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Greek Tourism Receives Positive Messages from Spain for 2018

Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura said that she received positive messages from the Spanish market during her visit to the FITUR trade show in Madrid.

Amendment for ‘Stayover Tax’ Tabled in Greek Parliament

An amendment to the law of the "stayover tax", already being charged since January 1 at hotels and rooms-to-let across Greece, has been tabled in Greek Parliament.

Greek Yacht Owners Oppose Alimos Marina Privatization

The privatization of the 1,250-position Alimos marina, one of the largest in Greece, has run into opposition by professional yacht owners.

Dozens of Greek Tourism Projects Included in New Subsidy Scheme

Dozens of tourism projects are among 70 large-scale investment ventures in Greece, included in the government’s “general entrepreneurship” scheme under the latest development law.

Greek Tourism Targets Latin American Markets

Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura held meetings with her counterparts from Colombia, Cuba and Argentina and discussed ways to cooperate in the field of tourism.

Greece Extends Deadline for Receiving Offers for Chios Marina

Greece's privatization fund has extended the deadline for the expression of interest invitation for the marina on the island of Chios.

Greece’s Airports Break All Records in 2017

Greece’s airports broke all records in 2017, serving a total 482,410 flights and marking a 2.7 percent increase compared to 2016.

Inbound Visitors to Greece Rise 8% in Jan-Sep 2017

Greece saw an eight percent increase in the number of non-resident inbound visitors during the first nine months of 2017, according to data released by the Bank of Greece.

Bloomberg: Tourism will Continue to Boost Greece’s Economy

Strength in the eurozone’s core economies is expected to help Greece, the country worst affected by the region’s debt crisis, according to Bloomberg.

Greece – Cyprus – Egypt Cruise Link on the Table

Linking Greece, Cyprus and Egypt via cruise tourism was on the agenda of officials from the three countries, who gathered in Cairo recently.

Santorini Cruise Ship Controls Kick Off

In efforts to decongest the world-famed caldera, Santorini's local authorities announced the launch of a new berthing management system for incoming cruise ships.

Greek Hotels Chamber: Alterations to Stayover Tax a Must

In order for the stayover tax on hotels and rooms-to-let to be effectively collected, a series of adjustments must be made, the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels says.

Greek Hoteliers Body Reiterates School Break Proposal

Greek hoteliers are calling on Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura to re-examine a 2014 proposal that foresees a fixed vacation period in late winter for schools.

UNWTO: 2017 Int’l Tourist Arrivals Up by 7%, Reach 1.32 Billion

International tourist arrivals increased by 7 percent in 2017 and reached a total of 1.32 billion, according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer.

Piraeus Port Upgrade Master Plan Soon Up for Public Discussion

A master plan for the development of the Piraeus Port Authority (PPA) is set to go up for public discussion with municipalities and local stakeholders in February.

Greek Casino Law Causes Commotion

Authorities on Santorini and Mykonos have expressed their opposition over revisions to a legal framework, covering the licensing procedures and operation of casino ventures.

Greek Shipping Giants Purchase Most Second-hand Vessels in 2017

Greek shipping magnates spent over 4.47 billion dollars in second-hand vessels, accounting for 23 percent of all investments in used ships in 2017.

Greek Hoteliers Send Minister Notes on Tourism Bill

Greek hoteliers are calling on Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura to re-examine a series of revisions to a draft bill, which includes a provision on special tourism infrastructure.

New Flights Link Thessaloniki with Destinations in Europe, Asia

New flights connecting Thessaloniki’s Macedonia Airport - currently run by Fraport Greece - with popular destinations in Europe and Asia are expected to launch in 2018.

New US Travel Advisory Says Greece Safe Destination

Greece is among the world’s safest destinations, according to a new travel advisory system assessing security conditions for American holidaymakers, announced by the US State Department.