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Dr. Andreas A. Andreadis, President Greek Tourism Confederation

SETE is working towards the implementation of a thorough plan aimed at improving the standards of products and services offered, while investing in education and training, both for those working in the industry and Greek society as a whole.

Greece: New 2014 Arrival Forecast Announced

The Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) has updated its 2014 international arrival forecast after processing new data for the month of October. The new forecast of total visitor arrivals by all means of transport is shifting to the level of 23 million.

WTM 2014: Pre-Bookings From the UK To Greece On The Up For 2015

An increase in pre-bookings from the United Kingdom to Greece for 2015 has been recorded, following a 16 percent increase in arrivals and a 20 percent rise in revenues in 2014, compared to 2013.

Greece’s Main Tourism Body Calls On Banks To Support Tourism Businesses

Following the clean bill of health that Greek banks secured from the recent European Central Bank stress tests, the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) has called for the real economy to be financed and for healthy and sustainable tourism businesses to receive immediate support.

SETE Briefs POTAMI Party On Greek Tourism Issues

The head of the centrist party POTAMI, Stavros Theodorakis, and representatives of the party were briefed on the progress of Greek tourism, during a meeting with a delegation from the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE), headed by Association President Andreas Andreadis.

Greece Sees Tourism Revenue Rise Above Forecasts

Tourism revenue in Greece is expected to eventually reach 14 billion euros this year, up from a previous forecast of 13.5 billion euros.

Tourism Perspectives In The Black Sea Area To Be Discussed In Athens, Greece

The Greek Presidency of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation Organization (BSEC) will host the 7th International Black Sea Symposium on tourism on 16-18 October in Athens.

Greece’s Government And Tourism Sector Are On The Same Page

The importance of collective action and effective cooperation between the State and Greece's tourism sector was highlighted by Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni, during an open Board of Directors meeting of the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE) held in Athens.

Greek Tourism Sector Strongly Reacts To SYRIZA’s Plan To Downplay SETE’s Role

Main opposition SYRIZA sparked the negative reaction of Greece's tourism sector when it suggested for the decision that recognizes the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE) as a coordinate institutional national social partner to the Greek Government, to be repealed.

World Tourism Day 2014: Message By The Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE)

Official message by the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE) for World Tourism Day, 27 September 2014.

Key Tourism Figures Applaud Google Initiative For Off-Season Promotion Of Greece

"Now, more than ever, it is possible to gradually extend the tourist season," Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni recently said in regards to an initiative announced by Google that sees to promote Greece during the off season.

The Guardian: Mykonos, Greece, Is The Summer’s Big Winner

The big winner of this summer is Mykonos as celebrities put the glamor of the 1960s back in Greece, according to a recent article published on The Guardian website.

Reuters: Greece Returns as Tourist Hotspot

"Greece Returns as Tourist Hotspot" is the title of a recent video report from Athens by Reuters that highlights the recovery of Greek tourism after the crisis period.

Greek Tourism Forecast Update: Greece May Welcome More Arrivals Than Expected

The Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE) may once again revise its 2014 arrival forecast for Greece as demand is rising above original estimates.

The Guardian: Greece Is Drawing In Holidaymakers At Record-Breaking Rates

After six stark years of recession, debt-stricken Greece is drawing in holidaymakers at record-breaking rates, according to UK newspaper The Guardian.

Draft Bill For Greek Tourism Passed By Special Parliamentary Committee

A draft bill that simplifies the procedures for the operation of tourism businesses, among other things, was passed in principle and by article by a special parliamentary committee on 2 July.

Greece’s Main Tourism Body Says Shops In Athens And Thessaloniki Must Be Open All Sundays Of The Year

Greek tourism professionals recently expressed concern over the potential exclusion of Athens and Thessaloniki from a pilot scheme that will allow shops in Greece to open on all Sundays of the year.

Greek Tourism Minister Urges Curb To Price Hikes

Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni urged certain individuals working in the tourism sector to not take advantage of the country's increase in tourist arrivals and raise prices in popular destinations.

Greece: Tourism Driving Up Demand For More Hotel Investments

Greek tourism professionals recently pointed out that investments for high class hotels must be made in Greece for the country to keep pace with expected growth.

Greece Holds Optimistic Forecast For Tourism

Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni is pleased for all that has been achieved in the field of Greece's tourism and very optimistic for this year, according to her speech during the 22nd annual general assembly of the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE) in Athens.