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WTM 2016: New Flights to Greece in Summer 2017

A number of new flight routes from the UK to popular destinations in Greece are expected to launch for summer 2017, according to information provided at the World Travel Market (WTM) London.
Posted On 08 Nov 2016

Greece’s Tourism Ministry to Get Upgrade

The tourism ministry in Greece is set to be upgraded into an independent entity following two Presidential Decrees signed by Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras recently believed to be paving the way for an upcoming government reshuffle.
Posted On 02 Nov 2016

Key Tourism Figures 2016: Elena Kountoura, Minister of Tourism

As we develop new thematic tourist products based on our country’s unique competitive advantages, we are more ready than ever to attract tourism 365 days a year.

Greek Ministry, Central Bank Differ on Tourism Revenue Figures

Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura recently expressed her concern over figures released by the Bank of Greece that appear to be different to the ministry's findings.
Posted On 26 Oct 2016

Minister Kountoura in Dubai for Women Leaders Meet

Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura represented Greece at the 18th Global Women In Leadership (WIL) Economic Forum, which took place in Dubai recently.
Posted On 26 Oct 2016

Greece to Participate in Expo 2020 Dubai

Greece has signed a letter of intent, confirming that it has joined the countries that have signed up to participate in Expo 2020 Dubai.
Posted On 25 Oct 2016

Kountoura Looks to Attract More Tourists from the U.S. to Greece

Aiming to attract more tourists to Greece from the United States, Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura met and exchanged views with American political figures during her recent visit to Las Vegas to attend the sixth IMEX America trade show.
Posted On 24 Oct 2016

Minister Kountoura Teams Up With Athens Mayor for 365 Days of Tourism in Greek Capital

Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura is teaming up with Athens Mayor Giorgos Kaminis to give the Greek capital stronger promotion in 2017 and strengthen its image as a year-round destination.
Posted On 17 Oct 2016

Attica Hotel Employees Up in Arms Over Insurance Cuts

Α meeting between Attica’s hotel and tourism employees and Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura on Wednesday ended in a deadlock after the unionists demanded the government scrap a decision which will cut into their insurance savings, they said.

GNTO, Tourism Ministry Reach Out to South Korean Market with Fam Trips

As part of its ongoing strategy to expand into new markets, the tourism ministry and the Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) recently arranged a series of fam trips and meetings with journalists from South Korea.

Tourism Minister Partners with Attica Governor to Promote Athens

Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura and Attica Region Governor Rena Dourou on Thursday agreed on a closer cooperation for the strategic development and promotion of the tourist product of Athens and Attica.
Posted On 06 Oct 2016

Minister Kountoura Sees Cruise Tourism as Vital Force for Greece

Promoting Greece’s sea tourism options, including more Greek destinations in cruise itineraries, offering a wide variety of theme-related journeys and strengthening public-private partnerships (PPPs) are at the core of the tourism ministry’s agenda for the further reinforcement...
Posted On 06 Oct 2016

Kos to Get Promotion Boost by Greek Tourism Ministry in 2017

The promotion of the Dodecanese island of Kos is a strategic priority for the Tourism Ministry in 2017, according to Greek Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura.
Posted On 05 Oct 2016

Kountoura Meets Ministry Tourism Educators to Set Priorities

Greek Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura met with the heads of the ministry’s vocational training facilities - known as IEK - to discuss issues affecting public studies in tourism and set the agenda for the future.
Posted On 05 Oct 2016

Cosco Unveils New Piraeus Pier, Aims for More Cruise Passengers

Chinese shipping giant Cosco unveiled a new pier at Piraeus port on Monday in the presence of Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura, Greek assets body president (TAIPED) Stergios Pitsiorlas and Piraeus Mayor Yannis Moralis.

Kountoura Eyes Tourism Development of Parnassos

Boosting the tourism appeal of the region of Central Greece through upgrade works at the Parnassos ski center were discussed during a recent meeting held at the Tourism Ministry in Athens.
Posted On 30 Sep 2016

Piraeus Port Gets New Cruise Terminal, Inauguration Set for October 3

A new cruise terminal at Agios Nikolaos in Piraeus Port will be inaugurated on Monday, October 3.
Posted On 29 Sep 2016

Greece Celebrates World Tourism Day 2016, Spreads the Word about Accessibility

On the occasion of World Tourism Day on September 27, Greek tourism figures give their messages to mark the importance of Accessible Tourism and the creation of environments that can cater for the needs of all of us.
Posted On 27 Sep 2016

World Tourism Day 2016: Greece has Accessible Tourism on Priority List

In her official message on the occasion of World Tourism Day on September 27, Greek Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura focuses on the goals and priorities of the Tourism Ministry, which include improving the accessibility to places of tourism interest for all.
Posted On 26 Sep 2016

World Tourism Day 2016: GNTO Takes All on an ‘Eternal Journey’ to Greece

On the occasion of World Tourism Day on September 27, the Tourism Ministry and the Greek National Tourism Organization will celebrate and share images of Greece with foreign travelers and Greeks.
Posted On 26 Sep 2016