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Kos, Lesvos Tourism Professionals Urge Gov’t to Scrap ‘Stayover’ Tax

Tourism professionals on the islands of Kos and Lesvos, bearing the brunt of the refugee flows, are calling on the government to scrap an imminent “stayover" tax.

Greece is an Attractive Investment Destination, Says PM Tsipras

Greece is returning to growth and has become an attractive investment destination, according to Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras.

IOBE Think-tank: Coastal Shipping Boosts Greek Economy by €2.3bn in 2016

Coastal shipping bolstered the Greek economy by 2.3 billion euros in 2016, according to a study by the Foundation for Economic and Industrial Research.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

“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...

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.

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.

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.

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.

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.
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