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Controversial ‘Stayover Tax’ Expected to Impact Greek Hotel Sector, Economy

Greece's economy and hotel sector are expected to see losses when the so-called "stayover tax" comes into effect in 2018, says a Grant Thornton study.
Posted On 11 Oct 2017

Greece’s Alpha Bank Sees Trend for Growth in 2017

The Greek economy is on a gradual path to recovery as economic indicators demonstrate an overall trend for growth, according to Alpha Bank.

PCOs Call for Development of Conference Tourism in Greece

The Hellenic Association of Professional Congress Organizers (HAPCO) recently called for necessary actions to further develop and promote Greece's conference tourism.
Posted On 12 Jul 2017

Greek Investment Roadshow in the US to Take Place in June

The economic relations between Greece and the US are expected to strengthen during the "Greek Investment Road Show in the USA" in June.
Posted On 02 Jun 2017

Andreadis Passes Leadership Torch for Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE)

Andreas Andreadis has stepped down from leading the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE), where he served as president since 2011.
Posted On 19 May 2017

ICAP: Greek Tourism Sector Going Strong

Greece’s tourism sector is continuing to grow despite the ongoing economic crisis, according data released by Athens-based market research firm ICAP this week.

The ‘Sharing Economy’ in Tourism Deprives Greece of Millions of Euros

The Greek economy misses out on taxes adding up to 350 million euros per year due to the operation of illegal tourism accommodation, according to a study presented on Thursday by the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels.
Posted On 08 Oct 2015

“Greece is a Spectacular and Life-changing Experience!” – Interview with Dean (Konstantinos) Karnazes, Greek-American Ultramarathon Runner, Ambassador of “Navarino Challenge”

GTP had the opportunity to talk with ultramarathon man Dean (Konstantinos) Karnazes, the ambassador of the upcoming “Navarino Challenge” event in Greece. Karnazes is proud of his Greek heritage and aims to spread the word that Greece is a "life-changing experience" as a...
Posted On 01 Sep 2015

Study: Greece Keeps 87% of the Revenue from Inbound Tourism

Eighty-seven percent of the revenue generated by Greece's inbound tourism remains in the country, according to a study of the Centre of Planning and Economic Research (KEPE) that was released on Tuesday.
Posted On 28 Jul 2015

Tourism is the ‘Heavy Industry’ of Greece, Revised Study Confirms

Tourism's importance to the Greek economy is confirmed through 2014 figures released in a revised study on Friday by SETE Intelligence (InSETE), the research department of the Greek Tourism Confederation.
Posted On 10 Jul 2015

Greece’s Social Partners Request Urgent Meeting With Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras

The representatives of Greece's social partners (employers and trade union associations) have requested an urgent meeting with Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras today to present their positions and proposals in regards to the recent developments in the country.
Posted On 29 Jun 2015

New Greek Tourism Head, Hoteliers on Same Page

Extending the tourism season to 12 months is the main priority of Greece's new Economy, Infrastructure, Shipping and Tourism Ministry, according to Alternate Minister of Tourism Elena Kountoura.
Posted On 06 Feb 2015

SETE Sounds Alarm For Tourism Industry in Greece Due to Political Developments

Tourism will be hit hard if the political uncertainty continues in Greece, according to the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE).
Posted On 16 Dec 2014

Kefalogianni: Tourism Key to Greece’s Economic Recovery

Greek tourism's progress, prospects and contribution to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) were the focus of a meeting in Athens between Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni and Bank of Greece governor Yiannis Stournaras.
Posted On 24 Nov 2014

Think-tank: Greek Coastal Shipping a Major Force of the Economy

Coastal shipping is one of the driving forces of the Greek economy, the country’s most influential think-tank said this week.
Posted On 04 Nov 2014

Wall Street Journal: Greece On A Return To Growth

"The latest stage in Greece’s economic rollercoaster ride shows numerous reasons to cheer," the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) Europe says in a special edition on Greece.
Posted On 15 Oct 2014

Kefalogianni: Tourism Is The Locomotive Of Greece’s Economy

"Tourism proved that it can be the locomotive of the Greek economy," Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni said on Thursday 9 October in Parliament, during the debate on a vote of confidence requested by the coalition government.
Posted On 10 Oct 2014

Tourism’s Contribution To Greek Economy To Be Researched

The Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE) has partnered with the Centre of Planning and Economic Research (KEPE) to carry out studies in regards to the tourism sector's contribution to the Greek economy.
Posted On 23 Jul 2014

Report: Shipping Can Further Contribute To Greece’s Economy

Greek shipping can further contribute to the country's economy provided a stable and competitive institutional framework is maintained, according to the recently released annual report of the Union of Greek Shipowners.
Posted On 23 May 2014

Greek Tourism To Receive Funds From New NSRF For 2014-2020

Tourism will be one of the sectors of the Greek economy that will receive funds from the new National Strategic Reference Framework (NSRF) for the new programming period 2014-2020, according to Greek Development Minister Kostis Hatzidakis.
Posted On 05 Apr 2014
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