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Greek PM Announces 10-year Strategic Plan for Tourism

Greece's government will work together with the tourism sector's bodies to prepare a 10-year strategic plan for tourism, PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced.

Dozens of Tourism Projects Slated for Eastern Macedonia – Thrace Region

A total of 144 tourism projects are in the pipeline for the Eastern Macedonia-Thrace region after securing EU and regional funding.

Over 2,500 Greek Tourism SMEs to Receive Funding

A total of 411.5 million euros will be allocated to 2,527 small and medium-sized tourism enterprises in Greece, the Greek Economy and Development Ministry announced.

UNWTO & WTM Ministers’ Summit to Focus on Tourism Technology

Cutting edge technology innovations will be shared during the 12th UNWTO & WTM Ministers’ Summit that will take place during the WTM London 2018 in November.

Greek Economy Ministry Triples Funding for SMEs in Tourism

Greek small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) active in tourism will be able to tap into additional subsidies after the economy ministry announced that it was increasing funding.

Greek Ministry Looking to Double Tourism Venture Funding

The economy ministry is set to announce the allocation of 120 million euros for the funding of tourism ventures and plans to double subsidies.

Ministry to Launch 10 Funding Programs for SMEs in Tourism and More

In the upcoming period the Greek economy ministry will launch ten EU funding programs totalling 600 million euros for the support of new business ventures.

Acropolis Monuments Enter New Phase of Restoration

Monuments at the Acropolis in Athens will undergo a new series of restoration works, funded by the NSRF’s "Competitiveness, Entrepreneurship and Innovation 2014-2020” program.

MaltaEU2017: Greek Tourism Discussed at European Ministerial Conference

Greece's secretary general for tourism policy, Georgios Tziallas, presented the country's policies during the European Ministerial Conference on Tourism in Valletta, Malta.

Smart Island Forum to Push for Innovative Sustainability Projects

The European Parliament will host the 2nd Forum of Smart European Islands in efforts to engage and exchange with island stakeholders on innovative projects.

Greek SMEs in Tourism Should Prepare for NSRF Funding

Greek small- and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) active in tourism and employing a set number of staff in the last three years can tap into EU grants - commonly known as ESPA funds - for the upgrade of tourism infrastructure and facilities.
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Greek And German Travel Agents Launch Cooperation For Greek Tourism

The Hellenic Association of Travel & Tourist Agencies (HATTA) and the German Travel Association (DRV) will hold a meeting in Athens today, Tuesday, 26 March, to discuss issues concerning the development of incoming tourism from the German market to Greece.
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Ministry Launches Call For Proposals For Greek SMEs Funding Program

The Ministry of Development, Competitiveness, Infrastructure, Transport and Networks yesterday, 14 January, launched a call for proposals in regards to an NSRF-funded program to assist small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in manufacturing, tourism and trade-services in Greek...
Tourism SMEs Included In New NSRF-Funded Program
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Tourism SMEs Included In NSRF-Funded Program For Greek Regions

The Ministry of Development, Competitiveness, Infrastructure, Transport and Networks will announce details on a regional program to assist small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in manufacturing, tourism and trade-services on Monday, 14 January.
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OECD To Help Cut Greek Red Tape

Tourism is one of the key sectors of the economy the Greek Government will focus on in its effort to lift bureaucratic and competition obstacles that currently hinder development.

Hotel Chamber Explains “Greek Breakfast” Project

“The ‘Greek Breakfast’ project is an effort of great importance to improve the competitiveness of Greek hotels and for the promotion of Greek cuisine as a means for the development of Greek tourism,” the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels said last month.

All-Inclusive Services Proposal Angers Hoteliers

“My proposal was not to ban all-inclusive services at hotels but to reward investors of new hotels with extra government subsidies if they choose not to offer such services,” according to Deputy Culture and Tourism Minister Yiorgos Nikitiadis.

Tourism Development Minister Signs Contracts with K.E.K

Tourism Development Minister Aris Spiliotopoulos has initiated contracts with 97 Vocational Training Centers (K.E.K) throughout Greece for the training of some 8,000 employees of the tourism sector with the aim of improving and upgrading respective skills and knowledge.

Greece Lacks Long-term Tourism Strategy And Policy

The biggest problem facing Greek tourism is the lack of a long-term strategy and policy, said Spyros Kokotos, president of the Association of Greek Tourist Enterprises, during the 16th Philoxenia tourism fair. Mr. Kokotos added that the present government has failed to...

Tourism To Get 750 Billion Drachma Investment Injection

Some 750 billion drachmas in direct and indirect support goes to the country's tourism sector by the year 2006. That's 25 percent of the total national and regional programs for competitiveness and growth, Development Minister Nikos Christodoulakis said last month.
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