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Greece To Welcome 19m International Arrivals, Tourism Body Sets New Goal For 2014

The Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE) has for the third time since December revised its 2014 arrival forecast.

Greek Government “Freezes” Controversial Draft Coastal Development Bill

A controversial draft bill on coastal development prepared by the Finance Ministry has been temporarily "frozen" by the Greek Government following reactions of environmental organizations, citizens and even MPs.

Data Points To Record Year For Greek Tourism

Recent airport arrival figures for the first four months of 2014, have confirmed the expectations of the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE) that sees the country attracting a record 18.5 million visitors and generating 13 billion euros in revenues this year.

Greece Goes LIVE On German Die Zeit News Portal

The online version of German newspaper Die Zeit is inviting all to discover Greece's uniqueness and variety.

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 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.

SETE Announces New Board of Directors

The Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE) held elections on Wednesday 30 April during its 22nd annual general assembly and elected its new Board of Directors for a 3-year mandate.

Athens To Become More Attractive To Visitors

The Municipality of Athens will launch a series of actions, in cooperation with the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE) and the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels, to upgrade the Greek capital's tourism product and promote the city's services.

Greek Tourist Guide Federation Joins SETE Tourism Body

The Panhellenic Tourist Guide Federation (POXEN) has announced its membership within the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE), Greece's main tourism body.

EU Proposes Easier Schengen Visas For Non-EU Travelers

The European Union wants to introduce more flexible visa rules for non-European Union holidaymakers to boost growth and job creation.

Greek Airports Report Increased Arrivals From Abroad

International arrivals at Greek airports increased by 16.9 percent during the first two months of the year, according to data released by the Civil Aviation Authority.

ITB Berlin 2014 Shows Big Prospects For Greek Tourism

One thing was certain during this year's ITB international tourism exhibition in Berlin: Greece was making a comeback in the German market.

InSETE To Launch Quality Tourism Programs For Greek SMEs

The SETE Institute (InSETE) intends to adopt a set of voluntary quality principles proposed by the European Commission and include them in planned programs for Greek tourism enterprises.

Athens & Thessaloniki See Tourist Arrivals Increase In Jan-Feb 2014

International tourist arrivals to Greece have increased by nearly 28.8 percent during the first two months of the year, compared with the same period of 2013, according to data from the country’s major airports.

Greece Anticipates Over 2.5 Million German Arrivals As Mood Improves

Arrivals from Germany to Greece this year will range between 2.5 and 2.7 million, up from 2.3 million in 2013, according to the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE).

Greek Tourism Industry Body Hopes For Reduction In Insurance Contributions

A reduction in insurance contributions could be the next best thing for Greek tourism following the lessened value-added tax rate on food services, according to the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE).

SETE: How To Turn Greek Gastronomy Into A Memorable Travel Experience

"Greek gastronomy has many strengths, with quality raw materials and local cuisine creations in the lead, but it needs to be promoted through an integrated marketing communications plan," a panel of tourism and culinary experts agreed during an event held recently by SETE.

9th HORECA Trade Show To Open 7 February At Metropolitan Expo

The 9th International Hotel, Restaurant and Cafe Show HORECA will open its doors to tourism and food services professionals on Friday 7 February at the Metropolitan Expo.

Greek Gastronomy: A Memorable Travel Experience – HORECA Event

Greek gastronomy will be focused on as a "memorable travel experience" at an event taking place in the parallel events section of the 9th HORECA trade show on 8 February 2014 at the Athens Metropolitan Expo.

Greece’s Main Tourism Body Calls For Simplified Schengen Visa Procedures

Visa applications should be processed within 48 hours of their submission, the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE) underlined in a recent letter to the Greek Tourism Ministry.