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Tourism Operating Normally After Earthquake on Kos

Tourism is operating normally on the island of Kos following the 6.6 magnitude earthquake that hit the island on Friday, July 21.
Posted On 21 Jul 2017

Tourism Minister Sees Western Greece as All Year Round Destination

Tourism can be a driving force for Western Greece in the years to come, according to Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura.
Posted On 17 Jul 2017

Greece, Serbia Partner in Field of Tourism

Greece and Serbia have signed an agreement that will see to boost cooperation between the two countries in the field of tourism.
Posted On 14 Jul 2017

‘Greece Offers Great Experiences,’ says Russian Cosmonaut Novitskiy

Russian cosmonaut Oleg Novitskiy met with Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura and applauded Greece for "the great experiences it offers" its visitors.
Posted On 13 Jul 2017

Luxury Tourism in Greece Sees 10% Increase

Luxury tourism in Greece has increased by 10 percent while investment in the sector is also seeing growth, according to Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura.
Posted On 10 Jul 2017

Kountoura Talks Tourism with Greek-American Students

American Hellenic Institute President Nick Larigakis and a delegation of Greek-American students recently visited Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura in Athens.
Posted On 10 Jul 2017

PM Tsipras Aiming for Greece to Welcome Over 30m Tourists

During a meeting with the new Board of Directors of SETE, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said that the aim this year is for Greece to welcome over 30 million tourists.
Posted On 06 Jul 2017

Greece is Making Progress in Cruise Tourism, Kountoura Says

Cruise tourism is a government agenda priority, Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura said while addressing a parliamentary plenary session.

Garbage Strike in Greece Comes to an End

Municipal sanitation collectors in Greece have called off a garbage strike that had lasted nearly two weeks and left mounds of trash throughout the country.
Posted On 29 Jun 2017

Garbage Strike is Defaming Greece, Tourism Minister Kountoura Says

Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura has called for the garbage strike in Greece to end as it is "hurting tourism and defaming the country".
Posted On 27 Jun 2017

‘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).