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SETE: ‘Who Stands to Win from the Destruction of Greek Tourism?’

"We still can not comprehend the reasons why the lenders insist on imposing an uncompetitive VAT rate on the Greek tourism product and we ask: Who stands to win from that?", the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) said in an announcement on Tuesday.
Posted On 23 Jun 2015

‘Fortune’ Says Greece a Good Deal for Vacationers

As Greece’s tumultuous negotiations continue, international media is casting the spotlight on tourism, the one industry they say is pulling the country up economically.

Greek Business Associations Appeal to Prime Minister: Keep Greece in the Euro

The heads of Greece's business associations made a joint appeal to Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Wednesday to keep the country in the euro in line with growth prospects.
Posted On 17 Jun 2015

SETE Lays Groundwork for Central Macedonia Tourism Boost

In efforts to tune in to the increasing needs of its members, the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) held its 3rd regional event on Tuesday, in the northern port city of Thessaloniki, and presented its comprehensive strategic marketing plan for the Central Macedonia Region.
Posted On 17 Jun 2015

Visitors Satisfied with the ‘Filoxenia’ of Greek Hotels in May

Holidaymakers were satisfied with the Greek filoxenia (hospitality) offered by hotels in Greece last month, according to a poll of visitor satisfaction in May.
Posted On 12 Jun 2015

Greece sees 10.5% Increase in Arrivals in the First Five Months

In the first five months of 2015, the number of international tourist arrivals to Greece increased by 10.5 percent compared to the same period last year, according to data released on Tuesday from the country’s main airports covering the January-May period.
Posted On 09 Jun 2015

SETE Reaches Out to Tourism Pros through Regional Offices

Reaching out to local sector professionals, the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) held its 2nd regional event on the island of Corfu, with the aim to present the highlights of its “Roadmap 2021 for Greek Tourism”.
Posted On 09 Jun 2015

Greek Tourism Body Proposes Safeguard Clause Against Sudden VAT Hikes

In efforts to ensure that pending deals for 2016 go ahead, the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) proposed on Thursday, the inclusion of a safeguard clause in contracts between foreign tour operators and local accommodation entrepreneurs to cover potential VAT changes.

Greece Guests Gratified, Customer Satisfaction Index Up

Greek hotels, the quality of services and the hospitality offered are winning over more visitors as demonstrated by the high guest satisfaction index for April 2015 compared to rival destinations.

Minister Stathakis Reveals Tourism Agenda for Greece

Speaking during the 23rd annual general assembly of the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) on Thursday, the Minister of Economy, Infrastructure, Shipping and Tourism, Giorgos Stathakis, revealed the strategic objectives of the government in regards to tourism.
Posted On 28 May 2015

SETE: Tourism is at the Forefront to Support Greece

"Tourism will not surrender but continue to work hard to preserve the jobs it has created, to support the state's revenue... and to climb even higher in the world rankings of competitiveness", the president of the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE), Andreas Andreadis, said on...
Posted On 28 May 2015

More Non-Schengen Travelers Choose Greece

The number of travelers outside the 26-country Schengen Area visiting Greece has tripled in 2014 compared to 2010, according to figures released by SETE Intelligence.
Posted On 26 May 2015

Greek Tourism Sector Calls for VAT Rate to Not Exceed 10%

The single value-added tax (VAT) rate on the Greek tourism package should not exceed 10 percent on average nor the levels of competitor countries, the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) and the heads of the country’s tourism sector associations said through a joint statement.
Posted On 25 May 2015

SETE: VAT Rise Will Damage Tourism and Wipe Out 200,000 Jobs in Greece

A possible increase of the Value Added Tax (VAT) will have "catastrophic consequences" on tourism, representatives of the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) said on Tuesday after their meeting with the President of the Hellenic Republic, Prokopis Pavlopoulos.
Posted On 19 May 2015

SETE Asks PM to Not Change VAT on Tourism This Year

The immediate application of new VAT rates on tourism will bring a heavy blow to businesses as they will be forced to either absorb the additional cost or to pass on to their customers, according to the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE).
Posted On 08 May 2015

Minister Stathakis Listens to Greek Tourism Sector’s Concerns

Greece's tourism bookings, regional airports, European Union funds, investments, and illegal tourism accommodation units were the main topics discussed during the Thursday meeting between the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) and the Minister of Economy, Infrastructure, Shipping...
Posted On 23 Apr 2015

Greece: Tourism Bookings from Germany Drop, SETE Worried

The economic instability and the increasing number of illegal migrant incidents in Greece may have dented the country's appeal to tourists from the traditional markets of Germany and the United Kingdom.
Posted On 21 Apr 2015

Greece Sees Impressive Increase of Foreign Arrivals in First Quarter of 2015

The first three months of 2015 posted an impressive increase in foreign arrivals from abroad to Greece, the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) said in an announcement on Wednesday.
Posted On 08 Apr 2015

Tourism Professionals Decide to Fight Illegal Accommodation in Greece

The Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE), has decided to fight back against illegal tourism accommodation in Greece.
Posted On 31 Mar 2015

SETE Agrees to Gradual Minimum Wage Increase in Greece

The Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) today agreed with the government's plans to gradually raise the minimum salary from 511 euros to 751 euros.
Posted On 10 Mar 2015