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Greece Seeks to Shape Mediterranean Tourism Strategy for the Future

Greece aims to evolve into a leading policy-maker on tourism development in the Mediterranean region, says Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura.

Agreement Foresees Discount on Intellectual Rights Fees for Greek Hoteliers

The Hellenic Federation of Hoteliers and the Special Service of Emergency Rights Management - EYED have signed a MoU, in efforts to relieve hoteliers of steep fees for the use of music.

Greece’s Minister Kountoura Becomes Honorary Member of Mediterranean Tourism Foundation

Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura has become an honorary member of the Mediterranean Tourism Foundation, which aims to develop international tourism policies, focusing on the Mediterranean.

EU Finalizes New Copyright Rules Revised for the Information Era

EU lawmakers have approved a final draft of an existing copyright law, which among others aims to ensure that rights holders are properly recompensed for their works.

Israel Technology Firms Interested in Greek Tourism Projects

Israeli tech firms have expressed interest in working with Greece to promote tourism synergies through new technologies.

Greek Hoteliers Chief Urges Gov’t to Take Action, Pay Attention to Their Needs

Hellenic Federation of Hoteliers (POX) President Grigoris Tasios expressed his dissatisfaction with government officials who "have failed to effectively address hoteliers’ problems".

Attracting More ‘City Breakers’ to Athens on Agenda of Mayoral Candidate

Athens mayoral candidate, Kostas Bakoyannis, informed Greece’s tourism body SETE that increasing city break tourists to the Greek capital is at the heart of his plan.

Western Greece Region Sets Aside €1m for Tourism Promotion until 2021

The Region of Western Greece has secured 1 million euros in EU funding for tourism promotional activities for the 2019-2021 period.

Hellas Cert Says Greek Tourism Law Revisions to Create Certification Problems

Hellas Cert, a Greek association of inspection bodies, is calling on the government to re-examine a law that changes the way rented rooms are certified.

Greek Tourism Trade Bodies Sign Labor Deal for 2019 Wages

Some 25,000 individuals employed in room and apartment rentals, and in the F&B sector, will now be receiving monthly wages of up to 771 euros.

Greece to Introduce its Accessible Tourism Side

The Greek Tourism Ministry is looking to position Greece among the top accessible tourism destinations and is promoting its beaches that are friendly to persons with mobility problems.

WTTC and IBMATA Partner to Promote Biometric Technology for Seamless Travel

WTTC and IBMATA have partnered to promote biometric technology for safe, secure and better travel across international borders.

Greece Looks to Lessen Impact of Brexit on Tourism

The Greek Tourism Ministry is looking to lessen the impact of Brexit on travel and tourism in case of a no-deal scenario between the UK and the EU.

Greek Hotel Chamber Announces Tourism Startup Accelerator

The Hellenic Chamber of Hotels will launch a "Travel - Hospitality Accelerator", a first-of-its-kind program to accelerate tourism startups in Greece.

South Aegean Islands Reach Millions Through CNN

The South Aegean Region’s recent TV campaign on the Cyclades and the Dodecanese islands, attracted millions of viewers through the channels of CNN.

Port Sub-concessions, Waterways on Greek Shipping Ministry Priority List

The establishment of waterways and the sub-concession of port activities are top priorities for the National Coordination Committee for Cruise Affairs.

Central Greece Thermal Springs Get Green Light

Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura gave the green light for the operation of two thermal springs in Smokovo and Soulanta in Thessaly, Central Greece.

Greece to Launch Tender for the Lease of Mykonos, Rhodes Marinas

Greece’s public assets fund will announce tenders for the long-term lease of marinas on Mykonos and Rhodes, which will include a series of activities and the potential for commercial use.

Bloomberg: Greece Working to Keep UK Travelers Coming After Brexit

The Greek government is reportedly taking measures ahead of a no-deal Brexit, in efforts to facilitate incoming tourism from the UK.

Greek Tourism Secretary General Evridiki Kourneta Steps Down

Evridiki Kourneta, the secretary general of the Greek Tourism Ministry, has resigned from her post, an announcement by the ministry said on Monday.