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Prime Minister Underlines Importance of Greek Tourism

Tourism and uncertainty do not go together, Prime Minister Antonis Samaras said on Friday from Rhodes in the context of New Democracy's pre-election campaign just two weeks until elections.

Snap Elections in Greece Put Crucial Projects on Backburner, Impact Tourism

Greeks are set to vote on January 25 after Prime Minister Antonis Samaras failed for the third time to convince lawmakers to support his nominee, Stavros Dimas, for president.

Greece Frowns Upon British Museum’s Loan of Parthenon Marbles Sculpture to Russia

The decision of the British Museum to send a Parthenon sculpture on a loan to the State Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg to celebrate its 250th anniversary, has sparked an angry reaction in Greece.

Philoxenia 2014: Greece Will Invest Half a Billion Euros For Tourism Investments Per Year

Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni focused on the new development perspective of Greek tourism and revealed the country's strategic plans for the sector until 2020, during the opening ceremony of the 30th Philoxenia International Tourism Exhibition on 13 November in Thessaloniki.

UNWTO Commends Greece On Strong Tourism Results

UNWTO Secretary General Taleb Rifai commended the excellent results of Greece's tourism sector, indicating that 2014 will come to an exceptional close.

UN World Tourism Organization Discusses Greek Tourism

United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Secretary General Taleb Rifai met with Greece's Prime Minister Antonis Samaras and Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni on 22 October at the Maximos Mansion in Athens.

Greek PM: Tourism Will Receive Half A Billion Euros For Investments Per Year

Greek tourism will receive 500 million euros per year for investments in the form of European Union subsidies, according to an announcement made by Prime Minister Antonis Samaras during the 13th Tourism & Development Conference of SETE.

TUI Travel Reports “Strong Results” For Greece

The number of TUI's customers visiting Greece this year increased by 10 percent, according to Peter Long, the CEO of TUI Travel PLC, one of Europe's biggest tour operators.

Top Lawyers Will Give Greece Legal Advise On Parthenon Marbles

Prominent international lawyers will inform the Greek Government on legal options for the return of the Parthenon sculptures that are presently on display in the British museum.

PM Antonis Samaras To Address Greek Tourism Industry At SETE Conference

Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras will be the keynote speaker at the closing dinner of the 13th Tourism & Development Conference of SETE on "The Strategic Advantages of Greece: Investments & Development."

Dig Unveils Important Discovery At Ancient Amphipolis, Northern Greece

"We are in front of an extremely important find," Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras said during his visit to Ancient Amphipolis in Serres, Central Macedonia, northern Greece, where archaeologists are digging what appears to be the entrance of an important tomb.

Saudi Billionaire Arrives For Vacation On Crete, Greece

One of the world's most high-profile investors and richest men, Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, arrived in Crete, Greece, on 9 August to spend a week-long vacation in Elounda.

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.

Greek PM Reshuffles Cabinet, Tourism Ministry Unaffected

Olga Kefalogianni remained at her post as Greece's Tourism Minister following the cabinet reshuffle of Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras on Monday 9 June 2014.

Qatar Airways Welcomes Greek PM At Posidonia 2014 Shipping Exhibition

Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras visited the stand of Qatar Airways during his tour of the international shipping exhibition Posidonia 2014 at the opening ceremony held on 2 June.

Greek PM Opens Top Shipping Event “Posidonia 2014”

Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras inaugurated the international shipping exhibition Posidonia 2014. "We are relaunching our country starting from the sea," the Greek Premier said in his address.

Posidonia 2014 Welcomes Shipping World To Greece

The Posidonia 2014 shipping exhibition, which will take place 2-6 June at the Athens Metropolitan Expo, is expected to be the biggest in the event’s long history, organizers said at a press conference held on 29 May.

Greece Aims To Make Central Macedonia An Irresistible Attraction For Tourists

The Region of Central Macedonia can become an irresistible attraction for tourists from around the world once scheduled infrastructure projects are complete, according to Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras.

Greek PM Promises Tax Breaks, More Investment For Tourism

Greece will invest half a billion euros on tourism infrastructure per year for the next six years, according to an announcement made by Prime Minister Antonis Samaras during the 22nd annual general assembly of the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE) in Athens.

Greece’s Unemployed Will Be Allowed Free Entry To Museums

Residents in Greece that have a valid unemployment card will be entitled to visit all of the country's museums free of charge, according to a recent announcement made by Prime Minister Antonis Samaras.