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OTM 2017: Greece Aims to Attract More Tourists from India

Aiming to tap into one of the world’s fastest growing markets with 20.38 million outbound tourists in 2015, Greece participated in this year’s OTM show held in Mumbai.
Posted On 24 Feb 2017

Greece Makes Debut at OTM 2017, India’s Largest Travel Trade Show

Greece is making its debut at the Outbound Travel Mart (OTM) 2017, India’s biggest travel trade show that is held every year in Mumbai.
Posted On 22 Feb 2017

Minister Kountoura Calls for United Stand for Greek Tourism

Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura called on sector professionals and the country's productive forces to cooperate more closely to strengthen Greek tourism.
Posted On 10 Feb 2017

Greek Hoteliers Discuss Challenges at 6th General Assembly

Greek hoteliers discussed the challenges of the industry during the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels' 6th general assembly on Friday.
Posted On 10 Feb 2017

GNTO President Spyros Alexiou Resigns

Spyros Alexiou, the president of the Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO), has resigned from his position, it was announced on Friday.
Posted On 10 Feb 2017

Greek Hoteliers Want Rules for Airbnb-type Rentals to Come into Force

The Hellenic Hotel Federation is requesting for the law containing rules for Airbnb-type rentals to finally come into effect in Greece.
Posted On 07 Feb 2017

Minister Kountoura Includes Religious and Academic Tourism on Agenda in Chicago

Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura exchanged views with Metropolitan Iakovos of Chicago, during her recent visit to the US to promote Greece.
Posted On 03 Feb 2017

Hellenic Chamber of Hotels: Topics of 6th General Assembly

The Hellenic Chamber of Hotels has announced the topics to be discussed at its 6th General Assembly on February 10 during the HORECA 2017 exhibition.
Posted On 01 Feb 2017

Positive Signs for Greek Tourism as Pre-bookings Grow

Tourists from Germany, Russia and the UK have already made plans to visit Greece this summer pushing the number of pre-bookings into positive territory and offering sector professionals a glimpse of what’s in store for 2017.
Posted On 31 Jan 2017

Greece Expects More American Tourists in 2017

Greece is expecting more tourists from the United States this year, following a double-digit increase in American visitors during the 2015-2016 period.
Posted On 30 Jan 2017

Shipping, Tourism Ministers Meet to Discuss Refugee-hit Island Promotion

Boosting coastal ferry and airline services were among the priorities set by the tourism and shipping ministries during a recent joint meeting.
Posted On 26 Jan 2017

South Aegean Receives ‘European Region of Gastronomy 2019’ Title

The Region of South Aegean officially received the “European Region of Gastronomy 2019” title during a special ceremony in Athens.
Posted On 26 Jan 2017

Tourism Minister Says Greece Attracting High Income Travelers

The tourism ministry is aiming to capitalize on Greece's good performance in 2016 by extending the tourism season and attracting higher income tourists.
Posted On 25 Jan 2017

Israeli Travelers ‘Loving’ Greece, Planning Trips

All the more travelers from Israel are keen on visiting Greece, bringing figures up to 1.2 million in the last three years, Israeli media reports said.
Posted On 25 Jan 2017

FITUR 2017: UNWTO Chief Accepts Invite to Visit Greece

UNWTO Secretary General Taleb Rifai has accepted the invitation of Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura to visit Greece in the near future.
Posted On 19 Jan 2017

Greece’s Tourism Minister Kountoura Meets Spain’s King Felipe VI

Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura met with King Felipe VI of Spain on the sidelines of the 37th International Tourism Trade Fair FITUR in Madrid
Posted On 18 Jan 2017

Parliament Approves MoU Between Greece and Egypt for Tourism Cooperation

The Greek parliament approved the draft law on "Ratification of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Greece and Egypt for cooperation in the field of tourism".
Posted On 12 Jan 2017

Greece Bets on Tourism, Ready for Challenges

Tourism professionals are seeing efforts pay off with data indicating a steady growth and plenty of room for improvement in 2017, according to the latest Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) data.

Kountoura: Greek Tourism Annual Result to be Better than Expected

Overall annual numbers for Greece's 2016 tourism performance are expected to exceed initial forecasts, according to Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura.
Posted On 26 Dec 2016

Greek Tourism Minister to Visit Tunisia in 2017

At the invitation of the Tunisian Tourism Minister Selma Elloumi Rekik, Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura will carry out a visit to Tunisia in 2017.
Posted On 23 Dec 2016