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Greece Celebrates World Tourism Day 2022

The need to “rethink tourism” in Greece was highlighted by the country’s key tourism figures on World Tourism Day 2022.

Greek Hoteliers Angry Over Inclusion of Airbnbs in ‘Tourism for All’ Scheme

Greek hoteliers are angry over a government decision to include Airbnb-style accommodations in its “Tourism for All” subsidized holiday scheme.

Greek Tourism Enterprises Still Short of Staff, Portal Open for Jobseekers

Tourism businesses in Greece are still short of staff with at least 2,430 job openings listed on the Public Employment Service (DYPA) portal.

Greek Tourism Body Proposes Hiring Pensioners, Teachers to Fill Staff Shortages

The Hellenic Confederation of Tourist Accommodation Entrepreneurs (SETKE) is proposing that the government recruit pensioners and teachers to fill shortages in staff at tourism facilities across the country.

Greek Ports See Ferry Activity Skyrocket for Easter

For the first time in the two years of Covid-19, island-bound traffic from the ports of Piraeus, Rafina and Lavrio soared with the Cyclades, Crete and Rhodes winning over a large share of Easter travelers.

Greece’s Tour Bus and Travel Services Providers Calling for Support

The General Panhellenic Federation of Tourism Enterprises presented Finance Minister Christos Staikouras with 8 proposals during a recent working meeting, citing the challenges of Covid-19.

SETKE Re-elects Panagiotis Tokouzis as President

The Greek Confederation of Tourist Accommodation Enterprises (SETKE) has re-elected Panagiotis Tokouzis as its president for a three-year term.

Greece Launches ‘Smotel’ Brand for Small Hospitality Units

Small hotel operations in Greece will now be represented under the brand “Smotel” launched by the Greek Confederation of Tourist Accommodation Enterprises (SETKE).

Greek Travel Agents Want to be Included in New Development Law

Greece’s travel agents are calling on the government to include their enterprises in a new development law, which foresees support for upgrade activities.

More Greek Tourism Enterprises Call for Inclusion in New Development Law

Owners of tourism agencies and tourist buses are calling on the Greek government to include their services in a new development law recently tabled in parliament.

WTD 2021: Greece Looking to Redefine Tourism Goals

On the occasion of World Tourism Day, key Greek tourism figures sent the message that the time has come for changes in order for the sector to face future challenges.

Activity Slow for Greece’s Small Accommodation Facilities, Says SETKE

Activity at Greece’s small and medium-sized accommodation facilities is slow as Covid-19 continues to affect intent for travel, according to the Greek Confederation of Tourist Accommodation Enterprises (SETKE).

SETKE Creates New ‘Alternative Holiday Experience’ Greek Offerings

The Greek Confederation of Tourist Accommodation Enterprises (SETKE) has presented a new project for its members to specialize in one or more of four key special interest tourism areas.

Greece’s Small Accommodation Facilities Face Liquidity Troubles

Occupancy levels at Greece’s small accommodation facilities this year stood at only 25 percent, due to the impact of Covid-19 on tourism.

Greece’s Small Tourism Accommodations to Get Access to EU Funds

Small tourism accommodations in Greece are expected to have access to EU funds in the first quarter of 2021, according to the hospitality body SETKE.

Greece’s Lodging Professionals Not Satisfied with 2019 Results

The Hellenic Confederation of Tourist Accommodation Entrepreneurs (SETKE) is calling on the government to ease taxation citing below par performance in 2019.

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Alternative Tourism to Star in ‘Greek Panorama’ Expo in Athens

Greece’s alternative forms of tourism will be in the spotlight of the Greek Panorama exhibition, that will be held for the first time in Athens.

Greece’s Non-hotel Accommodation Sector Welcomes Collective Labor Agreement

SETKE has welcomed a one-year collective labor agreement covering wages and rights of employees working in non-hotel accommodation facilities.

Greece’s Hospitality Body SETKE Re-elects Panagiotis Tokouzis as President

Panagiotis Tokouzis has been re-elected as president of the Greek Confederation of Tourist Accommodation Enterprises (SETKE).