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Greece’s National Disability Association Calls for Accessible Tourism

Ensuring accessibility in tourism through legal, structural and social reforms will contribute greatly to the expansion and promotion of the country’s tourist product, the National Confederation of Persons with Disabilities (ESAmeA) said in a letter with proposals it sent to...

Greece Aims to Boost Medical Tourism

Greek Alternate Minister of Tourism Elena Kountoura focused on the significant growth prospects of Medical Tourism in Greece during the International Health Tourism Convention (IHTC) in Athens.

Greece @ ITB 2015 – Photo Report by GTP

The 49th edition of ITB Berlin, held in March at Messe Berlin in Germany, gave quite a promising outlook for the 2015 tourism season in Greece.

Alternate Tourism Minister to Promote Greece in Russia

Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura will depart for Moscow on Tuesday to attend the Moscow International Exhibition Travel & Tourism (MITT) in Russia.

Kountoura Discusses Events for “Year of Russia in Greece” and “Year of Greece in Russia” in 2016

Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura met today with Russian Deputy Minister of Culture Alla Manilova in Moscow to further advance ties between Greece and Russia.

MITT 2015: Russian Travellers are Loyal to Greece, No Visa Problem from Greek Side

Although fewer tourists from Russia are expected to travel this year due to the slight economic downturn in the country, Greece will aim to claim the largest possible share of the Russian tourism market.

Greece to Form National Strategic Plan for Tourism

The Greek Government will form a National Strategic Plan for Tourism, Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura informed the Board of Directors of the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels.

Russian Pre-bookings in Halkidiki Drop

Halkidiki authorities expressed their concern over the significant drop in the number of pre-bookings by Russian tourists this year, following the region’s participation in the 22nd Moscow International Exhibition Travel & Tourism (MITT) held in Russia, earlier this month.

HATTA to Make Important Announcements at 2015 General Assembly

The annual general assembly of the Hellenic Association of Travel & Tourist Agencies (HATTA) will open next week with interesting announcements and a number of important topics on the international and Greek tourism industry and travel agency sector.

Greece Aims to Attract More Chinese Tourists

Greece has a key focus on attracting more Chinese visitors and the government has already started making the necessary contacts to attract more investment from the country and explore cooperation on a cultural level.

Kountoura: Ministry to Support Small and Medium-sized Tourism Enterprises

The Greek ministry that oversees tourism will strengthen small and medium-sized enterprises of the sector, Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura said today in Athens during the general assembly of the Confederation of Greek Enterprises for Rented Villas & Apartments (SEEDDE).

HATTA Launches Federation of Greek Travel Agencies

The Hellenic Association of Travel & Tourist Agencies (HATTA) on Tuesday launched the Federation of Greek Travel Agencies (Fed HATTA).

Athens Hotel Occupancy to Sustain Upward Trend in 2015

Athens proved to be an attractive city break destination in 2014 as occupancy rose in the city's hotels by 21 percent compared to 2013, reaching 2008 levels.

New GNTO Board of Directors Published in Greek Government Gazette

The names that will consist the new Board of Directors of the Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) have been published in the Greek Government Gazette.

Culture, Tourism Ministries Join Forces to Promote Greece

Ensuring the most effective and far-reaching promotion of Greece’s cultural heritage was at the center of a meeting between Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura and her counterpart at the Culture Ministry Nikos Xydakis.

Greek Shipowners Call for the Creation of a National Cruise Committee

A national committee that will oversee matters of cruise travel was the focus of a recent meeting between the board of the Union of Cruise Shipowners and Associated Members (EEKFN) and government officials.

Local Authorities to Get Involved in Promotion of Greek Health Tourism

Alternate Minister Elena Kountoura and the president of the Central Union of Municipalities of Greece (KEDE) Yiorgos Patoulis last week explored the role of the country's local authorities in regards to health tourism.

Alternate Tourism Minister Targets Saudi Arabian Market

Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura is aiming to tap into the vast potential of the Saudi Arabian market to support growth in Greek tourism.

Saudi Arabia Backs Greek Tourism, Seeks Transport Knowhow

The Saudi Arabian government pledged that it will support Greek tourism during Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura’s recent visit to Riyadh, as part of the government’s action plan to attract foreign investment.

Saudi Arabia Looks to Greece for Medical Staff, Eyes Health Tourism Options

Tapping into the potential of medical tourism in Greece, and offering Greek medical professionals jobs in Saudi Arabia, topped the agenda of Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura’s meeting with Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Health Minister Mohammed Al Khoshaim, during her recent...