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Google Shows Tourism Potential Via The Internet

“Follow the advice of Woody Allen (US movie actor, comedian and director) that 80 percent of success is just showing up...Go where the users are, go where the users are looking for you,” the general director of Google Greece, Stefanos Loukakos, said last month when he opened the...

SETE Awaits Progress Of Ministers On Tourism Issues

Recent data showed that incoming tourism to Greece increased last year (10 percent increase in arrivals and revenue) but nothing guarantees that the same will happen in 2012, the general director of the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE), George Drakopoulos, said at...

SETE Releases “Must Do” List For Tourism-Related Ministers

President of the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE), Andreas Andreadis, appeared quite outspoken last month and received a round of applause from the audience on the first day of HAPCO's 7th Pan-Hellenic Conference, held at Aegli Zappeion in Athens on 8 December 2011.

Limited Participation At This Year’s Philoxenia

The Greek tourism sector may have been somewhat reluctant in participating in the 27th Philoxenia International Tourism Exhibition due to the country's financial crisis but according to Deputy Culture and Tourism Minister George Nikitiadis, 2011 could be easily labeled as...

WTM Report Bashes Governments’ Indifference To Tourism

“The world’s governments should do more to support travel and tourism,” World Travel Market’s Chairman Fiona Jeffery told the industry during her opening speech at the tourism fair at ExCel in London, UK, held this year 7-10 November.

Greece Gets New Leader, Coalition Government Formed

Former vice president of the European Central Bank, Lucas Papademos, was designated Greece’s new interim Prime Minister on 10 November in a new coalition government composed by the PASOK, New Democracy and LAOS political parties.

Andreas Andreadis

At present, tourism is the main pillar of economic development and the creation of job positions. Especially in recent years, there is an apparent shift in public opinion on the recognition of tourism’s importance, mainly because it was understood that by 2020 it could offer the...

Record Foreign Arrivals Expected In Greece This Year

Foreign arrivals to Greece this year are expected to reach, if not surpass, some 16.5 million, the president of the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE), Andreas Andreadis, informed Prime Minister George Papandreou during a meeting held in late August. So far,...

Tourism Residential Accommodation Policy Tabled

Greek tourism will soon see new arrangements that include the establishment of the long awaited tourism residential accommodation, according to the Finance Ministry’s omnibus bill tabled in Parliament last month aimed to tackle Greece’s financial crisis.

Conference Focuses On Tourism Investment In Greece

The need to promote tourism investment and increase competitiveness in Greece to face the economic crisis was underlined by tourism professionals and experts at the “Tourism Investment Conference: Focus on Greece,” held in Athens last month.

PM Outlines New Tourism Measures

“We must give tourism a leading role in Greece’s effort for development,” the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises’ (SETE) newly elected president, Andreas Andreadis, said to Prime Minister George Papandreou while assuming his presidency during the association’s 19th General...

Resignation Forces Hotel Sector Leadership Reshuffle

The Greek tourism sector last month saw changes in the leaderships of the country’s key tourism organizations with Yiannis Retsos taking over the chairmanship of the Hellenic Federation of Hoteliers.

Debate On Greece’s Gain From North Africa’s Tourism

The political turmoil in Egypt and Tunisia may give Greece a 10 percent increase in tourist arrivals this year, the president of the Hellenic Federation of Hotelier’s, Andreas Andreadis, told Bloomberg last month.

Optimistic Forecasts For Greek Tourism

Greece may see a double-digit growth in tourist arrivals this year, according to a Reuters report based on data from Europe’s biggest tour operator TUI Travel.

Greek Tourism 2010 Overview

Deputy Culture and Tourism Minister George Nikitiadis recently announced that legislation on alternative forms of tourism should be completed this year and expressed his hope that 2011 would be the development year for Greek tourism.

Greek Tourism’s New Identity Outlined At WTM

“Working in international travel and tourism at the moment is certainly no holiday for many of us,” World Travel Market’s Chairman Fiona Jeffery said during her opening speech at the tourism fair at ExCel in London, UK, held this year 8-11 November.

Philoxenia 2010: Council Of Hotel Associations

The VAT reduction on accommodation facilities (from 11 percent to the low rate of 6.5 percent) was the main topic of discussion at this year’s council of hotel associations during Philoxenia. During the council, Andreas Andreadis, president of the Hellenic Federation of...

HATTA Awards 2010

The Hellenic Association of Travel and Tourist Agencies honored the best travel agency brochures and websites during the 28th International Tourism Exhibition Philoxenia last November. Best Brochures...

SETE Conference An Eye-Opener For Professionals

The situation of the Greek economy is improving but there still is a long way to go and therefore no excuse for complacency, Bank of Greece Governor Yiorgos Provopoulos said last month at the welcome dinner of the ninth annual tourism and development conference of the Association...

SETE: 9th Tourism & Development Conference

The challenge of adding tourism to the Greek government’s development priorities will be analyzed at the ninth annual tourism and development conference of the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE) scheduled for 18-19 October.