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Limit Up to 2,000 Euros for Greeks Going Abroad

Greeks traveling abroad will be able to take 2,000 euros for their travel needs, but the ban on cash withdrawals from banks in Greece and abroad via credit or prepaid cards issued by Greek banks is still in place. The 2,000-euro limit does not apply to foreign nationals.

Greek VAT Scheme Seeking 2.4bn Euros May Take Toll on Tourism

The Greek government aims through last week’s decision to implement tax hikes across the board to bring a total of 2.4 billion euros to state coffers in the next 18 months.

Switchfly: Greece Ranks Most Popular Country for Luxury Travel

Greece’s economic problems have been a boon to travelers, and the country ranks as the most popular with three cities in the Top 15.

Greek Yachting Professionals Up in Arms Over VAT Hike on Charter Fees

Greece’s yachting professionals are expressing their grave concerns over the government’s recent decision to increase value-added tax (VAT) to 23 percent on charter fees.

Greek Police, Hotels Chamber Team Up, Tune in to Tourists’ Needs

The Hellenic Chamber of Hotels and the Citizen Protection Ministry have joined forces to set up a tourist information center in central Athens, in efforts to provide visitors assistance and deal with problems arising during their stay in the Greek capital.

Greece Among ‘Great Summer Getaway’ Spots of UK Holidaymakers

"Many ABTA Members are reporting an increase in late bookings to Greece following the recent progress in securing a bailout, with customers taking advantage of some exceptional deals", said ABTA Chief Executive Mark Tanzer last week, a few days before the "great summer getaway"...

Greek Film Festival to Launch in Berlin to Strengthen Ties Between Greece and Germany

Aiming to promote and strengthen the German-Greek friendship, the German-Greek Cultural Association is inviting Greek filmmakers to take part in the HELLAS FILMBOX BERLIN festival which will take place in January 2016.

Avinor Group to Implement Amadeus Cloud Platform at 46 Norwegian Airports

The Avinor Group, the Norwegian state owned airport network operator, will move operations at all its 46 airports to Amadeus' cloud-based Airport Common Use Service (ACUS) platform.

“Art & Democracy Weekend” at Costa Navarino in September

A thought-provoking Forum on Art & Democracy will be the focal point of an exclusive weekend at Costa Navarino, to be held 11-13 September in the context of this year’s International New York Times Athens Democracy Forum.

Erasmus+ Program: Youth Exchange “Come Out & Play!” in Edessa, Greece

Thirty-eight youngsters from seven European countries - Italy, Romania, Hungary, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Slovakia and Greece - will take part in a youth exchange project in Edessa, Greece, that mainly examines the issues of the Internet and online gaming addiction and explores...