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Signs are Encouraging for Tourism in Greece, SETE says

SETE on Thursday informed the President of the Hellenic Republic Prokopis Pavlopoulos that signs are encouraging for tourism in Greece this year.

Greek Hotel Body Calls on Gov’t to Safeguard Country’s Image

The Hellenic Hotel Federation is calling on the government to step in and ensure a positive portrayal of Greece ahead of the pre-booking season.

Minister Kountoura Includes Religious and Academic Tourism on Agenda in Chicago

Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura exchanged views with Metropolitan Iakovos of Chicago, during her recent visit to the US to promote Greece.

Greek Travel Agent Federation Meets with Opposition ND Tourism Head

The challenges facing the tourism sector were at the center of talks between FedHATTA and opposition party New Democracy’s tourism head, MP Manos Konsolas.

SETE-BoG: Tourism can Help Greece Meet its Fiscal Targets

Pre-bookings for the 2017 tourism season reveal a "dynamic" demand for Greece, a fact that can help the country achieve its fiscal targets.

SETE Urges Greek Tourism Professionals Not to Rest on Their Laurels in 2017

Although forecasts on incoming tourism to Greece in 2017 are encouraging, SETE has urged sector professionals not to rest on their laurels this season.

Tourism Minister Says Greece Attracting High Income Travelers

The tourism ministry is aiming to capitalize on Greece's good performance in 2016 by extending the tourism season and attracting higher income tourists.

Trump & Tourism: The Impact on Greece

Greek tourism experts expect that newly-elected US President Donald Trump’s policies once put in place will have a positive impact on sector figures.

Lingering Debt Talks Keep Greece Tourism Officials Alert

Greek tourism officials are expressing concerns that constantly stalled bailout negotiations are bound to take a toll on the sector particularly now, the beginning of the summer booking season.

Greece: Autumn 2016 Tourism Performance Reduces Seasonality

Greece's increased tourist arrivals during the autumn months this year indicate a reduction in the country's seasonality, according to SETE Intelligence.

SETE: Tourism is Third Biggest Employer in Greece

Tourism is Greece's third biggest employer after retail and the primary sector, according to recent data by SETE Intelligence.

Greek Marina Pros Slam Talks of New Docking Tax

Proposals of a tax applicable on mooring at private marinas in Greece has professionals up in arms, claiming an added levy will lead to financial damage.

SETE: Positive Signs for 2017 Greek Tourism

Demand for next year's tourism season is showing an increase, according to the president of the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE), Andreas Andreadis.

Greek Tourism Minister Expecting 2016 to Beat All Forecasts

Careful planning and a comprehensive national strategy are behind the tourism sector’s positive performance, Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura told parliament on Wednesday, adding that she expects 2016 to beat all forecasts.

‘Technology Essential for Greek Tourism Growth’, Minister Kountoura Talks Tech

Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura recently presented the ministry's plans to invest in new innovative technologies to develop tourism in Greece.

Minister Kountoura Invites Obama to Holiday in ‘This Small, Great World’

Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura invited US President Barak Obama to spend his next holidays in Greece, during the dinner held in his honor in Athens recently.

Safety, Easier Travel Tops Tourism Leaders’ Agenda for 2017

Enhancing security and facilitating travel in order to ensure sustainable growth of travel and tourism is the top priority for the Global Travel Association Coalition (GTAC), which released a statement on occasion of the World Travel Market (WTM) London 2016.

Weak Spending, Last Minute Bookings Take Toll on Greek Tourism

Last-minute reservations and decreased spending combined with an onslaught of taxes are cited by the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) as the reason behind declining revenues from tourism this year.

Obama to Travel to Greece, Germany, Peru after U.S. Elections

United States President Barrack Obama will arrive in Greece on November 15, where he will see President Pavlopoulos, meet with Prime Minister Tsipras, and reaffirm America's support for ongoing efforts to place the Greek economy on a path to sustainability and renewed prosperity.

Kountoura Looks to Attract More Tourists from the U.S. to Greece

Aiming to attract more tourists to Greece from the United States, Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura met and exchanged views with American political figures during her recent visit to Las Vegas to attend the sixth IMEX America trade show.