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MSc in Sustainable Tourism: Application Deadline Extended to July 26

The application deadline for the MSc in sustainable tourism, launched by the Harokopio and Aegean universities and Paris I – Panthéon Sorbonne, has been extended to July 26.

Theoharis: Shielding Greek Tourism Key for Future

Greek Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis called for a strategic plan which will lay the foundations so that Greek tourism can enter a new era.
Athens, Greece. Photo Source: Visit Greece / Y. Skoulas
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Lower H1 Occupancy Rates Concern Athens Hoteliers

Occupancy levels at hotels in Athens recorded a 3.8 percent decline, while revenue per room decreased by 2.9 percent in the first half of 2019.

Ministry Takes Action to Promote Halkidiki Tourism to Foreign Markets

The Tourism Ministry has announced measures aimed at promoting Halkidiki’s tourism offerings to its target markets.
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Konstantinos Loulis Appointed New Tourism Secretary General

Greek entrepreneur Konstantinos Loulis has been appointed as the new Secretary General of the Tourism Ministry.
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Greek Consumer Group Releases Hotel Rights Guide

As the summer holiday season peaks, Greek consumer rights group EKPIZO released a guide of travelers’ rights for hotel stays or rooms to let. 

New Travel Trends on the Agenda of SETE 2019 Conference

The new travel trends will be on the focus of the annual conference of the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE), which will be held in Athens, on October 17.

ETC: 3.6% Rise in Europe Int’l Tourist Arrivals by Year End

The European Travel Commission is forecasting a 3.6 percent rise in international tourism arrivals to Europe for the rest of 2019.

Greece’s New Tourism Minister Sets Agenda

Greece's new Tourism Minister Harry Theocharis presented his agenda for the upcoming period, which includes slashing VAT on tourism from 24 percent to 13 percent.

EBRD – SETE Team Up for Destination Management Project

Greece's tourism confederation SETE has joined forces with the EBRD for a pilot destination management plan running on the islands of Rhodes and Santorini.

Greek Hotel Chamber, ReviewPro Offer Guest Experience Data to Tourism Professionals

The Hellenic Chamber of Hotels (HCH) has partnered with ReviewPro, with the aim to offer guest experience data to 10,000 hotels and campsites across Greece.

Hellenic Association of Airline Representatives Announces New Board of Directors

The Hellenic Association of Airline Representatives (SAAE) announced its new Board of Directors, following the elections held during its general assembly in early July.

Greek Tourism Stakeholders Call for National Plan, Coordination

The Greek tourism sector has high expectations of the new center-right government and its leadership, said Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) President Yiannis Retsos.

New Greek Gov’t Gets Down to Work, Tax Bill First on the List

The newly elected Greek government, headed by Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, met for the first time on Wednesday to lay out the agenda of priorities.

Greece’s New Tourism Minister Takes Over

Greece's new minister of tourism, Harry Theoharis, has taken over, citing intentions of improving infrastructure and developing thematic tourism forms.

New Era for Greek Culture Ministry Under Lina Mendoni

The Greek Culture Ministry is set to enter a new era under the leadership of Lina Mendoni, who has been appointed new minister.

World Leaders Congratulate Mitsotakis on Greece Election Victory

World leaders congratulated Greece’s new prime minister, 51-year-old Kyriakos Mitsotakis, who won the national elections on July 7 by majority vote.

Kyriakos Mitsotakis Wins Majority Vote in Greece Snap Polls

Greece's center-right New Democracy (ND) party received a majority 39.8 percent of the public vote in Sunday’s national elections.

Makronissos Island Now Archaeological Site

Greece’s Central Archaeological Committee (KAS) has designated the entire island of Makronissos as an archaeological site.

WWF: Europe at Risk of ‘Superfires’ Due to Climate Change

European countries will be faced with stronger faster-spreading fires due to heatwaves and droughts which are a direct result of climate change, says the World Wildlife Fund (WWF).