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Greek Island VAT Rise Not Bringing in Gains

Revenue from the elimination of a special tax status applicable on a number of Greek islands has proven disappointing, according to an October tourism survey.

Greece Shows Strong Presence at WTM London 2017 Expo – Photo Report

Greece showed a strong presence during the World Travel Market (WTM) 2017, held November 6-8 on the fairgrounds of ExCeL in London.
Posted On 10 Nov 2017

UK Bookings to Greece Show Improvement, SETE Chief Says

Bookings from the United Kingdom to Greece are showing an improvement so far, according to SETE President Yiannis Retsos.
Posted On 08 Nov 2017

SETE Chief: First Signs for Greek Tourism in 2018 are Positive

The first signs for Greek tourism in 2018 seem to be positive, SETE President Yiannis Retsos said on the opening day of the WTM London 2017.
Posted On 06 Nov 2017

European Tourism Online Sales Grow, Opportunity for Improvement in Greece

Greece has a large opportunity for further growth in tourism related online sales, according to a study by Oxford Economics.

Spatial Planning, Legality Top State Minister’s Agenda at Greek Tourism Industry Meet

Minister of State Alekos Flambouraris spoke of the importance of a structured spatial planning scheme for tourism at the recent SETE conference.

Tourism Body SETE Calls for Investment-friendly Environment in Greece

Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) President Yiannis Retsos has called for a stable and friendlier investment environment in Greece.
Posted On 17 Oct 2017

Speakers Announced for SETE’s 16th Tourism and Development Conference

Government officials and international tourism organization's executives on October 16-17 will attend the 16th Conference of the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE).

Controversial ‘Stayover Tax’ Expected to Impact Greek Hotel Sector, Economy

Greece's economy and hotel sector are expected to see losses when the so-called "stayover tax" comes into effect in 2018, says a Grant Thornton study.
Posted On 11 Oct 2017

SETE Chief, Crete Governor Meet, Lay Out Tourism Agenda

The vast potential of Crete’s tourism offerings was discussed between Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) President Yiannis Retsos and Crete Governor Stavros Arnaoutakis.

Greek Archaeological Council Postpones Decision, Hellinikon Project on Ice

The Hellinikon project is still in limbo after the Central Archaeological Council postponed its decision on whether the site has areas of archaeological importance.

Greece Celebrates World Tourism Day 2017

On the occasion of World Tourism Day, Greek key tourism figures gave their messages, marking the importance of the sector for Greece.
Posted On 27 Sep 2017

Greek Tourism Professionals Urge Fewer Words, More Action Over Oil Spill

Tourism professionals are calling for the quickest possible cleanup of the Saronic Gulf area, which was recently polluted with tons of fuel oil.

SETE Announces Renewed Strategy for Greek Tourism

The Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) has announced its new strategic plans aimed to deliver high growth in the Greek market.
Posted On 20 Sep 2017

Electra Metropolis: A Year of Success, Guests and Awards

More than 100,000 visitors and three awards later, the 5-star Electra Metropolis Hotel marks its one-year anniversary with plans to continue winning over the crowds.

Greece Condemns Barcelona Van Attack

Greece condemned the attack that took place in Las Ramblas, Barcelona, on Thursday, August 17, during which a van struck pedestrians.
Posted On 17 Aug 2017

SETE: Quality Over Quantity Key for Future of Greek Tourism

Over-taxation, no capital controls and upgrading infrastructure are vital to ensuring a healthy future for Greek tourism, says SETE chief Yiannis Retsos.
Posted On 04 Aug 2017

UPDATE: Weekend Strike at Museums, Archaeological Sites Suspended

A 48-hour strike announced by the employees of the Ministry of Culture and Sports during the weekend, July 29-30, has been suspended.
Posted On 26 Jul 2017

Attica’s Archaeological Sites, Museums to Remain Closed on July 29-30

Archaeological sites and museums in Attica will remain closed on July 29 and 30 due to a 48-hour strike called by Culture Ministry employees.

Antonis Kambourakis to Serve as President of the Hellenic Federation of Hoteliers

Antonis Kambourakis will serve as the president of the Hellenic Federation of Hoteliers, replacing Yiannis Retsos who was elected to head SETE.
Posted On 13 Jul 2017