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Yiannis Retsos Elected New President of Greek Tourism Body SETE

The Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) has elected Yiannis Retsos as its new president. Retsos, who previously served as first vice president, succeeds Andreas Andreadis.
Posted On 18 May 2017

Manhattan Gets Taste of Greece at 1st Greek Panorama Expo

Hundreds of visitors and over 380 B2B meetings marked the success of the 1st Greek Panorama held at New York's Grand Central Station in Manhattan.
Posted On 18 May 2017

Greece Retail Trade Opposed to Sunday Shop Opening

Greece's major retail trade players are expressing their opposition to a recent decision by the government to keep shops open on 30 Sundays a year.

Greece on Course to Break Records in Hotel Occupancy in 2017

Hotel occupancy is on the rise in Greece and is expected to break all previous records, according to Hellenic Hotel Federation President, Yiannis Retsos.
Posted On 03 May 2017

Greece’s Trademark ‘Xenia’ Hotel Expo Back in Action

The trademark Xenia exhibition is back to offer the latest insight into the hotel industry and much more during November 25-27 at the Metropolitan Expo.

Greek Hoteliers Want Rules for Airbnb-type Rentals to Come into Force

The Hellenic Hotel Federation is requesting for the law containing rules for Airbnb-type rentals to finally come into effect in Greece.
Posted On 07 Feb 2017

Greek Hotel Body Calls on Gov’t to Safeguard Country’s Image

The Hellenic Hotel Federation is calling on the government to step in and ensure a positive portrayal of Greece ahead of the pre-booking season.
Posted On 03 Feb 2017

Minister Kountoura Invites Obama to Holiday in ‘This Small, Great World’

Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura invited US President Barak Obama to spend his next holidays in Greece, during the dinner held in his honor in Athens recently.
Posted On 17 Nov 2016

Latest Trends & More @ Philoxenia & Hotelia November Expo in Thessaloniki

Jot the date: November 18-20. That’s when Greece’s largest tourism sector event, the joint Philoxenia - Hotelia fair, opens its doors to professionals and public at the TIF-Helexpo center in the northern port city of Thessaloniki.
Posted On 22 Jun 2016

Possible Hotel VAT Increase in Greece Sparks Reactions

Greek tourism professionals are up in arms over the government’s intention to increase the Value Added Tax (VAT) rate for hotel accommodation from 6.5 percent at present to 13 percent. The news has caused a number of reactions from Greek tourism bodies, hotel associations and...
Posted On 02 Dec 2014

Lack of Liquidity Affects Hotel Market in Greece

The lack of liquidity is one of the main problems the Greek hotel market is currently up against, according to the president of the Hellenic Hotel Federation, Yiannis Retsos.
Posted On 17 Nov 2014

Yiannis A. Retsos, President Hellenic Hotel Federation

The completion of the financial adjustment reforms and the establishment of targeted development policies by the state, are the basic conditions for the support and preservation of this strength.

SETE’s 2009 Overview Not A Pretty Picture

Greek tourism seems to be headed in the same direction it always has, the president of the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE), Nikos Angelopoulos, said last month while addressing Greek journalists at the association's 2009 overview.

PM Chairs Meeting On Tourism

The results of the 2009 tourism season were higher than expected, Tourism Minister Kostas Markopoulos said after having attended a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Kostas Karamanlis with representatives of the tourism sector on 1 September.
Posted On 01 Oct 2009

SETE Sees a Gloomy Tourism Season

The Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises painted a black picture at a press conference last month and called on to the government for additional measures to support the tourism industry.

Greek Hotels Want Loans

The president of the Hellenic Hotel Federation, Andreas Andreadis, recently requested the intervention of Bank of Greece's chairman, Yiorgos Provopoulos, in regards to bank policies that in many cases can cause "unpleasant developments" in the hotel industry.

Expedia Promotes Benefits to Greek Hoteliers

Expedia, the world's leading online travel provider, is holding ten workshops in major cities throughout Greece. This initiative to help promote tourism in Greece and improve hotel competitiveness is a result of an agreement made between Expedia and the Hellenic Hotel Federation.
Posted On 01 Jan 2007