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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.

Foreign Arrivals To Greece Drop

International arrivals at major airports of Greece for the first five months of 2009 showed a decrease of 8.85 percent over the same period of 2008, the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises recently announced.

SETE Briefs The IMF On Greek Tourism

Representatives of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) recently announced that it would regularly include an assessment of the Greek tourism performance in its future scheduled visits.

Tourism Among Priorities On PM’s Agenda

The government's goal is the preservation and support of Greece's tourism product's potential and everyone should aim to transform the global crisis into a national opportunity, Prime Minister Kostas Karamanlis said during the 17th general assembly of the Association for Greek...

SETE Sees a Gloomy Tourism Season

The Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises painted a black picture at a press conference last month and called on to the government for additional measures to support the tourism industry.

Conference Sheds Light on Greek Tourism

Discussions that concerned the impact of the economic crisis on Greek tourism—according to conclusions from international exhibitions ITB and MITT—highlighted this year's third International Tourism & Property Conference.

Job Cuts in Tourism Sector

The economic crisis has already affected tourism occupations as enterprises are planning layoffs and pay cuts, according to Christos Polyzogopoulos, president of the Economic and Social Council of Greece.

5th IMIC Offers Survival Strategies

The need for Greece's tourism policy to improve drastically was the main point of this year's 5th International Meetings and Incentives Conference (IMIC) titled "Selling Destinations, Venues and Services: Supplier Perspectives - Buyer Demands," which took place recently in Athens.

SETE Gives 2008 Overview

The president of the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises, Nikos Angelopoulos, recently called for urgent measures to support and strengthen the tourism sector in order to minimize the losses that are expected in 2009.

Hotels Called to Upgrade Technology

Greek hotels must adapt to the needs of the 21st century customer, whose habits and demands in regards to technology have increased over the past, according to conclusions of the first Hotel Experience Day conference held recently in Athens. It was held under the auspices of the...

Hoteliers Enlightened On Social Media

Greek hotels do not take advantage of today's technology, according to the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises' Ideas & Action Council (SID) forum held recently titled "Internet Social Media: On-line Travel Communities."

SETE Sets Tourism Challenges

Tourist destinations that will play a prominent role in the future are those who will strive to develop strong marketing actions and introduce new technologies, was the outcome of the seventh annual Tourism & Development Conference of the Association of Greek Tourism...

Tourism Ministry Joins Forces With SETE

Tourism Minister Aris Spiliotopoulos and the president of the Association of Greek Tourist Enterprises, Nikos Aggelopoulos, recently decided to work together on issues in relation to tourist traffic data and marketing strategies.

Government Not Taking Tourism Seriously

Because government fails to enact in unison the tourism sector fails to perform at an acceptable level, says the Association of Greek Tourist Enterprises.

SETE to Hold Tourism Conference in the Fall

The Association of Greek Tourist Enterprises is to hold its seventh annual Tourism & Development Conference on 6-7 October.

Crisis Management Committee Arranged

After the recent homicide of an Australian tourist who was beaten to death, allegedly by a Greek bouncer on Mykonos, Tourism Minister Aris Spiliotopoulos convened an emergency meeting with officials from other ministries in the framework of setting up a Crisis Management...

Limo Services for Taxis Not Rent-a-car Offices

Transport Minister Costis Hatzidakis recently expressed his intention to give taxi owners the opportunity to provide limo services, all of which caused a major uproar within the Greek Car Rental Companies Association.

Increased Tourists, Reduced Tourist Spending in 2007

Tourist spending appeared relatively low in Greece for 2007 when compared with 2004. According to a recent report released by the Association of Greek Tourist Enterprises, the average spending of tourists per capita in 2004 was 882 euros. In 2007 this number dropped to 748 euros.

SETE Calls for Ministry Coordination

Newly elected chairman of the board of directors of the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE), Nikos Aggelopoulos (Aldemar Hotels & Spa), recently called for better coordination of tourism-related ministries and unification for the sake of sustainable tourism...

Greek Airports Receive Aesthetic Improvements

The Hellenic Ministry of Transport and Communications (YME) and the Tourism Development Ministry held a joint press conference recently to reveal the process to aesthetically improve peripheral airports in Greece following a memorandum sent to YME by the Association of Tourist...