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Tax Cuts Will Boost Greek Tourism’s Competitiveness, SETE Says

Tax cuts are among the main factors that can improve the competitiveness of Greek tourism and contribute to its steady growth, according to the sector's tourism body SETE.
Posted On 07 Jul 2017

PM Tsipras Aiming for Greece to Welcome Over 30m Tourists

During a meeting with the new Board of Directors of SETE, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said that the aim this year is for Greece to welcome over 30 million tourists.
Posted On 06 Jul 2017

Athens-Beijing Direct Flights Expected September 2017

Direct flights between Greece and China are expected to launch in September, according to Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras.
Posted On 14 May 2017

Greece Applauds Emmanuel Macron for French Presidency Win

"Emmanuel Macron’s victory is a breath for France and for the whole of Europe," Greek PM Alexis Tsipras tweeted following France's election result.
Posted On 07 May 2017

GEPOET Requests End of Intercity Bus Transport Monopoly in Greece

GEPOET has requested for the government to work towards the full liberalization of the country’s regular domestic and intercity bus routes, which are currently operated by "one of the few monopolies that still exists" in Greece.
Posted On 13 Apr 2017

PM Tsipras: Fraport’s Investment an Important Moment for Greece

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said the investment in the country's 14 regional airports by German airport operator Fraport, is an "important moment for Greece."
Posted On 12 Apr 2017

PM Tsipras: Greece is ‘Breaking Records’ in Tourist Arrivals

Greek PM Alexis Tsipras has informed UNWTO Secretary General Taleb Rifai that "year by year Greece is breaking records" in tourist arrivals.
Posted On 28 Feb 2017

Greek Mayors Request Meeting with PM Tsipras to Discuss Refugee Issue

The mayors of five Greek islands that are under pressure due to refugee flows have requested to meet with Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras next week in Athens.
Posted On 16 Jan 2017

Greek PM Suspends VAT Hike on Northern Aegean Islands

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has announced that the planned value-added tax (VAT) increase on islands of the northern and eastern Aegean will be suspended.
Posted On 08 Dec 2016

Greek Gov’t Reshuffle Reinstates Tourism Ministry

The Tourism Ministry in Greece has been upgraded into an independent entity following a government reshuffle on Friday, November 4.
Posted On 05 Nov 2016

Greek Parliament Passes Omnibus Bill Full of Tax Hikes

The Greek Parliament on Sunday night approved an omnibus bill which includes indirect tax hikes of some 1.8 billion euros.
Posted On 22 May 2016

Extra Tax Measure Sparks Reaction in Greek Hotel Industry

Greece’s hoteliers are up in arms over a new indirect tax that is part of the structural reforms required as part of the country’s debt deal with its lenders.
Posted On 19 May 2016

Angelina Jolie Concludes Visit to Greece, Urges Expansion of Legal Pathways for Vulnerable Refugees

UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie Pitt concluded her mission to Greece on Thursday meeting volunteers, NGOs and local authorities engaged in emergency response efforts on the island of Lesvos, and speaking with refugee families.
Posted On 17 Mar 2016

Greek Shipping Ministry Establishes Council for Island Policy

Shipping Minister Theodoros Dritsas recently announced the establishment of the Council for Island Policy in Greece.
Posted On 19 Jan 2016

Hotel Chamber Seeks Greek Prime Minister’s Intervention Over Possible Tax Hikes

The Hellenic Chamber of Hotels on Friday sought Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras' intervention to prevent new tax hikes to tourism enterprises in Greece.
Posted On 11 May 2015

SETE Asks PM to Not Change VAT on Tourism This Year

The immediate application of new VAT rates on tourism will bring a heavy blow to businesses as they will be forced to either absorb the additional cost or to pass on to their customers, according to the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE).
Posted On 08 May 2015