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Greece Shoreline Use Law Revision Paves Way for On-the-Spot Checks

The Greek Economy Ministry is putting the finishing touches on a revised shoreline use law, paving the way for on-the-spot inspections.

Greece Sets Legal Framework for Thalassotherapy Centers

The technical and operational specifications for the development of thalassotherapy centers in Greece have been announced.

Tourism Minister: Impressive Rise in Bookings to Greece for 2018

Bookings to Greece for the 2018 season are seeing an impressive increase compared to last year, according to Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura.

SETE Lists Basic Requirements for Greek Tourism’s Full Potential to Unfold

The Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) has listed basic requirements that need to be met in order for the tourism sector's full potential to unfold.

Hellenic Chamber of Hotels Appoints Giorgos Tsakiris as Honorary President

In recognition of his continuing years of dedicated service to the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels, Giorgos Tsakiris has been appointed Honorary President of the chamber.

Greek Coastal Shipping Body Sees ‘Tough’ Year Ahead

Despite the positive outlook for coastal shipping, the Greek Shipowners Association for Passenger Ships (SEEN) sees a challenging year ahead.

SETE Chief Meets EU’s Moscovici, Highlights Importance of Greek Tourism

Greek Tourism Confederation President Yiannis Retsos held a meeting in Athens with European Economic and Financial Affairs Commissioner Pierre Moscovici.

Minister Says Western Greece Ideal for Cultural, Sports Tourism

Sports and cultural tourism can be the driving force of local economies in Western Greece, paving the way for growth, according to Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura.

Vernicos: Innovation, Education Key to Growth for Greece

Greece is failing to adapt to new developments including innovation and education said George Vernicos, president of the Economic and Social Council.

Attica Region Taps into Synergies for Tourism Promotion

The Region of Attica is counting on synergies for the promotion of its tourism options, aiming to reach out to new markets.

SETE Explores Ways to Link Tourism with Agri-food, Culture

Ways of linking tourism with the agri-food sector and culture were the focus of a workshop held by the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) on Lesvos.

South Aegean Region Aims to Build Upon Tourism Success of 2017

Far-reaching media strategies and investments in infrastructure upgrades continue to form the South Aegean Region’s tourism policy for the year ahead.

Greece-Russia Year of Tourism: Regional Authorities Discuss Options

The Greece-Russia Year of Tourism 2017-2018 recently kicked off with a two-day forum held by Greek and Russian regional authorities in Moscow.

SETE: Lack of Transparency, Spatial Planning Curb Tourism Investment in Greece

The lack of a spatial planning framework and long delays in administrative procedures hinder tourism investment in Greece, according to SETE President Yiannis Retsos.

Travel, Connectivity Top EU-China Tourism Year Agenda

Promoting travel and stimulating investment top the agenda of Chinese and EU officials, following the launch of the EU-China Tourism Year 2018.

HOTREC: ‘Registration of Activity’ a Must for Sharing Economy Platforms

HOTREC is calling for sharing economy activities to comply with basic market and societal requirements allowing for a healthy and fair business market.

SETE Shows Support for Mandra Flood Victims

The Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) recently showed its support for Mandra-area flood victims by donating new beds to meet their immediate needs.

Deserted Athens Buildings to Get New Lease on Life

The Athens Traders Association is looking to give rundown and abandoned buildings in the center of Athens a new lease on life.

SETE: First Signs for 2018 Greek Tourism Season are Positive

The first signs for the 2018 tourism season in Greece are positive, according to the president of the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE), Yiannis Retsos.

Greek Gov’t to Seek Consultant for Spatial Planning Framework

The Greek environment and tourism ministries will soon be accepting applications from parties interested in drawing up a spatial planning strategy.