Greece's Council of State has ruled against a 2014 decision by the serving development minister to allow the optional operation of shops across Attica and elsewhere on random Sundays throughout the year.
One of the world’s leading contemporary arts shows, the “documenta 14: Learning from Athens”, is set to kick off in Athens on April 8 and run through to July 12, bringing the Greek capital into the international spotlight.
Despite forecasts of robust growth for the international cruise travel industry, the sector in Greece is barely keeping its head above the water with local industry insiders speaking of a 25 percent decline in traffic for 2017 and the same trend in 2018.
The Hellenic Federation of Hoteliers (POX) is negotiating package deals for 2018 with tour operators in efforts to find ways to offset a new levy that will be charged on Greek accommodation units as of 2018.
Tourism sector professionals seeking to gain insight into best practices and how to enhance their product are invited to participate in a free event on Tuesday to be held at the Larissa Chamber (44 Papakyriazi St) at 6.30pm.
Tourism professionals must forget "business as usual", but think and act out of the box. We have to be innovative and true to the authenticity of Greece’s tourism product, while offering the best possible services.
In order for the Greek tourism sector to continue on its path to growth and remain competitive, investments in infrastructure amounting to 6.5 billion euros are required through to 2021, according to the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE).
Referring to the prospects of Greek tourism on Monday, the European Commission's chief spokesperson, Margaritis Schinas, noted that in 2026 the contribution of tourism to the country's GDP will exceed 22 percent, while 28 percent of the total workforce will be employed in the...