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Greek Parliament Votes in Favor of Second Set of ‘Prior Actions’

Greek Parliament on early Thursday approved a bill containing two more prior actions demanded by Greece’s creditors to start talks for a multibillion euro new bailout.

Greek Parliament Votes in Favor of Bailout Deal

The Greek Parliament on early Thursday approved an omnibus draft bill which includes the prior actions demanded by Greece's creditors in exchange for a multibillion euro new bailout.

Mayor Kaminis on CNN: Tourism in Athens will ‘Take Off’ if Situation in Greece Returns to Normalcy

Tourism in Athens will 'take off' if the situation in Greece returns to normalcy, Athens Mayor Giorgos Kaminis told CNN's Hala Gorani on Tuesday during an interview for the "World Right Now" show.

Greek PM: A VAT Hike On Tourism is Irrational

Raising the Value Added Tax (VAT) on restaurants and tourism is irrational, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Tuesday night during an interview to state broadcaster ERT.

Greece Suggests 13% VAT Rate for Hotels in its Bailout Proposal to Creditors

A value-added-tax (VAT) rate of 13 percent on Greek hotels and the elimination of discounts on the country's most popular islands, are included in the proposal the Greek government submitted to its international creditors on late Thursday, in hope of reaching an agreement on a...

Greece Votes ‘No’ in Bailout Referendum, PM Tsipras Announces Next Move

Over 61 percent of Greeks voted “no” to creditors’ austerity terms in Greece's referendum on Sunday. "Our immediate priority is to restore the banking stability to normality", Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said in a public statement on Sunday night.

Tourism Ministry: Greece Continues to Guarantee High Standards of Service for Visitors

Tourists in Greece and travelers planning to visit will not be affected at all by the country's recent developments, the Ministry for Economy, Infrastructure, Shipping and Tourism said in an announcement on Monday.

Greece: Tourists Will Have No Problem With Money Transactions

Banks in Greece will remain closed on Monday, June 29, and introduce capital controls after the European Central Bank froze the level of funding support supplied to local lenders.

SETE Calls on Tourism Professionals to Protect Greece’s Image

The Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) has called on all involved in tourism to stay alert and use their experience and maturity and do all they can for the Greek tourism industry to continue to run smoothly.

Greek PM Alexis Tsipras Announces July 5 Referendum on Lenders’ Proposals

In a television address to the nation on early Saturday, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras called for a referendum on July 5 on whether Greece should accept or reject the demands of the country's creditors.

SETE: ‘Who Stands to Win from the Destruction of Greek Tourism?’

"We still can not comprehend the reasons why the lenders insist on imposing an uncompetitive VAT rate on the Greek tourism product and we ask: Who stands to win from that?", the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) said in an announcement on Tuesday.