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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.

Ministers Present Greece’s New Shipping E-registry

The ministries of economy and shipping presented the new e-registry for Greek-flagged private and professional leisure boats and professional boats under foreign flags.

Greece Launches E-registry for Private and Professional Boats

Greek-flagged leisure boats, professional boats under foreign flags and daily cruise ships must be enlisted by their owners on the new AADE electronic registry.

Environmental Protection, Sustainability Top ICOMIA Athens Agenda

Greece's marina infrastructure and environmental protection policies topped the agenda of the ICOMIA World Marinas Conference 2018 held in Athens.

Greek Shipping Minister Talks Investment at ICOMIA Marinas Conference

Ways to attract investments in marina infrastructure were discussed during the ICOMIA World Marinas Conference in Athens.

Greek Shipping Minister Says VAT on Professional Watercraft to be ‘Resolved’

Greek Shipping Minister Fotis Kouvelis has pledged to resolve the issue of value added tax (VAT) on professional watercraft imposed by the EU.

Athens ICOMIA World Marinas Conference to Focus on Growth

The viability of Europe’s marina industry will be the focus of the ICOMIA World Marinas Conference to be held in Athens during October 25-27.

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. 

Greek Recreational Craft Laws to Take Effect End of January

Laws regulating recreational craft, boats and watercraft are set to take effect at the end of January, the Greek shipping ministry announced.

New Levy to Burden Watercraft Owners Docking in Greece

A levy to be imposed on all types of sea craft, the so-called recreational and day boat tax or TEPAI, will further burden marine tourism, sector professionals say.

Athens to Host ICOMIA World Marinas Conference 2018

Athens in October 2018 will host the ICOMIA World Marinas Conference, an international event organized every two years by the International Council of Marine Industry Associations.

Greek Marinas Association Prepares Action Plan

Aiming to tap into new markets, the Greek Marinas Association is preparing a two-year action plan to promote sailing tourism and marina industry activities.

Privatization of Greek Marinas on Government’s Agenda

The Greek government will support the growth of sea tourism in Greece through a series of measures that include the privatization of marinas.

Proposed Levy Raises Greek Shipping, Tourism Industry Concerns

The shipping and tourism industries are concerned over a proposed charge for recreational vessels as discussed in a draft bill tabled in parliament.

Greek Marina Pros Slam Talks of New Docking Tax

Proposals of a tax applicable on mooring at private marinas in Greece has professionals up in arms, claiming an added levy will lead to financial damage.

Third Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum Unveils Speaker Line-up

Senior officials from major international cruise companies will meet in Athens in May for the 3rd Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum to engage with government officials, network and do business with representatives of the Eastern Mediterranean’s port authorities, cruise ship suppliers...

Pros of Greek Marine Tourism Presented at Düsseldorf Boat Show

The advantages of Greece’s marine tourism were at the center of a presentation on Tuesday, by Marketing Greece, ahead of the boot Düsseldorf 46th International Boat Show, which runs through to January 25 in Germany.

SETE Sends Message Ahead Of World Tourism Day

17 million international arrivals, 11 billion euros of direct revenue and 40,000 new employment positions must be the aims of Greek tourism in 2013. If these goals are achieved, tourism will add 1.5 percent to the country’s GDP, raising the contribution of tourism to GDP above 16...