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Tourism Growth for Karditsa, Viotia, Ilia and Kavala on Ministry Agenda

Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura met with MPs from Karditsa, Viotia, Ilia and Kavala to discuss promotion opportunities for each destination.
Posted On 27 Oct 2017

Kountoura: Greece a Bridge for Cooperation Between East and West via Tourism

Greece’s role as the link between East and West was the focus of Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura’s address during the EU-Eurasia-China Business summit.

Greece-led OECD Meeting Urges Sustainable, Social Inclusive Tourism Practices

Greece chaired the 100th session of the OECD Tourism Committee meeting that focused on “ecologically sustainable and socially inclusive” tourism.

Greece Top Choice for French Travelers, 2018 Pre-bookings up by 10%

Greece is among the top three destination choices for French holidaymakers with the number of arrivals in 2017 up by 15 percent compared to 2016.
Posted On 28 Sep 2017

All Inclusive Resorts Account for 2.2% of Greece Total

All inclusive resorts account for 2.2 percent of Greece’s total accommodation units, according to Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura.
Posted On 31 Jul 2017

Tourism Minister Says Greece Attracting High Income Travelers

The tourism ministry is aiming to capitalize on Greece's good performance in 2016 by extending the tourism season and attracting higher income tourists.
Posted On 25 Jan 2017

Greece Bets on Tourism, Ready for Challenges

Tourism professionals are seeing efforts pay off with data indicating a steady growth and plenty of room for improvement in 2017, according to the latest Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) data.

Greece’s Alt. Tourism Minister Sees Light at Tunnel’s End

Greece’s Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura is keeping a positive outlook, expecting revenue from incoming tourism to grow in 2016 despite geopolitics and terrorism.
Posted On 24 Aug 2016

Minister Kountoura Visits Pella, Highlights Tourism Potential

Referring to the region of Pella in northern Greece, as one of “priceless treasures”, Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura said the destination has all the potential to emerge as a major alternative tourism destination.
Posted On 12 Jul 2016

GNTO, Ministry, Regions Meet to Lay out Tourism Plan

The Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) and 13 regional authorities met with Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura to discuss the actions to be taken for the effective promotion of Greek tourism in 2016.
Posted On 03 Dec 2015

Minister Kountoura Aims to Get Greece into World’s Top 5 Destinations

Pointing to Greece’s resilience in trying times and to tourism’s strong performance despite the shortcomings, Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura said the country can become one of the world’s top 5 destinations in terms of quality offerings and number of arrivals.
Posted On 02 Dec 2015

Singer Alkistis Protopsalti Assumes Duties of Greek Interim Alternate Tourism Minister

Greece’s interim Alternate Tourism Minister Alkistis Protopsalti took over her new post from Elena Kountoura during the Tourism Ministry handover ceremony held on Friday evening in Athens.
Posted On 28 Aug 2015

Greece Discusses Expanding Relations With the United Arab Emirates

Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura is on a working visit in the United Arab Emirates to promote Greek tourism and attract foreign investment to Greece.
Posted On 01 Jun 2015

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

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

Hellenic Hotel Chamber Announces Topics of Upcoming General Assembly

The Hellenic Chamber of Hotels will release a report that sheds light on the issue of the sharing economy during its 4th General Assembly scheduled to take place on February 6 at the Metropolitan Expo exhibition center during the 10th HORECA trade show.
Posted On 29 Jan 2015

Greece: Olga Kefalogianni Hands Over Tourism Portfolio to Elena Kountoura

Greece's Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura took over her new post from Olga Kefalogianni at a special ceremony held today in Athens.
Posted On 28 Jan 2015

SAAE Urges Improvements to Regional Airports in Greece

The Hellenic Association of Airline Representatives (SAAE) today referred to the urgent infrastructure needs of the regional airports in Greece.
Posted On 28 Jan 2015

Elena Kountoura Takes Over Greek Tourism

Greece's tourism portfolio is now part of the new Economy, Infrastructure, Shipping and Tourism Ministry it was announced today. Elena Kountoura has been appointed Alternate Minister of Tourism
Posted On 27 Jan 2015

Athens, Greece, Welcomed Over 15 Million Visitors in 2014

Athens was visited by more than 15 million tourists last year, which represents an increase of more than 20 percent, Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni said on Wednesday.
Posted On 22 Jan 2015