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Greece: Last Minute Bookings May ‘Pay’ Brexit Price

The president of the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE), Andreas Andreadis, expects last minute bookings to Greece to be affected from the United Kingdom's vote to leave the European Union.
Posted On 26 Jun 2016

Influential Journalists, Bloggers are Visiting the South Aegean Islands (and will tell us all about it)

The islands of the South Aegean are expected to take social media and news websites by storm this summer.
Posted On 03 Jun 2016

Eurobank: ‘2016 will be a Good Year for Greek Tourism’

2016 will be a good year for Greek tourism, but it is essential for all to assist in order for Greece to maintain its competitiveness, according to a study of Eurobank that was presented on Thursday at the 1st Greek Tourism Conference in Athens.
Posted On 02 Jun 2016

Boosted Greek Consular Services Meet Russian Visa Demand

Greek consular services in Moscow are meeting the increased demand for visas by Russian nationals wishing to travel to Greece, Alternate Foreign Minister Nikos Xydakis said on Tuesday, adding that the goal is to further increase tourist flows from Russia.

SETE Appoints Kalliopi Andriopoulou as New Memberships Officer

Kalliopi Andriopoulou was recently appointed to the position of Memberships Officer in the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE).
Posted On 26 May 2016

Greece’s ‘East Med Yacht Show’ Paves Way for Sea Days 2016 in Piraeus

It was all about sea and sailing at this year’s East Med Yacht Show held at Piraeus’ Zea Marina, featuring some of the finest boats on the market and attracting experts of the field to share experiences paving the way for the “Sea Days 2016, Go Piraeus!” events which kick off on...

Extra Tax Measure Sparks Reaction in Greek Hotel Industry

Greece’s hoteliers are up in arms over a new indirect tax that is part of the structural reforms required as part of the country’s debt deal with its lenders.
Posted On 19 May 2016

Piraeus’ East Med Yacht Show Sails Away with Best Impressions

Featuring the latest trends, products and some of the finest boats on the market, the 15th East Med Yacht Show, currently on at the popular Zea Marina in Piraeus, got off to an impressive start.
Posted On 16 May 2016

PM Tsipras: Extra Levy on Greek Hotels Postponed to 2018

The government is postponing until 2018 a new levy that was to be charged on accommodation this year, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said during the 24th annual general assembly of the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) on Thursday.
Posted On 12 May 2016

Greece Must Issue 7,000 Visas a Day to See More Russian Tourists

If Greece does not reach the target of issuing 7,000 visas on a daily basis for the Russians then it will not see increased arrival numbers from that market, according to the president of the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE), Andreas Andreadis.
Posted On 08 May 2016

Piraeus’ East Med Yacht Show to Whet Appetite of Sailing in Greece

Featuring some of the finest boats on the market, the 15th East Med Yacht Show, to be held at the popular Zea Marina in Piraeus, on May 13-18, promises to get you on a boat and fast, sailing the Greek islands.
Posted On 06 May 2016

‘Kos Made of Summer’ Campaign Ready, Extra Promotional Activities Announced

The South Aegean Region last week announced a series of actions aimed at boosting the image of the Dodecanese island of Kos following the negative media portrayal due to the ongoing refugee crisis.
Posted On 18 Apr 2016

‘Kos Made of Summer’: New Tourism Campaign Launches for Hippocrates Island

The South Aegean Region has announced the launch of a new tourism campaign for the Greek island of Kos.
Posted On 18 Mar 2016

Western Greece Region Teams Up with SETE for Tourism Promotion

The Region of Western Greece agreed this week to cooperate with the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) towards the design and implementation of a far-reaching promotional strategy for the 2016-2017 period of the area’s tourism offerings.

ITB 2016 – SETE says Greece could See 1.5 Million more Tourists this Year

Greek tourism could see an increase of some 1.5 million more tourists and around 800 million more revenue this year if the refugee crisis is addressed effectively, according to the president of the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE), Andreas Andreadis.
Posted On 09 Mar 2016

Greece Hotel Units in the Red

Greek hotel owners seem to be unable to pay back the loans they've taken out, according to Bank of Greece (BoG) deputy governor Theodore Mitrakos. Out of a total of 7.6 billion euros in loans granted to tourist accommodations, approximately half (49.8 percent) have been recorded...
Posted On 02 Mar 2016

Google to ‘Grow Greek Tourism Online’ in 30 Destinations

Google is aiming this year to educate over 30,000 Greek tourism professionals on the sales potential of the Internet through its ambitious Grow Greek Tourism Online initiative.
Posted On 02 Mar 2016

Visa Issue on the Agenda of SETE, Hellenic Russian Chamber of Commerce

The Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) and the Hellenic Russian Chamber of Commerce recently exchanged views to find solutions to difficulties that have arisen in the processing of biometric visa applications of Russian citizens wishing to visit Greece.
Posted On 29 Feb 2016

SETE: Over-taxation Limiting Greece Tourism Potential

Some 40 percent of Greece's tourism enterprises are currently facing serious sustainability issues, mainly due to over-taxation, according to the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE).
Posted On 25 Feb 2016

George Vernicos Re-elected to Shipping Chamber Board

George Vernicos has been re-elected to the board of the Hellenic Chamber of Shipping (NEE) overseeing yacht and marine tourism.
Posted On 25 Feb 2016