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Greek Island Authorities Up In Arms Over Proposed End of Special Tax Status

Local authorities of the Region of South Aegean decided over the weekend to take action following reports that the government was planning to axe reduced VAT rates that apply on the Greek islands.

Minoan Group Plc: Greece Could Have Stronger Economic Recovery If Tourist Assets Are Upgraded

If Greece's travel industry can extend the holiday season, then it could play an even more important role in Greece's economic recovery, according to Christopher Egleton, Executive Chairman of Minoan Group Plc.

Finance Minister To “Mamma Mia” Director: “We Are Not Privatizing The Greek Coastline”

"Let me assure you that we are not privatizing our coastline," Greek Finance Minister Gikas Hardouvelis wrote to the director of the "Mamma Mia!" movie, Phyllida Lloyd.

“Mamma Mia!” Film Director Appeals To Tourism Minister Against Coastal Development Plans In Greece

Mamma Mia! director Phyllida Lloyd has joined the voice of environmental groups and citizens in Greece against the government's coastline privatization plans and recently sent a letter to Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni.

Eurobank Conference on Increasing Competitiveness

Spain and Turkey are considered Greece's main international competitors by Greek hoteliers due to their lower prices and better promotion by tourism organizations reported an EFG Eurobank study of hotel enterprises throughout Greece carried out August through October 2006.