thanasis Antetokounmpo Greece's tourism ambassadors.

Children’s Museum of Indianapolis to Honor Greece

The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis is planning to honor Greece by hosting an exhibition under the title "Take me there: Greece", starting in 2019.

Tourism, Shipping Ministers Lay Out Cruise Sector Plans

International cruise groups are actively demonstrating their trust in Greece, including Greek destinations on their itineraries despite the ongoing political instability in the region.

4th Mediterranean Yacht Show Hosts 300+ Visitors from 20 Countries

With the participation of more than 300 tourism executives from 20 countries, the city of Nafplio hosted the 4th Mediterranean Yacht Show.

Greek Tourism Legislation Now Codified, Soon Available Online

All laws and rules involving the Greek tourism sector, dating back to over 100 years, have been brought together and codified.
Posted On 29 May 2017

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.
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