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Study Reveals European Youth Skeptical of EU and Democracy

For most young Europeans, the European Union is more of an economic alliance rather than an institution of shared values, while some believe their country should leave the EU, a study said.

Greece Condemns Deadly Paris Attack

“Democracy cannot be intimidated,” the Greek foreign ministry said in a message to the French people condemning the terror attack on Thursday, April 20.

UNWTO: China Remains World’s Top Tourism Spender

Tourism expenditure from major outbound markets reflected an increasing demand for international tourism in 2016, with China, the U.S. and Germany as the world's top spenders.

EUMed Summit ‘Athens 2016’ to Focus on Economic Policy, Security, Migration

Economic policy, security and migration will top the agenda of the Mediterranean EU Countries' Summit "Athens 2016" that will take place on Friday, September 9, at the Zappeio Hall in the Greek capital.

ETOA: ‘It is Vital that Europe is Perceived as a Safe Destination’

The European Tour Operators Association (ETOA) on Tuesday said that it is vital that Europe is perceived as a safe destination.

KLM Adds Three New Destinations to Summer Network

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has announced that it will expand its medium-haul network with three new destinations from Amsterdam.

Greece, France Expand Tourism Cooperation

Greece and France have announced plans to further cooperate in the tourism sector through joint actions that include the launch of travel packages and the promotion of both countries in specific target markets.

Kefalogianni Goes To Paris To Promote Greek Tourism

Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni will depart for Paris, France, on Monday 24 March to promote Greece and strengthen tourist arrivals to the country.
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Ministry Announces Action Plan For Greek Tourism

The Greek Tourism Ministry and the Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) will launch targeted marketing actions to extend the country’s tourism season until the end of the year and make the best of the last-minute holidays period.
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The City Of Athens Supports Entrepreneurs

The City of Athens recently organized the first round of consultation meetings with agencies and investors within the framework of the actions of the Athens Development and Destination Management Agency (EATA) to support entrepreneurship and the technological competitiveness of...
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Greece Welcomed Fewer Travelers In Jan-Sep 2012

International tourism arrivals to Greece dropped 5.2 percent during the first nine months of 2012, according to figures released recently by the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT).

Joint Report: High Prices Hit Greece’s Competitiveness

Greece dropped five places in the fourth Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report 2011 as it ranked 29th among 139 countries. The report was released by the World Economic Forum at the Global Tourism Forum 2011 held in Andorra last month.

Debate On Greece’s Gain From North Africa’s Tourism

The political turmoil in Egypt and Tunisia may give Greece a 10 percent increase in tourist arrivals this year, the president of the Hellenic Federation of Hotelier’s, Andreas Andreadis, told Bloomberg last month.

Greece In Trouble Over E.U. Travel Agent VAT Rules

Greece is among the eight Member States that were referred to the European Union’s Court of Justice for failing to properly implement E.U. VAT rules for travel agents, the European Commission announced in late January.

Optimistic Forecasts For Greek Tourism

Greece may see a double-digit growth in tourist arrivals this year, according to a Reuters report based on data from Europe’s biggest tour operator TUI Travel.

Ski Tourism Analyzed At Forum

Chaotic bureaucracy, ski resorts that do not bear the appropriate GNTO seal due to land-use matters and the strong competition from neighboring countries are just some of the problems of Greek ski tourism, experts stressed at a recent forum held in Athens for the development of...

GDS To Promote Travel Agency Growth

“We will continue to invest in our online development tools, our e-commerce solutions in order to help our customers diversify and grow their online business,” Amadeus Hellas’ CEO Eva Karamanou recently told GTP during the “Brighter, Bolder, Better e-Commerce” forum by global...

Deputy Minister Attends International Cruise Convention

Deputy Culture and Tourism Minister George Nikitiadis presented significant opportunities provided for cruise tourism and investments in Greek port projects, following the lifting of cabotage restrictions (currently in process by the Greek government), last month at the 8th...
To domestic tourism, ITEP predicted a drop since the cost of living has increased significantly and wages have been cut due to the government’s austerity measures.
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Greece Gets Negative Tourism Outlook For 2010

Prospects for Greek tourism in 2010 are anything but promising as the volatile and uncertain economic climate will leave no room for improved figures but only a qualitative approach in the industry, according to a recent study of the Institute of Tourist Research and Forecasts (ITEP).

SETE’s Facts And Figures On Greek Tourism

“Our statistical data on Greek tourism clearly shows that the country’s tourism is entering a new state of recession of unknown duration,” General Manager of the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE) George Drakopoulos said.