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Study: Greeks Hold Back on Summer Holidays Due to High Prices

High prices are forcing Greeks to take shorter holidays this year despite the pent-up desire to travel after two years of Covid restrictions.

More US Travelers Choosing Greece in July

All the more travelers from the US are selecting Greece for their summer holidays, according to the US outbound traveler forecast for the 4th of July weekend released by Mabrian.

Sustainable Hotel Farming: Metaxa Group Taking Sustainability in Greek Hospitality to Next Level

Metaxa Hospitality Group in Greece has launched two innovative projects in an aim to develop a sustainable ecosystem within its hotels.

Nafpaktos Attracting Investor Interest in Tourism

The city of Nafpaktos is a top ministry priority and among destinations for strategic tourism development, according to Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias.

Deloitte: Seamless Guest Experiences a Must for ‘Hotels of the Future’

Hoteliers in the Mediterranean will have to reshape the look, feel and appeal of their properties in view of changing customer demands, according to a report by Deloitte Greece.

Lampsa Gives €1,000 Bonus to Each Staff Member of its Hotels in Athens

A bonus of a total amount of 1 million euros is being offered as a reward to all staff members of the hotels Grande Bretagne, King George and Athens Capital, operated by Lampsa Hellenic Hotels.
Minister of Tourism Vassilis Kikilias

Op-Ed: ‘Tourism is the locomotive of the Greek economy’ – Vassilis Kikilias

Greek Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias highlights the contribution of tourism to the Greek economy and gives positive messages for this year’s tourist season.
Deputy Minister of Tourism Sofia Zacharaki

Op-Ed: Sofia Zacharaki on Greek tourism’s comeback

Greek Deputy Minister of Tourism Sofia Zacharaki sees Greek tourism making a strong comeback in 2022 and expects the sector to achieve new heights.
Secretary General of Tourism Policy & Development, Ministry of Tourism Olympia Anastasopoulou

Op-Ed: Olympia Anastasopoulou on sustainable tourism

Olympia Anastasopoulou, the Secretary General for Tourism Policy and Development, analyzes the Greek Tourism Ministry's vision for sustainable tourism and responsible travel.
Deputy Minister of Rural Development & Food Simos Kedikoglou

Op-Ed: Simos Kedikoglou on connecting tourism with the primary sector

Simos Kedikoglou, the Deputy Minister of Rural Development and Food, explains how beekeeping parks and fishing activities can be linked to the Greek tourism economy.
Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) President, Angela Gerekou

Op-Ed: Angela Gerekou on promoting Greece as an “EF ZIN” destination

Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) President Angela Gerekou explains how Greece can stand out as the "EF ZIN world center" by connecting the sustainable economy of hospitality with the Greek diet and culture.
Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) Secretary General, Dimitris Fragakis

Op-Ed: Dimitris Fragakis on Greek tourism moving towards sustainability

Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) Secretary General Dimitris Fragakis refers to the aim for Greek tourism to move on from resilience to the development and sustainability of the industry.
Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) President, Yiannis Retsos

Op-Ed: Yiannis Retsos on SETE’s action plan for Greek tourism 2030

Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) President Yiannis Retsos introduces a holistic and detailed National Strategy for Greek Tourism, with a 2030 outlook, carried out by INSETE.
Hellenic Chamber of Hotels President, Alexandros Vassilikos

Op-Ed: ‘Quality in hospitality is the main priority’ – Alexandros Vassilikos

Hellenic Chamber of Hotels President Alexandros Vassilikos highlights that "quality" is the only "real shield" for the Greek tourism product in the years to come.
Hellenic Hoteliers Federation President, Grigoris Tasios

Op-Ed: ‘The four pillars of the “next day”’ – Grigoris Tasios

Hellenic Hoteliers Federation President Grigoris Tasios lists four pillars that Greece must "build" to make tourism more greener, smarter, durable, competitive and of greater quality.
Union of Cruise Ship owners & Association Members President, George Koumpenas

Op-Ed: George Koumpenas on Greece’s future in cruise tourism

George Koumpenas, the president of the union of cruise ship owners, refers to complex issues that must be resolved before the cruise industry can fully recover from the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.
HAPCO & DES President, Sissi Lygnou

Op-Ed: Sissi Lygnou on Greece’s meeting industry

Sissi Lygnou, the president of Greece's professional congress organizers, underlines how "collaboration" will be key to the future of the meetings and events industry.
Sir Donald Gordon Professor of Entrepreneurship & Innovation and Professor of Strategy at the London Business School, Michael G. Jacobides

Op-Ed: ‘Will sustainable tourism be more than a buzzword?’ – Michael G. Jacobides

Professor Michael G. Jacobides of the London Business School explains why Greece still has "a long way to go" before it can become a sustainable tourism destination.
Regional Governor of Attica George Patoulis

Op-Ed: George Patoulis on building the Attica of tomorrow

Attica has a comprehensive tourism strategy to make the region an independent destination where tourists can really find anything they want and even more, says governor, George Patoulis.
Regional Governor of Crete, Stavros Arnaoutakis

Op-Ed: Stavros Arnaoutakis on Crete tourism

The Region of Crete intends to implement a regional tourism policy, in parallel with the national one, focused on extending the tourist season and opening towards new markets, says governor, Stavros Arnaoutakis.