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Greek Island VAT Hike Not Paying Off

The increase in value-added tax (VAT) on Greek islands has not paid off, according to comparative data examining VAT revenues at 20 island destinations.
Posted On 05 Sep 2016

Eastern Halkidiki Sailing, Diving & Cruising Tops ‘Dodeka’ Promo Project

Eastern Halkidiki’s sailing, diving and cruising offerings are set to be promoted through the Dodeka initiative aimed at attracting tourism all year round to the region.
Posted On 19 Aug 2016

US Journalists to Spread the Word about Rhodes and Kos

The tourism department of the Region of the South Aegean is hosting a press trip for American journalists on the islands of Rhodes and Kos.
Posted On 24 Jun 2016

Aristotle’s Tomb Comes to Light?

Greece may be commemorating 2,400 years since Aristotle’s birth but it seems there’s more to celebrate as a Greek archaeologist revealed recently that he had found the great philosopher’s tomb.
Posted On 27 May 2016

Greece to Host First International ‘Blue Flag’ Ceremony

The Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) has selected Greece as the venue to host its first international "Blue Flag" ceremony.
Posted On 17 May 2016

Scale Suites: A New Approach to Luxury Accommodation in Athens

The "Scale Suites - Luxury Residence" apartment complex, located in the Alimos suburb, has brought a new frontier to luxury accommodation in Athens.
Posted On 11 May 2016

Thomas Cook Introduces New Hotel Brand to the World from Greece

Thomas Cook Group plc, a leading leisure travel company, will introduce its new "Casa Cook" brand of lifestyle beach resorts from Greece.
Posted On 11 Apr 2016

Greece Sees Positive Signs from Russian Market at MITT 2016

Moscow’s International Travel and Tourism Exhibition – MITT recently wrapped up its 23rd edition with many positive signs for Greece.
Posted On 28 Mar 2016

Greece @ ITB 2016 – Photo Report by GTP

Greece received positive and optimistic messages from the German market at the leading trade fair for the worldwide travel industry, ITB Berlin, which marked 50 years.
Posted On 21 Mar 2016

Greece: New Tourism Action Plan to Support Islands Struggling with Refugee Influx

Greece has announced a tourism action plan in view of the new season, which sets out a series of actions required in order to strengthen market share, secure revenue growth and assist the country's islands that are under pressure due to refugee flows.
Posted On 04 Mar 2016

UNWTO Expresses Support for Greek Tourism

Geopolitical developments and the refugee situation were the main topics discussed between Greece's Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura and the UN World Tourism Organization's (UNWTO) secretary general, Taleb Rifai, in a meeting during the 36th International Tourism Trade...
Posted On 21 Jan 2016

USA Today: Greek Islands Among Best Destinations for Solo Travel

The Greek islands are among the best destinations for solo trips in 2016, to meet new people and gain some independence, according to a feature published in USA Today on Sunday.
Posted On 18 Jan 2016

Greece’s International Tourist Arrivals by Air Increase in Jan-Nov

International tourist arrivals to Greece by air continued to show an upward trend during the first 11 months of the year, InSETE’s latest report revealed on Monday.
Posted On 29 Dec 2015

Greece to Push for Tourism Season Extension in 2016

Extending Greece's tourism season from March 1 to November 30 will be a top priority for the Tourism Ministry and the GNTO in 2016.
Posted On 22 Dec 2015

SETE Moderately Optimistic on 2016 Greece Tourism Outlook

The president of the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE), Andreas Andreadis, is moderately optimistic about the 2016 tourism season in Greece.
Posted On 16 Dec 2015

SETE Applauds Signing of Greece’s Major Privatisation Deal on Regional Airports

The Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) has applauded the signing of the 40-year concession agreement between Greece and the consortium of Fraport AG-Slentel for the upgrade, maintenance, management and operation of 14 Greek regional airports.
Posted On 15 Dec 2015

Greece to Hit 2015 Tourism Goal of 26 Million Int’l Arrivals

Greek tourism is on track to end 2015 with a record of 26 million international arrivals, the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) said on Monday after reviewing November figures released by the country's main airports.
Posted On 14 Dec 2015

Philoxenia 2015: Greek Alt. Tourism Minister Optimistic for the Coming Year

Citing data of early bookings during the opening ceremony of the Philoxenia-Hotelia duo exhibition on Thursday, Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura said 2016 is expected to be another very good year for Greek tourism.
Posted On 13 Nov 2015

Greece Tourist Arrivals Up in January-October, On Track to End 2015 with Record Number

International visitor arrivals by air in Greece have posted a 5.7 percent increase in the first 10 months of 2015 with almost 15 million visitors. SETE estimates that Greek tourism is on track to end 2015 with a record of 26 million international arrivals.
Posted On 11 Nov 2015

Greece @ WTM 2015 – Photo Report by the Greek Travel Pages (GTP)

Greek tourism is expected to enjoy further growth in 2016 it was understood during the 36th World Travel Market (WTM), held November 2-5 on the fairgrounds of ExCeL–London. The WTM is the leading global event for the travel industry.
Posted On 11 Nov 2015