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Greek Tourism Secretary General Evridiki Kourneta Steps Down

Evridiki Kourneta, the secretary general of the Greek Tourism Ministry, has resigned from her post, an announcement by the ministry said on Monday.

Greece’s Tourism Strategy Presented at 109th UNWTO Executive Council Meeting

Greece's tourism strategy was presented to tourism leaders from around the world at the 109th session of the UNWTO Executive Council in Bahrain.
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Key Tourism Figures 2018: Evridiki Kourneta, Secretary General Tourism Ministry

Greek Tourism Secretary General Evridiki Kourneta shares her vision for Greek tourism and highlights its important role for society and the country's economy.

‘Greece-Russia Year of Tourism’ to Wrap Up in Athens in November

The official closing ceremony of the "Greece-Russia Year of Tourism 2017-2018" initiative will be held in Athens in November.

Greece’s Tourist Arrivals Rise Over 12% in Jan-Aug 2018

Greece’s tourist arrivals increased more than 12% during the first eight months of 2018, compared to the same period in 2017, according to Tourism Ministry Secretary General Evridiki Kourneta.

Kountoura Discusses Tourism Promotion of Hydra with Island’s Mayor

Ways of further promoting Hydra as a destination to foreign markets were discussed between Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura and the island’s mayor, Georgios Koukoudakis.

Greece Looks to Boost Tourism Cooperation with South Korea

Greece sees South Korea as a promising market and is aiming to strengthen cooperation in the sectors of shipping, tourism, agri-food and energy.

Direct Air Links Key to Greece Tourism Growth, Says Ministry

Direct air links with new markets worldwide, secured by the Tourism Ministry, have helped boost the number of international arrivals to Greece.

Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura Attends Greek Independence Day Parade in New York

Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura attended the annual Greek parade in honor of the country's Independence, held recently on Fifth Ave in New York City.

GNTO: Greece will Welcome More Tourists from Ukraine in 2018

Greece expects to see an increase in arrivals from Ukraine of up to 25 percent in 2018, according to the Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO).

Smile Acadimos Honored with Gold and Silver at Greek Hospitality Awards 2018

Greek travel agency Smile Acadimos received two honors at the Greek Hospitality Awards 2018 ceremony, which was recently held in Athens.

‘Greek Hospitality Awards 2018’ Announces Best Hotels and Resorts

Greece’s very best hotels and resorts were honored during the Greek Hospitality Awards 2018 gala dinner, which took place recently in Athens.

‘Sympossio Greek Gourmet Touring 2018’ Travels to 37 European Cities

The gastronomy culture of the Peloponnese will be promoted to more than 37 cities in Europe through the "Sympossio Greek Gourmet Touring 2018" event.

HAPCO: Greece Must Adopt Conference, MICE Tourism Mentality

The challenges that impede the performance of conference tourism in Greece were analyzed during the recent 8th Panhellenic Conference of HAPCO held in Athens.

Ministry Plans to Support Conference Tourism in Greece

The creation of a conference registry and supporting PCOs are included in the Tourism Ministry's plans to further develop conference tourism in Greece.

Western Greece Honored as ‘European Destination of Excellence’

The Region of Western Greece has been honored with the European Destinations of Excellence (EDEN) 2016-2017 accolade for its cultural offerings.

Kountoura Meets with Hellenic Hoteliers Federation’s New Board of Directors

Issues that concern the Greek hospitality sector were discussed between Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura and the newly elected Board of Directors of the Hellenic Hoteliers Federation (POX).

Kourneta Covers Public Tourism Education Progress in Greece

The Tourism Ministry’s priorities for the strengthening of tourism education in Greece, were presented by the Secretary General of Tourism, Evridiki Kourneta.

Key Tourism Figures 2017: Evridiki Kourneta, Secretary General Tourism Ministry

Greece sets an example of success as a top destination that meets the expectations of today’s travelers, even the most demanding.

Ministry Highlights Importance of Sports Tourism for Greece

The importance of sports events in promoting Greek tourism was highlighted by the Secretary General of Tourism Evridiki Kourneta, during the LG AegeanBall Festival on Syros.
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