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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 Pessimistic For Sector Tourism This Year

Nikos Angelopoulos, vice president of the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises, told its annual Christmas press gathering that he and the association were not optimistic for tourism possibilities in 2002. He said association sources foresee a possible drop in arrivals from...

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...

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...

Bookings To Greece Pick Up Pace After Elections

“The political stability that has resulted from the 17 June elections and the formation of the Government already has influenced recent reservations on a positive level,” Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni said while addressing a conference last month.

Tourism Falls Victim To Greece’s Political Scene

International bookings dropped some 50 percent only a few days after Greece’s general elections, according to Andreas Andreadis, president of the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE).

Tourism Professionals At A Loss As Greece Calls For New General Elections

Greece is heading for a new round of elections as talks among party leaders to form a government—based on the results of the elections of 6 May—collapsed. The date for the new round of elections has been set for 17 June.

Caretaker PM On Greek Tourism

The aim of the Government is to ensure that Greece has elections amid stability and tranquility, Greek Caretaker Prime Minister Panayiotis Pikramenos said on 19 May. In a meeting with the president of the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE), Andreas Andreadis, Mr....

Greek Tourism’s Expectations From New Government, SETE

Five steps are needed to support Greek tourism, SETE said prior to the country’s parliamentary elections in May.

SETE Survey Shows Falling Business Expectations

Business expectations in Greece’s tourism sector continued to decline in the first quarter of 2012 compared to the previous quarter, according to a recent survey conducted by the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE) in collaboration with the Foundation for Economic and...

SETE Conference To Focus On Promotion Company

“Marketing Greece,” the public-private marketing company that will aim to promote Greek tourism on an international level, will be the key topic of discussion at the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises’ (SETE) 11th tourism and development conference this autumn.

Greek Coalition Government Formed, Tourism Unsteady

New Democracy head Antonis Samaras was sworn in as Greece's prime minister last month (20 June) in a three-party coalition government following Greece’s second round of national elections on 17 June.

SETE Holds General Assembly Prior To Second Round Of Greek Elections

“A capable and functional government with pro-European orientation in the Eurozone must arise from Greece’s second round of elections on 17 June,” the president of the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE), Andreas Andreadis, said last month during the association’s...

Tourism Professionals Reassure Foreign Travelers

“Greece remains one of the top destinations in the world and we reassure holidaymakers that this summer remains business as usual,” the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE), said in an announcement to foreign visitors.

Yachting Tourism Down In 2012

Yacht reservations dropped some 30 percent in May only, compared with the same period in 2011, while the industry expected better results from last minute bookings, according to the general secretary of the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE), George Vernicos.

Public-Private Tourism Marketing Company Becomes Official

The Greek Government approved an amendment tabled in Parliament last month that opened the way for the establishment of a public-private marketing company for Greek tourism. The amendment was tabled by Culture and Tourism Minister Pavlos Yeroulanos and specifically involved a...

Greece’s Tarnished Image Puts 2012 Tourism In Limbo

“There are many Germans who are afraid to come to Greece,” Culture and Tourism Minister Pavlos Yeroulanos informed Greece’s head of state President Carolos Papoulias last month after his visit to the 46th ITB Berlin travel trade show in Germany.

SETE On 2012 Tourism Targets

Greek tourism should not diverge from its target of keeping this year’s international arrivals above 16 million and revenue higher than 10 billion euros, the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE) said last month during a press conference to the foreign media.

“Greece Is Changing” Initiative Launched

A group of leading Greek businessmen recently decided to take matters into their own hands and joined forces to promote full page advertisements in various European newspapers and invite Europeans to take a closer look at Greece’s path of reform to ensure its commitment to Europe.