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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

GNTO Gives Away Trips to Greece at Tourism Expo in Paris

Aiming to promote popular and lesser known destinations in Greece, the Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) gave away free trips through a raffle during a special promotional event held at France's international trade fair IFTM Top Resa 2016.
Posted On 23 Sep 2016

Greece Hears Good News at France’s IFTM Top Resa Tourism Trade Show

Greece should expect an increase in incoming tourism from France this year and in 2017, French tourism industry representatives informed Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura during the international travel and tourism trade fair IFTM Top Resa 2016 in Paris.
Posted On 21 Sep 2016

Minister Kountoura Goes to Paris to Promote Greece

Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura will promote Greece at France's international travel and tourism trade fair IFTM Top Resa 2016 in Paris that will take place September 20-23.
Posted On 19 Sep 2016

Zakynthos to Showcase Tourism Goods at China Fair

In efforts to promote Zakynthos as a prime tourist destination to the Chinese market, sector professionals and local administration will be participating in the 2016 International Islands Tourism Conference to take place September 21-23 on Zhujiajian Island, China.
Posted On 19 Sep 2016

Kountoura Scraps Obsolete Regime, Paves Way for Tourism Facility Upgrade in Greece

Greek Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura has decided to do away with an outdated decree, known as PETA, in order to simplify procedures for the renovation, re-operation and upgrade of tourist accommodation facilities in rural areas.
Posted On 16 Sep 2016

Tourism Minister Expects Record Rise in Arrivals to Greece

Greek Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura said she expects a record rise in the number of arrivals this year and increased revenue thanks in large part to the ministry’s targeted actions.

Greek Tourism Professionals Introduced to E-commerce Gateway to China: Alibaba

Greek trade and tourism entrepreneurs, keen on opening up to the Chinese market, were introduced to the world’s largest e-commerce group, Alibaba, a Chinese company active in consumer-to-consumer, business-to-consumer and business-to-business sales services via web portals.
Posted On 14 Sep 2016

TUI Extends Tourism Season on Kos

TUI Germany has announced that it will expand its programme for the Greek island of Kos with additional seats until the end of October.
Posted On 13 Sep 2016