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Greek Hoteliers Bring ‘Ski Week’ Proposal Back to the Table

Greek hoteliers have reiterated their proposal for the establishment of an annual winter school holiday, dubbed “White Week”.

Greek Tourism is on ‘Excellent Course’, Kountoura says

After two record years, Greek tourism is on an "excellent course" in 2017 with an impressive increase in all tourism figures, according to Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura.

Tourism Support Announced for Greek Islands Hit by Refugee Influx

Five islands of the Aegean, which are the main entry points of refugees and migrants to Europe, will receive support to strengthen their tourist arrivals, according to a decision of the Labour and Tourism ministries and the Greek Manpower Employment Organization (OAED).

AVIS Hellas Opens Rental Station at Heraklion Port in Crete

Car rental company Avis Hellas recently announced the opening of a new station at Heraklion Port to service domestic and incoming tourism flows and those traveling to Crete's city during the year.

Greece’s Tourism Set to Withstand the Country’s Economic Woes

Greek tourism is showing strong signs of resilience, the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) said in an announcement on Monday.

Travel Agents: No Mass Cancellations in Greek Tourism Sector

The Hellenic Association of Travel & Tourist Agencies (HATTA) on Thursday called for restraint and unity in the Greek tourism sector and assured that there have not been any mass tourism cancellations to Greece so far.

Greek Hotel Federation President Calls for Measures to Rekindle Domestic Tourism

The political instability, Greece’s troublesome and tedious negotiations with the EU and the resultant negative media reports are taking a toll on Greek tourism, Hellenic Hotel Federation (POX) President Yiannis Retsos said in a recent interview.

Alt. Minister Kountoura Outlines Priorities for Greek Tourism

“Tourism for All” is Greece's basic philosophy for tourism, Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura said during the debate on the government's policy statements in Parliament.

Euromonitor International: Travel And Tourism In Greece Performs Well Despite Recession

Last year was a good year for the travel and tourism industry in Greece despite the economic downturn, Euromonitor International said in its annual report on the country.

Report: Crete Attracts One In Five Visitors To Greece

Crete is one of Greece's most attractive destinations as one in five tourists arrive in the country to vacation on the island, recent data has shown.

Opinions Differ On Greece’s Domestic Tourism Progress This Year

The Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises recently said that the country’s domestic tourism market seems to be recovering for the first time in five years.

Rhodes Tourist Arrivals Increase In May 2014

Tourist arrivals on Rhodes recorded a growth of 11.38 percent in May 2014 compared to the same period in 2013, according to recent data released by Rhodes International Airport "Diagoras."

Greece’s South Aegean Islands Promoted In Athens

The Region of the South Aegean is participating in the 5th Greek Tourism Destinations & Traditions Exhibition that is in full swing in the multipurpose area of the Athens metro at Syntagma Square.

No “Ski Week” Holiday For Greek Schools In 2015

The Hellenic Federation of Hoteliers’ proposal for the establishment of a new annual school holiday period in Greece, so families could take a vacation during the winter, will not launch in 2015 after all.

Greece: Inbound Tourism On Right Track, Domestic Down

Tourism in Greece is set to reach a second consecutive record this year as Greek hoteliers expect the country to attract 18.5 million international arrivals and generate 13.5 billion euros in revenues, according to the president of the Hellenic Federation of Hoteliers, Yiannis Retsos.

5th Greek Tourism Destinations Expo To Launch In Athens

Do you live in Athens and can't decide where to vacation in Greece this summer? If this is the case, your troubles are over! Just swing by the exhibition promoting Greek tourism destinations in the center of Athens.

Plan For New “Ski Week” Holiday For Greek Schools Put On Ice

It seems that the Hellenic Federation of Hoteliers' proposal for the Greek Government to establish a new annual school holiday period so families could take a vacation during the winter, will temporarily be put on ice.

Kefalogianni Briefed On Hotel Federation’s New Holiday Proposal For Greek Schools

The president of the Hellenic Federation of Hoteliers, Yiannis Retsos, presented the federation's full proposal for a new annual vacation period for Greek schools, in a meeting with Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni and Education Minister Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos.

Greece May Launch “Ski Week” School Vacation To Boost Domestic Tourism

Greek schools may take a few extra days off this March as the ministries of Tourism and Education are working together to establish an annual "Ski Week," a four-day vacation period for schools, aimed to boost domestic tourism.

Greek Regions To Reveal “Secrets” To Attract More Visitors

Epirus is the definition of "secret Greece," one of the lesser-known parts of the country the visitor should explore to see its natural beauty, Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni recently informed.