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Dragasakis: Omnibus Bill will Help Boost Investments in Greece

Greece's new omnibus bill will help pave the way for investments in the country, according to Deputy Prime Minister Yiannis Dragasakis.
Posted On 19 May 2017

Andreadis Passes Leadership Torch for Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE)

Andreas Andreadis has stepped down from leading the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE), where he served as president since 2011.
Posted On 19 May 2017

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

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

Greek Hotel Federation Head Yiannis Retsos Shares Insight with TEI Tourism Graduates

Hellenic Hotel Federation President Yiannis Retsos gave a lecture on "Strategic Hotel Design and Human Resource Management” at the TEI of Athens.

PM Tsipras, SETE Say Greek Tourism Stronger than Ever

The prospects of Greek tourism and the actions required to keep the momentum going topped the agenda of a meeting held between Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) President Andreas Andreadis.

Greece @ ITB 2017 – Photo Report by GTP

Following its participation in this year's ITB Berlin exhibition, Greece is expecting its 2017 tourism numbers to see a rise from the German market.
Posted On 20 Mar 2017

Yiannis Retsos to Run for SETE Presidency

Yiannis Retsos, president of the Hellenic Hotel Federation, will run in the upcoming elections for the presidency of the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE).
Posted On 13 Feb 2017

Electra Metropolis Hotel in Athens has Grand Opening

The Electra Metropolis, the brand new five-star luxury hotel in Athens of Electra Hotels & Resorts, recently celebrated its grand opening.
Posted On 27 Dec 2016

Greek Hoteliers Seeking Ways to Offset ‘Stayover Tax’

The Hellenic Federation of Hoteliers (POX) is negotiating package deals for 2018 with tour operators in efforts to find ways to offset a new levy that will be charged on Greek accommodation units as of 2018.

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

Key Tourism Figures 2016: Yiannis A. Retsos, President Hellenic Hotel Federation

According to international guest satisfaction surveys, Greek hotels again verified the exceptional level of services they offer to their clients, standing high among competition.

Greek Tourism: Less Revenue in 2016, More Challenges in 2017

The president of the Hellenic Federation of Hoteliers, Yiannis Retsos, expects no increase in tourism revenue for Greece this year, despite the rise in arrivals to the country.
Posted On 28 Sep 2016

GTP Gets the Grand Tour of Athens’ New Gem: The Electra Metropolis

The brand new Electra Metropolis, the fifth hotel of Electra Hotels & Resorts, has opened its doors in the building which up until 2004 housed the Education Ministry on Mitropoleos Street in the heart of Athens.
Posted On 16 Sep 2016

Mainland Greece Destinations Get August Tourism Boost

Tourism traffic for August is picking up pace particularly in mainland Greece destinations while British travelers are still hitting Greek shores despite Brexit fears and the devaluation of the pound against the euro.
Posted On 25 Aug 2016

Eurobank: ‘2016 will be a Good Year for Greek Tourism’

2016 will be a good year for Greek tourism, but it is essential for all to assist in order for Greece to maintain its competitiveness, according to a study of Eurobank that was presented on Thursday at the 1st Greek Tourism Conference in Athens.
Posted On 02 Jun 2016

MEPs Put Greece, Europe Tourism on the Table

The importance of initiatives to advance tourism growth and cruise travel to Greece and Europe was at the center of a day event held at the European Parliament on Monday.
Posted On 31 May 2016

‘Guardian’ Sees Greece Tourism Upsurge Due to Safety, Stability

Athens is ready to host some 4.5 million visitors this year and the Guardian is describing the rising tourism numbers as a “miracle”, adding that much of the upsurge is linked to Greece’s safety record.
Posted On 30 May 2016

Greek Hotel Industry Up Against Slow Bookings, Overtaxation and ‘Underground Economy’ this Year

This year has become a challenging time for the Greek hotel industry with many diverse challenges being thrown its way such as lagging bookings, overtaxation and the "underground economy" created by short-term home rentals, according to the Hellenic Federation of Hoteliers.
Posted On 11 May 2016

Greek Hospitality Awards 2016 Honor Industry’s Finest

Greece's best hotels and resorts were celebrated at the second edition of the Greek Hospitality Awards 2016 that took place recently at the Ethniki Asfalistiki Conference Center in Athens.
Posted On 25 Apr 2016