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On the Road Again… Arrivals to Greece from Bulgaria, Turkey Rise

Road travelers from neighboring Turkey and Bulgaria are sending land arrival figures in Greece to new heights.

Tourism Industry Vital for Employment in Greece, Figures Show

Greek tourism contributes to the country's employment and boosts the revenue of social security funds, more than other sectors of the economy, recent figures show.

Liberalization of Greek Vacation Rental Market Worries Sector

Professionals in the Greek accommodation sector have expressed concern over the decision to open up the tourist rental market to include homes and villas and do away with a 30-day time restriction, saying it creates conditions of “unfair competition” and will inevitably lead to...

Greece’s ‘Rent a Room’ Market Takes a Fall

The August 15 Dormition of the Virgin Mary holiday is the peak season for Greek holidaymakers to travel, but this year the number has dropped by 20 percent.

Greece’s Tourism Set to Withstand the Country’s Economic Woes

Greek tourism is showing strong signs of resilience, the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) said in an announcement on Monday.

Greek Boatmakers Warn of Choppy Waters Ahead

The extension of a yearly luxury tax to all recreational boats over 5m and a tax increase from 10 percent to 13 percent are bound to take a bite out of Greece’s traditional boatmaking industry, which has already seen the number of boat registrations dwindle, according to its...

‘WSJ’ Sees Swift Comeback for Greek Tourism

The Wall Street Journal is placing its bets on Greek tourism in a story published earlier this week titled “Greece Makes Fast Recovery in Tourism”.

The Greek Summer is ‘Happening Now’. Spread the Word!

Greek tourism professionals and businesses are invited to take part in the country's new national communication campaign and spread the word that the unique Greek summer is "happening now".

Happening Now: #GreekSummer – New National Campaign to Boost Bookings to Greece

A new national communication campaign, which highlights Greece's actual image and aims to boost last minute bookings to the country, has been launched.

Late Bookings to Greece are Bouncing Back ‘Slowly But Steadily’

The numbers of late bookings to Greece are bouncing back, slowly but steadily, the general manager of the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE), Alexandros Lamnidis, said in an interview to CNBC.

Arrivals to Greece Rise 6.7% in First Half

International arrivals at Greece's main airports increased by 6.7 percent during the first six months of the year, according to data released on Thursday by the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE).

Greek Referendum Toll on Tourism in the Spotlight

The Greek tourism sector is calling on all professionals to remain collected and optimistic as they look for ways to save the season, following a week of closed banks, negative media coverage and a referendum calling for no more stringent austerity measures imposed from abroad.

Bookings to Greece Slump After Referendum Announcement

Following the government's announcement on June 26 to hold a referendum in Greece, holiday bookings to the country slumped by 17 percent during June 27-30.

SETE: Hotel Bookings Will Bounce Back if Greece is ‘Back to Normal’ After Referendum

Due to the recent developments in Greece, hotel bookings in the country are off by an average 30 to 40 percent, compared to the same period last year.

Hotline Opened for Greek Tourism Professionals

A hotline has been set up for Greek tourism professionals that may need assistance with operational and functional issues that have arisen due to the recent developments in Greece.

Greece Continues to Welcome Tourists but Sees Halt in New Hotel Bookings

Arrivals to Greece are proceeding smoothly, with few cancellations, but new bookings have not been entered in hotel booking systems so far, the president of the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE), Andreas Andreadis, told Greek SKAI TV on Monday night.

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.

SETE Calls on Tourism Professionals to Protect Greece’s Image

The Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) has called on all involved in tourism to stay alert and use their experience and maturity and do all they can for the Greek tourism industry to continue to run smoothly.

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.