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COTTM 2016: Chinese Market Shows Interest in Greece at B2B Expo

Following the opening of new Greek visa application centers in China recently, the Chinese travel market is now focusing on increasing bookings to Greece, the General Panhellenic Federation of Tourism Enterprises (GEPOET) said following its participation in COTTM, China's leading...

ΓΕΠΟΕΤ: Ενημέρωση για την ομαλή κυκλοφορία των τουριστικών λεωφορείων στο ιστορικό κέντρο της Αθήνας

Σε συνέχεια πρόσφατης συνάντησης με την ηγεσία της Υπο/δνσης Τροχαίας Αθηνών, η Γενική Πανελλαδική Ομοσπονδία Επιχειρήσεων Τουρισμού (ΓΕΠΟΕΤ) με ανακοίνωσή της υπενθυμίζει στα μέλη της τα βασικά σημεία για την ομαλή κυκλοφορία των τουριστικών λεωφορείων στο ιστορικό κέντρο ...

GEPOET: ‘Our Tourist Coaches are Not Striking, Greece’s Image Comes First’

Although it opposes the government’s plans for pension and tax reforms, the General Panhellenic Federation of Tourism Enterprises (GEPOET) on Monday clarified that its members/tourist coach companies were not taking part in any protest mobilizations.

Greek Tourism Sector Opposes Gov’t Pension Plan

The Greek tourism sector has joined a growing number of professionals across the country’s productive forces, including lawyers and farmers, expressing their opposition over the government’s plans to proceed with further pension cuts and increase social security contributions by...

Greece to Roll Out its Best at WTM London 2015

Greece will attend the World Travel Market (WTM) in London, the leading global and must-attend four-day business-to-business exhibition for the worldwide travel and tourism industry. WTM 2015 will open its doors on Monday, 2 November, at ExCeL – London and run until Thursday, 5...

ΓΕΠΟΕΤ – Γενική Πανελλαδική Ομοσπονδία Επιχειρήσεων Τουρισμού

Η ΓΕΠΟΕΤ τάσσεται υπέρ της Ευρωπαϊκής πορείας της χώρας και της παραμονής της στη ζώνη του Ευρώ, υποστηρίζοντας το «Ναι» στο δημοψήφισμα της π...

Tourists Visiting Greek Sites Can Pay Via Credit Card

Access to museums and archaeological sites in Greece can now be made via credit payment.

In Memory of Spyros Ginis

Spyros Ginis, owner and founder of Ginis Vacances, passed away on Sunday, June 28.

Sector Body GEPOET Upgrades its Online Presence

Representing the country’s travel ventures, the General Panhellenic Federation of Tourism Enterprises (GEPOET) announced last week that it’s new site - www.gepoet.gr - is up and running.

Greece’s Best Hotels Honored at Hospitality Awards 2015

Hotels that stood out for innovative practices in the Greek hospitality sector were rewarded on Wednesday at the Hospitality Awards 2015 ceremony at the Ethniki Conference Center in Athens.

Athens is Gearing Up to Host Greece’s ‘Hospitality Forum & Awards 2015’

Leading figures of the Greek hospitality industry will participate in the Hospitality Forum & Awards event that will take place in Greece for the first time on June 17 at the Ethniki Conference Center in Athens.

Hospitality Awards 2015 in Greece: Nominations Now Open

Nominations have opened for the Hospitality Awards 2015 which aim to reward and spotlight Greek hotel enterprises that stand out for their innovative practices in the hospitality sector.

Italian Journalists Get a Taste of Athens

Eight Italian journalists explored Athens and the islands of the Argosaronic during a press trip held April 16-19 by the Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) office in Italy.

Greece Gets Ready to Attend ITB Berlin 2015

Greece is getting ready to attend the ITB Berlin 2015, the leading trade fair for the worldwide travel industry, with quite a few events planned. ITB Berlin 2015 will take place from March 4 to March 8.

GEPOET Meets with Alternate Tourism Minister

Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura met with the Greek Federation of Tourism Enterprises (GEPOET) to discuss the challenges of the sector and formulate a joint strategy ahead of the official launch of the summer tourist season.

Tourist Coaches Want to Operate Intercity Routes

The Greek Federation of Tourism Enterprises (GEPOET) has expressed its satisfaction with the Τourism Μinistry’s recent decision to stop an amendment to draft legislation which would in effect exclude privately-run tourist coaches and buses from the future liberalization of the...

Possible Hotel VAT Increase in Greece Sparks Reactions

Greek tourism professionals are up in arms over the government’s intention to increase the Value Added Tax (VAT) rate for hotel accommodation from 6.5 percent at present to 13 percent. The news has caused a number of reactions from Greek tourism bodies, hotel associations and...

SETE Slams Government Plans for ‘Suicidal’ VAT Hike for Greek Hotels

An increase of the Value Added Tax (VAT) rate for hotel accommodation from 6.5 percent to 13 percent would start a domino effect of consequences, according to the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE). The association said such a move would be "suicidal" for Greek tourism.

New Certification Seal Introduced For Greek Tour Buses

All Greek tour coach owners are now required to apply for a special electronic seal of authenticity, following a recent decision of the Greek Transport Ministry.

In Memory of Marios Trivizas

Marios Trivizas, tourism entrepreneur and president of the General Pan-Hellenic Federation of Tourism Enterprises (GEPOET) passed away at the age of 85 on Saturday, 28 June, following recent surgery complications.