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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

CNN Recommends Sporades and Dodecanese Island Groups For Peaceful Holiday Cruises

CNN has included the Greek island groups of the Sporades and the Dodecanese among nine exclusive Mediterranean cruises for those who want to embark on a peaceful journey and avoid the crowds this summer.
Posted On 19 Jan 2015

Tourism Ministry Proposes Slew of Actions to Improve Athens Center

"Our goal is for Athens to become a metropolitan center for tourism at a European and global level and a strong and attractive city break destination," Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni said on Tuesday.
Posted On 13 Jan 2015

Ministry to Launch Platform to Support Startups in the Greek Tourism Field

The Greek Tourism Ministry is reaching out to young entrepreneurs and will launch an online database platform aimed to support startups.
Posted On 22 Dec 2014

Major Meeting for the Development of the Cruise Industry in Greece Scheduled for Monday

The developmental prospects of the cruise sector in Greece will be tabled at a meeting on Monday 22 December between Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni and Merchant Marine Minister Miltiades Varvitsiotis.
Posted On 19 Dec 2014

Tourism Heads to Discuss Possible Effects of “Unsettled” Political Situation in Greece

The Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) will hold an emergency board meeting on Tuesday 16 December to discuss possible "devastating effects" on the economy and tourism due to the unsettled political situation in Greece.
Posted On 15 Dec 2014