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Greek Tourism Ministry Approves Leros Marina

The Greek Tourism Ministry has approved a concession agreement for the construction of a marina on the Dodecanese island of Leros.

Flexibility and Upgrades Key to Fortifying Greece’s Cruise Travel Industry

Tapping into innovation is key to establishing Greece as a top cruise destination, according to Tourism Minister Thanasis Theocharopoulos.

Posidonia 2019 Forum to Cast Spotlight on Greek Cruise Comeback

Greece’s sea tourism, with particular focus on its cruise travel sector, will come into the spotlight at the 2019 Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum during May 28-29 in Athens.

Εντυπωσίασε το East Med Yacht Show 2019

Τις καλύτερες εντυπώσεις άφησε για ακόμη μια χρονιά το "East Med Yacht Show", που πραγματοποιήθηκε στη Μαρίνα Ζέας από τις 10 έως και τις 13 Μαΐου.

Piraeus to Host the 7th Global Symposium of Maritime Executives in June

The city of Piraeus, during June 20-21, will host the 7th Global Symposium of Maritime Executives, organized by the Hellenic Shipbrokers Association and Argo Travel Group.

World Experts to Discuss Greece’s Cruise Comeback at Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum

Greece's cruise comeback will be discussed by some of the industry's leading companies and experts at this year’s Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum in Athens.

Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum 2019: Renewed Optimism for East Med Cruising

Τhe 2019 Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum, to be held May 28-29 in Athens, will focus on the industry's renewed optimism for cruising in the East Med.

Greek Boats Used in ‘High Sea’ Navigation VAT Exempt

Recreational boat owners in Greece operating in “high seas” will be exempt from VAT, according to amendments made to a ministerial decision.

Greek Yachting Tourism Bodies Urge PM to Annul New Taxation Regulation

Greece’s yachting tourism professionals are calling for the annulment of a decision that does away with tax-deductibles concerning recreational watercraft. 

Greece Shipping Chamber Sets Up 1st Maritime Cluster

The Hellenic Chamber of Shipping has launched "Maritime Hellas", the first Greek maritime cluster, to promote the interests of the Greek shipping sector.

Greece’s 28-Member Cruise Affairs Coordinating Committee Meets for 1st Time

The framework of operation, challenges, developments and priorities of Greece’s cruise industry were the focus of the first meeting of the National Coordinating Committee for Cruise Affairs held on Wednesday, at Piraeus Port Authority headquarters.

George Vernicos Re-elected to Shipping Chamber Board

George Vernicos has been re-elected to the board of the Hellenic Chamber of Shipping (NEE) overseeing yacht and marine tourism.

Record Participation Expected at Posidonia 2016

Posidonia 2016 is on course to be the biggest ever despite unfavourable market conditions such as plummeting oil prices and slowing economic growth in key economies and especially China.

Greece’s Shipping Chamber Chief Sees Demise of Sector

The president of the Hellenic Chamber of Shipping (NEE) expressed his concern over the dwindling numbers of Greek-owned ships at a special New Year’s ceremony held recently during which the Hellenic Coast Guard was awarded for its search and rescue efforts.

Vernicos Steps in as OKE President

George Vernicos was elected president of the Economic and Social Council of Greece (OKE) for the 2015-2019 period.

Value of Cruising and Yachting in Greece to Take Center Stage at 3rd Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum

The challenges and opportunities affecting the future of sea tourism in Greece and the wider region will be addressed by more than 800 delegates, including representatives from cruise and yacht companies, ports and destinations, at the 3rd Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum to be held...
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2nd Posidonia Forum To Focus on Cruise, Yachting, Passenger Shipping

For two days, Athens will be the meeting place for discussions and debates on the cruise sector’s growth challenge for Greece, Eastern Mediterranean and the Black Sea, organizer Posidonia Exhibitions said in regards to this year’s 2nd Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum.
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Piraeus Chosen As Distribution Center By Hewlett-Packard

The Development Ministry recently announced a provisional agreement between American IT firm Hewlett-Packard (HP), Chinese shipping giant Cosco and Greek state railway Trainose for the use of Dock II in Piraeus Port.

Marine Tourism Benefits Analyzed

“Greek legislation and bureaucracy kill the cruise market and maritime tourism,” the president of the Hellenic Chamber of Shipping, Yiorgos Gratsos, said at a press conference last month, held prior to the 1st Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum.