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S. Aegean Region, SETE Work Together to Revitalize Greek Tourism

Launching a re-imaging campaign to handle last-minute cancellations and regain lost ground resulting from Greece’s tedious negotiation efforts are the priorities of the recently announced collaboration between the South Aegean Region and the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE).
Posted On 23 Jul 2015

Travelplanet24 Sees Bookings to Greece Pick Up

Air and ferry bookings to Greece for the months of July and August are gradually recovering, according to data released on Thursday by Greek online ticket agent Travelplanet24.
Posted On 23 Jul 2015

HotelBrain Head Tells World Greek Tourism is Tops

In interviews to CNN, the London Times and Sky News, HotelBrain founder and president Panos Paleologos underlined that tourism professionals in Greece demonstrated exemplary responsibility and honored their guests despite the political and economic turmoil and the negative media...
Posted On 23 Jul 2015

Runners Get Cycladic Feel at Syros City Trail

Professional and amateur runners will be meeting up in the capital of the Cyclades islands in Greece on September 12 for the first Syros City Trail.
Posted On 23 Jul 2015

Happening Now: #GreekSummer – New National Campaign to Boost Bookings to Greece

A new national communication campaign, which highlights Greece's actual image and aims to boost last minute bookings to the country, has been launched.
Posted On 22 Jul 2015

Germany’s Die Zeit Invites Readers to ‘Say Greeeeeece!’

German newspaper Die Zeit has launched a campaign in support of Greece and is urging readers to visit the country this summer and to share their impressions, photos and videos.
Posted On 22 Jul 2015

Greece Sees Tourist Arrivals Rise 27.1% in Jan-May

The number of foreign tourist arrivals to Greece in the first five months of the year rose by 27.1 percent year-on-year, according to data released on Wednesday by the Bank of Greece.
Posted On 22 Jul 2015

Effective Dates of VAT Rate Changes for Tourism-related Services in Greece

The value-added tax (VAT) rates for many basic goods and services in Greece have increased from July 20, 2015, according to a new law recently published in the Greek Government Gazette.
Posted On 21 Jul 2015

ABTA: VAT Hikes in Greece Should Not Affect Majority of Holidays This Summer

The Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA) on Tuesday informed British holidaymakers and travellers heading out to Greece that the increases of the country's value added tax (VAT) rates are not expected to affect the majority of holidays this summer.
Posted On 21 Jul 2015

Greek Ferry Ticket Prices Rise 10% for Passengers Due to VAT Hike

Ferry tickets in Greece are now 10 percent more expensive for passengers, following the rise in the value added tax (VAT) rate from 13 percent to 23 percent on many basic goods and services in the country.
Posted On 20 Jul 2015

Virtuoso Survey: Greece is Among the Luxury ‘Dream Destinations’ for Travel in 2016

Greece is among the the top 10 "dream destinations" that luxury travellers want to travel to in 2016, according to the results of Virtuoso's ninth Travel Dreams survey released this month.
Posted On 20 Jul 2015

Ellinair is Offering 10,000 One-way Tickets for Domestic Travel at Special Prices

Greek carrier Ellinair has announced that it will charge the cheapest fare of 20 euros on 10,000 one-way tickets for domestic flights.
Posted On 20 Jul 2015

Late Bookings to Greece are Bouncing Back ‘Slowly But Steadily’

The numbers of late bookings to Greece are bouncing back, slowly but steadily, the general manager of the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE), Alexandros Lamnidis, said in an interview to CNBC.
Posted On 15 Jul 2015

Mayor Kaminis on CNN: Tourism in Athens will ‘Take Off’ if Situation in Greece Returns to Normalcy

Tourism in Athens will 'take off' if the situation in Greece returns to normalcy, Athens Mayor Giorgos Kaminis told CNN's Hala Gorani on Tuesday during an interview for the "World Right Now" show.
Posted On 15 Jul 2015

Greek Islands Shine On Travel + Leisure’s 2015 Best List for Europe

The Greek islands of Santorini, Crete and Mykonos are among the best in Europe this year, according to discerning readers of Travel + Leisure magazine who voted for their favorite islands for the 20th time.
Posted On 14 Jul 2015

Museums and Sites in Greece See Visitor Numbers Rise in March

Visitors to Greek museums increased by 19.1 percent in March while revenues went up 14.7 percent, compared to the same month last year, the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) said on Tuesday.
Posted On 14 Jul 2015

Patmos Film Festival Still Going Strong, Kicks Off on July 23

The 5th International Film Festival of Patmos (IFFP) kicks off on July 23 with some of the finest cinematic offerings as well as workshops and masterclasses.
Posted On 14 Jul 2015

Yes! Hotels Supports Greek Tourism Via Social Media Campaign

YES! Hotels Group has launched a social media campaign to promote the values and virtues of Athens and Greece to countries abroad.
Posted On 14 Jul 2015

Video: Minister Kountoura Informs Tourists on New Special Problem-solving Tourism Team in Greece

In a televised message to tourists in Greece, Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura informs that the Tourism Ministry has launched a special team to address any possible problems related to tourism.
Posted On 13 Jul 2015

Greek Airport Traffic Up in First Six Months

Passenger traffic through Greek airports increased by 14.6 percent in the first half of the year, compared to the same period in 2014, recording an 8.7 percent rise in the total number of flights over the same period, according to data released by the Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority.
Posted On 13 Jul 2015