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Greek Shipping a National Asset Says Union Head

Shipping should be recognized as a “national asset” with significant economic benefits for the country, according to Union of Greek Shipowners President Theodore Veniamis.

Juncker: EU Should Avoid Mistakes Made in Greece for Italy

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker is calling on the EU to avoid the same mistakes it made in the Greece debt crisis in the case of Italy.

WTTC and IATA Join Forces for Biometrics Use

WTTC and IATA have agreed to partner, in efforts to achieve a seamless passenger experience through the use of biometrics technology.

SETE Lists 12 Steps Needed for Greek Tourism to Further Develop

Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) President Yiannis Retsos listed 12 specific steps Greece's development program for tourism should include.

Ministry: Program for Greek Tourism Businesses to Operate All Year Round

The Greek Tourism Ministry is planning to launch a program entitled "Tourism Businesses Open 365 Days a Year", in efforts to promote Greece as a year-round destination.

2018 will be Best Year in History of Greek Tourism, Says PM Tsipras

Expecting Greece to welcome some 32 million foreign visitors this year, PM Alexis Tsipras said 2018 will be "the best year in the history of Greek tourism".

Tourism Minister: Demand for Greece is Now Stronger than Ever

Demand for Greece as a destination is now stronger than ever, Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura said during the 26th General Assembly of SETE.

SETE Chief Sets Out Four Priorities for Greek Tourism

SETE President Yiannis Retsos has listed four priorities the Greek Tourism Confederation is setting for the next period to boost the sector.

New Democracy Promises to Slash Taxes in Greek Tourism Sector

New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis has promised to reduce taxes in the Greek tourism sector, once his party comes to power.

Greece Highlights Value of Tourism at 108th UNWTO Executive Council Meeting

Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura highlighted the value of tourism during Greece's debut at the latest session of the UNWTO Executive Council.

UNWTO: Five Pillars to Boost Tourism Sector

Aiming to boost tourism development, the UNWTO will focus on five pillars during the period 2018-2019, with special attention towards scaling up innovation and digitalization in the sector.

New SETE Digital Campaign Highlights Value of Tourism

The value of tourism in terms of employment, growth, revenue and social cohesion takes center stage in the new digital campaign of the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE).

Greek Hotel Chamber Issues GDPR Guidelines for Members

The Hellenic Chamber of Hotels has informed its members on the requirements as foreseen by the GDPR privacy law, which comes into force across the EU on May 25.

Greece has Tourism Education Upgrade on the Agenda

The Tourism Ministry aims to update Greece's tourism education in view of the sector’s leading role as a pillar of the Greek economy.

Tziallas: Ministry Focused on Sustainable Tourism, Fair Distribution of Tourist Flows

Ensuring sustainable tourism development and stronger performance is a priority for the Greek government, according to Secretary General for Tourism Policy George Tziallas.

Greece and Uzbekistan Discuss Tourism Relations

Greece is seeking ways to increase tourist flows from Uzbekistan and also establish a direct air connection between the two countries.

Central Macedonia Deputy Governor Calls for Sustainable Tourism Practices

Sustainable tourism practices are essential for Central Macedonia, according to the region's deputy governor Ioannis Giorgos.

AHEPA to Hold 2021 Convention in Greece

The American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association (AHEPA) will hold its 2021 Family Supreme Convention in Greece, in efforts to promote the country as a tourism destination.

Peloponnese Region Promotes Tourism Offerings to Romanian Market

Prior to the launch of direct flights from Bucharest to Kalamata in June, the Peloponnese Region held a fam trip for Romanian tour operators.

Athens and Beijing Team Up in Tourism, Culture, Education

Athens Mayor Giorgos Kaminis and Communist Party Secretary of Beijing Cai Qi have agreed to jointly work towards promoting tourism initiatives in the two cities.