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SETE Reaches Out to Tourism Pros through Regional Offices

Reaching out to local sector professionals, the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) held its 2nd regional event on the island of Corfu, with the aim to present the highlights of its “Roadmap 2021 for Greek Tourism”.

Greek Tourism Body Proposes Safeguard Clause Against Sudden VAT Hikes

In efforts to ensure that pending deals for 2016 go ahead, the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) proposed on Thursday, the inclusion of a safeguard clause in contracts between foreign tour operators and local accommodation entrepreneurs to cover potential VAT changes.

SETE: Tourism is at the Forefront to Support Greece

"Tourism will not surrender but continue to work hard to preserve the jobs it has created, to support the state's revenue... and to climb even higher in the world rankings of competitiveness", the president of the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE), Andreas Andreadis, said on...

SETE: VAT Rise Will Damage Tourism and Wipe Out 200,000 Jobs in Greece

A possible increase of the Value Added Tax (VAT) will have "catastrophic consequences" on tourism, representatives of the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) said on Tuesday after their meeting with the President of the Hellenic Republic, Prokopis Pavlopoulos.

SETE Asks PM to Not Change VAT on Tourism This Year

The immediate application of new VAT rates on tourism will bring a heavy blow to businesses as they will be forced to either absorb the additional cost or to pass on to their customers, according to the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE).

Greek PCO’s Raise Red Flag Due to State Indifference to Congress Tourism

The Greek Government shows indifference to congress tourism, according to the president of the Hellenic Association of Professional Congress Organizers (HAPCO), Dinos Astras.

SETE Agrees to Gradual Minimum Wage Increase in Greece

The Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) today agreed with the government's plans to gradually raise the minimum salary from 511 euros to 751 euros.

ITB 2015: SETE Seeks to Further Develop Germany as Greece’s Leading Tourism Market

Expecting another record year of tourism arrivals, the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) brought a message of confidence and collaboration to Germany on Tuesday, the eve of ITB 2015.

Greece Hotel VAT Hike Could Put a Damper on 2015 Tourism Expectations

The Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) has outlined the importance of maintaining the current value added tax (VAT) rate on the Greek hotel industry, in a letter sent today to Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis.

Minister Kountoura Discusses with Greek Tourism Sector Representatives

The heads of Greece's tourism sector associations outlined their positions in a meeting today with Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura.

Greece’s All-Inclusive Model Fine-Tuned to Benefit Local Economies

The newly-elected leftist government Syriza said on Thursday, that it has no intention to do away with the all-inclusive resort model but instead focus on making it beneficial for local markets and communities.

Ernst & Young Report Warns Against Greece Hotel VAT Hike

A possible Value Added Tax (VAT) increase on hotels in Greece, from the current 6.5 percent to 13 percent, would be "catastrophic" for the country's economy and employment sector, according to the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE).

SETE Maintains Positive Outlook for Greek Tourism

The outlook for Greek tourism in 2015 remains positive despite an air of uncertainty in the mind of the global public opinion regarding Greece created by much of the international media coverage of the January 25 elections.

‘Die Welt’: TUI Travel ready for potential Grexit

Travel group TUI is prepared should Greece exit the eurozone, a representative of TUI Travel told German daily Die Welt on Wednesday.

SETE: Greek Tourism Good as Gold, Concerns Over Elections

Boasting over 20 million incoming visitors, creating some 100,000 new jobs and contributing more than 20 percent to the country’s GDP, Greece’s tourism sector is undeniably a driving force to be reckoned with, the president of the main industry body said in his New Year’s...

SETE Sounds Alarm For Tourism Industry in Greece Due to Political Developments

Tourism will be hit hard if the political uncertainty continues in Greece, according to the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE).

Tourism Heads to Discuss Possible Effects of “Unsettled” Political Situation in Greece

The Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) will hold an emergency board meeting on Tuesday 16 December to discuss possible "devastating effects" on the economy and tourism due to the unsettled political situation in Greece.

SETE Slams Government Plans for ‘Suicidal’ VAT Hike for Greek Hotels

An increase of the Value Added Tax (VAT) rate for hotel accommodation from 6.5 percent to 13 percent would start a domino effect of consequences, according to the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE). The association said such a move would be "suicidal" for Greek tourism.

Greece’s Halkidiki Tourist Product Can Draw in the Crowds, Boost Revenue

The Halkidiki region in northern Greece can draw in the crowds and boost its revenue by as much as tenfold,it was announced at this year’s Philoxenia event in Thessaloniki.

Greece @ WTM 2014 – Photo Report by GTP

The 35th World Travel Market (WTM), held 3-6 November on the fairgrounds of ExCeL–London, sent out positive messages for another good year for Greek tourism.