connect with us
Travel & Tourism industry news by Greek Travel Pages (gtp)

Power Grid Operator Launches Tender for Phase 3 of Cyclades Energy Link

The Independent Power Transmission Operator announced a call for tenders for the third phase of an energy link project set to provide power to the Cyclades.

Minister Calls on Moscovici to Include Greek Tourism in EU Budget Planning

Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura called on European Commissioner Pierre Moscovici to include Greek tourism in the planning of the EU budget beyond 2020.

Five Greek Islands Continue to Pay Lower VAT Due to Refugee Situation

The five Aegean islands - Lesvos, Chios, Samos, Kos and Leros - that have received the main burden of refugee flows in Greece, will maintain their special value-added tax (VAT) status.

Skopje Name Issue Still Needs Parliamentary Approval

Severna Macedonja (North Macedonia) is unofficially the name of the former Yugoslav republic, after the two countries signed an agreement on June 17.

Greek PM Agrees to Name for FYROM: Republic of North Macedonia

After 27 years of debate between Greece and FYROM on the Macedonia "name issue", Greek Prime Miniter Alexis Tsipras has reached an agreement with the country.

Greek Shipping a National Asset Says Union Head

Shipping should be recognized as a “national asset” with significant economic benefits for the country, according to Union of Greek Shipowners President Theodore Veniamis.

Juncker: EU Should Avoid Mistakes Made in Greece for Italy

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker is calling on the EU to avoid the same mistakes it made in the Greece debt crisis in the case of Italy.

Minister Charitsis: Diversification of Greek Tourism Product Key to Island Growth

Alternate Economy Minister Alexis Charitsis stressed the importance of the diversification of the tourist product for the growth of North Aegean islands.

Kountoura: More Targeted Actions to Boost Tourism in North Aegean

The government is supporting North Aegean islanders towards securing a better future, according to Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura.

Juncker Calls on Greeks to Persist for a Better Future

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker during his visit to Athens expressed his support for Greece and optimism that better days are ahead.

Moscovici: No More Bailout Plans for Greece, Just Supervision

Greece will leave bailout programs behind and move ahead with growth under surveillance, according to European Economic and Monetary Affairs Commissioner Pierre Moscovici.

BBC Submits New Request to Film at Sounion

The BBC has submitted a new request to film at the Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion, following the refusal of Greece’s Central Archaeological Council (KAS) last week.

Greek PM Launches Island – Mainland Power Grid Link

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras inaugurated the first phase of a 245-million-euro underwater power cable link project, initially connecting five Cycladic islands to the mainland.

PM Tsipras: Greece Has Returned to Growth

“Greece’s economy has returned to growth through difficult but necessary reforms,” Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said while speaking at the Delphi Economic Forum 2018.

Debt Crisis a Real Enemy for Eurozone, Says Hellenic Republic President

Eurozone's real enemy is the debt crisis, President of the Hellenic Republic Prokopios Pavlopoulos said during the opening ceremony of the Delphi Economic Forum 2018.

PM Tsipras: Kalymnos’ Diving Tourism a Top Priority

Tapping into Kalymnos’ vast diving legacy as well as newly emerging tourism experiences such as climbing, are among the government’s top priorities.

Hellinikon Project Gets Green Light from Greek Gov’t

The Presidential Decree that paves the way for the development of the multi-million-euro Hellinikon project was signed in Athens.

Tusk’s Migrant Quota Action Causes EU Rift, Reactions

A move by European Council President Donald Tusk to review the mechanism of mandatory quotas for the redistribution of asylum seekers has created a stir in the EU.

Tsipras, Kountoura, Tsakalotos Invite US Investors to Bet on Greece

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras invited investors to bet on Greece describing the country as a “land of opportunity”.

Erdogan and Tsipras Agree to Disagree

A series of "touchy" bilateral issues topped the agenda of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s meeting with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras in Athens on Thursday.