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Marking Greece’s participation in major tourism exhibitions in November 2019, Greek Travel Pages – GTP has provided a podium for the country’s key tourism figures and regional governors to share their vision for the upcoming 2020 season and the future of Greek tourism.

Tourism Government Officials

Saudi Arabia Agrees to Extend Flights to Greece Past Summer

Saudi Arabia has agreed to extend direct flights to Greece in the coming period, according to...

InvestEU Takes Off in Greece, Provides Funding for Key Projects

The newly launched InvestEU program, a new EU budgetary instrument, will support key...

Greece Mulls Energy Measures to Support Tourism Businesses

Greek tourism SMEs will be able to tap into 100 million euros in energy support from the...

Commission Forecasts 6% Growth for Greece this Year and Drop to 1% in 2023

The Commission is forecasting 6% growth for Greece this year, double the eurozone average, but...

Resilience Funds Drive Tourism Projects in Greece

“Greece 2.0”, the country’s national recovery and resilience (RRF) plan, will be funding major...

Greece Offers Funding Tools to Boost Tourism Growth

Investors active in Greek tourism can benefit from millions of euros in funding tools announced...

Tourism Sector Bodies

Yiannis A. Retsos, President Greek Tourism Confederation
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Key Tourism Figures 2019: Yiannis A. Retsos, President, Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE)

Greek Tourism Confederation President Yiannis A. Retsos shares his vision for Greek tourism and highlights its important role for society and the country's economy.
Alexandros Vassilikos, President Hellenic Chamber of Hotels
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Key Tourism Figures 2019: Alexandros Vassilikos, President, Hellenic Chamber of Hotels

Hellenic Chamber of Hotels President Alexandros Vassilikos shares his vision for Greek tourism and highlights its important role for society and the country's economy.
Grigoris Tasios, President Hellenic Hoteliers Federation
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Key Tourism Figures 2019: Grigoris Tasios, President, Hellenic Hoteliers Federation

Hellenic Hoteliers Federation President Grigoris Tasios shares his vision for Greek tourism and highlights its important role for society and the country's economy.
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Key Tourism Figures 2019: Michael Sakellis, President, Association of Greek Passenger Shipping Companies

Association of Greek Passenger Shipping Companies President Michael Sakellis underlines the importance of passenger shipping for Greek tourism and the country's economy.
Aris Marinis, Secretary General General Panhellenic Federation of Tourism Enterprises
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Key Tourism Figures 2019: Aris Marinis, President, General Panhellenic Federation of Tourism Enterprises

General Panhellenic Federation of Tourism Enterprises President Aris Marinis shares his vision for Greek tourism and highlights its important role for society and the country's economy.
Irene Tolis, President Hellenic Association of Professional Congress Organizers (HAPCO)
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Key Tourism Figures 2019: Irene Tolis, President, Hellenic Association of Professional Congress Organizers

Hellenic Association of Professional Congress Organizers President Irene Tolis shares her vision for Greek tourism and highlights its important role for society and the country's economy.
Michael Flerianos, President Hellenic Association of Airline Representatives
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Key Tourism Figures 2019: Michael Flerianos, President, Hellenic Association of Airline Representatives

Hellenic Association of Airline Representatives President Michael Flerianos shares his vision for Greek tourism and highlights its important role for society and the country's economy.
Panagiotis Tokouzis, President Hellenic Confederation of Tourist Accommodation Entrepreneurs
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Key Tourism Figures 2019: Panagiotis Tokouzis, President, Hellenic Confederation of Tourist Accommodation Entrepreneurs

Hellenic Confederation of Tourist Accommodation Entrepreneurs President Panagiotis Tokouzis shares his vision for Greek tourism and highlights its important role for society and the country's economy.
Antonis Stelliatos, President Hellenic Professional Yacht Owners Association
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Key Tourism Figures 2019: Antonis Stelliatos, President, Hellenic Professional Yacht Owners Association

Hellenic Professional Yacht Owners Association President Antonis Stelliatos underlines the importance of yachting tourism for Greece and its economy.
Stavros Katsikadis, President Greek Marinas Association
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Key Tourism Figures 2019: Stavros Katsikadis, President, Greek Marinas Association

Greek Marinas Association President Stavros Katsikadis highlights the important role marinas play in Greek coastal destinations.
Michael Skoulikidis, President Greek Yachting Association
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Key Tourism Figures 2019: Michael Skoulikidis, President, Greek Yachting Association

Greek Yachting Association President Michael Skoulikidis underlines the importance of yachting tourism for Greece and its economy.
Theodore Kontes, President Union of Cruise Ship Owners & Association Members
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Key Tourism Figures 2019: Theodore Kontes, President, Union of Cruise Ship Owners & Association Members

Union of Cruise Ship Owners & Association Members President Theodore Kontes underlines the importance of sea tourism for Greece and its economy.
Theodora Dima, President Sharing Economy Association in Greece
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Key Tourism Figures 2019: Theodora Dima, President, Sharing Economy Association in Greece

Sharing Economy Association in Greece President Theodora Dima underlines how the sharing economy benefits Greece's local communities.
Andreas Chiou, Chairman, Greek Property Managers Association
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Key Tourism Figures 2019: Andreas Chiou, Chairman, Greek Property Managers Association

