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Kefalogianni: Tourism Is The Locomotive Of Greece’s Economy

"Tourism proved that it can be the locomotive of the Greek economy," Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni said on Thursday 9 October in Parliament, during the debate on a vote of confidence requested by the coalition government.
Posted On 10 Oct 2014

Greece’s Government And Tourism Sector Are On The Same Page

The importance of collective action and effective cooperation between the State and Greece's tourism sector was highlighted by Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni, during an open Board of Directors meeting of the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE) held in Athens.
Posted On 08 Oct 2014

Athens, Greece, To Welcome 35,000 Runners For 32nd Authentic Marathon

The "Athens Marathon. Τhe Authentic" event will attract record-breaking numbers of participants this year and provide a major economic boost for the Greek capital.
Posted On 07 Oct 2014

PM Antonis Samaras To Address Greek Tourism Industry At SETE Conference

Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras will be the keynote speaker at the closing dinner of the 13th Tourism & Development Conference of SETE on "The Strategic Advantages of Greece: Investments & Development."
Posted On 06 Oct 2014

Kefalogianni: Tourism Development Should Be Based On Criteria Of Sustainability

Tourism development should be based on criteria of sustainability and respect for the natural and human environment, Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni underlined during the 3rd UNESCO World Forum on Culture and Cultural Industries taking place in Florence, Italy.
Posted On 02 Oct 2014

World Tourism Day 2014: Message By Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni

Official message by Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni for World Tourism Day, 27 September 2014.
Posted On 26 Sep 2014

Archaeological Discoveries In Greece Are Important For Cultural Tourism

Greek cultural tourism could receive a major boost if important monuments - such as the recently discovered large burial mound in Amphipolis, northern Greece - are handled correctly, Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni said during an interview to a Greek TV station.
Posted On 25 Sep 2014

Greek Tourism Minister Applauds Lady Gaga’s Comments About Greece

Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni was among the thousands who gathered at American pop star Lady Gaga's artRAVE concert held at the Olympic Stadium (OAKA) in Athens on 19 September 2014.
Posted On 20 Sep 2014

Kefalogianni: Safeguards Are Needed For Greek Businessmen, Russian Tourists

Safeguards must be developed for Greek businessmen and Russian tourists in the event of a tour operator going bankrupt, Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni said on 17 September when referring to the wave of collapses among tour operators in Russia this summer.
Posted On 17 Sep 2014

Medical Tourism High On Greek Ministers’ Agenda

Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni and Health Minister Makis Voridis recently held a meeting in Athens to discuss ways to develop medical tourism in Greece.
Posted On 15 Sep 2014

Joint actions to attract international film producers in Greece

Minister of Tourism Olga Kefalogianni and Minister of Culture and Sports Kostas Tasoulas have agreed upon a series of joint actions to attract international film and television producers in Greece
Posted On 08 Sep 2014
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Greece To Launch Undergraduate Tourism Program For Foreign Students

The Greek ministries of Education and Tourism will cooperate to launch an undergraduate tourism program for students from abroad, according to a joint statement.
Posted On 25 Aug 2014

Patmos Τo Get Ferry Connection To Samos, Kos And Kalymnos In 2015

A ferry route that will connect Patmos to the islands of Samos (Pythagoras), Kos and Kalymnos will be available as of next year, Greek Shipping Minister Miltiadis Varvitsiotis informed the local authorities of Patmos during a recent meeting.
Posted On 22 Aug 2014

Greece’s Tourism Minister Reveals Plans To Boost Tourism On Patmos

Τhe uniqueness and religious tradition of Patmos are factors that can be further highlighted to boost arrivals to the island, according to Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni.
Posted On 22 Aug 2014

Key Tourism Figures Applaud Google Initiative For Off-Season Promotion Of Greece

"Now, more than ever, it is possible to gradually extend the tourist season," Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni recently said in regards to an initiative announced by Google that sees to promote Greece during the off season.
Posted On 20 Aug 2014

Finance Minister To “Mamma Mia” Director: “We Are Not Privatizing The Greek Coastline”

"Let me assure you that we are not privatizing our coastline," Greek Finance Minister Gikas Hardouvelis wrote to the director of the "Mamma Mia!" movie, Phyllida Lloyd.
Posted On 13 Aug 2014

“Mamma Mia!” Film Director Appeals To Tourism Minister Against Coastal Development Plans In Greece

Mamma Mia! director Phyllida Lloyd has joined the voice of environmental groups and citizens in Greece against the government's coastline privatization plans and recently sent a letter to Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni.
Posted On 12 Aug 2014

Saudi Billionaire Arrives For Vacation On Crete, Greece

One of the world's most high-profile investors and richest men, Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, arrived in Crete, Greece, on 9 August to spend a week-long vacation in Elounda.
Posted On 09 Aug 2014

Greek Tourism To Receive Funds From New NSRF Program

Greek tourism will be supported by funds under the new National Strategic Reference Framework (NSRF) program, it was announced on 5 August.
Posted On 06 Aug 2014

Greek Ministries Of Tourism And Foreign Affairs Focus On Labirint’s Bankruptcy Situation

The Tourism Ministry and the Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) are closely cooperating with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the diplomatic mission of Greece in Moscow to responsibly manage the situation that has arisen with the closure of a leading Russian tour operator.
Posted On 04 Aug 2014