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Huffington Post: Greece Is A Must-See Destination This Year

Greece is poised to bounce back in popularity in 2014, according to a recent article on the Huffington Post news site.

Greece Sees Rise In Arrivals In Almost All Main Airports In 2013

Tourism in Greece bounced back last year after dismal 2012 figures, according to recently released data from the country’s main airports covering the January-December 2013 period.

SETE Appoints New General Manager

The Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE) has announced the appointment of Alexandros Lamnidis as new general manager. He replaces George Drakopoulos, who has left the association after 20 years in service.

SETE Targets 18 Million Int’l Arrivals To Greece In 2014

Next year will be a record year for Greek tourism as long as the country remains politically stable, the president of the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE), Andreas Andreadis, said at a media briefing.

Study: Greece Lags Behind In Online Activity For Travel

A relatively low proportion of enterprises in Greece are using e-commerce to connect to potential customers, according to an Oxford Economics study entitled "The Impact of Online Content on European Tourism," recently presented in Athens.

Greece’s Tourism Season Slightly Extended In October, November 2013

Greece's tourism season was slightly extended for both the months of October and November, recent data on international tourist arrivals to the country's major airports showed on 6 December.

SETE To Promote Greek Gastronomy At 9th HORECA Expo In 2014

SETE will once again promote the initiative that sees gastronomy united with the marketing of Greek tourism, at the 9th International Hotel, Restaurant and Cafe Show HORECA to be held 7-10 February 2014 at the Athens Metropolitan Expo.

“Hospitality.Next” Conference: Investors Are Becoming More Aware Of Ho[s]tels

Investors around the world are beginning to show a particularly strong interest for ho[s]tel type hotels, according to a recent report from HVS London.

Greek Tourism From The ’90s Until Today: Former SETE Presidents Gather To Reminisce

The audience of the recent Capital + Vision multi-conference in Thessaloniki took a trip down memory lane during a roundtable discussion attended by the three honorary presidents - Spyros Kokotos, Stavros Andreadis and Nikos Aggelopoulos - of the Association of Greek Tourism...

“Hospitality.Next” Conference To Inform On Next Practices For Greek Tourism

While Greek tourism is in the spotlight, Boussias Communications and Hotel & Restaurant magazine are organizing a conference that will give insight on accepted international next practices and innovation strategies in the hospitality industry.

Andreas Andreadis, President Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises

The country's image abroad is improving dramatically. The 2013 season will apparently break all the records reaching 17.5 million international visitors and € 11.5 billion international receipts.

GTP at WTM 2013 – Photo Report

Through a revamped pavilion and with more Greek exhibitors, Greece showed its best to the international travel trade sector at the 34th World Travel Market (WTM), held 4-7 November 2013 on the fairgrounds of ExCeL–London.

UNWTO Affiliate Members Elect New Chair

The Instituto Para La Calidad Turística Española, ICTE (Spain) was voted to the position of Chairman of the Affiliate Members Board for the next two years.

Greece Has Historic Month Of October 2013 Arrivals

Greece experienced its best October of all time last month in terms of international arrivals to Greek airports, according to the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE).

WTM 2013: Greece Sees Upward Trend In Early Bookings From UK Market

“Greece not only has made a big comeback this year but is also moving full steam ahead for 2014,” the president of the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE), Andreas Andreadis, told GTP Headlines on 5 November, the second day of the World Travel Market in...

Kefalogianni Optimistic About 2014 Tourism Season In Greece

Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni sent a message of optimism for next year’s tourism season during the 12th Tourism & Development Conference of the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE) held in Athens on 22 October.

SETE Aims For Greece To Welcome 24 Million Tourists By 2021

Greece could welcome 24 million tourists by 2021 if the results of a report on the country’s tourism strategic planning are taken under consideration by the Greek Government, according to the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE).

McKinsey Presents Key Tourism Products That Will Boost Arrivals To Greece

Some 3.3 billion euros should be invested in tourism every year for each of the next eight years in order to attain the target of 24 million international arrivals per year, McKinsey & Company informed officials of the Greek Government and tourism professionals on 22 October in Athens.

Finance Minister: Tourism Has Contributed Significantly To Greece’s Economy

"The Greek economy has entered a new phase," Greek Finance Minister Yiannis Stournaras said on 21 October while delivering a speech on the first day of the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises’ (SETE) 12th Tourism & Development Conference in Athens.

SETE’s Conference 2013

“Tourism Strategic Planning 2021: The Implementation Roadmap” is the title of the 12th SETE's conference "Tourism & Development", which will take place 21-22 October 2013, in Athenaum InterContinental.