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Athens’ Hotels Bookings Continue To Drop

The “highly disappointing” figures of hotel occupancy in the Greek capital were confirmed late June by the Athens-Attica Hotel Association in collaboration with GBR Consulting.

ARTION Brings WACS Congress To Greek Capital

Greece will establish its prominent position in the international gastronomic scene and introduce its cuisine, culture and traditions, as, in less than four years, Athens will be the first European city of the Mediterranean to host the World Association of Chefs Societies (WACS)...

Athens Center On Ministry’s Priority List

The Tourism Ministry and the City of Athens last month said they would join forces and soon announce measures aimed for the tourism development of the Greek capital, which sees its arrivals tumbling year by year.

GNTO’s “Tourism for All” Program Launched

The “Tourism for All” discounted vacation program will run as of this month until 31 May 2013, according to a decision signed last month by Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni aimed to boost the domestic tourism market.

SETE Conference To Focus On Promotion Company

“Marketing Greece,” the public-private marketing company that will aim to promote Greek tourism on an international level, will be the key topic of discussion at the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises’ (SETE) 11th tourism and development conference this autumn.

Independent Tourism Ministry Re-Established

Following the parliamentary elections on 17 June that were marked by the creation of a three-party coalition government, new Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras announced the re-establishment of an independent Tourism Ministry.

VAT Cut On Restaurants Considered

Greece’s Economy Ministry is considering slashing taxes to enable national economic development, press reports said last month.

Hotel Workers Sign New Contracts

Hotel employees signed a new collective labor contract last month introduced by the Hellenic Federation of Hoteliers after five months of negotiations and strike action by the workers.

Bookings To Greece Pick Up Pace After Elections

“The political stability that has resulted from the 17 June elections and the formation of the Government already has influenced recent reservations on a positive level,” Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni said while addressing a conference last month.
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