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SETE-BoG: Tourism can Help Greece Meet its Fiscal Targets

Pre-bookings for the 2017 tourism season reveal a "dynamic" demand for Greece, a fact that can help the country achieve its fiscal targets.
Posted On 02 Feb 2017

SETE Urges Greek Tourism Professionals Not to Rest on Their Laurels in 2017

Although forecasts on incoming tourism to Greece in 2017 are encouraging, SETE has urged sector professionals not to rest on their laurels this season.
Posted On 26 Jan 2017

SETE: Greece 2016 Tourist Arrivals Break Record

Greek tourism is going strong, marking some 30 million tourist arrivals in 2016, according to tentative figures released by the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE).
Posted On 19 Jan 2017

Porto Palace and Aegli Hotels Join SETE Tourism Body

The hotels Porto Palace in Thessaloniki and Aegli in Volos have announced their membership within the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE).
Posted On 18 Jan 2017

Main Greek Court Says Shops to Stay Closed on Sundays

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.
Posted On 17 Jan 2017

Documenta 14 Contemporary Art Show Ready to ‘Learn from Athens’

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.
Posted On 16 Jan 2017

Turkish Lira’s Nosedive a Blow to Tourism, Economy

The Turkish lira's record low in the first week of the year has come on top of extremist attacks, a failed and fatal coup, and a diplomatic row with Russia, to take a toll on the country’s tourism.
Posted On 12 Jan 2017

Rough Waters Ahead for Greek Cruise Travel

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.

Ioannina in Greece Fully Booked for the Holidays

Hotels and accommodation facilities in Ioannina, northern Greece, are fully booked for the holiday season.
Posted On 21 Dec 2016

SETE: Positive Signs for 2017 Greek Tourism

Demand for next year's tourism season is showing an increase, according to the president of the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE), Andreas Andreadis.
Posted On 15 Dec 2016

Fears for Thessaloniki Tourism Due to Works on Airport Runway

Greek professionals are calling for the postponement of works on Thessaloniki's airport runway, fearing that incoming tourism in summer 2017 will be hit.

Greek Hoteliers Seeking Ways to Offset ‘Stayover Tax’

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.

Digital Tips for Better Business @ Grow Greek Tourism Event in Larissa

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.

Cruise Ships Sailing to Santorini Set to Drop

Cruise programing data for 2017 is indicating that Greece’s world famous Santorini is set to see cruise traffic to its shores drop next year.

Key Tourism Figures 2016: Dr. Andreas A. Andreadis, President Greek Tourism Confederation

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.

Greek Tourism Body Urges Investments in Infrastructure

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).
Posted On 24 Oct 2016

Six Greek Hotels Go Under, Now in the Hands of Eurobank

Unable to pay off their loans, six Greek hotels are now in the hands of Eurobank, the group’s Head of Group Corporate & Investment Banking, Konstantinos Vassiliou, said this week.
Posted On 20 Oct 2016

European Commission Chief Spokesperson Lauds Greek Tourism

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...
Posted On 19 Oct 2016

Tziallas Touches on Greece Tourism Season Extension, Entrepreneurship Support

Greek Secretary General for Tourism Policy and Development, Yiorgos Tziallas, recently informed sector professionals on the ministry's plans to extend the tourism season and support entrepreneurship.
Posted On 19 Oct 2016

SETE Presents New Target: 35 Million Tourist Arrivals in Greece by 2021

The Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) has revealed its revised target for 2021: for Greece to welcome 35 million international arrivals and 20 billion euros in revenue.
Posted On 18 Oct 2016