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Lebanon Seeks to Learn from Greek Tourism ‘Success Story’

Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura outlined the policies implemented for the upgrade of Greece's tourism product and services, during her recent visit to Lebanon.

Digital Transformation of Greek Tourism on Show at ITB Berlin

Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura presented the ministry’s actions aimed at keeping ahead of the changing business and market requirements in the digital era, at the ITB Berlin 2019.

Greece Needs to See the ‘Bigger Picture’ for Tourism, SETE Chief Says

SETE President Yiannis Retsos underlines the importance of destination management for Greece to maintain its steady tourism course and see more success in the future.

Region Aiming to Promote Each Attica Destination in its Own Right

The Attica Region has allocated 2.7 billion euros for the promotion of each area within the region as a distinct destination, aiming to offer an array of tourism options all year round.

Robert F Kennedy Human Rights Group Calls for Return of Parthenon Marbles

Kerry Kennedy, the head of the Robert F Kennedy Human Rights advocacy group, called for the return of the Parthenon Marbles to Greece, during her visit to Athens.

Tourism Ventures Get Half of 2016 Greek Development Funding

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

Marketing Greece Launches Tourism Partnership with Chania’s Hoteliers

Marketing Greece has launched a “Tourism Partnership for Chania” by joining forces with the Chania Hotels Association and Fraport Greece – the manager of Chania Airport.

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.

Bolivia Wants to Learn from Greek Tourism

Bolivian President Evo Morales, during his recent visit to Athens, said he would like for his country to learn from Greece's tourism success.

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.

INSETE to Hold Athens Seminar with Lausanne Hospitality Consulting

INSETE and Lausanne Hospitality Consulting during March 18-21 will hold a seminar in Athens on revenue management for hospitality professionals.

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.

EU Clarifies: Americans Can Still Visit Visa-free but Need Pre-Travel Screening

As of 2021, US travelers wishing to visit an EU country will be required to spend 10 minutes online applying for authorization under the EU’s security policy.

Greece’s Key Role in Tourism Policy-making Tops Minister’s ITB Agenda

Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura met with stakeholders, officials and counterparts on the sidelines of ITB Berlin, with the aim to establish Greece as a leading decision-maker in tourism.

Greek Destinations Rivaling Each Other, Says Study

Greece’s destinations are in competition with each other in terms of winning over the potential holidaymaker exploring his options online, an INSETE study reveals.

Bilateral Chambers Team Up for Thessaloniki Tourism Event

Five bilateral chambers of commerce have teamed up for the 4th Tourism Conference set to take place in Thessaloniki, on March 14.

Greek Marinas Association Re-elects Stavros Katsikadis as President

The Greek Marinas Association (GMA) recently announced its new Board of Directors, which is headed by Stavros Katsikadis, who has been re-elected President.

Central Macedonia Bike Paths ‘on Show’ in Holland

Central Macedonia authorities presented the region’s cycling and mountain biking trails to the Dutch market during the "Fiets en Wandelbeurs" travel fair.

Kalamata Steps Up Tourism Promotion Strategy 

Aiming to boost incoming tourism all year round, the Kalamata Municipality announced that it would further enhance its promotional activities in 2019.

China Explores Teaming Up with Greece in Tourism

The possibility of launching a direct flight from Xiamen to Athens was discussed between Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura and a delegation from the southeastern Chinese province of Fujian.