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SETE: VAT Rise Will Damage Tourism and Wipe Out 200,000 Jobs in Greece

A possible increase of the Value Added Tax (VAT) will have "catastrophic consequences" on tourism, representatives of the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) said on Tuesday after their meeting with the President of the Hellenic Republic, Prokopis Pavlopoulos.

Athens’ Arrivals ‘Rescue’ April 2015 Figures

International tourist arrivals to Greece grew by 6.6 percent in April mainly thanks to Athens which recorded a 21.3 percent increase in air arrivals.

‘Quantum of the Seas’ Super Smartship Hits Greek Shores

Shipping Minister Thodoris Dritsas, Deputy Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura and the US Ambassador to Greece David Pearce were at the port of Piraeus on Monday morning to welcome the Quantum of the Seas, one of the largest cruisers to dock at the Greek port.

2015 Holy Spirit Monday Holiday: Mykonos is Top Destination for the Greeks

Greek travellers’ holiday preferences for the Holy Spirit Monday holiday have been revealed by Trivago booking and price comparison site, which showed just what those in Greece have been searching online for their long weekend getaway.

AEGEAN’s ‘Miles+Bonus’ Loyalty Program Wins in 2015 Freddie Awards

The "Miles+Bonus" frequent flyer program of Aegean Airlines was named “Up And Coming Program of the Year” for the region of Europe and Africa at the 2015 Freddie Awards, one of the most prestigious honors for loyalty programs in the travel industry, held recently in Atlanta,...

Mideast Travel Appoints Sokratis Tsamoutalis as Director of Business Development

Greek company Mideast Travel Worldwide has announced the appointment of Sokratis Tsamoutalis as the new Director of Business Development.

Badminton to Stage Ancient Greek Drama in Five Languages for Traveling Theater Lovers

Badminton Theater’s artistic director Vanessa Adam invited the Hellenic Association of Travel and Tourist Agencies (HATTA) to participate in its “Ancient Drama Cycle”, which kicks off on June 12 with the staging of Euripides’ Electra.

Month-long ‘Kouzina’ Event Brings Halkidiki’s Edible Wonders to the Table

Greek chef Dina Nikolaou joins 18 local and five European colleagues to present 29 culinary evenings as part of the Mount Athos Area Organization’s “Kouzina” event, which kicked off in the Halkidiki peninsula on May 15.

ETC-UNWTO International Seminar on Decision-Making Process of Congress Organizers

The European Travel Commission (ETC) and the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) will hold an international seminar aimed at tourism professionals to help them take full advantage of the opportunities in the meetings, congresses, conferences and incentives (MCCI) industry.

Star Alliance Showcases its Conventions and Meetings Travel Products at IMEX

Star Alliance will showcase its conventions and meetings travel products at booth F485 during the IMEX trade fair in Frankfurt, Germany, during May 19-21.

ΓΣΕΒΕΕ: Η αύξηση ΦΠΑ στον τουρισμό θα οδηγήσει σε επιβράδυνση της οικονομικής δραστηριότητας εις βάρος του ΑΕΠ

Επιστολή προς τον Πρωθυπουργό, κ. Αλέξη Τσίπρα, τον Υπουργό Οικονομικών, κ. Γιάνη Βαρουφάκη και τον Αν. Υπουργό Εξωτερικών, κ. Ευκλείδης Τσακαλώτος απέστειλε η Γενική Συνομοσπονδία Επαγγελματιών Βιοτεχνών Εμπόρων Ελλάδας (ΓΣΕΒΕΕ) σχετικά με τις πληροφορίες για εφαρμογή ενια...