Greek Property Managers Association Chairman Andreas Chiou highlights how the short-term rental market has grown into a specific tourism form that is being chosen more and more by visitors to Greece.
Michalis Tsoukias, President Hellenic Association of Tourism Enterprises in Outdoor Activities
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Key Tourism Figures 2019: Michalis Tsoukias, President, Hellenic Association of Tourism Enterprises in Outdoor Activities

Hellenic Association of Tourism Enterprises in Outdoor Activities President Michalis Tsoukias shares his vision for Greek tourism and highlights its important role for society and the country's economy.
George Vernicos, President Economic and Social Council of Greece
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Key Tourism Figures 2019: George Vernicos, President, Economic and Social Council of Greece

Economic and Social Council of Greece President George Vernicos shares his vision for Greek tourism and highlights its important role for society and the country's economy.
Ioanna Dretta, CEO Marketing Greece
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Key Tourism Figures 2019: Ioanna Dretta, CEO, Marketing Greece

Marketing Greece CEO Ioanna Dretta shares her vision for Greek tourism and highlights its important role for society and the country's economy.
Andreas Mandrinos, President Thessaloniki Hotels Association
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Key Tourism Figures 2019: Andreas Mandrinos, President, Thessaloniki Hotels Association

Thessaloniki Hotels Association President Andreas Mandrinos shares his vision for Greek tourism and highlights its important role for society and the country's economy.

Regional & Local Authorities

George Patoulis, Governor of Attica Region
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Key Tourism Figures 2019: George Patoulis, Governor of Attica Region

Attica Region Governor George Patoulis highlights his plans to promote Attica as an all year round destination and share the region’s eternal charm with the world.
Fanis Spanos, Governor of Central Greece Region
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Key Tourism Figures 2019: Fanis Spanos, Governor of Central Greece Region

Central Greece Region Governor Fanis Spanos introduces Central Greece, a destination of four seasons where one can experience hospitality, crystal waters, mountain trails and an important history.
Apostolos Tzitzikostas, Governor of Central Macedonia Region
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Key Tourism Figures 2019: Apostolos Tzitzikostas, Governor of Central Macedonia Region

Central Macedonia Region Governor Apostolos Tzitzikostas introduces Central Macedonia, "the land where the legends and history, the sun and the sea and the most beautiful Mediterranean coasts, all come together".
Stavros Arnaoutakis, Governor of Crete Region
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Key Tourism Figures 2019: Stavros Arnaoutakis, Governor of Crete Region

Crete Region Governor Stavros Arnaoutakis highlights his aim to establish Crete as a worldwide-known international winter destination.
Kostas Bakoyannis, Mayor of Athens
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Key Tourism Figures 2019: Kostas Bakoyannis, Mayor of Athens

Athens Mayor Kostas Bakoyannis shares his vision for Greek tourism and highlights its important role for society and the country's economy.
Evangelos Vlachos, CEO Athens Development and Destination Management Agency
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Key Tourism Figures 2019: Evangelos Vlachos, CEO, Athens Development and Destination Management Agency

Athens Development and Destination Management Agency CEO Evangelos Vlachos shares his vision for Greek tourism and highlights its important role for society and the country's economy.
Konstantinos Zervas, Mayor of Thessaloniki
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Key Tourism Figures 2019: Konstantinos Zervas, Mayor of Thessaloniki

Thessaloniki Mayor Konstantinos Zervas shares his vision for Greek tourism and highlights its important role for society and the country's economy.
Eleni Sotiriou, Managing Director Thessaloniki Convention Buraeu
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Key Tourism Figures 2019: Eleni Sotiriou, Managing Director, Thessaloniki Convention Bureau

Thessaloniki Convention Bureau Managing Director Eleni Sotiriou shares her vision for Greek tourism and highlights its important role for society and the country's economy.

Investment & Infrastructure

InvestEU Takes Off in Greece, Provides Funding for Key Projects

The newly launched InvestEU program, a new EU budgetary instrument, will support key investments in Greece.

Greece’s Golden Visas Going to China, Turkey and Russia Investors

Investors from China, Turkey and Russia have benefitted most from Greece’s golden visa program, according to data from the Greek government.

Resilience Funds Drive Tourism Projects in Greece

“Greece 2.0”, the country’s national recovery and resilience (RRF) plan, will be funding major hotel investments budgeted at 106 million euros out of a total of 41 projects.

Greece 2.0: EIB to Help Manage €5bn of Greek Recovery Plan Investments

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has agreed to help manage up to €5 billion as part of Greece’s implementation of the National Recovery and Resilience Plan, known as “Greece 2.0”.
Rania Ekaterinari, CEO Hellenic Corporation of Assets and Participations
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Key Tourism Figures 2019: Rania Ekaterinari, CEO, Hellenic Corporation of Assets and Participations

Hellenic Corporation of Assets and Participations CEO Rania Ekaterinari highlights how tourismis highly correlated with Real Estate investment opportunities in Greece.
Aris Xenofos, Executive Chairman, Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund
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Key Tourism Figures 2019: Aris Xenofos, Executive Chairman, Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund

Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund Executive Chairman Aris Xenofos underlines HRADF's efforts to attract foreign direct investment (FDI) and enhance Greece as a prime destination for tourism.
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