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Εν αναμονή των μέτρων.

Εν αναμονή των μέτρων για την τόνωση του τουρισμού, τα οποία φημολογείται πως θα ανακοινωθούν κατά τη γενική συνέλευση του ΣΕΤΕ από τον Πρωθυπουργό, και λόγω του κλεισίματος του τεύχους μια μέρα πριν τις εξαγγελίες, δεν μπορούμε παρά να ελπίζουμε ότι οι όποιες εξαγγελίες,...

Turkish Tourists Want To Visit Greece Visa-Free

Greece, as a Schengen country, cannot unilaterally abolish visa procedures as this requires a joint decision from all of the Schengen countries, Alternate Foreign Minister Dimitris Droutsas said in a recent interview to Turkish daily newspaper Sabah.

Greeks Travel Visa-Free To The U.S.

On 7 April the first flight on which Greek citizens were able travel to the United States without a visa left Athens following Greece’s accession to the U.S. Visa Waiver program in March. Greece was formally added to the U.S. Visa Waiver Program on 5 April.

Greek Hotels Expensive For U.K. Visitors

Greek hotels produced a two percent increase in the average price per room in 2009, according to the Hotel Price Index (HPI) survey released recently by U.K. website Hotels.com.

Greece’s Reputation Hits Bookings

Each country’s views on the crisis in Greece directly affects the tourist flow to the country, according to recent figures of research company GfK’s Tourism Panel.

German Arrivals Fall in Greece

German bookings to Greece are in a standstill, tourism professionals in Germany told the foreign press last month.

MITT 2010: Greece Tightens Ties With Russia

Greece will grant multiple-entry visas for six to 12 months and up to five years to Russian citizens, Culture and Tourism Minister Pavlos Geroulanos announced to the Russian press during his visit to the 17th Moscow International Travel and Tourism (MITT) exhibition that ran...

Deputy Minister Calls E.U. Support On Greek Tourism

Greece is experiencing the most painful effects of the economic crisis but tourism could offer a way out, Deputy Culture and Tourism Minister Angela Gerekou stressed last month at the Informal Meeting of Tourism Ministers in Madrid, Spain.

8% Withholding Tax Regulation Scrapped

The Economy Ministry last month finalized amendments to the austerity tax bill introduced in March that included the revocation of the announced eight percent withholding tax on all service company invoices that exceed 300 euros.

Drop in Easter Holiday Overnights Creates Skepticism

The total outcome in regards to hotel bookings during this year’s Easter holiday did not satisfy Greek hoteliers but hasty conclusions should not be made in regards to the season’s final result, President of the Hellenic Federation of Hoteliers Andreas Andreadis advised last month.

Amendment On Ground Handling Announced

The tender procedure for the provision of ground handling services to 34 Greek regional airports has not been completed following a decision made by the Council of State, the Infrastructure, Transports and Networks Ministry said last month.