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Greek Health Officials Issue Precautionary Guidelines for New Virus

Despite the limited risk of a new SARS-like virus entering Greece, the country's health officials have issued safety precautions.

EBRD-led Sustainable Tourism Plan for Rhodes Underway

Rhodes is next in line for the implementation of a pilot plan for the sustainable development of the destination.

Ministry to Set Up Steering Committee for Greece’s Strategic Tourism Plan

The Greek Tourism Ministry will set up a steering committee to oversee the actions of Greece's upcoming strategic tourism plan.

Kos Needs New Tourism Destination Brand Identity, Says Ministry

The Greek Tourism Ministry is looking to establish a new tourism destination brand identity for the Aegean island of Kos.

New Provision for Greece’s Thomas Cook-hit Tourism Businesses

Greece’s Independent Authority for Public Revenue will allow an income tax deduction for businesses affected by the Thomas Cook collapse.

Tourism Minister Says Greek Brexit Bill Key to Smooth Transition

Greek Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis underlined the significance of a Brexit regulations bill that was tabled in parliament.

Special Tourism Promotion Planned for Greek Islands Overwhelmed by Migration Surge

Special tourism campaigns will launch for the Greek islands that have been affected by migrant flows.

Greek Government Sets Goals for Tourism in 2020

The priorities for Greek tourism in 2020 were set by Greece's Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis.

Mitsotakis: Stability in Greece Key to Attracting Investments

Now is the best time to invest in Greece, the country's Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said during the 30th Greek Economic Summit.

EBRD Proposes Ticketing to Limit Santorini Overtourism

Santorini authorities have teamed up with the EBRD to create a destination management plan that will keep the inflow of tourists at sustainable levels.

Greek Tourism Enterprises Among Top Tax Evaders in 2019

Tourism-related businesses and taxi services were among the top tax evaders in Greece in 2019, according to data published by AADE.

Greek Banks Replacing Up to 15,000 Credit Cards Due to Security Breach

An incident of credit card fraud by an online travel services company has forced Greek banks to cancel and replace some 15,000 credit or debit cards.

Greece to Establish National Observatory for Sustainable Tourism Development

The Greek Tourism Ministry is looking to establish a National Observatory for Sustainable Tourism Development.

Greece Paves Way for New ‘Business Visas’

Greece may soon be offering third country nationals wishing to participate in conferences and events, a new business visa.

North Aegean Islands to Hold General Strike Over Refugee Crisis

North Aegean island authorities announced a general strike for 22 January, in protest to the refugee crisis which has impacted local communities and strained resources.

Shipping Ministry – Greek Development Bank Explore Ways to Boost lsland Entrepreneurship

Ways to boost island entrepreneurship topped the agenda of talks between the shipping ministry and the Greek Development Bank.

Greek Authorities at a Loss Over Refugee Crisis

Municipal authorities on the Aegean islands impacted by the increasing influx of refugees are calling on the government to take immediate action.

Brexit on Track after UK Lawmakers’ Approval

British lawmakers have approved a bill that authorizes the UK's exit from the European Union on January 31.

Parnitha Casino Marousi Move Up for Public Consultation

An environmental impact study for the relocation of the Parnitha Casino to the northern Athens suburb of Marousi has opened for public consultation.

Greece to Launch Tenders for 10 Ports in 2020

Greek Shipping Minister Yiannis Plakiotakis said the government would be launching tenders for the development of 10 state-owned ports within the year.