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GNTO: Greek Tourism Shows Resilience Despite Challenges

Greek tourism may be facing challenges these days, but is showing exceptional resilience, the Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) said in a statement on Friday.

ETOA: ‘Should People Still Make Reservations to Greece? Yes.’

The European Tour Operators Association (ETOA) said on Friday that it has no reports of any vacation being affected by the current situation in Greece.

Tourism is the ‘Heavy Industry’ of Greece, Revised Study Confirms

Tourism's importance to the Greek economy is confirmed through 2014 figures released in a revised study on Friday by SETE Intelligence (InSETE), the research department of the Greek Tourism Confederation.

Which Airlines Did Not Get ‘Scared Off’ By the Financial Situation in Greece?

While a large number of international airlines decided this week to temporarily withdraw the BSP ticketing authority for all travel agents in Greece, due to the financial situation in the country, others opted to give a vote of confidence to the country and stood by their Greek...

Gold Star Aviation Applauds the Int’l Airlines that Continue to Support Greek Travel Agents

Gold Star Aviation, a general sales agent (GSA) that represents a number of airlines in Greece, has applauded its international partners who are standing by Greek travel agents during this difficult time for the country.

Kountoura Outlines Greek Tourism Policy

During her speech at the Economist conference in Athens, Greek Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura listed the main objectives of the government's tourism policy and said that the main target is to extend the season.

Tourist Arrivals to Greece Up by 45.6% in Q1

The number of international tourist arrivals to Greece, in the first quarter of 2015 increased by 45.6 percent according to a report released by the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT).

Why Greek Ticket Agent Travelplanet24 – airtickets.gr Almost Went Offline

Greek online ticket agent Travelplanet24 – airtickets.gr intended to go offline recently due to the capital controls imposed on Greek banks in the run-up to the June 5 referendum.

Syros School Children Step in as Tour Guides

School children on the Cycladic isle of Syros are stepping in as tour guides, welcoming visitors to their island and showing off its major attractions as part of an innovative municipal learning program.

ΕΕΤ: Επικαιροποιημένος οδηγός για συναλλαγές κατά την τραπεζική αργία

Η Ελληνική Ένωση Τραπεζών δημοσιοποίησε επικαιροποιημένες οδηγίες για τη λειτουργία των τραπεζών τουλάχιστον μέχρι την ερχόμενη Δευτέρα, οπότε ισχύει η τραπεζική αργία, βάση της τελευταίας Πράξης...

Greece Suggests 13% VAT Rate for Hotels in its Bailout Proposal to Creditors

A value-added-tax (VAT) rate of 13 percent on Greek hotels and the elimination of discounts on the country's most popular islands, are included in the proposal the Greek government submitted to its international creditors on late Thursday, in hope of reaching an agreement on a...