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Overnights And Revenue Down At Athens-Attica Hotels

Athens suffered the biggest losses during the first seven months of the year in regards to the number of tourists visiting Greece, the latest figures released by the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE) showed.

SETE In War Of Words

“The General Confederation of Professionals, Craftsmen and Merchants of Greece has nothing to do with tourism, it does not represent tourism businesses and is obviously uninformed in regards to the situation and trends in the tourism market,” the Association of Greek Tourism...

Rodos And Kos See Major Non-Resident Arrival Increase

Although non-resident arrivals showed a 1.3 percent decrease from last year levels in the first seven months of 2010, Greek islands Kos and Rodos enjoyed more visitors despite the economic downturn, according to figures released by the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE).

Greek Tourism Revenue Drops, Arrivals Improve

Greece’s tourism revenue dropped 11.9 percent during the first six months of the year and 15.7 percent in June, according to data from the Bank of Greece.

SETE’s Facts And Figures On Greek Tourism

“Our statistical data on Greek tourism clearly shows that the country’s tourism is entering a new state of recession of unknown duration,” General Manager of the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE) George Drakopoulos said.

Cabotage Draft Law Causes Friction

The bill promoted by the government for the lifting of cabotage restrictions is a historical reform for the Greek cruise industry, Economy, Competitiveness and Shipping Minister Louka Katseli said last month.

Greek Seamen Reject Cabotage Abolition

Lifting cabotage restrictions would mean the end of Greek-flagged cruise shipping and the funeral of Greek sailors, Antonis Dalakogiorgos, head of the Panhellenic Seamen's Federation (PNO), recently told the media.

PM Announces Tourism Support Measures

The lifting of cabotage restrictions should take place immediately following a dialogue with all agencies involved until the end of May, Prime Minister Yiorgos Papandreou announced during the recent 18th general assembly of the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE).

VAT Hike Puts A Damper On Greek Tourism

The government’s effort to solve Greece’s fiscal problems will not be successful if not accompanied by measures to support tourism, President of the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE) Nikos Angelopoulos recently said in a letter to Finance Minister Yiorgos...

SETE Promotes Gastronomy Tourism

With a 400,000-euro marketing investment, Greek gastronomy over the next five years could become one of the main reasons to choose Greece as a holiday destination, the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE) pointed out last month during the presentation of the stu...

Tourism Sector Opposes 15% VAT Plan

The increase of the Value Added Tax to 15 percent would be disastrous for Greek tourism, the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE) said recently in response to conflicting statements made by government officials in regards to the possible imposition of a single VAT rate...

SETE’s 2009 Overview Not A Pretty Picture

Greek tourism seems to be headed in the same direction it always has, the president of the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE), Nikos Angelopoulos, said last month while addressing Greek journalists at the association's 2009 overview.

SETE Looks Ahead For Greek Tourism

The Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE) recently announced that it is preparing the study "Greek Tourism headed for 2020," which will include the strategy for building a new development model for Greek tourism. The sole sponsor and supporter of this initiative is...

PM Chairs Meeting On Tourism

The results of the 2009 tourism season were higher than expected, Tourism Minister Kostas Markopoulos said after having attended a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Kostas Karamanlis with representatives of the tourism sector on 1 September.

Drop in Arrivals Slows in July

The number of foreign tourists that arrived at Greek airports fell to eight percent in the January-July period down from 9.6 percent recorded during the first six months of the year, according to the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises.

Arrivals Down, Jobs Lost

International arrivals to Greece were reduced close to 10 percent in the first six months of the year compared with the same period of 2008, according to the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises.

SETE Clarifies Tourism Data Terms

The Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises recently clarified the confusion created on the use of the terms "tourism revenue" and "turnover index for tourism."

SETE To Discuss Development Models Of Economy

The effectiveness of the development models of the economy will be analyzed at the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises' eighth annual Tourism and Development conference scheduled for 19-20 October.

Greece Takes French Lesson On Tourism

An initiative taken for the first time in Greece by an embassy that represents one of the most developed tourism countries in the world deserves many congratulations, said Nikos Angelopoulos, president of the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises, in reference to a recent...

SETE Prepares Greek Gastronomy Study

The Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE) is preparing a study on the development of "Greek Gastronomy" as a product and its integration in the tourism marketing plan of Greece.