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Mitsotakis: ‘We Want to Make Greece a Powerful Brand Name in Europe’

"Our aim for the tourism sector is to make Greece a powerful brand name in Europe," Greece's center-right New Democracy party leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis said while addressing the 25th general assembly of the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE).
Posted On 18 May 2017

Travel Agents: No Mass Cancellations in Greek Tourism Sector

The Hellenic Association of Travel & Tourist Agencies (HATTA) on Thursday called for restraint and unity in the Greek tourism sector and assured that there have not been any mass tourism cancellations to Greece so far.
Posted On 02 Jul 2015

Greek Tourism Sector Calls for VAT Rate to Not Exceed 10%

The single value-added tax (VAT) rate on the Greek tourism package should not exceed 10 percent on average nor the levels of competitor countries, the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) and the heads of the country’s tourism sector associations said through a joint statement.
Posted On 25 May 2015

Greek Tourism Sector Strongly Reacts To SYRIZA’s Plan To Downplay SETE’s Role

Main opposition SYRIZA sparked the negative reaction of Greece's tourism sector when it suggested for the decision that recognizes the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE) as a coordinate institutional national social partner to the Greek Government, to be repealed.
Posted On 03 Oct 2014

Report: Will Tourism Save Greece?

The Greek tourism sector is showing signs of restructuring that may simultaneously imply higher productivity and a smaller potential for absorbing unemployment, according to a recent strategic analysis by Levy Economics Institute of Bard College in the United States.
Posted On 18 Aug 2014

Turnover In Greek Tourism Sector Shows Improvement In Third Quarter Of 2013

The turnover index for Greece's tourism sector increased by 1.2 percent in the third quarter of 2013 compared to a year earlier, according to data released recently by the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT).
Posted On 06 Dec 2013
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Russian, UAE Investors Seek To Invest In Greek Tourism Sector

Russian billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev recently expressed his interest to launch investment projects in the Greek tourism sector, during a meeting he had with Deputy Development Minister Notis Mitarakis in Athens.
Posted On 13 Sep 2013

Makedonia Palace Hotel Calls It Quits

The Greek tourism sector was shocked and deeply saddened last month when the Daskalantonakis Group announced the permanent closure of the historic Macedonia Palace hotel as of 27 December 2011.
Posted On 01 Dec 2011

Limited Participation At This Year’s Philoxenia

The Greek tourism sector may have been somewhat reluctant in participating in the 27th Philoxenia International Tourism Exhibition due to the country's financial crisis but according to Deputy Culture and Tourism Minister George Nikitiadis, 2011 could be easily labeled as...
Posted On 01 Dec 2011

Mckinsey Study: New National Growth Model For Greece

The Greek tourism sector contributed (directly and indirectly) some 27 billion euros to the Greek GDP in 2010 and could increase that contribution to 45 billion euros annually by 2021 through a series of initiatives and investments, according to the study “Greece 10 Years Ahead”...
Posted On 01 Oct 2011

Greece Reshuffles Cabinet, Tourism Unaffected

Pavlos Geroulanos was among the few untouched ministers and remained at his post as Culture and Tourism Minister last month following Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou’s cabinet reshuffle.
Posted On 01 Jul 2011

Greek Tourism Up Against “Cold” Winter

Foreign arrivals at Greek airports fell nine percent year-on-year in August while the number of foreign visitors in Greece dropped 8.5 percent in the first eight months of the year, the Research Institute for Tourism and Forecasts (ITEP) recently said. The institute sees airport...

Greece To Welcome 17 Million Tourists By 2020

Greece's tourism sector remains the country's strongest economic leg, but according to the World Tourism Organization the sector will grow at a much slower rate in the next two decades and lose ground in favor of its neighbors.