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Greek Parliament Passes New Tourism Bill

The draft bill for Greek tourism was voted in principle in the Parliament’s summer session on 23 July. The bill aims to improve the quality and identity of the national tourism product and is investment friendly.
Posted On 23 Jul 2014

Athens 2014: TBEX Europe Is Attracting Great Interest

Already 450 registrations from 53 countries have been made for the TBEX Europe event to be held in Athens, Greece, this fall.
Posted On 21 Jul 2014

Cooperation Is Essential For Greece’s Tourism Development

The Greek Tourism Ministry wants to strengthen its cooperation with the country's regions and municipalities during the tourism season.
Posted On 18 Jul 2014

Tourism Potential of Thessaloniki, Greece, Discussed

The Greek Tourism Ministry is exploring ways to develop thematic forms of tourism in Greece's northern city of Thessaloniki.

Tourism Ministry, Municipality Of Athens Strengthen Ties For TBEX 2014 Event In Greek Capital

The Greek Tourism Ministry and the Municipality of Athens are getting ready to welcome TBEX 2014, the world’s largest gathering of travel bloggers and writers, in the Greek capital this October.
Posted On 08 Jul 2014

Kefalogianni: Big Investments Coming To Greece

The investment department of the Greek Tourism Ministry is currently reviewing a series of major investment proposals, Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni said while presenting the new draft bill for tourism to a special parliamentary committee.
Posted On 30 Jun 2014

Greek Tourism Ministry Tables Draft Bill In Parliament

The Greek Tourism Ministry, on 27 June, tabled a new draft bill in Parliament that aims to strenthen tourism entrepreneurship and resolve various issues in the sector.
Posted On 27 Jun 2014

Aegean Airlines Helps Promote Greece As Golf Destination

Greek air carrier Aegean Airlines aims to contribute to Greece's promotion as a golf destination through the international golf tournament Aegean Airlines Pro-Am.
Posted On 23 Jun 2014

New Direct Flight From Shanghai To Athens To Begin In June 2014

A direct flight connecting Athens, Greece, to Shanghai, China, will launch this summer in order to make travel between the two countries more convenient for passengers.
Posted On 15 May 2014

Greece, UNESCO To Hold Tourism & Culture Conference

Athens will be the host city for a joint conference in September on "Tourism and Culture Development," organized by the Greek Tourism Ministry and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
Posted On 27 Mar 2014

Greece To Step Up Promotion Of Athens Festival To Attract More Visitors

The Tourism Ministry, the Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) and the Athens Festival have decided to launch a cooperation to promote Greece abroad through the Greek festival's program of events.
Posted On 19 Mar 2014

EU: Coastal, Maritime Tourism Can Contribute To Growth And Creation Of Jobs

The European Union (EU) aims to enhance coastal and maritime tourism in Europe, acknowledging the potential for growth and the generation of new job opportunities in the sector.
Posted On 11 Mar 2014

“Secret Greece” To Be Promoted At ITB Berlin Expo

Greece's lesser-known destinations will be promoted at this year's ITB international tourism exhibition in Germany, in an effort to attract tourists all year around, according to Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni.
Posted On 04 Mar 2014

Athens To Host High-Level Conference On Coastal And Maritime Tourism

On the occasion of the Greek Presidency of the EU Council, the European Commission, the Greek Tourism Ministry and the Greek National Tourism Organization will organize a High Level Conference on Coastal and Maritime Tourism, as well an an Informal Ministerial Meeting in Athens.
Posted On 04 Mar 2014

Tourism: A Main Priority For Greece

Greece’s record-breaking tourism season in 2013 has the Government and tourism professionals seeing eye to eye on the importance of tourism for the country’s economy. This article contains recent statements made by Greek key tourism figures and their expectations for this year's...
Posted On 24 Feb 2014

Greek Tourism Ministry Launches Public Consultation On Draft Bill

The Greek Tourism Ministry has launched a public consultation on a draft bill that aims to overcome barriers that have been hindering the industry's development for years.
Posted On 19 Feb 2014

Greece Expects Growth In Tourist Arrivals From Scandinavian Market This Year

Arrivals to Greece from all Scandinavian countries are expected to grow this year by an average 10-11 percent, the Greek Tourism Ministry concluded after the first dedicated travel and taste fair for Greece, Grekland Panorama, wrapped up in Stockholm.
Posted On 17 Feb 2014

Greece Discusses Best Practices For Spa Tourism With Hungarian Officials

The best practices for spa tourism and details concerning the certification of Greece's thermal springs were discussed recently in a meeting held in Athens between the Greek Tourism Ministry and representatives of the Government of Hungary.
Posted On 23 Jan 2014

Greece’s Main Tourism Body Calls For Simplified Schengen Visa Procedures

Visa applications should be processed within 48 hours of their submission, the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE) underlined in a recent letter to the Greek Tourism Ministry.
Posted On 22 Jan 2014

Greek “Fast Learning” Program For Tour Guide Certification Announced

A "fast learning" program that will provide tour guide certification to history and archaeology university graduates will begin in February 2014 in Thessaloniki.
Posted On 08 Jan 2014