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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

Greece’s Action Plan for Tourism Bearing Fruit

The utilization of NSRF (National Strategic Reference Framework) funds in order to boost entrepreneurship, create the framework for new investments and modernize the tourism product is a top priority, Tourism minister Olga Kefalogianni said on Wednesday.
Posted On 11 Dec 2014

Hotel Chamber to Broaden its Membership to Include Greek Travel Agents

Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni held a meeting with the presidents of the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels and Hellenic Association of Travel and Tourist Agencies (HATTA) and was informed on their plans to work together for the benefit of the country’s tourism.
Posted On 08 Dec 2014

University of Crete Says Tourism School Operation Impossible

The operation of an undergraduate tourism studies program at its campus is not feasible, the University of Crete said.
Posted On 08 Dec 2014

Kefalogianni Expresses “Serious Reservations” about Effectiveness of Hotel VAT Increase for Greece

Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni expressed reservations about the effectiveness of the increase of the Value Added Tax (VAT) rate for hotel accommodation from 6.5 percent at present to 13 percent.
Posted On 07 Dec 2014

Tourism Development of Amphipolis, Greece, On the Table

The archaeological findings of Amphipolis will contribute to the further development of Greek tourism, according to the tourism minister, Olga Kefalogianni.
Posted On 05 Dec 2014

Greece’s Culture and History to Receive Extra Promotion

Greece's rich culture and history will receive extra worldwide promotion through a new collaboration between the Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) and the Thessaloniki Museum of Photography.
Posted On 05 Dec 2014

Greece Can Become a Medical Tourism Hotspot, Minister Says

Greece can become an international destination for medical tourism in the coming years, Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni underlined while speaking at the "Medical Tourism in Practice - Thessaloniki" conference on Thursday.
Posted On 04 Dec 2014

Qatar Airways Introduces Middle Eastern Hospitality to Thessaloniki, Greece

Qatar Airways gave Thessaloniki, Greece, a taste of Middle Eastern hospitality and five-star services at this year's Philoxenia International Tourism Exhibition, organized by TIF-Helexpo in November. The airline participated in the Greek expo for the second consecutive year.
Posted On 02 Dec 2014

Greek Universities to Launch Tourism Management Programs for Foreign Students

The Greek ministries of Education and Tourism announced that two undergraduate programs on tourism management will launch in the country's universities for students from outside the European Union.
Posted On 28 Nov 2014

Greek Tourism Expo to Open its Doors in Athens

The first Greek Tourism Expo international fair with over than 150 exhibitors and hosted buyers from 18 countries will open its doors on Friday 5 December at the Athens Metropolitan Expo.
Posted On 26 Nov 2014

Kefalogianni: Tourism Key to Greece’s Economic Recovery

Greek tourism's progress, prospects and contribution to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) were the focus of a meeting in Athens between Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni and Bank of Greece governor Yiannis Stournaras.
Posted On 24 Nov 2014

Greek Tourism Minister Calls for Investments in “Crucial” Transport Sector, Lauds Aegean Airlines

Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni underlined the crucial role of the transport sector in the development of the tourism industry and invited all industry players to invest and contribute to the "national affair" of ensuring that the Greek tourist product is known for its...
Posted On 19 Nov 2014

Greek Domestic Tourism: Short School Break Proposal On the Table, Again

The establishment of a new annual school holiday period in Greece to boost domestic tourism has once again been suggested by the Hellenic Hotel Federation (POX).
Posted On 17 Nov 2014

Philoxenia 2014: Minister Hopes Breakthrough in Thessaloniki’s Tourism Next Year

"2015 may be the year for tourism in Thessaloniki," Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni said Thursday, 13 November, following a meeting she had with the city's mayor, Yiannis Boutaris, on the sidelines of the 30th Philoxenia expo.
Posted On 14 Nov 2014

Philoxenia 2014: Greece Will Invest Half a Billion Euros For Tourism Investments Per Year

Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni focused on the new development perspective of Greek tourism and revealed the country's strategic plans for the sector until 2020, during the opening ceremony of the 30th Philoxenia International Tourism Exhibition on 13 November in Thessaloniki.
Posted On 13 Nov 2014

2015 Expected to Be Landmark Year for Tourism Investments in Greece

This year Greece was established as a global tourist destination and 2015 is expected to be a landmark year for attracting tourism investments to the country, Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni said during a press conference at the 30th Philoxenia exhibition in Thessaloniki.
Posted On 13 Nov 2014