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Elena Kountoura Takes Over Greek Tourism

Greece's tourism portfolio is now part of the new Economy, Infrastructure, Shipping and Tourism Ministry it was announced today. Elena Kountoura has been appointed Alternate Minister of Tourism

Greece: Olga Kefalogianni Hands Over Tourism Portfolio to Elena Kountoura

Greece's Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura took over her new post from Olga Kefalogianni at a special ceremony held today in Athens.

Summer Holidays in Greece Concern for UK Press

Described by the Independent as a “political earthquake that is rumbling from the Aegean across Europe”, the January 25 victory of the leftist Syriza party in Greece, seems to have created a backlash of distress amongst British tourists as to whether it will be wise to continue...

Greece’s All-Inclusive Model Fine-Tuned to Benefit Local Economies

The newly-elected leftist government Syriza said on Thursday, that it has no intention to do away with the all-inclusive resort model but instead focus on making it beneficial for local markets and communities.

New Greek Tourism Head, Hoteliers on Same Page

Extending the tourism season to 12 months is the main priority of Greece's new Economy, Infrastructure, Shipping and Tourism Ministry, according to Alternate Minister of Tourism Elena Kountoura.

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.

Greek Breakfast Gaining Ground

The Greek breakfast concept is gaining momentum with all the more regions joining the initiative in efforts to promote eating Greek as well as local products.

Ryanair Says ‘No’ to Privatization of Greece’s Regional Airports

Irish low cost carrier Ryanair said it was against the privatization of Greece’s local airports, proposing instead that the Greek government announce a new bid which will have the increase in passenger traffic as a prerequisite.

Minister Kountoura Discusses with Greek Tourism Sector Representatives

The heads of Greece's tourism sector associations outlined their positions in a meeting today with Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura.

Greece-Serbia to Boost Cooperation in Tourism

As part of its ongoing efforts to boost ties and work closer together in the area of tourism, the Greece-Serbia Business Council organized a meeting between newly appointed Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura and her Serbian counterpart Lukrecija Djeri last week.

Cruise Tourism in Greece: Kountoura Briefed on Heraklion Port Authority’s Accomplishments

The president of the Heraklion Port Authority, Ioannis Bras, yesterday proposed the launch of a National Cruise Council in Greece, during a meeting in Athens with Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura.

Minister Kountoura Sets Priorities with Kos Mayor, Sector Authorities

Greek Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura met with Kos Mayor Giorgos Kyritsis, the president of the Kos Marina Sevastianos Maragos and the president of the Kos Hoteliers Association Konstantina Svinou to discuss tourism related matters affecting the Dodecanese island ahead...

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.

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.

Greece Among Top Five Choice Destinations for German Tourists

German travellers are expressing interest in Greek packages ahead of the summer season, Deutshe Welle reports ahead of the international tourism ITB 2015 show, which kicks off in Berlin on Wednesday.

ITB Berlin Opens, Greece Optimistic for 2015 Tourism Season

Greece will aim this year to win more visitors from Western Europe, the Unites States and Germany, Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura told the press on Wednesday, the opening day for ITB Berlin.

ITB 2015: Minister Kountoura Promotes Greece to German Market

Since ITB Berlin launched on Wednesday, Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura has been meeting with key partners from the German tourism industry to inform them on the Greek government's intention to enrich the country's tourism offer.

ITB 2015: UNWTO Pledges Support to Greece

The UN World Tourism Organization fully supports Greek tourism, UNWTO Secretary-General Taleb Rifai assured Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura during a meeting held on the sidelines of the ITB Berlin.

Halkidiki Tourism Organization Does Business at Berlin’s ITB

As part of its ongoing promotional strategy, the Halkidiki Tourism Organization (HTO) participated in this year’s ITB 2015, which took place in Berlin on March 4-8.

Greece Eyes Big Growth in Chinese Tourists This Year

Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura will coordinate actions to attract even more Chinese visitors to Greece this season, the Greek Super-Ministry for Economy, Infrastructure, Shipping and Tourism has announced.