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WWF Greece Slams Shoreline Use Bill as ‘Destructive’ for Residents and Tourism

The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Greece warns of the “catastrophic effects” of a new shoreline use law that was recently tabled in Greek parliament.

WTTC Global Summit Gets Glimpse of Greek Tourism Actions Ahead

Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura presented Greece’s tourism sector goals during the WTTC Global Summit held recently in Seville, Spain.

EU Lawmakers Vote for Securer ID Cards for All States

In efforts to boost border safety, EU lawmakers have approved new rules aimed at establishing a uniform identity card format across all member states.

ESTA for Greeks for US Travel Now Valid for Two Years

The United States has extended the validity of the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) issued to Greek citizens to the standard two years.

UK Nationals Get Visa-free Access to EU Post-Brexit

British nationals wishing to travel to EU countries will be able to do so without a visa after the UK leaves the Union, even in a no-deal scenario, according to European lawmakers.

Stricter Checks at Greek Airports May Cause Delays at Passport Control

A new security measure will be implemented in Greek airports for all European citizens traveling to/from Non-Schengen destinations.

Piraeus Port Master Plan Runs into More Obstacles

A 600-million-euro investment for the expansion of Piraeus Port is up in the air after a decision by the Central Archaeological Council.

Greek Room Rental SMEs Set for Upgrades, Certification

The Tourism Ministry has carried out efforts to safeguard Greek small and medium-sized businesses active in room or apartment rentals.

EU Tackles Marine Pollution, Bans 10 Single-use Plastic Items

In view of dangerously increasing pollution of waters and beaches across its territories, the EU has approved a law that bans a wide range of single-use plastic items.

Ministry Revises Small Business Law for Wider Funding Options

The Greek Economy Ministry will revise a law covering funding options for very small and small businesses, offering incentives aimed to boost the real economy.

Car Rental in the EU More Transparent after Consumer Body Action

Six leading car rental services providers have moved ahead with changes to their pricing presentation for consumers to know what they are paying for.

EU Passes New Copyright Law Amid Strong Tech Industry Reaction

Amid strong reaction from the technology industry, the European Parliament approved a new copyright law, which aims to ensure that rights holders are properly recompensed for their works.

EU Lawmakers Agree to Stop Seasonal Time Switch

Europe’s lawmakers have agreed to put seasonal time changing practices behind after voting in favor of officially ending summer and winter time shifts by 2021.

Properties Up for Lease in the Medieval City of Rhodes

Fourteen properties currently not in use in the Medieval City of Rhodes will be leased through public tenders, according to the Archaeological Proceeds Fund (TAP).

Strong Tourism in Greece Driving Investment Activity

The dynamic growth of tourism is stimulating investment activity in Greece, with more than 400 projects submitted to the Tourism Ministry in the last three years for approval.

Tourism Ventures Get Half of 2016 Greek Development Funding

Half of all funding under Greece’s 2016 development law were directed to tourism enterprises.

SETE Calls on Gov’t to Re-examine Taxation on Tourism

The Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) is urging Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos to re-examine taxation on hospitality, F&B, and transport services.

Greek Gov’t Plans to Extend Remote Island Discounts to Air Transport

Air travel will be included in Greece's transport equivalent program, which offers special discounts for the transportation of goods and people to/from 49 remote Greek islands.

Competitive Prices Key to Limit ‘No-deal’ Brexit Impact on Greek Tourism

If Greece keeps its holiday prices at competitive levels, the impact of a "No-deal" Brexit will perhaps not be so severe on the country's travel and tourism sector, according to Euromonitor International.

Greek Golden Visa Scheme to Offer New Investment Options

Aiming to bring in much-needed revenue, the Greek government is examining ways to expand the current golden visa scheme to include investments in shares and bonds.